Remembering much-missed Clondalkin singer on his birthday

by Padraig Conlon

This Saturday would have been legendary Clondalkin musician Mic Christopher’s 50th birthday.

To honour the memory of the much loved and massively missed singer songwriter, Mic Christopher, his friends and fans will gather in Whelan’s on Saturday night for a concert.

His only album, the award-winning Skylarkin, was released posthumously in 2002, and Mic’s life and work is also the subject of an epic new film, “Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story,” which premiered over the summer.

Mic was born in New York but grew up in Clondalkin with parents, Harry and Vaun and sister Maureen.

Saturday night’s gig will include performances and collaborations from Lisa Hannigan, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Mark Geary and Ailbhe Reddy.

All proceeds on the night will go towards Aidlink’s local partner charities in Kenya and Uganda.

The core focus of the work Aidlink funds is based on capacity building within society by empowering women which begins with education but also includes irrigation and sanitation.

The welfare of children was a huge concern of Mic’s so it’s fitting that the funds will be used in this way.

Tickets (€29) are on sale now from

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