Mickey’s off to The States soon for what’s expected to be an amazing trip. There are some very special venues and places along the way. And for those who aren’t able to join in person, we thought you might enjoy a peek at where he and John Condron will be appearing.
Over the next week, we’ll introduce you to some of the best acoustic listening venues in America. Stop #1 is Boston, Massachusetts… Mr. Dooley’s Pub.
Nestled in the heart of the financial district, Mr. Dooley’s is a haven of straight talking, down to earth hospitality. Mr Dooley’s opened its door in 1991 and since then has become the place to meet for “A pint and a chat” in downtown Boston.
As one critic quipped, “It is so hard to find a truly authentic Irish pub but Mr. Dooley’s pub in Boston is by far the most authentic and friendly Irish pub in America. You will not find better service, food, Guinness or live music anywhere.” And as one Dooley’s bartender put it “ If ye want a theme park go to Disney, if ye want a pint come to Dooley’s !”
Over the years, Mr. Dooley’s has built a reputation as the Boston ‘temporary residence’ of touring Irish musical artists. A long list of notables call Dooley’s ‘home,’ most recently Finbar Furey who performed earlier this month.
Mr. Dooley’s is a totally welcoming and inviting spot, quite often inspiring amazing musical performances and joyous experiences. It is indeed a very special place.
Mickey Harte (with John Condron)
Thursday, 28th June, 2012
Mr. Dooley’s Irish Pub, Boston, MA
Mickey Joe here… just to say hello and thanks for all your support with the most recent release of “Bring it On! Bring it On!” by The SUBZTITUTES (AKA Paul Brady and yours truly).
“Bring it On! Bring it On!” is something that came out of nothing really. Just a little conversation and a few lines in an email… and the rest is history. It’s available on iTunes to download.
And well done to Trap, Shay, and the rest of the Irish squad for giving us something to believe in again!
Following on from that, I’m pleased to announce tour dates/venues for USA Summer Tour starting at the end of this month. We start in Boston, as we promised. Some of you will remember we were forced to cancel the February gig there due to airport closure in Chicago, because of a storm that never did arrive. Which made it all the worse!!! Anyhow, with the help of the good Lord we will be there on the 27th of this month… all tour dates below.
I will be gigging in and around Ireland after I get back from The States for the rest of the summer. More IMPORTANTLY, we’ll release the NEW ALBUM SEPT 14TH “Forward to Reality”, here in Ireland with an extensive tour of the country to support the release. Coincidently that’s also my birthday…. jeez where did those 29 years go???!
And coming soon… your chance to pre-order the album on the website: www.mickeyhartemusic.com . Check back shortly!
Slan agus Slainte, Mj
USA TOUR DATES:
Thursday, 28th June: Mr. Dooley’s Boston, MA.
Friday, 29th June: Gashouse Radio Show, Philadelphia, PA. We’ll be co-hosting a 3-hour slot on this very large and internationally popular internet program.
Saturday, 30th June: Green Parrot, Newtown, PA (outside Philly).
Sunday, 1 July: The Scratcher, NY, NY. Home of Fairplay Collective, we’ll be doing The Scratcher Sessions. The New York musical ‘home’ for Brendan O’Shea, Mark Dignam, and Jenna Nicholls, closely associated with The Frames, Glen Hansard, and more.
Monday, 2 July: IOTA Club, Arlington, VA (DC area).
Tuesday 3 July: Private party/house concert @ David Glenn’s, Durham, NC.
Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday 4/7/8 July: Festival for the Eno, Durham, NC.