Lisa Hannigan leads star-studded 50th birthday bash for the late Mic Christopher 2 months ago

Lisa Hannigan leads star-studded 50th birthday bash for the late Mic Christopher

The life and times of the revered musician will be celebrated with a special Dublin gig.

Despite his tragic death in 2001 at the age of 32, Mic Christopher's name and spirit continues to play a significant part in Irish music.

Christopher remains an inspiration for many new musicians emerging from the country, and it's not uncommon to hear his songs on a regular basis on nights out.

His legacy is further solidified by his friends, including the likes of Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan, who do their part to keep a musician gone much too soon in the conversation.

And with what would have been Christopher's 50th birthday on the horizon, there's no better time to throw a proper bad in his honour.

Over 25 acts will take to the stage at Whelan's, Dublin on Saturday 21 September for a three-hour show that boasts some serious homegrown talent on the bill.

Those names include: Lisa Hannigan, Paddy Casey, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans fame, Mark Geary, Ailbhe Reddy, Sharon Horgan, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Q, The Pale, Ultan Conlon, The Daydreamers, Nina Hynes, Muireann, Mark Dignam, Margaret Healy, Cry Monster Cry, Karl Odlum, Leslie Keye, Inni-K, Jane Willow, Eve Darcy, Davy Lyons, Clare Sands, Aoife Carton, Ann Scott, Acko, and Alice Jago.

Tickets priced €29 are available here, with all proceeds going to Aidlink.

A documentary entitled Heydey: The Mic Christopher Story premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last month. You can check out the trailer below.

Clip via Galway Film Fleadh