Mike Hanrahan

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Mike Hanrahan is a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and author. His critically acclaimed memoir Beautiful Affair, a journey in food, music and friendship is published by Harper Collins and was shortlisted as Irish-Published Book of the Year.

Mike has worked with Stockton’s Wing, Ronnie Drew, Finbar Furey, Maura O’Connell, Leslie Dowdall, Pat Shortt and Eleanor Shanley (pictured below). Many of his songs are now recognised and respected as integral parts of the Irish folk music repertoire.

The book Beautiful Affair chronicles a life of food and music with affectionate portraits of the legendary personalities he came to know along the way. Beautiful Affair rings with the sheer graft, dedication and serious sense of humour of a life well spent on stage – and in the kitchen.