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Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story

Saturday 6th, 2019

The Mic Christopher Story, which premieres on Saturday July 13 as part of the Galway Film Fleadh, “It’s about life, love and second chances”.

This heartfelt story charts singer-songwriter Mic Christopher's humble beginnings busking on Grafton Street in 1984, his rise to rock star, the near-fatal accident that left him millimeters from death, through to his final year where he lead an entire generation of Irish musicians onto fame, success and new artistic highs.

The film was about three years in the making and is a labour of love from producer Níall Carver and director Alan Leonard. It began life as a college radio documentary project for Carver, who managed to establish the trust of the Christopher family.

Told through the eyes of those whose lives he touched - Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó'Snodaigh, Colm Mac Con Iomaire and many more. This epic story of extraordinary music and friendship will both touch and inspire.

 

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