Míde Houlihan is a Clonakilty bred singer songwriter, who has captured the hearts of many an Irish audience over the last number of years. With some early high profile support slots with the likes of FRED and Canadian folk singer Doug Paisley, as well as international cult star, Jenn Grant, Míde put herself on the map as one of Ireland’s brightest prospects.
Her brand new EP, ‘Shifting Gears’, has just been released on Cork City record label, Unemployable Records. The EP, recorded by Christian Best (Mick Flannery), and features some great Irish musicians such as Alan Comerford (O Emperor), Dylan Howe (Rowan), and more.
The EP (which is currently receiving national radio play in Ireland & the UK) is the follow up to her debut album ‘Coloured In’, which was released in 2015, with the lead single, ‘Nuts and Bolts’ winning the IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Award. The album went on to receive an incredibly warm reception in the media as well as the general public, with most critics citing Míde’s honest, sometimes humorous, sometimes heart wrenching songwriting as a diamond in what can sometimes be a crowded scene
Over the last few months, Míde has been making waves on the Irish circuit, showing up in all the right places, opening the show for the likes of Bill Shanley, John Spillane and Mick Flannery. On top of that, her slot at the prestigious Ruby Sessions in Dublin was hailed as a recent highlight in the long running series of gigs that in the past has featured the likes of Wallis Bird, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran & more.
”Her voice is beautiful, honest, and original; her style is delivered with a bit of attitude which belies her youth.” – Gary Hannon www.wearenoise.com
”Mide’s storytelling is lyrically spellbinding and easy to relate to” – Jessica Leen www.jessicaleenhighnote.wordpress.com
Her single ‘You Know it’s Christmas Time’ (recorded with Bill Shanley in Cauldron Studios) received a great review from none other than Mick Hanly – ‘’I think we have a surfeit of syrup and goo already, but when you hear ‘Eastenders’ being rhymed with ‘preggars’ in a Christmas song setting well s***!… it’s time to tune in.’’