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 high profile support slots including the likes of FRED and Canadian folk singer Doug Paisley, as well as international cult star, Jenn Grant, Míde has made a name for herself as one of Ireland’s brightest prospects.
Míde’s 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, Clare Sands), and more.
Her debut album ‘Coloured In’ 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.
”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.’’