Continuing the journey through some of my favourite (lesser-known) albums. This week it is the turn of Mic Christopher's posthumously released Skylarkin' (2002)
The album was finalised by Karl Odlum (of Mic's old band, The Mary Janes) and David Odlum (of The Frames). Many fellow musicians from the Irish music scene contributed to the album including Glen Hansard and Colm Mac Con Iomaire of The Frames, Rónán Ó Snodaigh of Kíla, Lisa Hannigan and Gemma Hayes.
Mic Christopher is an American born - Irish singer-songwriter, who died in a tragic accident during 2001. You can read more of his story here.
I think I first heard of Mic Christopher when The Frames covered his song Hey Day. As mentioned in the article above Glen Hansard and Mic Christopher often went busking together.
The album is best described as folk rock. My favourite tracks are Hey Day, Listen Girl and Daydreaming. It's certainly an album that demands you listen and pay attention.
I definitely recommend checking out the album if you are a fan of Irish music in general, or Glen Hansard in particular.