Mike Denver has become one of the most popular names in Irish Country Music. The Portumna man has a very busy touring schedule while also finding time to regularly record albums and DVDs.
Mike’s first professional gig was in Edgeworthstown in January 2003 along with his full band. His first album, "Wings To Fly” was recorded in early 2003 and included tracks such as, "You’re The Best Friend”; Johnny Cash’s, "Cry Cry Cry” and "It’s A Dream Come True”. This album was recorded in Tony Maher’s studio in Headford and also featured base guitarist Frankie Colohan. Mike has since recorded eleven more albums namely, "Love To Live”; "Messenger Boy”; "Christmas Country”; "Absent Friends”; "The Essential Galway Boy Collection”; "Seasons in the Sun”; "Got A Funny Feelin’ ”; "Thank God for the Radio”; "tradition”; "Vintage Country” and more recently a double CD entitled "The Live Show”. Mike has also released four DVD’s, "The Galway Boy”; "Country Christmas Collection”; "Live in Concert”, which was recorded in the TF Royal Theatre, Casthebar and his current DVD, "Let’s Dance – The Live Show” which was recorded in the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney. In addition Mike has appeared on numerous television shows such as "The Late Late Show”; "Stars Go Racing”; "The Miriam O’Callaghan Show”; "Up for the Match”; "Morning Ireland”; "Seoige and O’Shea”; "Den TV with Brian Ormond”; "Glor Tire TG4”; "Podge and Rodge”, "Hot Country Rural TV” and "Hector Goes Country”. Mike’s Mother and Father have always had a great influence on his career and supported him from the early days. His main influence is Garth Brooks and Merle Haggart is another singer that he considers a legend. One of the highlights of his career was the opportunity to record with the late George Jones who would have recorded with some of the greatest artists in the world.
We are delighted to welcome Mike and his band to Portglenone! Tickets for this concert will be in high demand so you are advised to obtain your ticket early to avoid disappointment.