An erstwhile of the London-Irish traditional music scene from the 70s to the 90s, Mick returned to live near his father’s Leitrim home in 2005. He played with and learnt from some of legends of traditional Irish music in London, being particularly influenced by Raymond Roland, Roger Sherlock, PJ Crotty, Brendan Mulkere and Bobby Casey. In the 1980s he was a founding member of the London-based group Tarbolton. He has been a Céilí Band member with the Auld Triangle, the Moylurg (winners of the All-Ireland title in 2013), and the Knocknashee from Sligo. He has performed in the US and Eastern Europe. A connoisseur of the north Connacht flute style, particularly the playing of John McKenna, Mick has made two acclaimed solo recordings; Within a Mile o’Jamestown  and Bridging the Gap .