Mike began playing Celtic Folk music in 1986, with childhood friend John Haggerty, in a four piece band called "The Porters". He had come home to Upstate New York after seven years of solo acoustic performing at pubs/restaurants in New Hampshire (UNH '84 Alumni) and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After six years together performing songs by The Clancy Brothers, The Wolftones, Tommy Makem and other popular Celtic/Folk artists, Mike and John formed "Hair of the Dog" with another local musician, Rick Bedrosian (also with "The McKrells"). "Hair of the Dog" grew in popularity as they performed at festivals from Chicago and Cleveland to Pennsylvania and Boston. Five tours of Ireland and six CD's later, HOTD is still attracting fans of all ages. Mike wrote the title track from "Hair of the Dog's" latest release, "Let it Flow". Here, with the help of some great musicians from the east and west coasts, is his first solo CD, "Son of a Dunigan". Michael's Mom is a Dunigan, from Co. Mayo.
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