Known primarily for performing Irish and Scottish ballads, American born Mike Gallagher has been a constant musical presence in the Irish Celtic and folk genre.. Mike also specializes in contemporary acoustic music and performs a number of original selections, backing his clear tenor voice with sensitivity and versatility on the twelve-string guitar.
His original works draw on the influences of American roots music and Celtic traditions. Master of the Irish ballad as well as haunting love songs, Mike has established himself as an entertainer who brings emotion, humor and spirit to every performance and every recording. Mike has performed with Andy M. Stewart, Tommy Sands, Guaranteed Irish and has recorded with Texas songwriter, Shake Russell.
"Blessed by the saints and preserved by the scholars, Ireland’s heritage comes alive with tunes that weave a spell of haunting harmonies, blended in with a rare mix of traditional and original songs. Michael is a troubadour of the goodness of life. The passion, the history, the faith, the tradition is all here, brilliantly wrapped in a handful of songs you’ll play again and again."