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'The Troubles' with Mickey: Local Singer Revisits the Wasteground of His Northern Ireland Youth

Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 16 May 2018

THE SINGER AND guitarist for the Mighty Shamrocks was packing up his gear one night after an early-'80s pub gig in the Bogside neighborhood of Derry, in Northern Ireland. Most of the crowd had left, but a small group of men still sat drinking at a table up front. One pointed to the black scarf draped across the Shamrocks' bass drum.

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