Even if you weren't familiar with Mic Christopher's music when he was alive, you'll no doubt know one of his songs.
'Heyday' has become something of a modern Irish anthem in recent years, and the posthumously-released 'Skylarkin' album, released in late 2001, will be found in the CD collections of many a music fan around the country.
Christopher died tragically at the age of 32 after falling down steps in Groningen, Netherlands in 2001, but his spirit and his memory have been kept alive by his friends, fans and fellow musicians - most notably Glen Hansard. Earlier this year, a documentary about his life - 'Heyday - The Mic Christopher Story' also premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Now, some of them are coming together later this month for a special gig to mark what would have been Mic's 50th birthday.
It'll take place at Whelan's on September 21st and will see performances by Paddy Casey, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Lisa Hannigan, Mark Geary and many more. The line-up for the concert is a mixture of close friends of Mic’s, and people he never met, who will be collaborating on his songs.
All funds raised from ticket sales will go to charity Aidlink’s local partner charities in Kenya and Uganda.
See below for the full line-up; tickets are €29 and on sale now via this link.
Acko, Ailbhe Reddy, Alice Jago, Ann Scott, Aoife Carton, Clare Sands, Cry Monster Cry, Davy Lyons, Eve Darcy, Inni-K, Jane Willow, Karl Odlum, Leslie Keye, Lisa Hannigan, Margaret Healy, Mark Dignam, Mark Geary, Muireann, Nina Hynes, Paddy Casey, Sharon Horgan, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Q, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Saoirse Casey, The Daydreamers, The Pale, Ultan Conlon.