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Mick Kinsella

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Birth name  Mick Kinsella
Name  Mick Kinsella

Genres  Irish, blues, jazz, bluegrass
Occupation(s)  Musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments  Harmonica, percussion, English concertina

Associated acts  Altan, Antonio Breschi

Mick kinsella plays the hohner auto valve with power comb


Mick Kinsella is an Irish harmonica player from Tullow, Ireland. He originally played drums for rock bands and showbands for many years before switching to harmonica. Specialized in playing blues, he has been playing Irish traditional music on 50 albums with other artists, such as the Irish band Altan, Antonio Breschi, Martin Murray and Cormac Breatnach.

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With his first solo album, Harmonica, he has enlarged his reputation as the most innovative contemporary Irish harmonica player. On the album he plays many styles on chromatic and diatonic harmonicas, including some of his own compositions. On album sleeve notes it is written: "He is a wonderful musician and more importantly an equally wonderful person. He deserves to be heard. I know that this gem will bring much joy to all who listen!"

Mick kinsella talking harmonica at the dock


Solo work

  • Harmonica (2000)
  • With other artists

  • My Irish Portrait (Antonio Breschi – 1998)
  • Another Sky (Altan – 2000)
  • The Best of Altan: The Songs (Altan – 2003)
  • References

    Mick Kinsella Wikipedia


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