Much praise for Longford's gentle giant of country music, Mick Flavin and his family, following Late Late Show appearance

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Much praise for Longford's gentle giant of country music, Mick Flavin and his family, following Late Late Show appearance

Mick Flavin (right) with Mike Denver, back stage at the Late Late Show Country Special

The gentle giant of country music, Longford's Mick Flavin and his family, came in for much praise following their appearance and interview on the Late Late Show country special.

Interviewed by host Ryan Tubridy, Mick, who celebrated thirty years in the music business in 2017, spoke very candidly and honestly about overcoming alcohol addiction and having two sons who were born deaf and will never hear him sing.

On experiencing his father's music, Mick's son Brian revealed, "I can't hear it, but I can actually feel the music." 

TV viewers were moved by the interview and they tweeted messages of support and admiration for Mick, wife Mary and their sons Michael and Brian.

Longford Leader columnist Mattie Fox did an extensive interview with Mick Flavin two years ago and you can read it on the following links. 

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