Welcome to the Mick Fitzgerald website.
Fitzgerald, Irish actor and musician was born in
Dublin in the 1950s into a family of performers.
His father, Jimmy who died when Mick was 14, eldest
of 6, was a fine singer who performed in Dublin.
His mother Anne was a piano player and singer who
performed on Irish Radio in the 30s and 40s. Both
grandmothers played concertina.
In his 20s Mick studied Speech and Drama in Dublin
briefly with the great Irish actor Ray McAnnally
(who co-starred with Robert De Niro in “The Mission”)
and Deirdre O'Connell (wife of Luke Kelly of the
“Dubliners”), as well as Pegeen Coleman renowned
amateur director. However most of his earlier life
was spent in journalism and music.
He worked for the ‘Irish Press’ from 1972-1978
and 1984-1986 and still writes occasionally for
the Irish Independent. His fondest memories were
interviews with Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and P.L.
Travis the author of “Mary Poppins” with whom he
shared a correspondence for many years. He is also
a prolific short-story writer and was short-listed
for the prestigious “Hennessy Award” in Ireland
He went back into full-time Drama by accident in
2000 when he appeared as a musician in an Arthouse
movie called “How Harry Became a Tree”. He got his
“Equity Card” back and since then has appeared many
times on Irish and British TV as well as many Art-House
movies, one of which “Death’s Mailing” came second
in the world renowned “Galway Film Fleadh”. In 2006
it came first in the “Best Short” category in Rome
and in Cyprus. Mick was singled out for his performance
in the “Cyprus Film Festival”.
As a musician he formed the group “Tipsy Sailor”
(who can be seen performing on the site along with
Mick being interviewed by the great Ciaran MacMahuna).
He then went on to play with the “Wild Geese” a
group renowned in Europe. His second CD “Damage
Limitation” was released in late January 2009 and is
distributed by “Claddagh Records” as is his first
one “Light Sleeper” which was very favourably received.
His third CD "Streetwise" was released in July 2011 and is selling well.But also in July 2011 he departed from the norm and released a CD called "The Enchanted Lake".On "The Enchanted Lake" he reads from Grimms' collection of Irish Folk Legends with Musical Accompliment.He also sings in Irish.
His first collection of short stories "Session" was published in 2010 and can be also obtained through Claddagh Records by email email@example.com while their website is www.claddaghrecords.com
This is Mick Fitzgerald’s Log – Welcome aboard.