For several decades singer-songwriter Mike Gallagher has been entertaining audiences throughout the region backing his clear tenor voice with sensitivity and versatility on the 12-string guitar.
His vast repertoire consists of a blend of beautiful love songs and Celtic ballads, skillfully balanced with rip-roaring, often hilarious selections and stories.
But it is the rich, melodious voice of Mike Gallagher that breathes life and spirit into his music.
Seven recordings make up Michael’s discography, the latest of which, The Love of My Life, is available at CDbaby.com or at Amazon. It's a compilation of Irish ballads highlighted by a wonderful rendition of Tommy Sands’ County Down and the title track, Mike’s own composition he penned to his wife, Marlea.
Some of the area’s finest musicians are featured on the
CD including Bruce Foley and Bob Banerjee.
Mike has recorded with Texas-based Shake Russell, multiple recipient of the Texas Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award. He also was fortunate to tour with Andy M. Stewart, the late, great singer songwriter from Silly Wizard.
Raised in a large Irish American family, music was a prevalent part of his upbringing. His seven brothers and sisters are gifted musicians and his father, John,
was a professional singer on Pittsburgh radio.
Mike’s son, Johnny, has taken up the gauntlet and is currently
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