Míde Houlihan

Míde Houlihan is a West Cork born singer-songwriter, who has made a name for herself in the Irish music scene, as well as abroad. Her honest, sometimes humorous, sometimes heart wrenching songwriting has earned her recognition as a standout act, in what can sometimes be a crowded scene.

Míde released her debut album ‘Coloured In’ in 2015, shortly after winning the IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Award. The album received an extremely warm reception from radio, music media, and her then cult following. With the album circulating and generating interest, audiences got their first taste of Míde’s live show, as she opened up for the likes of FRED and Jenn Grant.

Her next release was in 2018, when she released the EP, ‘Shifting Gears’, launched in a sold out Coughlan’s of Cork City, and followed by a hugely successful launch tour, bringing Míde and band to such prestigious venues as Whelan’s/The Ruby Sessions (Dublin), DeBarra’s (Clonakilty), The White Horse Sessions (Clare), and many more. Further releases of singles like ‘Without Me’ (number 4 on RTE Airplay Chart, featured by The Last Mixed Tape, Hot Press, Indie Buddie and more), and ‘Idle Words’ (co-written with Mick Flannery, covered by Nialler9, RTE Recommends, GoldenPlec, N-Eight and more) cemented Míde’s status as a force to be reckoned with.

Míde has since been sharing the stage with such names as Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill, John Spillane and Bill Shanley to name a few, as well as appearing at such festivals and events as Liverpool Irish Festival, The Great Beyond, The Last Broadcast, Right Here Right Now (Cork), Ireland Music Week (Dublin), Women’s Work (Belfast), with many more on the way.

Having made her national TV debut on RTE in 2022, Míde is set to release her new single, ‘Truth Be Told’ this summer, as a precursor to the release of her new EP, ‘Trampoline’, showcases her versatility as a songwriter, as she evolves as an artist, without forgetting her past work.

What People Are Saying

"Her voice is beautiful, honest, and original; her style is delivered with a bit of attitude which belies her youth."
”Very proud to have been part of the making of this song. Mide Houlihan is an excellent writer"
"Míde paints beautiful images with her poetic painful lyrics while injecting a sense of poignancy through the use of sombre tones….Simply divine."
Indie Buddie
“Houlihan released her debut album in 2015, and ever since then she has been building a reputation in Irish music circles for her honest and raw lyrics and sophisticated and interesting instrumentation. The album, Coloured In, was an extremely accomplished collection of twelve tracks that showcased the sound that the Cork songwriter was going for….Across the track Houlihan demonstrates her lyrical ability as she expertly cultivates the story behind the song….We can’t wait to here what comes next.”
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