"Homeland" is the brand new album from Mick Hanly, due for release on 11 March 2016. His new album Homeland reunites him with some of Ireland’s most respected musicians, on an album that marks a welcome return for one of Ireland’s best loved singer songwriters. This is his first new studio album in 11 years. Homeland features: Donal Lunny, Eoghan O’Neill, Keith Donald, Tríona Ni Domhnaill, Ray Fean, Steve Cooney, Dave Keary, Kevin Conneff, Fiachra Trench, The Voice Squad, Members of the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir & Members of the Lisdowney Ladies Choir.
Produced by Eoghan O’Neill, Homeland features 10 new songs penned by Mick, and a reworking of Micheál O’Domhnaill’s arrangement of Lord Franklin featuring harmony vocals by Micheál’s sister Tríona Ni Domhnaill.
Mick Hanly is one of Ireland's finest singer/songwriters and is best known for his song 'Past the Point of Rescue' made famous by Hal Ketchum in the USA and Mary Black in Ireland. Mick has been singing and writing since the 1970's, which included a time as lead singer with "Moving Hearts".
Ireland has produced a fair share of accomplished songwriters but only a handful can match Mick Hanly when it comes to pure songwriting craft. Though often cast in a country music mould, his work incorporates a powerful cogency of expression and emotion which can move - sometimes even startle.
Paul Dromey, The Examiner