SCOTLAND | 2022 PARTICIPANT
Michael McGovern is a 26 year old folk singer / songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. In June 2021, Michael released his debut album, Highfield Suite (Cauldron Music).
The album received critical acclaim in both the UK and in Ireland, including BBC Radio album of the week, RTE Lyric album of the week, 8/10 in Hot Press Magazine and 5/5 Irish Music Magazine. The album was also endorsed by BBC Introducing Scotland and Wales, and by folk music legend Paul Brady, “I love it, what an unexpected gem.”
Since its release, Michael joined Mary Black on a sold out tour of Ireland, and has spent 2022 touring in the UK and Europe, including a sold out full band show in his hometown, and two memorable festival performances at HebCelt and Belladrum.
Michael’s signature sound is nylon guitars and wide vocal harmonies, which can be found all over the album, tipping its hat to some of his major influences, like Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen.