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An Irish poet, fearless in writing, and passionate in delivery.

A beautiful mind with an optimistic attitude, Stephen James Smith is a voice for the people, fearless in his writing, and passionate in his delivery. 

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Sharon Horgan's lovely Instagram Post about Mic's Skylarkin'

Mic Christopher Skylarkin'

Sharon Horgan's lovely Instagram Post about Mic's Skylarkin'

Skylarkin by my beautiful friend Mic Christopher was released on vinyl last week. It’s a beautiful album from a beautiful spirit. I wrote about Mic and the impact he had on my life in Tim Burgess’s Tim Book Two. I would love his music to reach as many people as possible. When you hear his voice you’ll know why. The album was produced by Karl Odlum after Mic passed away using the notes Mic left for him before he headed off on his last tour. It’s taken a long time for me to be able to listen to it again....

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Skylarkin Available from Rough Trade Records

Great Record Stores

Skylarkin Available from Rough Trade Records

We're proud to announce that our overseas network of great record shops begins with Rough Trade Records.

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The World's Best Record Stores

Mic Christopher Record Stores

The World's Best Record Stores

We won't rest until all of the world's best record stores always have a copy of Mic Christopher's 'Skylarkin' in stock. We're making that list now and we need your help. Recommendations and especially introductions needed! Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny are on the list- they have Skylarkin, as does Music Zone in Douglas, Tower, Rage, Freebird, Head and Spindizzy in Dublin with Head in Liffey Valley getting it on Sat - who we missing in Ireland? Who are we missing in the UK and Europe? Who are we missing in North & South America, Africa, Asia? The world needs to hear this...

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Mic Vinyl is on it's way!

Mic Christopher

Mic Vinyl is on it's way!

Our first batch of Skylarkin' vinyl is on it's way to the post office - hurrah! Very exciting morning here at Born Optimistic Towers!

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