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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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Our Shipping Rates

Our Shipping Rates

We've updated our shipping rates. Shipping is added at checkout and is weight based. Ireland Standard CD 0.0 kg – 0.25 kg €2.50 Standard Shipping 1 Vinyl 0.251 kg – 0.499 kg €4.60 Ireland Shipping 2 Vinyl 0.5 kg – 0.99 kg €6.00 Ireland Shipping 3 Vinyl 1.0 kg – 1.49 kg €8.50 Ireland Shipping 4 or 5 Vinyl 1.51 kg – 2.4 kg     Europe CD 0.0 kg – 0.25 kg €5.00 Europe 1 Vinyl 0.251 kg – 0.499 kg €7.00 Europe 2 Vinyl 0.5 kg – 0.99 kg €9.50 Europe 3 Vinyl 1.0 kg – 1.49 kg...

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Skylarkin' on CD!

Skylarkin' on CD!

What started off as an vinyl re-issue has now also become a CD re-issue. Maybe that was always going to happen, but we sure hadn't planned it. It's all down to Joe in Tower Records in Dublin. He said he wanted loads of Mic's album on CD and there were none available so pretty soon there will be! We'll be getting them pressed over the next week and have started taking orders now. It's funny how things work out sometimes! We're only a few short days into re-releasing Mic's music and already it's taking on a life of its own....

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Rónán Ó Snodaigh gets his copy of Skylarkin'

Mic Christopher Rónán Ó Snodaigh Skylarkin'

Rónán Ó Snodaigh gets his copy of Skylarkin'

Mic's former flatmate and musical compadre Rónán Ó Snodaigh gets surprised with his copy of Skylarkin'. He appears on many of the album's tracks. This was recorded as part of an interview with Rónán for next Monday's Born Optimistic podcast which you'll find here when it's out.

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Happy 48th Birthday Mic

Mic Christopher

Happy 48th Birthday Mic

This is such a happy/sad endeavour for me. I'm over the moon to be launching Born Optimistic Records with one of the greatest albums of all time but I'm beyond sad that Mic's not around. Most of us, unfortunately, know at this stage how devastating it is to lose someone.  Time passing makes it easier and harder at the same time. I find myself wondering all of the time about all of the things I never got to do with Mic because he's gone. That's beside the point. The point is how amazing 'Skylarkin' is and how rare a beast...

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