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Mickey MacConnell (born 1947) is an Irish musician and songwriter.
Life and work
MacConnell was born in Bellanaleck near Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He is the youngest member of a musical family. He worked in Dublin for Irish Press Group and, later, with The Irish Times.
MacConnell began writing songs very early in his life. In 1965, he wrote Only Our Rivers Run Free - a song that describes the natural world being damaged by the Irish border and that has been described by Stuart Bailie as "political but not hectoring". This encouraged him to seriously devote himself to writing music when he moved to Listowel, County Kerry, where he lives with his wife, Maura.
His first album, Peter Pan and Me was released in 1992.
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