News

November 30 2011

If you want to relive the magic of last night's gig, check out "Order In The Sound".
There's a full set list and compilation of YouTube videos!

 

October 5 2011

The Frames newsletter: "The Frames together with our friends, The Mary Janes -
would like to announce that we will be having a Mic Christopher night
in vicar street on November 29th.

It's just mad to think that this year will be the 10th anniversary of Mic's death. we want to mark it. we want to sing his songs. we want to gather together with friends and
remember. to be really honest with you, I don't know precisely how it is going to work on the night, but I'm sure it will all come together in proper order. it will not be a frames gig as such, or a Mary Janes gig - but both bands will effectively be backing various singers
(glen included) who will sing either Mic solo songs, or MJ's songs or relevant cover songs, or indeed, anything that springs to mind in connection to our friend...

Hope that makes sense and is enough of a description to whet your appetite!! all proceeds from this gig are going to be given to the Irish fragile x society, so your support will be doubly, triply and more-so appreciated. tickets will go on sale on Friday, 7th Oct at 9am from Ticketmaster, E26

 

November 2009

An unreleased Mary Janes demo "Heartbreaker" is now on MySpace and YouTube.

 

March 2006

Lisa Hannigan covers The Mary Janes 'Queen Of Hearts' for the Seachtain na Gaeilge compilation "Ceol '06".

 

December 3 2003

Mic Christopher's "Heyday" is featured in the new Guinness advertisement "Quarrel".

"Guinness advertisement shown only in Ireland in late 2003. The song in the video, "Heyday" by Mic Christopher became an instant success after it's use in the ad. Sadly Mic had passed away 2 years earlier and never lived to enjoy the success."

 

March 2003

Mic Christopher wins Best Irish album at the Meteor Awards. Mic's sister, Maureen and Mic's parents, Harry and Vaun were present to collect the award on Mic's behalf.

 

January 16 2003

Léargas features a documentary on the life of singer/songwriter Mic Christopher. RTÉ One Thursday 7PM.

"A year after his death, Léargas celebrates the life and songs of Mic Christopher, a modern troubadour through his own music and the memories of his friends and family."

Watch it on YouTube here or RealMedia.

 

November 29 2002

Tribute gig for Mic Christopher in Vicar St. on 29 November.

His album "Skylarkin" will the launched on the same night.

 

2002

Simon Good (ex-Mary Janes) fills in as The Frames guitarist after David Odlum's departure.

 

December 2001

Mic Christopher tragically passed away on November 29 2001 in Holland after an accident while on tour with the Waterboys. May he rest in peace.

Mic Christopher Benefit Gig at Vicar St., Dublin Wednesday 28th November. Performers on the night included The Frames, Mundy, Bell X1, Damien Rice, Paddy Casey, Nina Hynes, Steve Fanagan, Label and special guests.

 

April 2001

Alphastates formed in April 2001, initially calling themselves Babelfish. The people in question were Catherine Dowling, Gerry Horan and Karl Odlum (ex-Mary Janes).

 

Summer 1999

The Mary Janes split-up.

 

December 19 1998

The Frames and The Mary Janes play The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

 

1998

The Mary Janes appear on Echo Island on RTÉ.

"THE MARY JANES are one of Dublin's best known bands and the last album "Sham" is still selling steadily. But it may be the last we'll hear from them for a while as half of the lads have got restless and decided to try their luck in Australia. We wish them every success."

 

November 22 1998

The Mary Janes perform "The Queen Of Hearts" on DSFM.

 

November 1998

Special free gig in Whelan's, Dublin.

 

November 1998

"Sham" release party in Whelan's, Dublin with special guest Glen Hansard from The Frames.

 

November 1 1998

The Mary Janes second album "Sham" is released.

 

September 11 1998

Promo release gig with Mundy.

 

September 1997

Mic and Mark play as part of the Warchild effort in Mostar, Bosnia and raised £2,500.

 

September 26 1997

The Mary Janes only single "Pieces Of The Day" is released".

 

July 18 1997

The Mary Janes play The Mean Fiddler, Dublin.

 

1995

Mark Stanley joins The Mary Janes on drums.

 

October 1994

The Mary Janes first album "Bored Of Their Laughing" is released.

 

1990

Mic Christopher (vocals), Simon Good (guitar), Karl Odlum (bass) form The Mary Janes and were later joined by Mark Stanley (drums) in 1992.