Mickey 'Joe' Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish roots and popular music scene for more than 15 years. He has multiple Platinum records to his credit including #1's and many Top 20 hits on the Irish charts. Back in 2003 he represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest with "We've Got the World" and placed 11th and reached #1 on the Irish Single Chart.
The single releases of 'Come Gather All' & 'Bring it On, Bring it On' exhibit two recent writing collaborations with internationally acclaimed Irish songwriter 'Paul Brady'.
Harte's current album “Forward to Reality” represents some of his best songs yet, offering an amazingly diverse range of themes, sounds, and subjects. The album was recorded in the USA with John Condron and Flipworks Productions. Including the acclaimed songs 'Bordertown' 'Unstoppable Train', and 'Living in our Town'. It also includes the hit radio single 'Practical' featuring Irish folk legend Finbar Furey.
The release of “WISH YOU WELL” has helped to reinforce Mickey’s place in the Irish music scene and was play listed by RTE RADIO 1 along with his summer hit "SOUND OF THE SUMMER"
Mickey is currently recording new material in GERMANY with producer Dieter Kirchenbauer , which consist of mainly original songs including audience favourites ‘For the Broken Hearted', & ‘Fire in my Heart’, and an interpretations of Luka blooms Contemporary Irish folk song "City of Chicago".
Past compositions include theme tunes for RTE TV programmes including "Lords of the Ring" & "Brian and Pippa get Married". He also was featured as a vocalist on the hit dance series 'Let's Dance' 2016 for RTL in Germany.
Mickey also hosts and performs on the 'Writers Series', an 'in the round' concept with two very special guest artists on selected dates at raffs on the corner, Skerries, Co.Dublin. Guests include: Duke special / John Spillane / Eleanor Mc Evoy / the 4 of us / Mick Hanly / Nick kelly / leo Moran(saw doctors) / anto Thistlethwaite (waterboys) , to name a few......
“Mickey Harte Has forged a reputation as a talent to be reckoned with, the 13 songs on "Forward to Reality" should steer him back to where he belongs, among the real Musicians.”
— Hot Press
“If you want an album that is blissfully free of gimmickry, where quality music gives layer upon layer of listening pleasure, then this album comes highly recommended and well worth the investment.”