Mikey Clancy shook the world of windsurfing and beyond when he passed away in late January. Circumstances surrounding his passing came to light about a week after and since then there has been much debate about this topic in Ireland. Now friends and family of Mikey have arranged for this song to act as a charity single so that anyone who wishes to purchase it off iTunes or any other music downloading website will be contributing a certain percentage to Pieta House Suicide Prevention in Dublin, Ireland.
This humbling song that will be hard to listen to and watch for many includes images by John Carter, Peter Rowan and Michael Clancy (Mikey’s dad). The song is by Roger Smale (Mikey’s uncle) and friend Tony Pacholuk and it is titled “When Birds Fly From The Shore” – the time when windsurfers arrive at the shore.