Doubletime – a night of swing dancing and great music. Well worth the €5 cover charge. It’s becoming a victim of its own popularity though as the Spailpin is not quite big enough for the eclectic crowd that goes there. Well done Gary for bringing swing to the Cork masses!
Jack L played yet another magnificent show, this time in the Savoy in Cork. The last time we saw him was in the more intimate (and stifling hot) venue of Cyprus Avenue. I didn’t have any of his stuff that he plays at his gigs, like “Rooftop Lullaby” so I was happy to buy Songs From The Little Universe Show for a measly tenner. This also contains the song which I can’t remember the name of but which contains the refrain “it’s a miracle”. The crowd sang this for about 4 minutes non-stop while Jack sang the rest of the song. Great interaction with the crowd – I’d reckon he won over some new fans on Saturday night. The highlights of the show have to be when Jack played his little accordion and sang without the mic. The silence was unbelievable although you could still hear the mechanics of the Savoy at work. As usual, his rendition of Hallelujah was powerful stuff.
I was taking a few more photos but the bouncers, well 1 bouncer, decided to put an end to my exploits. I waited for the encore to take some photos cos I really didn’t want to get kicked out!
Verdict: Great show, check Jack L out if he comes to a town near you.
Matt Lunson, from Tasmania, is playing support to Maria Doyle Kennedy in Cyrpus Ave tonight. Seen here playing in the Cruiscin back in July (I think), he’s well worth checking out. For more check out his site or Cork Gigs.
I’m going to Jack L in the Savoy tomorrow (Sat) night. Hopefully pictures to follow.
Check out this site for an mp3 of a Sultans of Ping remix. It features the iconic hit “Where’s me jumper?” from the early 90s. The Sultans will be playing Cork again in December this year as well as other gigs around the country. They were the first band I saw live back in about ’93 in the City Hall, Cork so I can’t wait for this gig!