Last September we headed over to Lisbon for a week and spent most of the week out in Estoril but had 2 nights in Lisbon itself first. We managed to track down some live music at OndaJazz one of those nights. Junior Meirelles played a chilled out solo set which made for a very enjoyable evening. Most of the rest of week was spent surfing so this was a great start to the holiday. Lisbon and the coast is one place we’re definitely going to head back to.
One of Cork’s finest, Honest Spud Leonard, opened up for Hamell on Trial back in February for Hamell on Trial. Sweet gig to get, especially as he had made the trip to London to see Hamell play on the same tour! There’s no show like a Leonard show, his quirky over-sized ukulele or under-sized guitar as much a feature as his long rambling stories. He did get the crowd going at the end of his set, but only to get some cred from Hamell. Honest Spud Leonard plays regularly in Cork, most recently in Sláinte, so keep an eye for him.