PAUL G. SMYTH

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JOHN EDWARDS / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Thursday 11 JUNE 2015


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8pm | €15

JOHN EDWARDS double bass
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

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OKKYUNG LEE / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Thursday 28 MAY 2015


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8pm | €15

OKKYUNG LEE cello
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

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PAUL G. SMYTH / CHRIS CORSANO DUO: Thursday 30 APRIL 2015


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €15

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
CHRIS CORSANO drums

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EVAN PARKER / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Thursday 26 MARCH 2015


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €15

EVAN PARKER saxophones
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

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JTI LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Wednesday 11 MARCH 2015


Ulster Hall
34 Bedford Street | Belfast
1.05pm | £6

performing Valentin Silvestrov's 'The Messenger'
with The Ulster Orchestra
Olari Elts, Conductor

Book Online


JOHN WIESE / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Thursday 26 FEBRUARY 2015


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €15

JOHN WIESE electronics
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

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PETER BRÖTZMANN / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Thursday 22 JANUARY 2015


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €15

PETER BRÖTZMANN reeds
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

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DUOS: JANUARY – JUNE 2015


Duos with
22 January PETER BRÖTZMANN / 26 February JOHN WIESE
26 March EVAN PARKER / 30 April CHRIS CORSANO
28 May OKKYUNG LEE / 11 June JOHN EDWARDS

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €15 per night


MOPOMOSO: Sunday 21 DECEMBER 2014


Among those so far confirmed are:

IAN McGOWAN trumpet / SYLVIA HALLETT violin/electronics
STEVE BERESFORD piano / ALICE ELDRIDGE cello / EDWARD LUCAS trombone
NOEL TAYLOR clarinets / PAUL G. SMYTH piano / ROLAND RAMANAN trumpet
MATTHEW HUTCHINSON piano / HENRY LOWTHER trumpet / CLIVE BELL flutes
LOZ SPEYER trumpet / DAVE FOWLER drums / KAY GRANT voice
SATOKO FUKUDA violin

Mopomoso @ The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16
2 - 5pm

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PAUL G. SMYTH / DAVID LACEY DUO: Thursday 13 NOVEMBER 2014


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €8

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
DAVID LACEY drums


FÊTE QUAQUA: Sunday / Monday / Tuesday 17 / 18 / 19 AUGUST 2014


JJ DUERINCKX (Belgium) saxophone
ALICE ELDRIDGE (UK) cello
CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH (Germany) tuba
KEN IKEDA (Japan) electronics
ADAM LINSON (UK) bass / electronics
EDWARD LUCAS (UK) trombone
RACHEL MUSSON (UK) saxophone
JOHN RUSSELL (UK) guitar
PAUL G. SMYTH (Ireland) piano
STALE LIAVIK SOLBERG (Norway) drums / percussion
ALEX WARD (UK) clarinet
UTE WASSERMANN (Germany) voice

Mopomoso @ The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16


ALAN WILKINSON / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Wednesday 23 JULY 2014


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €11

ALAN WILKINSON alto & baritone saxophone
PAUL G. SMYTH piano


IMPRO INTERNATIONELL 14: Wednesday 18 JUNE 2014


Fylkingen

Söder Mälarstrand 27 | 118 25 Stockholm

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
MARIA HORN electronics
STÅLE LIAVIK SOLBERG percussion
KATT HERNANDEZ violin
EMIL STRANDBERG trumpet


NYSTRØM / SMYTH / SOLBERG: Tuesday 17 JUNE 2014


Blow Out!

Café Mir | Toftes Gate 69 | 0552 Oslo

ROLF ERIK NYSTRØM saxophone
PAUL G. SMYTH piano
STÅLE LIAVIK SOLBERG percussion


JOHN RUSSELL / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Wednesday 11 JUNE 2014


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €11

JOHN RUSSELL guitar
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

tickets available from the National Concert Hall Box Office


GAIL BRAND / PAUL G. SMYTH DUO: Sunday 27 APRIL 2014


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €11

GAIL BRAND trombone
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

tickets available from the National Concert Hall Box Office


SMYTH / EDWARDS / SANDERS TRIO: Sunday 27 OCTOBER 2013


Triskel Christchurch
Tobin Street | Cork
11.30pm | €16/€14

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
JOHN EDWARDS bass
MARK SANDERS drums


OMEN III: Saturday 26 OCTOBER 2013


Triskel Christchurch
Tobin Street | Cork
11.30pm | €16/€14

ALAN WILKINSON saxophones
PAUL G. SMYTH piano
CHARLES HAYWARD drums


FÊTE QUAQUA: Monday 21 OCTOBER 2013


Jazz on 3
BBC Radio 3 | 90 - 93FM (UK)
11pm-12.30am

A broadcast of the third night of this year’s festival, recorded by the BBC on the 20th of August.


SOLO PIANO: Thursday 17 OCTOBER 2013


National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €7


FÊTE QUAQUA: Sunday / Monday / Tuesday 18 / 19 / 20 AUGUST 2013


 

ALISON BLUNT (UK) violin
CHRIS BURN (UK) trumpets / piano
LAWRENCE CASSERLY (UK) electronics
ALICE ELDRIDGE (UK) cello
LUC HOUTCAMP (Holland) saxophone
AUDREY LAURO (Belgium) saxophone
ADAM LINSON (UK) bass / electronics
RACHEL MUSSON (UK) saxophone
JOHN RUSSELL (UK) guitar
PAUL G. SMYTH (Ireland) piano
STALE LIAVIK SOLBERG (Norway) drums / percussion
UTE WASSERMANN (Germany) voice

Mopomoso @ The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16


SMITH / PRIOR / SMYTH / LACEY: Friday 19 JULY 2013


 

IAN SMITH trumpet
GAVIN PRIOR electric guitar
PAUL G. SMYTH piano
DAVID LACEY percussion

The Joinery
6 Rosemount Terrace | Arbour Hill | Stoneybatter | Dublin 7


MARSHALL / SMYTH DUO: Sunday 20 JANUARY 2013


 

HANNAH MARSHALL cello
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

Mopomoso @ The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16


ROSS McDONNELL: FULCRUM, Part II
Sunday 12 DECEMBER – 12 JANUARY 2013


 

still from Fulcrum, Part II
by visual artist Ross McDonnell
with music by Paul G. Smyth

opening 6-8pm, 12 December 2012

Hunter MFA @ Times Square Gallery
450 W.41st Street, NY 10036, New York


NEW DOWNLOAD: 18 September 2012: WINTERISER III (2010)


 


NEW DOWNLOAD: 17 September 2012: FOR CHRISTINA CARTER (2008)


 


TALIBAM! with guests: Sunday 25 MARCH 2012


 

Whelans
Wexford Street | Dublin 2
free | 9pm

SAM KULIK trombone
GAVIN PRIOR guitar
MATT MOTTEL synth
PAUL G. SMYTH synths
KEVIN SHEA drums


EXHIBITION: 7 – 29 April 2011: JACK TEAGLE


 

The R.A.G.E.
16b Fade Street | Dublin 2

THAT’S LIFE!
an exhibition of paintings by JACK TEAGLE
curated by Paul G. Smyth

8 - 29 April 2011
Preview Thursday 7 April 6 - 8pm


SOLO PIANO: Thursday 31 MARCH 2011


 

Mathilde 253

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €12/€10

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith trumpet
with

MATHILDE 253
Charles Hayward drums/percussion
Han-Earl Park guitar
Ian Smith trumpet/flugelhorn
plus
Paul G. Smyth piano


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 26 MARCH 2011


 

The Grand Social
Lower Liffey Street | Dublin 1

Skinny Wolves and B-Music present
LIQUID SKY featuring

TWINKRANES / TEARIST / BOYS OF SUMMER
CATSCARS / GREAT LAKES MYSTERY

€12 | 7.30pm - 2.30am


NEW RELEASE: October 2010: LUNAR MIASMA / BOYS OF SUMMER
split cd-r


 

Insult split cd-r

Lunar Miasma / Boys Of Summer | split cd-r
Insult cd-r

Warlord (23:32)

available from Munitions Family


BOYS OF SUMMER: Wednesday 27 OCTOBER 2010


 

Boys Of Summer

+ LACEY/VOGEL DUO

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street | Temple Bar | Dublin 2
8pm | €10/8


EUGENE CHADBOURNE + PAUL G. SMYTH: Saturday 4 SEPTEMBER 2010


 

Chadbourne + Smyth

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €10


EUGENE CHADBOURNE + PAUL G. SMYTH:
Wednesday 1 SEPTEMBER 2010


 

Chadbourne + Smyth

River Lee Hotel
Western Road | Cork
8pm | €8


SOLO PIANO: Thursday 1 JULY 2010


 

Paul G. Smyth Solo Piano

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | €7


BOYS OF SUMMER: Tuesday 1 JUNE 2010


 

RANGDA (Chris Corsano, Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny)
+ BOYS OF SUMMER

Whelans
Wexford Street | Dublin 2
€14 (incl. booking fee)


BOYS OF SUMMER: Sunday 30 MAY 2010


 

STELLAR OM SOURCE / BOYS OF SUMMER / CIAN NUGENT

Fred Zeppelin’s
8 Parliament Street | Cork
€8 | 8.30pm


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 29 MAY 2010


 

Munitions Family presents The Summer Of Slam
STELLAR OM SOURCE / CIAN NUGENT / BOYS OF SUMMER
SCHOOL TOUR / SCENTED CANDLE

Space54
Smithfield | Dublin 8
€10 | 7.30pm


BOYS OF SUMMER: Sunday 18 APRIL 2010


 

XENO & OAKLANDER / LED ER EST / BOYS OF SUMMER

Whelans (Upstairs)
Wexford Street | Dublin 2
€12 | 8pm


BOYS OF SUMMER: RAINBOW ISLANDS: 17 APRIL 2010


 

Boys Of Summer have contributed an exclusive track, Rainbow Islands, to the Road Records Compilation for Record Store Day.

from the Road Records website:

Record Store Day Compilation

"We are thrilled to finally announce details of our annual Record Store Day compilation again this year.
The cd only release will feature 15 brand new tracks from some of our favourite Irish bands around at the moment.
The album will be limited to only 200 copies in a handmade card sleeve, just like last years.
Each cd will feature a totally different photographic print and all copies will be hand numbered, they come in a lovely recycled card sleeve. The album will featured brand new tracks from Hounds, Crumb, Hunter Gatherer, The Spook Of the Thirteenth Lock, Patrick Kelleher, Moutpiece, Children Under Hoof, St Catherines Home For Lazy Infants, Richer Than Astronauts, Weil Rats, Boys Of Summer, Mumblin Deaf Ro, Girls Names, School Tour and Peter Delaney.
We only did 100 copies for Record Store Day last year and some of you may remember that they all sold out by lunchtime so we are doubling the amount this year and hopefully we can keep everybody happy that way. It's still pretty limited so I recommend you get in early for them.
Please note these cds will not be available online on the website, they are strictly only available in the shop on Record Store Day, April 17th."


ERGODOS FESTIVAL MMX: Saturday 3 APRIL 2010


 

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street | Temple Bar | Dublin 2

Ergodos Orchestra
IOANA PETCU-COLAN violin
KATE ELLIS cello
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

Ergodos Voices
PEYEE CHEN soprano
MICHELLE O'ROURKE mezzo-soprano
ROBIN BIER alto

performing The Sun Also Rises

A work for film and music by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and David Tynan. Two individuals overcome their desolation through memory, love and the eternity of nature.


NEW RELEASE: 21 March 2010: WINTERISER III


 

Winteriser III

Paul G. Smyth | Winteriser III
Nysha (2010) cd-r

(18:28)
(12:40)

This album documents both improvisations from the last Winteriser concert in Dublin's Goethe Institut, 12 March 2009.


BOYS OF SUMMER: Sunday 7 MARCH 2010


 

HATI / WEREJU / BOYS OF SUMMER / LUXURY MOLLUSC

The Legal Eagle
1-2 Chancery Place | Four Courts | Dublin 7
8pm | €7


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 6 FEBRUARY 2010


 

CLUSTER / BOYS OF SUMMER

The Village
Wexford Street | Dublin 2
7.30pm | €20


NEW RELEASE: 30 January 2010: BOYS OF SUMMER: FUTURE ANCIENTS


 

Future Ancients

Boys Of Summer | Future Ancients
Munitions Family (January 2010) cd-r

Hail Sagan (10:07)
Zetetic Astronomy (8:39)
Cyclopean Walkways (9:09)
Future Ancients (3:57)


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 30 JANUARY 2010


 

BOYS OF SUMMER / CIAN NUGENT

ESB Substation
Triskel @ Caroline Street | Cork
4pm | free


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 19 DECEMBER 2009


 

ESTEL / BOYS OF SUMMER / LE SOCIETE DES AMIS DU CRIME

Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street | Dublin 1
7pm


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 12 DECEMBER 2009


 

BOYS OF SUMMER / JOHN PURCELL / CATSCARS / SCHOOL TOUR

The Box Social
behind No. 236 South Circular Road | Dublin 8
6pm | €5

location


NEW RELEASE: 9 November 2009: DESCENDERS


 

Descenders

Paul G. Smyth | Descenders
Nysha (2009) cd-r

Atropa Descender (16:29)
Marquise Descender (10:58)
Datura Descender (18:07)
Asscher Descender (13:39)

After a year-and-a-half of delays, due to all sorts
of confusion/messing with European cd-r labels,
this is finally being released on Monday, on Nysha.
Halfway around the world, to end up back at home.

This album documents a full solo piano concert given
at the Printing House Festival of New Music 2006.


BOYS OF SUMMER: Friday 30 OCTOBER 2009


 

GROUPER / JOHN WIESE / BOYS OF SUMMER / PAPERCUT / WHOK DJs

Filmbase
Curved Street | Temple Bar | Dublin 2
7.30pm | €12 | BYOB

SOLD OUT


TÁSC IS TUAIREASC: Saturday 24 OCTOBER 2009


 

being a depiction in song of the
doomed Franklin/Crozier expedition of 1845
with violin and piano composed by
LORCÁN MACMATHÚNA & SIMON O'CONNOR
after Schubert's Der Winterreise

LORCÁN MACMATHÚNA voice
DAIRE BRACKEN violin
PAUL G. SMYTH piano

Axis Centre
Main Street | Ballymun | Dublin 9
8pm | €10


OLD CITY, NEW DREAMS: Friday 16 OCTOBER 2009


presented by The Dubliner Magazine

Has Dublin Lost Its Voice?
A panel debate on the state of Dublin’s music scene,
its future and the impact musicians have made on the city as a whole.
Featuring guests from Dublin bands, old and new.

Speakers include Simon Maher (Phantom FM), SJ Wai (Dirty Epics),
Rory O'Keeffe (Ultra Montanes), Paul G. Smyth (The Jimmy Cake),
Candice Gordon

Anseo
18 Camden St Lower | Dublin 2
6.30pm

To apply for FREE tickets for these events email paul@thedubliner.ie
Please indicate which event you are requesting tickets for
(maximum of four tickets per person)
Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis


SMYTH/MARSHALL/SANDERS: Wednesday 14 OCTOBER 2009


 

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
HANNAH MARSHALL cello
MARK SANDERS percussion

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm | £12/9


BOYS OF SUMMER: Wednesday 9 SEPTEMBER 2009


GNOD / SLOMATICS / BOYS OF SUMMER

OSCILLATIONS FESTIVAL
Black Box
Hill Street | Belfast
8pm | £7

for information + booking
visit the Oscillations Festival website


BOYS OF SUMMER: Thursday 13 AUGUST 2009


SCENTED CANDLE / TOYMONGER / BOYS OF SUMMER / CATSCARS

Anseo
18 Camden St Lower | Dublin 2
8pm | €5


BOYS OF SUMMER: Sunday 9 AUGUST 2009


RAMSHACKLE RAT LIVER / UNINERVES / BOYS OF SUMMER / SCURVY LASS / FYED

Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street | Dublin 1
8pm | free


NEW RELEASE: 18 July 2009: BOYS OF SUMMER: PHARAOH


 

Pharaoh

Boys Of Summer | Pharaoh
Munitions Family (July 2009) cd-r

Pharaoh (9:12)
Coriolis (12:22)
Beyond (8:02)


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 18 JULY 2009


 

FLOWER-CORSANO DUO / E+S=B / BOYS OF SUMMER

Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street | Dublin 1
8pm | €10


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 13 JUNE 2009


 

POCAHAUNTED / SUN ARAW / BOYS OF SUMMER

The Joinery
Arbour Hill | Stoneybatter | Dublin 7
7pm | €10 | BYOB


JAPE: Saturday 23 MAY 2009


 

with special guests 8 BALL + VALERIE FRANCIS

The Button Factory
Curved St | Temple Bar | Dublin 2
7.30pm | €17


BOYS OF SUMMER: Sunday 22 APRIL 2009


 

UNITED BIBLE STUDIES / JOZEF VAN WISSEM
BOYS OF SUMMER / CIAN NUGENT

The Boom Boom Room
34 Upper O'Connell St | Dublin 1
8.30pm | €10


ERGODOS FESTIVAL: Tuesday 21 APRIL 2009


 

LIMINALITY
new music by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly,
Enda Bates, Jonathan Nangle + Richard Glover

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
ENDA BATES hexaphonic guitar
JONATHAN SAGE clarinet

The National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2
8.30pm

for information + booking
visit the Ergodos website


WINTERISER: Thursday 12 MARCH 2009


 

Paul G. Smyth + Simon O’Connor

new compositions & improvisations for piano

Goethe Institut
37 Merrion Square West | Dublin 2
6.30pm | €5

The third and final concert in the series.


BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 7 MARCH 2009


 

HULK / BOYS OF SUMMER / CHILDREN UNDER HOOF

The Box Social
behind No. 236 South Circular Road | Dublin 8
5pm - 8pm | €4 suggested donation

location


LIVE REVIEW: STATE.IE: March 2009


 

STATE.IE
March 2008
Live Review: Deserted Village, Anseo, Dublin Martin A. Egan

“Next up are Boys Of Summer: Andrew Fogarty and Ivan Pawle Junior, augmented by The Jimmy Cake’s Paul Smyth and the winged fingerling talents of Cian Nugent, who sat in to play some beautiful arpeggio based acoustic guitar lines. The sub-tonal foundations of two Korg MS10 synthesizers, mixed with Smyth’s MS2000 keyboard, made for a sound that hovered somewhere between Henryk Gorecki, the bombing of Dresden and Keith Tippet in some of his darker moments, interspersed with some glacially clear yet beautiful keyboard melodies: a unique experience which would be much more powerful in a larger venue.”


SOLO / TRIO: LONDON: Tuesday 24 FEBRUARY 2009


 

PAUL G. SMYTH piano

CAROLINE KRAABEL alto saxophone
VERYAN WESTON piano

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
HANNAH MARSHALL cello
MARK SANDERS percussion

Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin St | Dalston | London | E8 3DL


BOYS OF SUMMER: Sunday 22 FEBRUARY 2009


 

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION / FEMALE ORPHAN ASYLUM
BOYS OF SUMMER / PAPERCUT

Anseo
18 Camden St Lower | Dublin 2
8pm | €5


WINTERISER: Thursday 12 FEBRUARY 2009


 

Paul G. Smyth + Simon O’Connor

new compositions & improvisations for piano

Goethe Institut
37 Merrion Square West | Dublin 2
6.30pm | €5

The second in the series of three concerts.


WINTERISER: Thursday 15 JANUARY 2009


 

Paul G. Smyth + Simon O’Connor

new compositions & improvisations for piano

Goethe Institut
37 Merrion Square West | Dublin 2
6.30pm | €5

The first in a series of three concerts presented by pianist Paul G. Smyth and composer Simon O’Connor. Smyth will perform a new work for solo piano by O’Connor as well as an improvised set at each event. A catalogue and CD recording will accompany the final concert. O’Connor’s three new pieces are composed with elements of Schubert’s Die Winterreise, but O’Connor says his works ‘unlike that particular journey, are odes to the joy of the coldest season’. Warm mulled drinks will be provided before each concert.


SMYTH – LACEY DUO: Thursday 4 DECEMBER 2008


 

Duo 041208

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
DAVID LACEY percussion

Goethe Institut
37 Merrion Square West | Dublin 2
6.30pm | €5


SMYTH – MARSHALL DUO: Wednesday 29 OCTOBER 2008


 

PAUL G. SMYTH piano
HANNAH MARSHALL cello

Goethe Institut
37 Merrion Square West | Dublin 2
6.30pm | €12/€10

tickets from tickets.ie


CD REVIEW: THE WIRE: October 2008


 

The Wire
Issue 296, Oct 2008
Outer Limits Keith Moliné
CD Review: For Christina Carter

“A 3″CD reissue of an 18 minute piece that originally appeared on a Foxglove label compilation, this showcases Irish pianist Smyth’s considerable gifts as an improvisor. Building from a few hesitant melodic daubings into a huge churning mass of tumbling arpeggios, it’s a genuinely cathartic listening experience. His approach is slightly reminiscent of a more crashing, energised version of The Necks’ mighty Chris Abrahams, in the way he causes his music to spiral outwards from a still point, covering a lot of ground with few abrupt dynamic or harmonic shifts. He just does it a lot more loudly. It would be interesting to see how he might be able to sustain such fuck-you intensity over a longer timeframe. I note with some amusement that he tags his MySpace site “the bad-tempered clavier”. Luckily for us, it sounds like he was particularly pissed off on the day he recorded this.”


FÊTE QUAQUA: Sunday / Monday / Tuesday 17 / 18 / 19 AUGUST 2008


 

Mopomoso @ The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16

kindly supported by


SOLO PIANO: Thursday 29 MAY 2008


 

Solo 290508

Goethe Institut
37 Merrion Square West | Dublin 2
6.30pm | €7


FEATURE ARTICLE: JMI: May / Jun 2008


 

JMI

JMI

JMI
Volume 8, Number 3
May / Jun 2008

Feature Article: Be Careful Of The Mark You Make
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

Benedict Schlepper-Connolly talks to Paul G. Smyth, improvising pianist and
keyboard player with The Jimmy Cake.

The full text of the article is here


NEW RELEASE: 12 February 2008: FOR CHRISTINA CARTER


 

For Christina Carter

Paul G. Smyth | For Christina Carter
Nysha (2008) 3" cd-r

for Christina Carter (18:13)

This is a re-release of the track that first appeared on Foxglove’s Wailing
Bones Vol. 9
, which is now long sold out.


LIVE REVIEW: JMI: Jan / Feb 2008


 

JMI

JMI
Volume 8, Number 1
Jan / Feb 2008

Live Review: The Necks / Paul G. Smyth Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

“Paul G. Smyth – who I have come to regard as Ireland’s darkest jewel –
opened the concert with two solo piano improvisations. They formed perfect
preludes: unlike the silky calm of the Necks, Smyth’s style is more troubled at
the surface and is generally groove-less and a-rhythmic; but their
undercurrents are unisonly serene. (That said, Smyth did send out an
occasional beat and pseudo-melody, so uncharacteristic that each one was a
revelation.)
… both made refreshingly clear that non-directional music such as this
deserves our attention, especially in our modern, trajectorial culture. It goes
nowhere and has nowhere to go, and that’s alright.”


SIMON O’CONNOR: Ovum: Sunday 16 DECEMBER 2007


(from The Paradise)
featuring Paul G. Smyth (solo piano)

Life After Feldman
The Printing House Festival of New Music 2007
Trinity College, Dublin 2
4:30pm

Admission is free, but advance booking is advised.
Tickets may be booked from the festival website
.


SOLO PIANO: Saturday 3 NOVEMBER 2007


Daghdha Space
John's Square, Limerick
8pm | €10

supporting The Necks



THE JIMMY CAKE: OBSERVATORY DESTROYER


4 November 2012 | Filmed live in Guerrilla Studios, Dublin


THE JIMMY CAKE: Sunday 6 MAY 2012


 

THE JIMMY CAKE / CRAYONSMITH / NO SPILL BLOOD
SEPTEMBER GIRLS / COSTELLO featuring GI and William Lee / NIBIRU

The Button Factory
Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 21 APRIL 2012


 

THE JIMMY CAKE / MELODICA DEATHSHIP / NANU NANU

Triskel Arts Centre
Tobin Street, Cork


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 18 FEBRUARY 2012


 

THE JIMMY CAKE / WIZARDS OF FIRETOP MOUNTAIN / DISGUISE

Whelans
Wexford Street, Dublin 2


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 23 DECEMBER 2011


 

with special guests THE BLACK TRIANGLE

Crawdaddy
Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2


THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 15 DECEMBER 2011


Bourke’s Bar
Catherine Street, Limerick


THE JIMMY CAKE: Sunday 25 SEPTEMBER 2011


Alliance: Independent Artists For Africa
A Benefit for the Concern Horn of Africa Crisis Appeal

AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR / PATRICK KELLEHER & HIS COLD DEAD HANDS
THE JIMMY CAKE / RETARDED COP / TIERANNIESAUR / TOBY KAAR
THE LAST DAYS OF 1984 / MOTHS / GREAT LAKES MYSTERY / SOIL CREEP
LITTLE GREEN CARS / SERT ONE / ALARMIST / WHITE COLLAR BOY / DAITHI
ANGKORWAT / THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC / FUNERAL SUITS / REID
WE ARE LOSERS / DJ NIALLER9 / DJ HARMLESS NOISE

Whelans
Wexford Street, Dublin 2
2pm-2am | €15


THE JIMMY CAKE: Sunday 31 JULY 2011


Castlepalooza
Charleville Castle, Tullamore


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 30 JULY 2011


Spraoi Festival
The Courthouse, Catherine Street, Waterford
free!!!


THE JIMMY CAKE: Sunday 19 JUNE 2011


Body & Soul Festival
Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath
Main Stage


THE JIMMY CAKE: Monday 27 DECEMBER 2010


 

The Grand Social (formerly Pravda)
Lower Liffey Street | Dublin 1

with guests to be announced


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 26 NOVEMBER 2010


with Patrick Kelleher, Nouveanoise & Clockwork Noise

CONCERN FASTIVAL 2010
Whelans
Wexford Street, Dublin 8
€12 | 7 - 10pm

tickets available from tickets.ie

This event is free to those folks who are fasting for Concern.
If you're one of those fine people,
get your ticket by booking from here.


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 18 SEPTEMBER 2010


 

with special guests
Hands Up Who Wants To Die
+ Natural History Museum

The Workman’s Club
Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
8pm | €10


THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 27 AUGUST 2010


 

The Pavilion
Carey's Lane, Cork
9pm | €10


DAMO SUZUKI with THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 12 AUGUST 2010


 

Damo Suzuki and The Jimmy Cake

Crawdaddy
Old Harcourt Street Station, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


THE JIMMY CAKE / BOYS OF SUMMER: Saturday 10 JULY 2010


 

Summer Lightning

THE JIMMY CAKE / PATRICK KELLEHER / BOYS OF SUMMER
CRAYONSMITH / SARSPARILLA / SKINNY WOLVES DJS

Summer Lightning: A Temple Bar Gallery & Studios Benefit

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
€15 (includes one free Krombacher) | 7.30pm


THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 8 JULY 2010


 

ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP
THE JIMMY CAKE / FRINGILLA MONTIFRINGILLA

The Lower Deck
1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 2
8pm | €10


MIKE SCOTT on 2FM: Sunday 6 JUNE 2010


 

Just the other day, The Waterboys' Mike Scott ran off with The Jimmy Cake's Superlady, only to give her back with a fairly intense spoken-word vocal on top of her. She had a new name and everything.

First She Created Ireland will air on Sunday, sometime between 5 and 7pm, when Mike will be guest DJ on RTE 2FM's "Celebrity Sunday" programme. Listeners outside Ireland can stream the show live from here.


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 8 MAY 2010


 

DECAL / AMBULANCE / THE JIMMY CAKE
EDUCUTION / SPECTAC / SUNKEN FOAL / ROD
& DJs PLATINUM RAY / DEASY / KARLA

FRONT END SYNTHETICS BIRTHDAY BASH
Space 54
Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
€8
BYOB!


STATE SOCIAL: Wednesday 28 APRIL 2010


 

I'll be DJ-ing at this, so expect a mix of seriously uncool rubbish, from childhood guilty pleasures to pompous prog drivel, until some punter cracks me in the jaw, or I'm turned to dust from one too many requests for Florence & The Machine.


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 20 MARCH 2010


 

with special guests Sea Dog + Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands

Whelans
Wexford Street, Dublin 8
€12 + booking fee

tickets available from
WaV 1890 200 078 / City Discs / Road Records /tickets.ie


THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 14 JANUARY 2010


 

Odessa
13 Dame Court, Dublin 2
9pm | €10 for non-members


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 13 NOVEMBER 2009


 

Roisín Dubh
Dominick Street, Galway


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 19 SEPTEMBER 2009


 

with special guest Laura Sheeran

Crawdaddy
Old Harcourt Street Station, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
9pm | €10


THE JIMMY CAKE: Sunday 6 SEPTEMBER 2009


 

Electric Picnic
Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois
7.30 - 8.30pm | Cosby Stage


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 21 AUGUST 2009


 

THE JIMMY CAKE / DARK ROOM NOTES / SPILLY WALKER
BOXCUTTER / CHANNEL ONE / THREAD PULLS / SARSPARILLA
PATRICK KELLEHER & HIS COLD DEAD HANDS

DEAF FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar | Dublin 2
6pm | €10


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 15 AUGUST 2009


 

with special guests Jogging + Vox Populi

The Purty Loft
Old Dún Laoghaire Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
9pm | €10


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 19 JUNE 2009


 

THE JIMMY CAKE / ZORILLA / DRUNKEN BOAT
DJ JASON RAINBOWS / DJ VINNIE CAKE

Earthquack @ The Shed
8A Henrietta Lane, Dublin 1
9pm | €8 | BYOB


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 14 MARCH 2009


 

JAPE / THE JIMMY CAKE / SI SCHROEDER / COLM MAC CON IOMAIRE
ADRIAN CROWLEY / THE LARGE CORPORATION / ROAD RECORDS DJS

One For The Road: A Road Records Benefit & Celebration

Andrew’s Lane Theatre
Andrew's Lane, Dublin 2
€20 + booking fee | 8pm - 2.30am

On January 15th 2009, Road Records of Fade Street in Dublin City announced that it would soon be closing its doors for the final time. Over the last 11 years, Road Records has been a passionate torch-bearer for the spirit of independent music in Ireland. In Dave, Julie & Dylan, you had some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable and helpful folk you could ever hope to introduce you to new music, and the imminent loss of Road Records will be felt acutely by musicians and punters alike. To celebrate the legacy of Road Records, and to help towards the debts incurred by Dave & Julie in keeping the shop open during hard times, there will be in Andrew’s Lane on March 14th a wonderful array of live music from some the brightest lights in independent Irish music. This is a clarion call for supporters of independent music to show solidarity with one of its great Irish institutions, and to collectively ensure that those independent retailers that still remain get the support they badly need to survive, and to show that personality, variety & soul, so perfectly embodied by Road, are not outmoded retail concepts.

Tickets From Road Records, Tower Records, Tickets.ie
& WAV box office 1890 200 078


RTÉ LYRIC FM: Friday 12 DECEMBER 2008


 

The JK Ensemble (2.30-4.30pm)
will feature a 30-minute live performance by
THE JIMMY CAKE
which was recorded in October of this year.

Lyric FM is broadcast on 96-99FM nationwide in Ireland,
or can be listened to on-line from here.


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 21 NOVEMBER 2008


 

with special guests Chequerboard + Adebisi Shank

*please note change to line-up

Vicar Street
58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
€20 | 7.30pm

tickets from Ticketmaster


THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 2 OCTOBER 2008


 

THE JIMMY CAKE / BILL CARROTHERS with KEVIN BRADY and DAVE REDMOND
CARLY SINGS and the CALLINO QUARTET / CHEQUERBOARD / ENSEMBLE ICC

The JK Ensemble Sessions

The Button Factory
Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
€15 | 8pm

All acts are being recorded for broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm

tickets from www.buttonfactory.ie


THE JIMMY CAKE: Wednesday 17 SEPTEMBER 2008


 

ASHA / DAVID CLEARY & SOUL GUN WARRIORS / RHOB CUNNINGHAM
OLIVER COLE / CONCERTO FOR CONSTANTINE / CATHY DAVEY
DIET OF WORMS / EOIN DILLON / KARL HIM / THE JIMMY CAKE
DECLAN O'ROURKE / PONY CLUB / REPUBLIC OF LOOSE
SI SCHROEDER / DAVID TURPIN

Wilde On
A Musical Celebration Of The Work Of Oscar Wilde

Hennessy Spiegeltent
The Secret Garden, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2
€25 | 9.30pm

tickets from www.fringefest.com or call 1850 FRINGE (1850 374 643)


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 13 SEPTEMBER 2008


 

KRAFTWERK / SOULWAX / COMTRON / THE JIMMY CAKE
DARK ROOM NOTES / BOXCUTTER / D1 DJs

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE + TICKET PRICE!

Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Military Road, Dublin 8

Tickets are now €69.50.
Gates are at 3pm.

more information here


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 6 SEPTEMBER 2008


 

Glór
Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
€15 | 10pm

tickets available from here


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 26 JULY 2008


 

Roisín Dubh
Dominick Street, Galway
FREE | 9pm


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 5 JULY 2008: CANCELLED!!!!!


 

Transmission Festival

Transmission Festival
Kufstein, Austria

CANCELLED!!!!!


THE JIMMY CAKE: ALBUM LAUNCH: Friday 18 APRIL 2008


 

JC180408

The Button Factory
Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
€15 | 7.30pm

with special guest
Sunken Foal

The Jimmy Cake will be celebrating the launch of Spectre & Crown in The Button Factory on Friday April 18th. The Jimmy Cake will be joined by a string quartet & additional brass musicians making it approximately one million people on stage.


NEW RELEASE: 11 April 2008: THE JIMMY CAKE: SPECTRE & CROWN


 

Spectre & Crown with obi-strip

“… unforgettable … an extraordinary blossoming … Clarinets, pianos and strings billow out over 54 sublime minutes of what is their best work yet.”
****
The Ticket / Irish Times

“It’d take at least 5 years to produce something as accomplished and inventive as this!”
****1/2
Hot Press

“An indelible chronicle of nine musicians contributing to a singular and necessary vision”
State Magazine

“… it has been worth the wait, as Spectre & Crown is easily their finest work to date. From the opening piano chord of Red Tony, to the final note of Last Breath, The Jimmy Cake hardly put a foot wrong.”
Totally Dublin

“Spectre & Crown is The Jimmy Cake’s most arresting album to date.”
Sunday Times

“This record is simply a work of extreme orchestral splendour.”
****
Sunday Tribune

“By turns minimalistic and multi-layered, Spectre & Crown has moments of astonishing beauty. There are plenty of captivating tracks too – soaring and emotive.”
****
Day & Night / Irish Independent

“… one of the most coherent, beautiful albums of the year so far.”
entertainment.ie

“The album is a moving, sweepingly beautiful, orchestral epic with nine life-enhancing tracks of such diversity and scope that it’s hard to fathom that just nine people made it.
… few records will reach the heights that this royally brilliant piece of work reaches. An instant and longterm classic.”
10/10
Westmeath Examiner


THE JIMMY CAKE: Sunday 23 DECEMBER 2007


 

JC231207

Whelans
Wexford Street, Dublin 2
€16.50


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 22 DECEMBER 2007


 

Roisín Dubh
Dominick Street, Galway
€12.50 / €10 members | 9pm


DUBLIN CITY ANNA LIVIA FM: Thursday 24 OCTOBER 2007


 

The Jimmy Cake will be interviewed by Aoife Mc on The Indie Hour, between 9 – 10 pm. Anna Livia is on 103.2FM Stereo in the greater Dublin area, or can be listened to on-line from here.

*The show is now archived, and can now be listened to as an mp3 from The Indie Hour blog.


THE JIMMY CAKE: Friday 28 SEPTEMBER 2007


 

Tripod
Old Harcourt Station, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

The Jimmy Cake will be headlining at
Hard Working Class Heroes 2007.

More information can be found at the HWCH site.


THE JIMMY CAKE: Saturday 1 SEPTEMBER 2007


 

Electric Picnic
Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois

Foggy Notions Stage
sold out | 1 – 1.30pm


THE JIMMY CAKE: Thursday 23 AUGUST 2007


 

The Jimmy Cake 23 August

Crawdaddy
Old Harcourt Station, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

with special guests
Engine Room Orchestra

€12 | 8pm


PHANTOM FM: Monday 20 AUGUST 2007


 

Paul + Vin + Dip from The Jimmy Cake will be interviewed by Edel Coffey on Access All Areas, between 10 – 12 in the morning. Phantom is on 105.2FM Stereo in the greater Dublin area, or can be listened to on-line from here.