“Ireland’s darkest jewel”
The Journal of Music

“One of the most exciting musicians working in Ireland at the moment”


Paul G. Smyth (b.1976) is a musician, visual artist and designer, based in Dublin. A member of The Jimmy Cake (described by the Irish Times as “the most powerful musical force in Ireland”), Smyth is also Ireland’s foremost free-improvising pianist. Since 1999, he has worked with Charles Gayle, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Keiji Haino, Barry Guy, Wadada Leo Smith, John Russell, John Edwards, Chris Corsano, Lol Coxhill, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, Hannah Marshall, Mark Sanders and Damo Suzuki, among many others, been a member of synth trio Boys Of Summer (“the sound of John Carpenter being buried alive” - Le Cool Magazine), a featured composer in the National Concert Hall, written music for theatre, and performed in 17 countries.

Smyth currently runs the London/Dublin-based record label Weekertoft, which he co-founded with English guitarist John Russell. Its latest release – the 4CD box set ‘Making Rooms‘ – was described by All About Jazz as “a future classic”.


Paul G. Smyth is kindly supported by Music Network's Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council