Cork Opera House, Emmet Place Doors 8:00 pm - Admission: €30
Cork Opera House are thrilled to welcome back to the stage, the hugely gifted songwriters and performers, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. He has been one of the country’s more astute songwriters – composer of the most joyful melodies, the most barbed lyrics – for four decades now. But where some artists, even venerable ones, can tend to coast somewhat in midlife, Heaton, along with his musical foil Jacqui Abbott, is just hitting his stride. The duo’s new album ‘Crooked Calypso’, brims with his newly-discovered zest for life.
Paul Heaton first found fame in the mid-1980s with The Housemartins, surely one of that decade’s more gleefully idiosyncratic acts. By 1989, he was fronting The Beautiful South, and set about subverting the entire concept of the radio-friendly love song.