Two things to know before I go

1. Mountbatten Class is the superb new album/mini-album from Ginnels, the side project of Grand Pocket Orchestra's Mark Chester which is now free to download from bandcamp. Download it! Or simply stream below.

2. Leaflog. Oh glorious, glorious Leaflog return to Cork tonight with a gig in The Roundy. Carried By Waves* and Kate Curran provide support. Be there!

Both acts will perform in Dublin this weekend as part of the annual Hard Working Class Heroes festival/showcase. It would bring a tear to your eye to see just how many incredibly talented homegrown acts are involved this year. Yes I tend to get a tad emotional at the end of the working day...

*Carried By Waves are also set to play HWCH2011!