Competition : Win tickets to see Whipping Boy in The Pavilion, Cork

Whipping Boy, deemed by many as the creators of the greatest Irish album of all time (1995's Heartworm), play The Pavilion on December 17th as part of the Cork venue's festive line-up which also includes Damien Dempsey, Declan O'Rourke, Slow Motion Heroes, West Cork Ukulele Orchestra and more.

Tickets to see Fearghal McKee and co. shower The Pav crowd with classic tunes (such as the incomparable 'When We Were Young') as well as their first new material in nearly twelve years (see here) are priced at €15.

Vyvienne Long is the band's special guest for the night.

To win tickets simply send an email to with :

- the subject containing the word 'Whipping Boy'
- your full name
- your mobile number
- the best joke you have heard in ages

The names will all go into a virtual hat and the winner will be announced on Monday, December 12th. Closing date is 11.59pm (or 23.59) on December 11th.

- Whipping Boy play The Pavilion on Saturday, December 17th.
- Tickets are priced at €15