The Cork Music Show Sunday, April 1st with special guests: The Mandolas

The Mandolas - outside Cork FM studios

Colm, Michael, Dorian and Paddy from The Mandolas joined Suzy D and myself in the Cork FM studios last Sunday, treating us to a couple of live tunes ahead of their Cyprus Avenue gig on Friday, April 13th. The string-laden folkies' debut EP - My Greatest Day - will be available on the night and from all good record stores from thereonin.

The full playlist for April 1st :

01. The Frank & Walters: Indie Love Song
02. Mick Flannery: Only Gettin On
03. The Mandolas: Marianne (live in the studio)
04. The Mandolas: Raise A Glass
05. The Mandolas: If You Tell Me (live in the studio)
06. John Blek & The Rats: Take The Ring From Your Hand
07. Freezerroom: Both Sides of the Gun
08. Hope Is Noise: Official Party Line
09. Hush War Cry: Lily
10. Dead School: Incisions
11. The Altered Hours: Shimmer
12. Elk: Wet Stars

Topics on the show included:
  • Interview with The Mandolas ahead of the release of their debut EP My Greatest Day on Friday, April 13th in Cyprus Avenue
  • Live performance from The Mandolas
  • Mick Flannery's third studio album - Red To Blue - was released on Friday. Mick plays De Barra's (Clonakilty) on 5th April and Cork Opera House on the 22nd.
  • Elk officially sign to exceptional Limerick record label Out On A Limb Records, currently home to Rest, Ten Past Seven and more.
  • 'Incisions', the new single from Dead School, is out Friday April 6th on Fifa Records
  • Freezerroom's debut album Freezerroom available to download for free on via their bandcamp page

Tune in to The Cork Music Show every Sunday at 4pm on Cork FM Community Radio (100.5FM).

*Pretty much everything played on today's show is available to buy in Plugd Records on Tobin Street.


Weekly gig guide:
April 5th - The Hard Ground (single launch) and Elly O'Keefe in Half Moon Theatre
April 5th - Mick Flannery & Band in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
April 7th - Bouts and Terriers in Plugd Records
April 7th - Gnawing Me, Gnawing You (dark Abba tribute) in Fred Zeppelins
April 7th - Hush War Cry in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
April 7th - Fred in The Grain Store (Ballymaloe)