For the last 20 years, pianist Paul G. Smyth has been carving a unique furrow in
Ireland’s cultural landscape. Parallel to his past involvement with The Jimmy Cake
(described by the Irish Times as “the most powerful musical force in Ireland”), Smyth
has also set himself apart as a singular voice in Europe’s vigorous improvised music
Since touring with Charles Gayle in 1999, he has worked with such luminaries as Derek
Bailey, Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Keiji Haino, Barry Guy, Wadada Leo Smith, John
Russell, Chris Corsano, Lol Coxhill, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, John Edwards, Alan
Wilkinson, 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 18 countries.
Smyth has released critically acclaimed duo albums with Evan Parker, Chris Corsano and
John Russell on his label Weekertoft, which he co-founded with Russell in 2016.