You read correctly – The Pav has closed in Cork! With a number of venues closed in the last month alone we were especially disappointed to see this happen. It was a fine example of dedication to the thriving and talented music scene but also an unfortunate example of the struggles Irish businesses deal with on a daily basis. With not a lot of alternative options it’s important we remember and support the venues that put quality first. Let the Pav be our inspiration!
Having given a home to all sorts of genres its unique space was enjoyed by many as a place to kick back and let go while listening to quality music. Unlike many venues that are hesitant to veer from the IMRO playlists and top radio hits, the Pav was never afraid to stray from the norm, as well as get all the classic hits in too. And it seemed to be working! Great food during the day, quality music in the bar downstairs and the club supporting locals doing their thing or hosting some of the world’s greats.
I caught up with Stevie Grainger who was one of the main men behind the Pav to find out more:
Why have you had to close so suddenly and is this the end for the Pavillion as we know it?