Singer Lloyd Cole has revealed how he mistakenly named his best selling live album “The Whelan”.

The record was actually recorded over three nights in his favourite venue Whelans of Wexford Street in Dublin.

But when Lloyd got back to New York, he got his names mixed up. “I went online to check the name and found the sign over the venue just said “Whelan”. So I thought it must have been called “The Whelan”. I didn’t realise the mistake until after 5000 copies had been pressed up. When I came back to Whelan’s they thought it was pretty funny.” said Lloyd.

Back in Ireland to play the Westport Music Festival on June 23/24 with Ray Davies, The Waterboys and Imelda May, the Scottish singer hopes to get a round of golf in at the Connemara Golf Links, where he is an honorary member.

“I once signed on for a songwriters’ workshop only because it was near the course, and ended up playing there every day.” said Lloyd, who sponsored a junior tournament at the club.

Publication: Weekend Review - Irish Independent

Publication date: 12/05/12