My favourite place in Cork is the Lough, though I’m not entirely sure why. I just really love being there. A close second is the view of St Finbarre’s Cathedral from the bridge at the bottom of South Main Street. Here it is on Google Street View, though it’s actually better on an overcast day – it comes across as the place where Gandalf was kept a prisoner in Lord of the Rings. I’ve never actually been inside, but this video by Feel Good Lost of Slow Skies performing ‘On The Shore’ sees us take tiptoes inside the cathedral. The focus isn’t on the surroundings though, it’s on Karen Sheridan’s delicate vocals and terribly sad lyrics. The song is off Slow Skies’ second EP Close, which I adore. The band play the Body & Soul stage at Electric Picnic tomorrow at 6pm. (Also, ask me about my favourite places in Cork – I have a lengthy list.)