2012

This hopefully will not be my last post before Christmas but if it is…have a very happy Christmas. I’m not big into best of/end of year lists but I might do something before we reach the 31st. In the meantime, here is a long overdue return to music from America that I have been listening […]

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Back to straight-up americana today with the music of David Hope and The Henchmen. David Hope hails from Co. Clare. The man has been making music since 2007 and has been touring extensively as well. He has been doing particularly well in Switzerland and Germany. Starting out as a solo act before forming the Henchmen, […]

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Appo

The information is this short post about a blues/folk artist from Kildare comes courtesy of my fellow and always excellent blogger, Barry Gruff. Appo or David Aspell is a one man bluesy-folk operation. Hailing from Newbridge, David has a very quiet presence online apart from a few tracks on the Acorn music soundcloud page and […]

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If American influenced Irish band don’t get worldwide recognition for their music (which they should), they (including the Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters) definitely deserve some sort of acknowledgement for the best band names around. I came across the band in question through the genre sharing Hot Sprockets. Similar in style but not quite as delta […]

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Parallel Band

Apologies for the gap between posts over the previous few weeks. The life/blog balance has been ppor. And for a while there I thought I was going to run out of Irish based americana bands but thankfully some new talent has emerged.

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Introducing Corner Boy (a.k.a. Michael D’Arcy), a Wexford raised folk artist about to release his debut ep. Sadly there not too much information available about Corner Boy, the more mystery the better I suppose. What information is available is that Michael began his career as a member of a number of folk/trad groups and collectives. […]

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Back in action. Introducing a man that has travelled extensively over those United States and now has the US inspired songs to prove it. Knoxville Morning began as a solo project of one Ciaran Dwyer (formally of Band on an Island). This soon morphed into a collection of songs by a collective of artists to […]

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Eirecana is back in action after a bit of a hiatus. This evening, it is an album review of Kaplin’s debut album: Devastating Ways. I have covered Kaplin on the blog already this year (here if you’re curious) so it’s good now to finally get to listen to the debut album by the band. Released […]

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It just so happens that it is a cold, October Monday evening and I was trying to find some music to blog about when I just came across Jethro Pickett randomly. It also just so happens that Jethro Pickett make the perfect music to while away a cold Monday evening in late October. Jethro Pickett […]

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Back on to another album review, again a bit late but it is worth the wait (the music that is, not the review. Well maybe the review as well!). This post is all about Deetrich and her debut album “Tug of War”. I have already featured Deetrich on the blog. You can find that post […]

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