February 2013

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I came by this artist via a handy tip from my uncle. It’s strange the ways one hears about americana bands sometimes. But I am grateful for it. This post is about Ultan Conlon. Ultan hails from Loughrea in Co. Galway. There is not much detail about his early career. Suffice to say that by […]

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After that extremely long previous post on the mechanisms of the music industry, the post today will return the blog to basics; shining a light on some unsigned talent. Today it is Conor Linnie. Conor hails from Bray Co. Wicklow. Now as far as I know Bray is not known for its scene of folk […]

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A story that encompasses a charity album, the West Memphis Three, fraudulent emails and a duet between Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga that never was. Something a bit different from me this evening. This post is as near as I am going to get to a journalistic piece. After recently going to a fair few […]

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Back on to regular grind this evening. This post is all about an Irish artist that I was sort of familiar and had to my detriment had ignored for a long time thinking he was another crooning folk singer-songwriter that are two a penny in this country. My ignorance, however was rectified last week after […]

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My first album review of the year. I previously discussed Clare based David Hope and his back catalogue just before Christmas (that’s here if you’re curious). Today I review and discuss his second full album titled “Scarecrow”. Though similar to his first album (“A Picture”) in some ways, mixing both roots, folk and up-tempo americana […]

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