April 2013

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So I decided to do a radio show. Well the long story is, I have always had an interest in radio. Originally I planned to do this concept (of americana music in Ireland) as a podcast. However seeing as I needed a bit of equipment and possibly a license, I decided against that idea. But […]

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I’m starting to find a lot of talented musicians from the north of this fair isle. Often the border counties are associated with country and Irish-country music but there is a few artists striking it out from there making quality americana. Anthony Toner has just released his fifth album. The man was a journalist himself […]

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I did this once before and it is worth doing again I think. Below is a solid but not exhaustive list of some interesting foreign artists coming to Ireland over the next month or so. Again apologies to international readers for being so Ireland-centric but sure you can always come and visit. And as well […]

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Back on the trail of Irish americana this week. It has been a few days since I posted and after searching high and low, I have come across someone that fits the bill nicely. With his distinctive red beard, Mat McGinn would remind you of (well, me at least), one of the Dubliners. His music […]

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There must be something in the water in Kilkenny. Not only do they have the home of the only americana and alt-country festival in Ireland but the place seems to be home to a number of the best alt-country/americana bands you will find in Ireland today. It’s comparable (without exaggeration) to the historic music scenes […]

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I thought I had come across in one way or another almost all of the relevant bands in Ireland producing americana and alt-country music. Yet I still am surprised by the fact that there are bands out there that are making great music that I never heard of. And with a name like Moo! I […]

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I am hopeful that time will allow me to catch up on my music over the next few weeks and hopefully increase the rate of posting round here. I am returning to action with a brief post on Dying Embers. The Dying Embers are a collective name for the creative talents of Dara Ryder. Dara […]

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