May 2013

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Since moving job my time has become a bit more constrained so expect posts less often than they already are. I’m going to say that the quality will make up for the lack of quantity but that’ll be up to you to decide. Anyway on now to a group whose email rested in my inbox […]

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Lovely evening. Lovely sunshine. I found some lovely music to go with it. Eoin Glackin hails from Dublin  As a youngster he was apparently a fan of Kris Kristofferson and Cat Stevens. You have to admire his taste. I think I only came across Kris Kristofferson first in that terrible Planet of The Apes remake. After […]

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Conor Linne’s debut album was released a few months back. I’m a bit behind the times, only getting to a review now. And I really should be sorry as “Astray” is a nice collection of blues inspired acoustic melodies. Conor Linnie has already featured on this blog already.I have discussed his background and musical output […]

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I seem to be featuring a lot of folk and roots stuff lately. It’s funny how a theme naturally occurs in these blog posts. Maybe it’s a sub-conscious thing? Anyway whatever the reasons for it, the end results is a blog post on quality music. Today we feature the melodies of The Whileaways. The Whileaways […]

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Extending the remit of Eirecana with today’s post. After exploring the genres of americana, alt-country, desert rock, desert noir, tex-mex, I venture into the world of lo-fi/alternative folk with the music of Boa Morte. Boa Morte hail from Cork and have been going for a long time (in musical terms) having formed in the mid-90’s. […]

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So  the first proper show happened today. I’m still not happy with it but we’re getting there. Maybe I should introduce some wacky radio features like some radio shows out there or more likely I should let the music do the talking. Anyway you can stream the show through Mixcloud which should be available about […]

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The summer is starting to appear here in Galway so I am on the hunt for a few summery tunes. I have not featured roots music for a long while here on the blog. I tend to leave that genre to the Bluegrass Ireland Blog where sadly Richard Hawkins, the editor has retired. Anyway seeing as they […]

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It’s always the way isn’t it? You wait fifty odd weeks for an americana/alt-country festival to appear and then two come along at once…on the same weekend. Both the Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots and the Southern Gothic Festival feature some amazing bands that you would rarely get to see in Ireland and now they are […]

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