August 2013

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The blog post today explores a genre that I haven’t really got to explore (or had the opportunity to explore) on this blog since I have started writing. Gospel music and all the descendants and sub-genres of it are an integral part of American music, particularly of the south. Elements of this genre sometimes seek […]

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Today’s post features a band that I have been aware of for quite a while but have for some reason neglected to post about them even though I have experienced the full force of a live Mikey and the Scallywags performance on a number of occasions. Mikey and the Scallywags were formed in the streets […]

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Straight after the Jack of Diamonds festival (which I sadly didn’t get to attend), I have been thankful for the line-up pointing me to a lot of Irish americana artists that I had previously been unaware of. Hopefully I will get to discuss these over the next few weeks. However I’ll start with one that […]

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Just a quick note on one of the music festivals coming up this weekend that might be of interest to readers of Eirecana. Along with the Kilkenny Roots festival, the americana festival in Bray, the Jack of Diamonds festival in Dublin is one of the best music festivals for americana fans in Ireland. Often this […]

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Today’s post features what must be one of the longest established americana artist in Ireland yet whom I have never heard of till this year; that is Bap Kennedy.If like me, you are Ireland based and have not heard of Bap or his musical output before, you might be wondering why you are so familiar […]

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