August 2014

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Following on from my experience at Jack of Diamonds, as I said in the last post, I have a renewed vigour for the americana and alt-country genre now. Coming across some damn fine musicians helps too. So you have Marcus Carcas to thank for this post. Markas Carcas is Mark Flynn (not to be confused […]

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So courtesy of MCD Ireland, I am very pleased to announce the very first competition on Eirecana. It is very exciting to be offering Two tickets to see Israel Nash upstairs in Whelan’s on Saturday September 6th. That is only ten days away. The reason I am so late announcing. It took me forever to […]

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After a very enjoyable weekend at the Jack of Diamonds, I am back home again reinvigorated with a love of americana and alt-country. The festival makes you realise how many bands are actually ploughing the field in this genre. So with my love of americana once again stirred, I am back to the (very enjoyable) […]

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I have lamented before on the lack of Irish female americana artists around. Considering I’m writing about a niche genre in a place that is not even the natural home of the genre, I suppose I should not be doing too much lamenting. Still when I discover another solo artist like Stef Campbell, it is […]

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I thought I wrote about these guys before but when I checked my records, it turned out I hadn’t. It is just one of those instances that you come across a band so often, you feel you almost know them. Blood Red Mountain Band have been around for a number of years. The group formed […]

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