Born and raided in the middle of Ireland, I was, unbeknownst to myself raised on a diet of early alt-country; The Eagles, Gram Parsons, Dillard and Clark with the occasional Irish and Country artist like (Texas Tom and Ray Lynam) thrown in for good measure. I tried to escape this in my rebellious adolescence by endorsing Alien Ant Farm but that adventure didn’t lead me to contentment. This is the music I always return to.
Having found no place on the internet where Irish bands of this genre are located together, I started this blog.
About The Blog
This blog is dedicated to writing about americana, alt-country, folk, blues, tex-mex, desert rock, and every other related genre you can think of. I write mainly about Irish artists. However I also include bands from Europe as well as writing about the best music from the U.S.
This blog works a little bit differently from other music blogs. I don’t post news, gig listings, etc here. That is what the Facebook page is for.
The aim of this blog is to archive and showcase great americana music from Ireland and further afield. On Eirecana, I concentrate introducing new artists and reviewing albums. Simple as that.
The idea is that each post contains some songs that you might not have heard before. So with all the music in one place, you don’t have to go searching for it.
So because of this approach, the blog might not be updated everyday but it does mean that when it is, you are guaranteed music to listen to.
If you want to get in touch with me, contact me at ron [at] eirecana.com
The Eirecana blog has been short-listed for Irish Blog Awards in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. It has been semi-finalist in the OMIG Digital Awards for Best Blog in 2016.
In 2017 it reached the finals of the 2017 Blog Awards and was a awarded Silver badge in the final.
Since this blog has started, the genre “Eirecana” has received a bit of coverage in various media out lets. If you’re asking me to describe what the “Eirecana” genre is, i’m not 100% sure. I interpret it as the output from Irish artists with a hint of americana or alt-country. It’s a loose term and should be taken as such but it’s a great way to discover new artists who are interested of making music of this type.