Cork

The Good Rain - Humorous, Ethereal and Dark

It has been a while since my last blog post. My other media platforms are keeping me too busy. Anyway I came The Good Rain during the Galways Fringe Festival this year. That was the summer. This is the winter. Writing about them now only reflects the amount of distractions in my life but one […]

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One Horse Pony

Back to action this week with some Southern Blues. Well it’s not what you think. This band hail from Cork and are exponents of some fine truthful foot-tapin’ blues that you have ever heard. One Horse Pony are a Cork based outfit formed a number of years ago through the very organic process of playing […]

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The Whispering Pines

I often have to search far and wide for new music on the blog. It’s always handy to have a few tools to make my work easier. One that I want to point you to if you are in search for new music, in particular new Irish music, is Breaking Tunes. The non-for-profit website aims […]

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Nicole Maguire

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Still catching up on my backlog of album reviews to be completed at the moment but I said I would distract myself…and ye with a short post on a talented new artist emerging on the scene lately. It’s great to see another female Irish artist on the americana/folk scene. Joining the likes of Deetrich, Jayne […]

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Niall Connolly

It’s not often that I come across a Iriah man producing americana music via an americana blog that I haven’t of but that is the case with Niall Connolly. Have downloaded and listened to a recent episode of the Americana rock Mix, I was surprised to hear a name like Connolly and Niall feature on […]

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Boa Morte

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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Parallel Band

Apologies for the gap between posts over the previous few weeks. The life/blog balance has been ppor. And for a while there I thought I was going to run out of Irish based americana bands but thankfully some new talent has emerged.

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True Delusion

Keeping on a recent theme of music of edge of americana rock. A bit of blues rock here, all the way from Co. Cork. True Delusion are a now sadly departed delta-blues band from Co. Cork The band started out in 2002 with some jamming sessions progressing into a covers band until the sound of […]

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One could wonder how the Rats feel about telling people that their current occupation is as one of the Rats. I’m sure though they are happy to be members of a solid americana band emerging from Cork. John Blek and the Rats are a straight-up americana band who are starting to get some deserved recognition. […]

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Time now for music from the (softer) edge of americana that I generally tend to ignore. This genre or sub-genre is exemplified by acoustic instruments, there is usually a fiddle in there if not a mandolin, or even a Dobro if you’re lucky. The songs are typically harmony based with the backing vocals almost as […]

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