Dublin

The Rye Rive Band - Original Irish-Americana

Straight into it today. No fussing about. A lot like the band we are featuring today. The Rye River band are a long time going americana/roots collective based in Dublin. They make straight-up americana and considering that, it is a wonder why it has taken so long for me to feature them on Eirecana. The […]

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August Wells - Capturing Life in Melody

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Well as it is almost August, it seems apt that I should feature an artist that I have been hearing about for a long time but have not actually investigated. Today is the day I change all that with this post on August Wells. The band are made up of chief songwriter Ken Griffin and […]

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Jem Mitchell - Capturing life as it is

It’s funny how you find certain artists. I often spent house searching in the web for bands and artists to feature on the blog, searching through different sites, looking on Youtube and then you have the radio on while cooking the dinner and a song comes on that intrigues you, ¬†you wait to hear the […]

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Sunday School Sessions - A folk/eirecana collective exploring the genre

It’s a wet and clod day here on the west coast of Ireland. It’s confined me indoors. So what better time than to explore some new music. This week I feature, what I think is probably Ireland’s first americana supergroup: Sunday Sessions. Sunday Sessions was formed by engineer and producer Ian McNulty. Ian spearheaded the […]

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NC Lawlor  - An enthralling one man blues showcase

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As it’s a nice relaxing Sunday, I decided to go in search of some nice relaxing music to blog about. Instead I came across the raw blues and lap-steel of NC Lawlor. Honest, humble and stirring, his sound is perfect for Sunday evenings. Long-time busker NC Lawlor has been prolific on the blues and roots […]

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Elder Roche

Well this week’s find is a bit left-field for Eirecana. What that means I’m not entirely sure. I can tell you it’s not americana but it has familiar melodies, it’s not alt-country blues but it has plenty of soul. This is the sound of Elder Roche. There is not much in terms of bio for […]

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Cry Monster Cry

My quest to bring you the best americana music from this fair isle continues. Often I come across artists that I feel as though I have written about when in fact they’ve just become embedded in my subconscious having seen them so frequently on social media, gig listings, magazine interviews and reviews. Every time I […]

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Lisa Lambe

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After a long hiatus, I’m back. Apologies one and all. I cant really explain the long absence. I have changed jobs recently and when these sort of things happen, it’s sad that it is something like the blog takes the biggest hit. Anyway from today a promise, my commitment to regular updates and features. There […]

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Pete Cummins

I was shocked to check in here and learn that I have not posted on here since the third week of October. That is almost a month ago. That is probably the longest Eirecana has gone without posting. It is a sad state of affairs. I could say that the radio show is keeping me […]

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