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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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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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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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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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Well I realise that it has been a long while since I did a proper blog post on Eirecana. I apologise to you the reader, about that. I have been concentrating on the radio show lately to the detriment of what this blog is all about; simple posts on music for your reading and aural […]

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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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Just another day in the world of Eirecana. Of all the music I cover, probably the least common on Eirecana is rockabilly. Admittedly I am not a huge fan pf the genre myself. But there is some artists that are doing it well. One on the Irish scene is The Dublin City Rounders. The Dublin […]

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Well continuing my odyssey of exploring my email back catalogue, I came across another artist that struck up some interest on my behalf if, for nothing else, one of the best band names in Irish Americana. That being White Trash and The Spear Headed Sparrow Hawks. It’s hard to know what you would call the […]

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