Galway

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‘Tis the height of summer. I’m writing this blog post here on a veranda not 100 yards from the beach in the sunshine. Sure what else would I be doing but writing about some great Irish music. This week I came across a band playing locally here in Galway, so I thought they deserved a […]

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I must apologise first. I haven’t been blogging in a while. I am in between jobs at the moment so my distractions from Eirecana have increased. I intend to rectify that today and this week. Kicking off firstly with a guide to The Deans. The Deans are a self described folk-rock outfit from Galway. The […]

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Today’s post features a band that I have been aware of for quite a while but have for some reason neglected to post about them even though I have experienced the full force of a live Mikey and the Scallywags performance on a number of occasions. Mikey and the Scallywags were formed in the streets […]

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I seem to be featuring a lot of folk and roots stuff lately. It’s funny how a theme naturally occurs in these blog posts. Maybe it’s a sub-conscious thing? Anyway whatever the reasons for it, the end results is a blog post on quality music. Today we feature the melodies of The Whileaways. The Whileaways […]

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I came by this artist via a handy tip from my uncle. It’s strange the ways one hears about americana bands sometimes. But I am grateful for it. This post is about Ultan Conlon. Ultan hails from Loughrea in Co. Galway. There is not much detail about his early career. Suffice to say that by […]

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It’s been a terrible week for me online, offline it’s been a great week. Got to see some great live music and generally hang out around boats. Hopefully I can rectify the online situation now with The Rye. Paradoxically, rectifying the online situation means I’m actually missing this band play live now offline on stage […]

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Trying to prepare yourself to settle back into another week? Sunday going too fast for you? Then I am of absolutely no use to you as the same is happening to me. Still The Amazing Apples are good company for this period of secular purgatory. From Galway, this 5 piece originally started as a covers […]

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Hailing from the mighty whhest, Vickers Vimy are a recently formed americana five piece group led by two multi,multi instrumentalists (they can play a lot of instruments); Ed Drea & Fintan Hanley who write and arrange the music. The band are due to release their début single in a few weeks; “Devil on Your Back”. […]

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After possibly straying off course (depending on your view), the next three posts will feature three bands producing classic americana. All the stereotypes; fiddle, singing about lost love and mandolin licks (and there’s nothing wrong with that.) Also I want to return to less writing and more music unless you enjoy the writing? I haven’t […]

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I have been listening to the Drive-by Truckers back-catalogue a lot recently. They are still one of my favourite bands although the quality control might have gone done a bit lately. What I like about the Drive-By Truckers is the stories in the songs. Songs such as “Daddy’s Cup” and “I used to be a […]

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