Kilkenny

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This is becoming a bit of an annual thing. My preview post of this weekends Kilkenny Roots Festival and the Southern Gothic Festival. Probably the two premier americana/roots festivals in Ireland. It is a pity they are happening the same weekend. Still depending on your tastes, there is plenty of choice and even no reason […]

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It’s always the way isn’t it? You wait fifty odd weeks for an americana/alt-country festival to appear and then two come along at once…on the same weekend. Both the Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots and the Southern Gothic Festival feature some amazing bands that you would rarely get to see in Ireland and now they are […]

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There must be something in the water in Kilkenny. Not only do they have the home of the only americana and alt-country festival in Ireland but the place seems to be home to a number of the best alt-country/americana bands you will find in Ireland today. It’s comparable (without exaggeration) to the historic music scenes […]

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Back on to another album review, again a bit late but it is worth the wait (the music that is, not the review. Well maybe the review as well!). This post is all about Deetrich and her debut album “Tug of War”. I have already featured Deetrich on the blog. You can find that post […]

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Where in today’s episode, the author decides to write (hungover) about a band that requires extensive online research. Am I bovvered? Yes, yes I am. Good Tiger are a sadly disbanded lo-fi americana band from Kilkenny. One thing I have realised from researching this band is there a lot of internet activity related to a […]

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I don’t think I have posted about any Irish solo female americana influenced artists yet on this blog. Yes probably none. Well that’s about to change now: introducing Deetrich. Her name is Dee Doyle. I’ll call her Deetrich for the time being. Deetrich hails from Kilkenny. She has been gigging with various line-ups since 2006 […]

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Formally known as the T-Town Bottlestoppers, and now it looks like formally known as the Bottlestoppers, Nathan Conway is a man producing rounded alt-country tunes for the last three years. Let me see if I can get the history right. The T-Town Bottlestoppers were formed circa 2009. They released an album “Run on Diesel” in […]

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