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So another year, another great Roots Festival. Around this time each year for the last number of years, I start to get excited about what this weekend will bring. The most enjoyable thing about the Roots Festival, apart from the great head-liners, which are always consistently good, is the Music trail. The experience of meandering […]

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Live Preview: Rocktoberfest at Monroes

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Quite the line-up for this event happening this weekend in Galway. It’s not often that live of this calibre comes to Galway and we should be grateful its here. With tickets for only €8 per night or €25 for weekend passes, the line-up is quite impressive. It kicks off on Thursday night with Eirecana favourites […]

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Live Preview: Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival

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Next weekend (Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August) in Doolin, there will be a special type of festival. Two of my favourite things in the world; beer and excellent music will feature. So of course Im going. If you’re thinking of going too, here is what I recommend to see. If you’re not thinking of […]

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Live Preview: Valentia Isle Festival

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After my recent preview of festivals, I thought I would look at a few festivals in detail that deserve or merit a bit of more attention and who is playing at them. This week it is the forthcoming Valentia Isle Festival. The festival has been going for a number of years though its only crossed […]

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Ireland Summer Festival Preview 2015

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The sun is shining out there, the flowers are blooming and men in tractors are cutting silage which means only one thing; it’s festival season again. Previously I have run through a load of festivals over the Irish summer but this year I thought I would keep it concise. It’s as simple as highlighting the […]

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Live Preview: Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

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So for those of us of a certain persuasion, the annual pilgrimage begins on Friday to Kilkenny. The Roots festival has been, for a number of years and still remains the most premier festival if you are a lover of americana, alt-country and folk in Ireland. The organisers have a knack of getting artists just […]

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So the Jack of Diamonds Festival is back around. I have to say the line-up of this festival has got me a little excited. If I was curating a festival of Eirecana’s favourites, it would probably be not too different from what we have below i.e. amazing. If you are not aware what the Jack […]

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Something I have done before which people seemed to enjoy so I thought, I’ll do it again. So the same as before this post is about some americana and alt-country artists that are visiting Ireland in the next month or two. Apologies to international readers for being so Ireland-centric but you might come across some […]

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