Wicklow

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The Viking Project have been featured on the blog previously. The band are a five piece that are set to make an impact on the Irish music scene with their first official release. The group hail from north Wicklow and include Michael Purcell (Harmonica, Vocals), Ste Guyett (Guitar,Vocals), Andy Guyett (Drums, Vocals), David Tully (Guitar, […]

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The blog post today explores a genre that I haven’t really got to explore (or had the opportunity to explore) on this blog since I have started writing. Gospel music and all the descendants and sub-genres of it are an integral part of American music, particularly of the south. Elements of this genre sometimes seek […]

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After that extremely long previous post on the mechanisms of the music industry, the post today will return the blog to basics; shining a light on some unsigned talent. Today it is Conor Linnie. Conor hails from Bray Co. Wicklow. Now as far as I know Bray is not known for its scene of folk […]

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Something a bit more direct this evening. I haven’t featured a bluegrass influenced band yet on this blog. Of all the American genres associated with country, I find bluegrass the most restrictive in terms of where songs can go within that genre. However The Cujo Family manage to take that genre, shake it up and […]

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I came across Raglans when researching my post on The Hot Sprockets. The band’s music is a bit removed from classic americana but they fall nicely into the edges of the genre along with the Eskies and The Hot Sprockets whom I have already featured on this blog. All three bands produce folk infused rock. […]

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