Each month the Eirecana podcast brings you the best of americana, alt-country and folk from Irish and international artists. With discussion on everything from the scene in Ireland to emerging artists, if you are a fan of this genre, there is something for you here.   Episode IX – Where’s the sun?   It’s the […]

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Eirecana Podcast: Episode VIII - Spring is here...or is it?

Each month the Eirecana podcast brings you the best of americana, alt-country and folk from Irish and international artists. With discussion on everything from the scene in Ireland to emerging artists, if you are a fan of this genre, there is something for you here.   Episode VIII – Spring is here…or is it? It’s […]

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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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Ben Reel - An ameriana troubadour

So how do you like the new place? It is currently a work in progress here but hopefully I will have the whole place kitted out before too long. In the meantime I thought I would get back to the bread and butter of this blog which is great music. I have been previewing recently […]

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So I have decided to migrate from Blogger to WordPress. I’m doing this for a number of reasons including design, handiness and other reasons. Firstly I find the choice of WordPress themes makes it a bit easier for the layout of the blog. I want to make Eirecana as ¬†easy to browse as possible so […]

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The Southern Fold - Melding gothic folk and blues

Sometimes I have to go looking for bands. Sometimes they music come to me. Sometimes I feel like going in search for the music myself even when the music does come to me. Today was one of those days. I often consult Breaking Tunes (it’s a brilliant platform for new Irish artists) and happened to […]

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One Horse Pony

Back to action this week with some Southern Blues. Well it’s not what you think. This band hail from Cork and are exponents of some fine truthful foot-tapin’ blues that you have ever heard. One Horse Pony are a Cork based outfit formed a number of years ago through the very organic process of playing […]

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Eirecana Podcast: Episode VII - February Blues

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Bringing you the best of americana, alt-country and folk from Ireland and internationally. Eirecana Podcast – Podcast VII: February Blues Welcome to 2016. Seeing as I didn’t get a show up in January, I thought I would celebrate all that the first month of the year symbolises in my February podcast. Thus the February blues. […]

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The Whispering Pines

I often have to search far and wide for new music on the blog. It’s always handy to have a few tools to make my work easier. One that I want to point you to if you are in search for new music, in particular new Irish music, is Breaking Tunes. The non-for-profit website aims […]

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