Apologies for the delay in posting. I’m either very lazy or very busy. Well the saying goes, if you want something done, ask a busy person so that must mean I’m lazy? But I’m training for a triathlon that’s on next Saturday (eek, wish me luck) and working and the occasional bit of living as […]

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I’m a bit behind schedule on this, but sure when am I not. For those of you new to the blog, think of this as a monthly digest of what’s sounding good (well according to my tastes) from the U.S. right now. This week’s episode is brought to you by women. Yes it’s a ladies […]

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Vickers Vimy

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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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it’s the day after the night before. Ireland just got destroyed. Everyone is feeling a bit melancholy. Unless of course you don’t follow soccer and just like americana music, then it’s another great Friday. Something to fit the mood. Hello The 1930’s. Whatever mood you’re in, they are a solid soundtrack for it; like a […]

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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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One could wonder how the Rats feel about telling people that their current occupation is as one of the Rats. I’m sure though they are happy to be members of a solid americana band emerging from Cork. John Blek and the Rats are a straight-up americana band who are starting to get some deserved recognition. […]

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Time to go a bit leftfield with the next band I’m going to feature. So far I have featured music from genres of americana, americana rock, folk, indie americana and alt-country. Now for a cousin of the genre, some southern delta blues rock. The Hot Sprockets are as their website states from that “delta blues […]

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This is I think the fourth Dublin band I have featured on the blog and the second who’s recent work has been produced by Gavin Glass. The Quicksand Band are a collective from Dublin. The band formed in 2008 originally from a recording session that was intended for singer Justin Corr. But as so often […]

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Now back to the bread and butter of this blog. The Holy Innocents are the first northern band I have featured (this is an all-Ireland blog after all) but you couldn’t tell that from the lovely vocals! The band consists of two lads; “Eamonn McNamee (vocals, guitar, chest out, impatient) and Mark McCambridge (guitar, vocals, […]

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In an attempt to change about this blog from being just another blog about recorded music, I’ve decided to make it a just another blog about recorded music with the occasional post about live music. Yey! The approach here is to highlight as many festivals as I can where you will catch Irish americana bands […]

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