Just when I started to get going. Sorry for the lack of posting. I have started a new job in Galway and trying to pack, move and sellotape stuff takes up a lot of time. Regular service I hope will resume shortly.

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Shite is a word that is not used near enough in songs. Its such a great word. Rather than shit, it can convey much stronger emotion and contempt for a subject. Gladly Cold Comfort have found found a way to utilise shite in their music, the word that is. The Dublin based band formed in […]

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I have been listening to the Drive-by Truckers back-catalogue a lot recently. They are still one of my favourite bands although the quality control might have gone done a bit lately. What I like about the Drive-By Truckers is the stories in the songs. Songs such as “Daddy’s Cup” and “I used to be a […]

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The Needables are a relatively new band emerging from…well, it’s not exactly clear but they were apparently former fishermen so maybe they had a home in every port. Back to the music. The four tracks so far released has them definitely pinning down their sound. “High Climb” and the recent track “Stuck Like Glue” have […]

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Only someone like me would start their blog with a band that doesn’t seem to be about any more. Seeing as most music blogs are intent on being the first to break new bands, even if they are good or not, I am going to try shun that here. This is the beginnings of an anti-hyping blog. Anyway […]

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Welcome to Irlicana, a blog dedicated to Americana music in Ireland. I wanted to start this because after listening to alot of Americana music and slowing discovering that there are many americana influenced Irish artist out there but there is no place to collectively find them. That is simply the mission statement of this blog. I hope to bring […]

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