Back in October we travelled down to Bunratty, Co. Clare to check out their Bluegrass Festival. Our second podcast is a small snapshot of highlights from the Festival weekend, and includes chats with Brendan Walsh of Sixmilebridge Folk Club, Richard Hawkins of Irish bluegrass band Woodbine who also curates the brilliant Bluegrass Ireland Blog, and … Continue reading Podcast – Episode 2: Bunratty Bluegrass
"I discovered the same thing Gram Parsons did, that soul music and country music are practically identical. Based off of the same chord structures, and the songs are of heartache and loss. The main connection is they both came up in church." - Justin Townes Earle We sat down recently and spoke with Lynda Lucas, … Continue reading Podcast – Episode 1: Lynda Lucas
On 16th October 2016, Republic of Country visited the 15th Irish Steel Guitar Festival, run since 2002 by a dedicated and energetic group of enthusiasts in the Irish Steel Guitar Association.