Country and Irish: 5 Artists You Should Hear

This is a potentially confusing one. There are country and Americana singers who happen to be Irish, playing music similar to that coming out of modern Nashville. But there is also Irish Country Music, its own separate world playing more traditional  country and western sounds, ideal for country dancing. Replace those guitar instrumental sections with […]

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5 Lessons I Learned from Lyle Lovett

I first heard of Lyle Lovett when he was mentioned as Mary Chapin Carpenter’s fantasy man in I Feel Lucky. Between that and a career of both music and acting spanning almost 40 years, there was no doubt of Lyle Lovett’s legend status when he was announced as part of the C2C Festival lineup. There […]

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for C2C First-Timers [London 2019 Update]

Six years have gone by since we said “I just hope this new country music festival will catch on and come back to London next year”. It did. And it’s kept on returning, beating its own records each time. But despite the three-day all-day behemoth that C2C Festival has evolved into, we will always remember […]

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Who to see at AmericanaFest’s Showcases

I’m in search of something extraordinary. I’m looking for fingers that pluck as though they’re possessed, lyrics which seem to have been written by a mind-reader and voices which shred the soul. I want music which shows off all the reasons I stumbled into country and Americana and stayed. This week, the search is taking […]

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