I love Irish music, and by that I mean, I love U2.
That’s one of the most ignorant sentences I’ve ever written and I want that to change. Drastically. My obsession with Glen Hansard’s music just keeps growing, especially after I’ve heard his bands – The Frames, which is more like Irish rock, and The Swell Season, which is more like Irish Folk/Indie and also contains Marketa Irglova, for all those who love Once like I do – and the more I think about it, I want to turn that obsession to cover more Irish Rock bands.
There’s just something about that Celtic sound that’s really making me happy, and I need more of it. I almost bought a Pogues CD today, because I’ve been eyeing for a while and I think I should get it soon, lest my craving fades.
However, I don’t know of many more Irish bands to add to my list.
So far, it’s The Pogues and The Dubliners, and I feel that’s hardly anywhere near enough. I feel that I need to listen to as much Celtic/Irish Rock/Folk as I can, so I can actually give writing that style of music a shot. You can’t create inside a vacuum, I always say.
So, if anyone has any bands that meet the above criteria, please feel free to recommend them!
Now if you excuse me, I’m off to listen to the Once soundtrack for the bajillionth time.