As Na Fianna rehearsals continue, myself and Booy, have been trying to hone in on our little duo, ‘Huckleberry Jam’, and we’ve been tightening up with our own practice sessions….and it’s not sounding so little anymore! It’s something that we’ve always had in mind for the past few years, but just never had the time […]

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A friend of the band is over this month in Ireland from Norway. A musician friend. And a very talented one. He plays percussion and drums. On our last visit to Oslo, we had discussed his impending trip to Ireland, and a tour he would be going on with his own music group. We spoke […]

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I went to see Wally Page play last Friday night. He performs once a month in Annesley House just five minutes from where I live along the North Strand Road with a group of seriously talented musicians including famous guitarist Johnny Mulhern. Wally Page is little known to the wider community but has enough fans […]

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It’s 11pm and I’ve just been out on my balcony listening and watching the night go by with a glass of Merlot. Fancy me. It was very peaceful with only an odd cry from a curlew in the nearby water and some passing cars humming down the coastal road. Suddenly, a banger, or fire cracker, […]

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We’ve done our fair share of interviews as Na Fianna since we took off in 2014. T.V, Radio shows, papers, magazines or online articles. They usually ask the mandatory questions. ‘How/where/when did the band form?’ ‘What’s in store for the Band?’… Our interviewers often finish up off the Q&A session with ‘what are you on?’ […]

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This week has been quite an intense week, all round. I am two weeks into my boxing training and already things are getting very tough! Just when you think you have done enough training, Tamo, our trainer, says “OK guys 15 more push-ups!” Followed by jumping jack etc. Intense is too small a word. All […]

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This week has been pretty standard for me. I’ve been doing more much more gig’s on guitar this week, which has been warmly welcomed by moi! Usually it is all percussion that I do, pretty much for the last 4 years its all I did, so to have this change over to guitar is great! […]

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Myself and Booy(Hugh), as Huckleberry Jam, have been playing a few shows in the Guinness Store house lately. The last time had a few gigs there, was way back in March with Na Fianna, for what was a magic Paddys Week Festival! Actually it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago! This year is […]

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About a week after we uploaded ‘Queen Jane’ from our Stable Sessions 2, I came across a video on my laptop,(also up on youtube), we made rehearsing that same song a few months back. Deep down in the bowels of the Temple Bar Music Centre is where we do most of our practice. I like […]

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It’s Monday morning and I’m just back from a walk along the pier or commonly known as the North Bull Wall at Dollymount Strand. It’s a lovely way to clear the head after a hectic weekend of gigging and whatever. The morning was fine. The clouds were extra special too as they displayed themselves in […]

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