End of year final roundup, of sorts

Its been another year of ups and downs but matched too by tons of great releases, gigs, festivals and I’ve been introduced to so many great sounds and equally great people.

BarryGruff isn’t even two years old yet but it still surprised to have gotten this far and I’m even more surprised (and chuffed it must be said) that people give a shit about what I have to say. It is an absolute privilege and a joy to be sharing my musical thoughts and suggestions with people on a daily basis.

This might well be my final post of the year (well I’m going to try and have a wee break anyway) so I’ve put links to all my (and Johnny’s) end of year posts and a few other choice cuts in case people fancy catching up over the festive period. Before I go a massive thanks to everyone who’s sent music on, got me into things for free, done artwork, mixes and helped with BarryGruff presents, and, of course those of you who read the blog.

Where will 2012 lead and what will it have in store? No one knows, but while I like many others will probably find there future away from Ireland – whatever the case there will certainly be plenty of great music to rave about.

Top 5 new artists of 2011 /  ones to watch

BarryGruff’s Irish songs of 2011 Mixtape

BarryGruff’s Albums of 2011

Johnny Feeney’s albums of 2011

A few more choice cuts for 2011……

The other side of Blur (b-side mixtape)

A year in a blog mixtape to celebrate BarryGruff’s first birthday

Alex Turner – ‘Submarine’ EP

Factory Floor – Two Different Ways (Second Way)

Billy Bragg – Never Buy The Sun

Henry’s Funeral Shoe

dB Band – Stranger In The Alps

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