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Album Review - Rónán Regan and Irene Guckian /Drumshanbows

Posted by Tony Lawless on October 24, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rónán Regan and Irene Guckian must take great delight in the musical entwinement of their fiddles as they explore the music of Leitrim and the surrounding hinterland.  Their interest in this area has formed the basis of an MA thesis by Irene, with her research covering the South Leitrim and Longford area which is historically known as Conmhaicne.  They…

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Ré - Exclusive new track from the album & background to the recording

Posted by TradConnect on October 24, 2014 at 8:30 0 Comments

Ré is a live album recorded as part of the "Tunes in the Church" concert series in St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church in Galway.  Included below is an exclusive track from the album plus a video of Rian the show.  In trying to describe that stage show Rian, and this record Ré, it is best to quote…

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Official "Online Album Release" - Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha / Draíocht Na Feadóige

Posted by TradConnect on October 23, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch Series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and…

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Return to Camden Town - Starts Today 22nd October - 17 Track Playlist

Posted by TradConnect on October 5, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments

Return to Camden Town (RtCT) is a Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance including over 40 events: concerts, céilis, workshops, free performances and sessions. They have put together a playlist of 17 tracks from artists that will feature this year, including several tracks from the Tradconnect Soundcloud file.  This year the festival will feature many high…

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First Listen : Leo Mac Namara's new album with Triona Marshall

Posted by TradConnect on October 22, 2014 at 7:30 0 Comments

This is a first listen to a track from the new album by Leo Mac Namara from Scariff, Co. Clare. It features Triona Marshall of the Chieftains who he met up with at the 2013 Masters of Tradition Festival.  

We posted one of the Custy's Short Video interviews recently where they both spoke…

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Album Review - Four Star Trio / Magnetic South

Posted by Tony Lawless on October 21, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

Magnetic South by Four Star Trio is the second album by musicians Con Fada Ó Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy and Pat “Herring” Ahern.  The music of Sliabh Luachra is centre stage as you can imagine. If you like your slides and polkas, then this group unravel a gem of an album that paints a vivid picture of the music, the area, and the people that inhabit it. As a listening…

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Danny Diamond - Live track at The Sunflower

Posted by TradConnect on October 21, 2014 at 7:00 0 Comments

This is a live track taken from one of Danny Diamond's recent album launch gigs, for his new fiddle album called Fiddle Music.  It will become one of those "must have" fiddle albums and when we interviewed Danny recently he said

 "I aimed to make something innovative but with the…

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Songs # 21- 25 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

Posted by TradConnect on October 20, 2014 at 8:00 0 Comments

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…

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Two tracks from Miltown based musician Liam O' Brien

Posted by TradConnect on October 20, 2014 at 8:00 0 Comments

Here are a couple of tracks by Miltown based musician Liam O' Brien.  They were released onto Soundcloud last week and are testament to the fact that good music can exist outside the official album release.  In fact the slow demise of the album format will mean that musicians will need to adopt to a steady stream of releases.  

Liam is…

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Irish Music’s Present and Future – 7 Questions 7 to Edel Fox on Italish blog

Posted by Aindréas Ridire on October 18, 2014 at 13:00 0 Comments

Edel Fox and her concertina are definitely playing an important role in the Present of Irish Music.

So, it is with great pleasure that we meet her for our new interview about Irish Music.

Edel Fox is from Miltown Malbay Co.…

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