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Stepping off the trad track to hail the arrival of another outstanding Irish group that are creating some wonderful music on the folk, country and roots circuit. Like NoCrows or The Henry Girls that we have covered previously they hail from the north west Sligo area. They released an EP called “Irish Boys” in 2014 which was critically…Continue
This is the final episode of the new season of DCTV's traditional Irish music series "Coppers and Brass". Presented and researched by Tommy Fegan - a trad scholar and musician himself - the series showcases the music, the players and the issues that often don't get discussed in the world of Irish traditional music. Featuring interviews in studio, as well as from the Willie Clancy week in…Continue
This new release by Aoife Ní Chaoimh and Paudie O’Connor was in many people’s Top 3 releases for 2014. It really is that good. The tunes within it are Aoife and Paudie’s interpretation of what they have seen and heard over the many years they have been playing. These tunes are as much informed by place as they are by…Continue
This is quite an exceptional album from London based musician Brendan McAuley. Brendan, one of seven children was born in west Belfast, in 1953. His mother Margaret and father John travelled around Ireland in the 40s and 50s, performing in variety shows and in the 50's they settled in Belfast.
His Mum, a singer and…Continue
TradAsh Irish Music Festival 2015 starts this Thursday April 23rd and runs until Sunday 26th. TradAsh is a non-commercial weekend of Traditional Irish Music across various venues in Ashbourne, Co Meath. On their website they state that "We are all fortunate enough to be steeped in so many traditions and one of these is our love for traditional Irish music. This annual…Continue
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…Continue
This is Track 1 from the debut album by Scottish band Dallahan. The track and album is called When the Day is on the Turn. Its an outstanding album of high energy music and it has been receiving rave reviews. Folk Radio UK said “this is truly something special...Dallahan call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless…Continue
It is often said that you can tell a lot about a man by his nickname. And so it is with legendary Clare Fiddler Bobby Casey whose sobriquet “Maestro” is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “A title or form of address designating someone (originally esp. an Italian) who is a master of or who has achieved eminence in a skill or profession, esp.…Continue