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Off the Track : Sligo's Old Hannah and their new album Iron and Wood

Posted by TradConnect on April 25, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

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…

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New Releases on Soundcloud - Laura Callaghan, Anna Falkenau, Aoife Scott, Moving Hearts, Ronan O'Snodaigh, Daímh and Don Smith

Posted by TradConnect on April 24, 2015 at 12:30 0 Comments

Here is a selection of tracks that have come to us on Soundcloud over the last few weeks. It's a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks from albums both new and old.
It features Laura Callaghan, Anna Falkenau, Aoife Scott, Moving Hearts, Ronan O'Snodaigh, Daímh and Don Smith.…
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Coppers & Brass : Episode 6 on Session Etiquette

Posted by TradConnect on April 24, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

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…

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Album Review : Aoife Ní Chaoimh & Paudie O'Connor / Didn't She Dance and Dance

Posted by Tony Lawless on April 23, 2015 at 10:30 0 Comments

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…

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Quality release from London musician Brendan McAuley

Posted by TradConnect on April 23, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

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…

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TradAsh Music Festival, Ashbourne, Meath starts this Thursday 23rd April 2015

Posted by TradConnect on April 22, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

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…

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Jeremiah's pick up their award in the Tradconnect Songwriters Showcase

Posted by TradConnect on April 22, 2015 at 8:30 0 Comments

Last night Dublin band The Jeremiah's picked up their award as winners of the Tradconnect Songwriters Showcase.  The occasion was Christy Moore's concert in Vicar Street, Dublin. We ran the Songwriters Showcase on the…

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Official "Online Album Release" - Andy Lamy / The New Blackthorn Stick

Posted by TradConnect on April 21, 2015 at 7:00 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…

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First listen to an outstanding album from Scotland's Dallahan - When the Day is on the Turn

Posted by TradConnect on April 20, 2015 at 10:30 0 Comments

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…

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“Maestro” - The Music of Bobby Casey to be launched at Fleadh Nua 2015

Posted by TradConnect on April 20, 2015 at 7:00 0 Comments

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.…

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