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Album Review - Tonnta Ceoil / Lucky For Some

Posted by Tony Lawless on September 15, 2014 at 13:30 0 Comments

Tonnta Ceoil are a three piece group from Clare featuring Mark Burke on accordion, Shane Coughlan on flute, whistles and vocals and Gavin Coughlan on guitar, keyboards, low whistle and vocals.  All accomplished musicians they bring their traditional and youthful rock and pop influences to a record that is amazingly cohesive despite the mix.  On the…

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Official "Online Album Launch" - Josie Nugent & Brian Stafford / The Caves of Cong

Posted by TradConnect on September 14, 2014 at 20:30 0 Comments

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new…

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Job Opportunities for musicians...including €1,500 for a Spoon player

Posted by TradConnect on September 14, 2014 at 20:00 0 Comments

These job opportunities including €1,500 for a spoon player have come through to us via Ali Coffey Casting. "We are casting a series of very short ads and we are looking for musicians, particularly a man who can play the spoons. He should preferably be aged over 45. If cast he would receive a fee of…

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Album Review - Sinéad Healy / Shuffle The Deck

Posted by Tony Lawless on September 14, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

The gentle swing of a Jerry Holland hornpipe called Mary Claire’s introduces this piano accordion debut by Sinéad Healy. An All-Ireland winner in 2007, she has in place all the right credentials to deliver an impressive first recording. There is a light and breezy Breton feel to a large part of the album.  After the opening pair of hornpipes…

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Songs # 1 - 5 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

Posted by TradConnect on September 13, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

This Songwriters Showcase on 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 honoured to have Christy listening to this…

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7 Questions to Elle Marie O Dwyer on Italish Blog

Posted by Aindréas Ridire on September 12, 2014 at 20:00 0 Comments

Our new guest for the series of interview about the Present and Future of the Irish Trad Music is Elle Marie O Dwyer.

Elle Marie O Dwyer is a traditional ballad singer from Cork who released in 2002 her debut album “Where the Allow Waters Flow”. Under the tuition of Lena Bn. Uí…

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The Steeple Sessions Autumn Schedule - 12th September - Máirtín O' Connor Band

Posted by TradConnect on August 6, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

The Steeple Sessions returned to Dublin on 5th September for their Autumn schedule and tonight is their second concert.  It features The Máirtín O' Connor Band. Here is the lineup for the rest of the shows.…

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Vote - New Tune Composition 2014

Posted by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 22:00 0 Comments

We have just closed our campaign to find a New Tune Composition for 2014.  It has proved to be very popular with 62 tunes in total submitted. To assist with the selection process we are providing our members with a chance to Vote for the tune that they most like. You need to be a member of the site to vote and you need to be signed…

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Introducing new group "The Alt" featuring John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O' Leary

Posted by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 7:30 0 Comments

This week see’s the launch of a new group and a new album by three well established musicians.  The group is called The Alt and it features John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’ Leary.  Included below is the first track from the album plus the official press release.

The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County…

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Tunes 56 to 62 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"(Final Tunes)

Posted by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 19:00 0 Comments

Welcome to the last 6 tunes in the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This is now closed and we will not be accepting any more submissions.  61 tunes in total have been received which is nearly double what we were expecting.  This award has been a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert…

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September 23, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street6p.m. – 8p.m.( Doors open from 5.45p.m. ) TUESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2014Kerry piper  Leonard Barrywill kick off a new season of‘Bewley’s @6!’ withmusic from his great‘New Road’ album in thecompany of renowned…See More
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