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Track of the Week : The London Lasses with Chris O' Malley / Flying Wheelchair

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

The One I Loved The Best is the new album from The London Lasses and Chris O’ Malley.  It featured earlier in the week as part of one of our online launches and as a result it is also our…

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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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'Forget Me Not Rose Flanagan & Laura Byrne' CD

Posted by MickeyMcAdden on May 22, 2015 at 17:30 0 Comments

I used love listening to Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. I still have a tape of them  in my collection. So when at an event I got a free display of similar music from Rose Flanagan, my ear candy antenna popped out recognizing the signature sound of the NY Irish scene so well expressed in the McGann era.

Later, on Facebook, I ran across Rose posting on unrelated news.…

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Matthew Noone on his recent tour in India with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Posted by TradConnect on May 22, 2015 at 10:30 0 Comments

This is a recent documentary featuring Tradconnect member Matthew ‘Mattu’ Noone.  It is by noted filmmaker Myles O'Reilly and was made on a recent tour to India in December 2014 with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.  On the background to the tour Matthew provided the following outline.

“I was born in…

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US launch for Aodán Coyne's 'If We Only Knew' 26th May, Chicago

Posted by TradConnect on May 22, 2015 at 7:30 0 Comments

Aodán Coyne has announced a US launch date for his new solo album If We Only Knew. It will take place at Chief O’Neill’s Chicago on 26th May after the Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest. It starts at 8pm and there will be a few guests.

We reviewed the album recently saying that "vocally there is a growing…

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Sounds From The Cloud - New releases worth hearing - 21st May 2015

Posted by TradConnect on May 21, 2015 at 13:00 0 Comments

Sounds from the great cloud in the sky. Sounds that may pass you by.  Sounds worth hearing. 

A selection of tracks that came across our desk over the last week or so.

If you have music that needs to be heard then simply send it to us on Tradconnect, Facebook, Soundcloud or good old email.…

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Folkfest Killarney Launch - A gallery of photographs from Whelan's launch night 12th May 2015

Posted by TradConnect on May 21, 2015 at 15:08 0 Comments

This year the inaugural FolkFest Killarney will take place on July 24th - 26th in Killarney, County Kerry. They have an outstanding lineup that includes both established and up and coming artists.  Many of those appearing have been covered here on Tradconnect over the last number of months.

In advance of the festival they had a…

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Win 5 Traditional Irish Albums

Posted by TradConnect on September 20, 2014 at 10:30 29 Comments

We have been remiss in closing out a number of competitions and actually giving away the albums.  This competition will therefore close on Friday 22nd May 2015.  We have 5 albums to give away to some lucky member of Tradconnect.  From Goitse's Tall Tales to Runa's Current Affairs.  Also included is Sinéad Healy's Shuffle the Deck, John…
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Album Review - Brendan McAuley / The McCartney's of Pennyburn

Posted by Tony Lawless on May 20, 2015 at 16:30 1 Comment

This is an impressive recording by Belfast born Brendan McAuley.  It features mostly new compositions that tell the story of The McCartneys of Pennyburn. Brendan’s great, great grandfather bought the lease to the Pennyburn estate, just outside Derry city in 1865 and restored the old Pennyburn windmill that existed there at the time.…

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Los Angeles band The Ne’er Duwels to release debut album on 17th May 2015

Posted by TradConnect on May 8, 2015 at 7:30 0 Comments

The Ne’er Duwels have just announced the release of their long awaited debut album, titled “Ne’er Duwels”. The official release celebration will be on May 17 at 3PM and will be held at an exclusive private residence in South Pasadena as part of The Carriage House Concert Series.

The band members include…

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Les Round'Baleurs - Ronds de Loudéac

"Brittany-based band Les Round'Baleurs consists of 4 musicians immersed in Irish traditionnal music. Their repertoire consists of original pieces alongside traditional tunes for dancing (bal folk, fest-noz, ceilidhs...). Created back in 2002,…"
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Comp. L. Périer / Trad. Lucie Périer : flûte // Nicolas Gicquel : clarinette // Benoît Volant : violon // Camille Philippe : guitare http://www.roundbaleurs.fr
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Fri 22nd – Sun 24th May - Majestic Hotel, Tramore, Co. WaterfordClasses / Workshops / RecitalsFriday 22nd May 20152.00pm -6.00pm 7.00pm-9.30pmReedmaking Workshop with Jim Wenham9.30pmYoung Pipers Recital with Joseph Byrne, Jana McCarthy-Kent, Claire…See More
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