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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 audience is…Continue
The band are Conor Moriarty from Kilcummin on button accordion, Tara Breen from County Clare on fiddle and Stephen Rooney from County Down on Guitar and…Continue
This is a beautifully observed recording featuring the 5-String Banjo of Ian Carmichael, on a journey of exploration through the American, Irish and Scottish traditions. It moves through moments of full out swing with America on its mind, to reflections from the Scottish highlands and time spent in Ireland. Memories of old tunes return and are…Continue
If you have an interest in fiddle albums that introduce some interesting arrangements to some standard tunes then Danny Diamond's Fiddle Music from 2014 is worth checking out. It was one of the highlights of the year. Earlier this month he also released this rather interesting video of a couple of uilleann piping tunes on open tuned fiddle. On his album we wrote…Continue
We have been meaning to post something on this Dublin duo for some time. There seems to be a mini revival of modern looking folk groups in Dublin at the moment with the likes of Lynched getting some well deserved international recognition at last. Here is another act worth checking out, and following. With close harmonies and some mellow guitar…Continue
He has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.
Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn’s work. The…
There is a depth of inventiveness on Little Hinges by Qristina and Quinn Bachard that will raise their profile far beyond their Canadian homeland. Traditional tunes and songs are layered with an array of technical embellishments to give them a modern and funky setting. Artistically it excels by taking base material that…Continue
This year the prestigious TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards celebrates its 17th year of honoring the very best in traditional music. They have found a new home as they move to the Cork Opera House for a live ceremony that will be broadcast on February 22nd on TG4.
It is fitting that this years recipients include the boundary pushing ensemble that is Jack…Continue
There is an earthly purity to this release from Kelly Oliver that makes her a very exciting prospect indeed. The sharp clarity to the recording and delivery of the 11 tracks that make up the debut album called This Land make her one of the most refreshing vocal talents in some time. The album has already been getting very positive reviews in the UK and on the…Continue