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Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - July 2015

Posted by TradConnect on August 1, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for July 2015.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact…

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Sheet Music & Tabs for guitarists - Trip To Scotland

Posted by Olaf Sickmann on August 1, 2015 at 9:30 0 Comments

Hi All. Find below a transcription which includes sheet music & tabs for my tune "Trip to Scotland".  

It is taken from my album "The Green River" which was released in 2008. Tuning is CACGBE. You can also listen to the tune on the YouTube video also included below. 

Best,…

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Supporting FullSet and their Kickstarter Campaign ( 3 days to go )

Posted by TradConnect on July 15, 2015 at 11:30 0 Comments

As a music site we normally get behind new funding campaigns to help artists raise the necessary finance to complete albums​.  We have covered FullSet on Tradconnect before ​and also recently launched band member Teresa Horgan's duet album with Matt Griffin. You can check that album out …

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Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader & John Douglas - Whelan's Dublin 3rd September

Posted by TradConnect on July 21, 2015 at 12:00 0 Comments

Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed Traditional Irish band, Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland’s mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas, performing all new material from their latest album The Last Bell. Sheer musical synergy in its most natural…

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Debut release by Freya Rae and Louis Bingham set for October 2015

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

Freya Rae and Louis Bingham have announced the release of their debut album this October 2015. Freya (flutes, whistles, clarinet) and Louis (guitars, banjo, bouzouki, bodhrán) present an exciting and original album exploring unusual traditional and new compositions based on Irish and Breton dance music. The album will…

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Album Review - Ian Carr & Karen Tweed / SHHH

Posted by Tony Lawless on July 25, 2015 at 12:00 0 Comments

SHHH was first released in 1995, and has been unavailable for the last decade or so.  Karen Tweed was a founding member of The Posies and later played with Ian Carr as part of the Kathryn Tickell Band. They had previously met at a festival and Carr’s distinctive guitar style had impressed Tweed. This is a digital re-issue and the merits…

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Andy Lamy announces Irish tour in August for "The New Blackthorn Stick"

Posted by TradConnect on July 29, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

Dear Friends.  Here are updates on "The New Blackthorn Stick".  Below is our August in Ireland 5-city launch tour with live national broadcasts.  Please spread the word to friends in Ireland and beyond.  We already have RSVP's from France and the UK to attend these concerts!

Our tour will take in venues in Dublin, Kinvara,…

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Competition : 5 Copies of the new compilation album "The Wild Atlantic Way" to give away

Posted by TradConnect on July 28, 2015 at 17:30 7 Comments

We have 5 copies of a new outstanding compilation album of traditional Irish music to give away to our readers.  The album is called The Wild Atlantic Way - A Journey in Irish Music and its goal is to "tells stories, invite reflection and capture the sense of fun that is an essential part of any trip along THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

It features…

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Crossing the Sea by Fiona Howell now available for download

Posted by TradConnect on July 28, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

Press Release : Crossing the Sea, the first album by Fiona Howell, flutist and Sean-Nos singer, is now available as a CD and download . All of the songs are traditional Irish songs and tunes, except for the first track, Cathain, written by Ronan O' Snodaigh of Kila. The 10 tracks include…
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