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Album Review - Kyle Carey / North Star

Posted by Tony Lawless on September 19, 2014 at 16:30 0 Comments

Kyle Carey is back once again with a breezy laid back follow up on her Monongah debut from 2012.  Intricately woven music provided by some household names in the traditional music world underscores her own brand of Gaelic Americana.  Seamus Egan produced the album with Katie McNally,…

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10 Years of Trip to the Cottage + 3 Danny O' Mahony tracks.

Posted by TradConnect on September 19, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

This year Kerry musician Danny O’ Mahony celebrates 10 years as the presenter of Trip to the Cottage.  It’s one of Ireland’s most recognised traditional music programmes, going out on Radio Kerry every Monday night at 8pm.   In a recent…

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Watch Ensemble Ériu latest video + Album Sampler

Posted by TradConnect on September 18, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

Ensemble Ériu will appear at this weekend's Music under the Mountains festival in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow.   This is a new project headed up by Jack Talty and Neil Ó Loghlen and this video has just been released.  It's difficult getting videos…

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The Outside Track's UK/Europe Tour Dates - September / October 2014

Posted by TradConnect on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 0 Comments

This is a band that are well worth seeing if you are on their tour route through the UK and Europe. We covered a review of The Outside Track and their new album Flash Company towards the end of 2012.  The album is…

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Listen to a track from "The Boruma Trio" and their new album Gléas

Posted by TradConnect on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

The Boruma Trio is a musical collaboration that unites the two stylistically contrasting musical traditions of East Clare and North Tipperary.  It features fiddler Eileen O' Brien from North Tipperary, accordion player Andrew MacNamara from East Clare and the piano and tin whistle skills…

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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 63 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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Music Under the Mountains - Spotify Playlist

Posted by TradConnect on September 16, 2014 at 8:00 0 Comments

Music Under the Mountains is an annual festival of traditional Irish music hosted in Hollywood County Wicklow. The festival has been in running since 1991 and this Friday 19th September it kicks off again with a stellar line up. We have covered some of the artists appearing over the last while including the Vallely Brothers, Caoimhín, Cillian…

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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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