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New York Trad Scene Roundup 30th October - 7th November 2014

Posted by TradConnect on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

The following is a session listing for New York  city.  It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at www.ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session  events taking place over the coming…

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Win 5 Traditional Irish Albums

Posted by TradConnect on September 20, 2014 at 10:30 27 Comments

This competition will close on Friday 30th October 2014.  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 Sherman & Randy Clepper's Finally Tuned and Séan Ó Riada's Port na bPubaí.  All you have to do to…
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Album of the Month November 2014 - Four Star Trio / Magnetic South

Posted by TradConnect on October 29, 2014 at 15:00 0 Comments

Our album of the month for November 2014 will be Magnetic South by Four Star Trio.  

It is the second album by musicians Con Fada Ó Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy and Pat “Herring” Ahern.  The music of Sliabh Luachra is centre stage as you can imagine.

If you like your slides and polkas, then this group unravel a…

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Songs # 26- 30 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

Posted by TradConnect on October 29, 2014 at 9:00 0 Comments

This Songwriters Showcase 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 honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…

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Album Review : Justin Bonar-Bridges / Truth Be Told

Posted by Tony Lawless on October 28, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments

We covered this debut album earlier in the year when we spoke to Justin as part of an official online album launch. In the main, this is an album of solo fiddle music played with relaxed ease by a musician who was inspired by…

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2’ 13” of Concertina Perfection - Exclusive track from Mary Mac Namara’s new album

Posted by TradConnect on October 28, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

This is Track 3 off the new Mary Mac Namara album called Note for Note.  It's back to basics with an album that revisits the style and feel of her outstanding Traditional Music From East Clare debut all those years ago. She explains her approach to the recording in the liner notes stating that “Down through the years I have…

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Supporting Skippers Alley Funding Campaign for their new album

Posted by TradConnect on October 26, 2014 at 20:00 0 Comments

Skipper’s Alley are a young 7-piece traditional Irish music band based in Dublin, Ireland.  They came together in May 2013 with a basic idea to play, interpret, and arrange old traditional Irish music and, in the short time they have been doing that, they have managed to keep themselves quite busy. They are in post production on their new album and…

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Track of the Week - Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha - John Dwyer's/Silver Spear

Posted by TradConnect on October 26, 2014 at 17:30 0 Comments

Earlier in the week we had an official online launch for Draíocht Na Feadóige, the new debut recording by Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha.  She has appeared on other albums over the years and is very busy with our national broadcaster presenting a number of traditional music shows for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.…

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Impressive second album from San Francisco Celtic folk band, The Gallowglasses including new track.

Posted by TradConnect on October 26, 2014 at 17:00 1 Comment

This is a track from the new album called A Brace of Pistols by San Francisco based Celtic folk band The Gallowglasses. The band members are Donovan Ryan, Lee White, Mark Boronkay and Michael McNelly.  

Its a fairly well balanced album mixing some slower instrumental tracks like The Trip to Sligo/Morrison's and…

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Keeping our session listing up to date

Posted by TradConnect on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 0 Comments

At present our session listing is growing and we are getting good feedback from members who use it. In an effort to keep it up to date we would appreciate if members could check their particular county, state our country with regard to sessions and confirm if sessions should be added to or deleted from the list. 

Our listing has grown quite a bit over the last year and we rely on…

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