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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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue