Traditional Irish Music
We are now receiving a steady stream of new tracks, old tracks and demo's through from members on Tradconnect and will try and feature the best of what we get. This includes tracks that come into our news stream on Soundcloud. If you have a new track on release simply email us and follow us on Soundcloud. We should then be able to pick up on your…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 31, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
The Alan Kelly Gang have announced that they are back in the studio recording a follow up to their very impressive 2012 release Small Towns and Famous Nights. We reviewed it at the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
A TG4 video featuring one of the tracks from that EP has just been…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month The Outside Track with their Flash Company album from 2012 take the top spot. A new entrant is Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke and their self titled album, with a new previously unreleased sound file added below. Leonard Barry's New Road album also features again.
Added by TradConnect on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments
Like the rest of the world, since 2008, life has just not been that much fun, so I tend to celebrate the little things in life, a call from a client asking for a quote, finishing a job, or better still, having corrective eye surgery that lets me see like a young man again. So I decided to celebrate by jumping in the car and driving to the mountains and touring Cades Cove, a well-visited primitive…Continue
Added by R J Lannan on January 29, 2014 at 0:30 — No Comments
Little Sea Records is an independent record label in Portland, Oregon that has been set up by Tradconnect regulars Colleen Raney and Hanz Azaki. We write repeatedly about artists being interesting and sharing some of the music that has inspired them down through the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 28, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
The IMA has finally published the list of the winners of the Irish Music Awards for 2013; here is he list:
Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)…
Added by Aindréas Ridire on January 27, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments
Glasgow based but with strong connections to Donegal, sisters Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel pack more artistic punch than the Kilfenora and Tulla Céilí bands combined on their debut recording. Their versatility on a range of instruments including uilleann pipes, flute, whistle and mouth organ adds depth to the recording. They take each set with a determined and focused intent, biting…Continue
Picking up on some new artists Athrú are a 5 piece contemporary Irish trad band that released an EP last year and the tracks below are taken from it. They "draw upon influences from Northern Ireland and beyond" according to their Facebook page producing music that is "dynamic and fresh." They have started to build quite a following and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
It's not too often that you hear concertina and harmonica together so this week we are featuring a track by Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick called Street Player/Cul Fada/Limerick Lasses. It's taken from their debut album called Up and About in the Morning which we will be reviewing next week. Noel and Roisin met up on a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
Catch the Air is Gavin Whelan's fifth album and follows very much in the footsteps of Homelands, released in 2011. It also features some of the tunes from that album in new settings. While Homelands featured 8 slow airs among its 15 tracks, this album goes a step further with the entire album devoted to airs and hence the album’s name.…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on January 25, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
We understand that the Teetotallers will be releasing an album early in 2014. Here is an interesting studio interview that they carried out with the radio station WTJU in Charlottesville, USA a while back. It was part of their US tour at the time and they play a few tunes and talk about their music and formation. John Doyle also sings…Continue
From the opening notes of Joe Kilmurray's slip jig you know you are in the twilight zone of traditional music. Accordionist Peter Carberry and piper Pádraig McGovern have moulded from their intuition and respect for the music, one of the year’s best albums. Peter's accordion playing is mellow and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments
Deep End of the Ford are an "avant-garde improvisatory compositional collective whose interest in Old-Irish mythology and the oral prose tradition of pre-Christian Ireland is synonymous with their development as an improvisatory collective".
Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments
John Blake has finally stood out from behind the mixing desk to deliver his first solo flute album. As a musician, producer and engineer his name is attached to literally dozens of albums. Not alone as a flute player but also on guitar and piano where his talents are always in demand for supporting roles. Apart from his early work…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on January 22, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
Its great to finally have the general look of the album starting to come through into a tangible form due to the great work and talents of two of the Teada lads, Damien Stenson on photography and Sean Mc Elwain on design.
I've had the pleasure of knowing and playing on tour with Damien in the US as a part time substitute member of Teada actually deputising for Sean Mc…Continue
Added by Michael Mc Cague on January 21, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments
Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. There are a number of new entrants this month with Peter Carberry & Pádraig McGovern's Forgotten Gems taking the top spot. John Blake, The Gloaming and Pádraig Rynne also enter the Top 10.
Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music.
Added by TradConnect on January 20, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments