February 2017 Blog Posts (40)

Music from the Western Isles with Eabhal

Here are two tracks from Eabhal who are four musicians who met and began making music together on the Outer-Hebrides' Isle of Uist. Playing folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Europe and further, alongside self-penned tunes, they have a unique sound that demonstrates their collective musical ethos. These tracks came in to our news stream and are taken from their new…

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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Taking inspiration from the folk greats - Darren Lynch

Dublin folk musician Darren Lynch has released a new album of folk songs called ‘The Spinning Wheel’. The album is a collection of some of the songs he has sung over the past 15 years or more. Groups such as The Fureys, The Dubliners and Sweeney’s Men -  as well as singers like Pecker Dunne…

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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Alan Burke - Catching Up

Alan Burke has been plying his trade as a musician for many years – originally from London, his Irish parents exposed him to music from an early age, and he began singing as a very young child.  Like many people of his generation, his teenage years were spent listening to and absorbing music from all genres.  His first major encounter with the folk tradition came…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on February 26, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Visionaries and their Words Tour 2017

The critically acclaimed Show, Visionaries and their Words, continues its successful Irish tour in March and April 2017 in Dundalk, Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Created by traditional composer and “song archaeologist”, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, this Show is a new musical rendering of…

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Added by Lorcán Mac Mathúna on February 25, 2017 at 1:28 — No Comments

Listen to a stream of The Henry Girls new album 'Far Beyond the Stars'

Donegal folk band ‘The Henry Girls’ have just released their new album called ‘Far Beyond the Stars' and it is available to stream in its entirety on Soundcloud with an embed below. In February they had given a taster of what is to come with a track called ‘Ocean of War’ which was dedicated to the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Tonight at The Gathering Festival Killarney - 24th February

Tonight at The Gathering Festival in Killarney The Casey Sisters will take to the stage in the company of Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, Bríd Harper, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Gerry O’Beirne & Dónal O’Connor. This is the start of the festival weekend concerts…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

A new approach to the tradition from contemporary ensemble 'Strung'

Strung are a contemporary Irish music ensemble based in Cork, comprising Maria Ryan (violin/vocals), Lucia Mac Partlin (violin), Séan Warren (cello) and Aonghus McCarthy (piano). While undergoing classical training at Cork School of Music, they maintained a participating interest in Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on February 23, 2017 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 406

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 26/02/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. The Battlefield…

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Added by Mitch Park on February 22, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Listen to Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh's 2006 debut album 'Fainne An Lae' in its entirety

You can now listen to Fainne An Lae (Daybreak), the 2006 debut release by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Muireann grew up in Dún Chaoin, Co. Kerry and was a recipient of the 2011 Gradaim Ceoil TG4 Amhránaí na Bliana/Singer of the Year award. She has toured and performed with various musicians and groups before joining Danú…

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Added by TradConnect on February 22, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Ray D'Arcy Show wants to hear from Ireland's Traddest Family!

The Ray D'Arcy Show wants to hear from Ireland's Traddest Family! They have posted this video with the following message. "Do you and your family love to play music together? Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned Ireland's Traddest Family by our brilliant judging panel of Zoe Conway, Mike Hanrahan and John Spillane?

If so, get your…

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Added by TradConnect on February 21, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa - February 2017

Well, well, well the New Year is well and truly up and and running and if the first few weeks are anything to go by it’s going to be an epic one! It’s been non stop traveling and touring since early January taking in California, Seattle, Ireland and last week the Caribbean and Bahamas ??

Just arrived back from Joanie Madden’s Folk n Irish Cruise and I have to say it…

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Added by TradConnect on February 21, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Éilís Kennedy looks Westward for inspiration on her new release

WESTWARD, the new album by Éilís Kennedy is a product of life on the Atlantic fringe, with songs in English and Irish inspired by famous musical nights in Dingle and beyond. Having travelled to the west coast of California to record with Grammy Award winning guitarist William Coulter, this album reflects where…

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Added by TradConnect on February 20, 2017 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

The Gathering Festival starts this Wednesday 22nd February. Check out our Playlist

This year we are delighted to once again be associated with The Gathering Festival, which takes place in Killarney on  22nd and 26th February 2016.  The festival is organised and staged by The INEC Killarney also sponsored our Album of the Year award this…

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Added by TradConnect on February 20, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

11th Joseph Browne School of Music starts on 23rd February 2017

On February 23rd - 25th this year the 11th annual Joseph Browne School of Traditional Music will take place in Kinvara, Co, Galway. 

By background "the South Galway and North Clare region is an area that has long been renowned for the quality of its traditional music. Names like Jack Mulkere, the highly regarded music teacher, come to mind, as do…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman / The Tinman

This is our Track of the Week and features  Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman. It has received the most plays over the last 7 days on Tradconnect. It is taken from their album Living Roots and they describe it as a “quest through the much loved heartlands of Irish and Appalachian traditions. Setting out with a Hornpipe…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Kids helping kids - The new charity album from New York fiddler Haley Richardson

New York fiddler Haley Richardson and her many friends, will release a charity album for Mercy Centre who work with the children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok. They create simple-but-progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day. they…

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Visionaries and their Words, Irish Tour in March and April 2017

The critically acclaimed Show, Visionaries and their Words, continues its successful Irish tour in March and April 2017 in Dundalk, Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Created by renowned sean- nós singer, composer and adventurer, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, this Show is a new musical rendering of the words of Plunkett, Connolly, Ceannt and Pearse.…



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Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 405

https://www.facebook.com/folkonsunday

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 19/02/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers



Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on February 15, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Win 2 tickets + meal to Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan - Dublin 23rd February 2017

Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan will appear at Dublin's newest venue Number Twenty Two on 23rd February 2017, and you can win 2 tickets plus a meal for the show.

Leslie and Mike have just released their version of Antony and The…

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Added by TradConnect on February 15, 2017 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Compass Records sign I Draw Slow

Compass Records have announced the signing of Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow. In a press release today they say: "Their combination of compelling songwriting, exuberant live performances and passion for tradition make I Draw Slow a perfect fit for Compass Records, a label with a long history of working with Irish artists within their diverse roster of roots music. I Draw Slow…

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Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

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