Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (44)

Early track from The Rambling Boys new album

The Rambling Boys are Gino Lupari (Bodhran and vocals), David Munnelly (Accordion) Sean Regan (Fiddle, Mandola and Vocals) Alan Burke (Guitar and Vocals). They have just released a track from their forthcoming album and we include it below.

Their aim is to "explore the influence of Celtic music in different cultures…

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Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

ITMA Email Update, 26 March 2013

26 March 2013.  A Chairde / Dear Friends.
A pre-Easter tranche of Interactive Scores for your use: 
 
Our latest Scorch files …
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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on March 27, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Kyle Carey / Monongah

Kyle Carey describes her music as Gaelic Americana and as a big fan of Americana and Country or Folk infused variants of it I can quite confidently say it is an outstanding debut.  Its Gaelic component is subtle it must be said.  The songs are from the American Folk Anthology with influences from Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton…

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Added by Tony Lawless on March 27, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

New release from singer-songwriter Kevin O’Donnell.

After a 15 year hiatus from playing Irish music, Kevin O’Donnell now presents his first ever solo work.  3 years in the making, DEEP IS THE WELL is an ambitious collection of original songs telling the tale of an Irish-American family through multiple generations.  It has been produced by Maurice Lennon (Stockton’s Wing) and in addition to…

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Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Niamh Ní Charra / Cuz - A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan

Niamh Ní Charra grew up in Killarney, Ireland and is recognised internationally for her music on both fiddle and concertina. She performed with Riverdance for close to a decade as a soloist before returning once again to…

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Added by Tony Lawless on March 26, 2013 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  

Included in this…

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2013 at 16:33 — No Comments

The Road to my Second Solo Album! Final Blog by Enda Seery

With the release of my new album just a week away, this will be my final blog update. The album will be available to buy from http://www.endaseery.com from next Monday, April 1st (not an April Fools!). The first launch will take place at Áras an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on Friday, April 26th @ 8…

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Added by Enda Seery on March 25, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

JD's reels by Sylvain Barou

Some rocking good reels here played by Sylvain Barou, from Brittany.  He is rightly considered one of the most versatile and exciting flute players on the circuit today. 

You will know Sylvian best from his new collaboration with Pádraig Rynne and Dónal Lunny as part of the new group Triad. Apart from that he…

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

RUNA - Somewhere Along The Road

RUNA are a group that have been getting a lot of positive coverage of late. Its contemporary traditional or Celtic music, a fusion of sorts from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States.  Add in some great songs and you have the ingredients for a great group. They are not dissimilar to The Outside Track or Shantalla in their approach…

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Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Some additional tracks from our Album of the Year 2012 - Caitlín

In the week where we announced the winner of our Album of the Year 2012 ( Caitlín Nic Gabhann and her debut Caitlín )  it is worth taking a few more…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

We Banjo 3 - Live in Whelan's Dublin - Great Live Video

They have reached the end of their present tour and for anyone that got to see We Banjo 3 we are sure you had a good night.  We saw them in Dublin at the Mill Theatre in Dundrum and they most definitely put on a good show.  We did a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Today's Ireland - Irish TV in the USA

This is a new initiative that may benefit some of our USA members who may want to watch come RTE, TV3 and TG4 programmes State side. UK members have for some time been able to view some of this programming through Setanta and other cable options. This new USA initiative may carry some entertainment programming which may be of benefit to members.

WHAT IS TODAY’S…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Its Doolin Folk Festival Weekend, 14th - 16th June 2013

Luka Bloom, Martin Hayes, Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Hermitage Green are amongst the acts lined up to perform during the inaugural Doolin Folk Festival on June 14th to 16th 2013. Sponsored by Smithwick’s Pale Ale, the three-day festival will take place on the grounds of Hotel Doolin.

The Doolin Folk Festival line-up so far includes…

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Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Kilfenora Céili Band / Chapter Eight

When it come to institutions in the Irish tradition you need look no further than The Kilfenora Céilí Band.  In existence for over 100 years they have seen highs and lows and have emerged in the last decade as an energised and relevant part of our traditional music scene.  The leadership of…

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Added by Tony Lawless on March 20, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Where Irish-Americans Live

As you know we have been trying to create a map of all the traditional Irish musicians in the world and it has been slowly growing over the last while.  We were trying to estimate how many people play traditional Irish music and were putting it at about 150,000.  No exact science for this figure so if you have a more accurate idea let us…

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Added by TradConnect on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - May 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. This month we have a couple of new entrants with Johnny McCarthy & Alph Duggan and their new album Steele's Rock.  Also creeping in at 10th place is Lumiere and their album My Dearest Dear.  Eamonn Cotter still holds the top spot again for this month

Check out the attached and see how many you have in…

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Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

A couple of tunes from Dylan Foley

We have been following the exploits of New York's Dylan Foley for a little while.  This covers his solo efforts last year with the release of his debut album Hup! and this year with his new super group The Yanks.  See this recent…

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Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Caitlín Nic Gabhann wins Traditional Album of the Year 2012

Caitlín Nic Gabhann's debut album Caitlín has been voted TradConnect's Traditional Album of the Year 2012. 1,500 members voted and we combined those votes with the expert views of 15 independent judges. This resulted in a fair and unbiased view of the shortlisted albums.  Caitlin's album is without doubt outstanding.  It wins you…

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Added by Tony Lawless on March 18, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

11 Free Flute & Whistle Tutorial's from Enda Seery

For any of you flute or whistle players out there we note that Enda Seery has built up quite a collection of tutorial videos on Tradconnect, all for your benefit.  Some great tunes including a few self compositions.  So if you want to catch up on some tunes by one of the countries best new whistle players then check out the tunes listed below.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Lúnasa & The RTÉ Concert Orchestra live at the National Concert Hall

Lúnasa have produced a live film clip with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra from the show last summer at the National Concert Hall. It previews some of the material from the album (which is also enhanced with a live video) and it was directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Myles O’Reilly of Arbutus Yarns.

Enjoy it this St.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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