Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (56)

"Official Online Album Release" - Matt & Shannon Heaton / Tell You In Earnest

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 31, 2014 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Album of the Month for April 2014 - The O' Carolan Family / A Language Within

Our album of the month for April 2014 will be from The O' Carolan Family.  In our review we wrote. "A Language Within from the O' Carolan Family is one of those unassuming recordings that hits all the right notes from the off.  Like The Friel Sisters debut from this year or Lá Ag Ól Uisce from 2013 its one…

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Added by TradConnect on March 31, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

"Official Online Album Release" - Michael Mc Cague / The Waylaid Man

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2014 at 16:30 — 5 Comments

Introducing Atlantic I/O. May 2014 Irish Tour Dates

Atlantic I/O is a high profile trans-Atlantic collective that brings together master musicians from Ireland and America for a refreshing dive into the Irish Tradition, via jazz, funk, pop and electronica.  This specially commissioned touring project is the result of a six month writing collaboration that will be showcased in a highly anticipated…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Michael Mc Cague to launch "The Waylaid Man" on Tradconnect on Monday 31st March

Next week on Tradconnect we will have two official online album launches.  We have already written about Matt & Shannon Heaton and their new album Tell Me In Earnest.  That will be released on Tuesday 1st April.  We are also delighted to announce that on Monday 31st March Michael Mc Cague will launch his…
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Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

TradAsh Festival announce tutor line-up for April 24th-27th festival

We are back into festival season once again and one of our newer festivals TradAsh has just published their list of tutors for this year's festival which runs from 24th-27th April. TradAsh for anyone that does not know is based in Ashbourne Co. Meath.  It…

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Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Solas : Tell Your Story #1 - "I'm Not Irish"

We do love a good idea, especially when its succinct and powerful.  Irish band Solas have come up with just such an idea and they have called it Tell Your Story.  On a recent Facebook posting they have stated that they have been working on the idea for some time and are now ready to launch it.  It will be a series of short…

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Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Matt & Shannon Heaton - Online launch of "Tell You In Earnest" set for 1st April 2014

On 1st April 2014 we will have our first online launch of a new album and it will be Tell You In Earnest by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Boston.  We believe that the online…
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Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Notes From the Road : Kan Spring News

It's been a varied few months for the Kan lads - BBC Folk Awards, Kan babies learning to walk and talk, strange forays into choral composition and some fantastic gigs too. Full stories below.

TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED



We've got gigs planned for Ireland and England this…

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Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : Interview with Liz Carroll ( Last date of Irish tour tonight 1st June, Co. Clare )

Liz Carroll concludes her Irish tour tonight 1st June 2014 in Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee, Co. Clare.  Here is an interview we did earlier in the year :: Traditional music in the age of the internet is coming under a lot of scrutiny.  The web is filled with comment and analysis on the state of the industry, the…

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Added by Tony Lawless on March 27, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Celebrating Gradam Ceoil TG4 2014

The TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards take place tonight 12th April at University Concert Hall, Limerick.  Over the last few weeks Tradconnect has celebrated the awards with a series or articles, news and interviews.  These articles are gathered together below.

It was early in February this year…

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Added by TradConnect on March 26, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Gradam Ceoil TG4 Line-up announced + New Videos of Harry Bradley, Bryan O' Leary etc

TG4 have just announced the line-up for Gradam Ceoil TG4 Awards 2014 and it looks likely to be one of the best award ceremonies in recent years.  It takes place on 12th April this year in University Concert Hall, Limerick.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 26, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

An Ré Nua ~ the New Era 2014

Following a hugely successful launch in 2013, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin has announced a second year of An Ré Nua ~ the New Era, a competition in search of the best new talent on the folk and traditional music scene.

 Last year the project ran over the months preceding Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and brought to the fore a diverse range of exciting emerging musicians…

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Added by Odhrán Ó Maoláin on March 25, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Dónal & Micheal Mc Cague, Brian McGrath & Maggie Carty - Matt Molloys, 27th March

This time last year Dónal Mc Cague was preparing for his performance at the Gradam Ceoil Awards 2013.  This year he has moved on and has shown that his 2013 award for Young Musician of the Year was richly deserved.  On Thursday 27th he will appear at Matt Molloy's in Wesport, Co. Mayo with Brian…
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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2014 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Sylvain Barou releases new track from his self titled album

Sylvain Barou, from Brittany has just released a new track from his self titled album from 2012.  Considered by many as one of the outstanding flute players of recent times in both Breton and traditional Irish styles he has been an ever present force on the traditional scene here.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Henry Girls deliver on "Louder Than Words"

The Henry Girls from Donegal continue their journey through Gaelic Americana with this very accomplished recording called Louder than Words.  Why we in Ireland are not producing more music of this quality is beyond me.  We have been hijacked for too long with pale crossover country folk music that is lacking and…

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Added by Tony Lawless on March 24, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Irish - Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - March 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment with audio where they are available to us. The Gloaming this month take the top spot following the January release of their album. Some new entrants this month with Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello and Danny O' Mahony also included

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

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Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Announcing the 2014 Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

The 7th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend will be held from June 13-15, 2014, in St. Paul, MN. Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops,…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Best New Trad Music Playlist #12

This is a selection of the best tracks that we have discovered on Soundcloud over the last week or so.  Some have been featured on the site and some not. 

Follow us on Soundcloud and we will discover your music.Tradconnect on Soundcloud…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

First Listen : A track from "Grace Bay" by Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello

This is a first listen to the new album by Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello called Grace Bay.  It was released towards the end of last year and we hope to do a more formal review of it later.  For now enjoy The Corner House which "they learned from the playing of Louise's father Denny, a box…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

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