Traditional Irish Music
He said "Inspired is an exceptional album from one of Irish music's bright lights. Connolly is supported by an exceptional cast of musicians who complement his masterful…Continue
Onstage program 2-3:30pm features flutist Kevin Crawford of Lúnasa, Yeats scholar Dr. James Pethica, actor Neil Bradley, Irish America mag’s Adam Farley,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 31, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments
Following the success of last year’s Summer of Music in the Markets, the CoCo Markets are looking for musical acts to perform family-friendly music and song every weekend this summer. We are looking for acts to perform in our Marlay Park Market on Saturdays and our Peoples Park Market on Sundays.
Each day we will have 2 slots…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments
"With Têtu, Le Vent du Nord have remained true to their Québecois roots whilst at the same time introducing new ideas to their music. The album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments
Life is all Checkered by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen was one of the musical highlights of 2014. It was in our top 5 albums of the year and could easily have taken the top spot. Its use of complementary drones and chordal harmonies and the musicians general approach to the arrangements unearthed…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on March 30, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments
If you would like to take part in this then simply get in touch with us. It applies to people involved with music, community, broadcasting, festivals etc.
Why are you in the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments
Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
It will be a very basic tin whistle CD - just D-whistle and some guitar backings AND an ebook with all tunes and chords.
The pic shows one of my tunes which is very suitable for every traditional Irish session! Enjoy :-)
Recording starts in May in a 300 years old water mill - Mühle der…Continue
Added by Olaf Sickmann on March 28, 2015 at 6:30 — No Comments
Here is the third track that has been released from the new Norah Rendell album called Spinning Yarns. Its called Lost Jimmy Whalen. A press release with the release states that "As every year passes, the material items of life begin to age and wear, but the songs that we carry with us only grow stronger. That’s the power of memory, the power of music…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments
In February we posted up a First Listen article on the new album by Kate Crossan called “Away”. We also spoke to her about the album, the song choices and general developments in folk music. We started by asking about the material on the album and how she decided on the…Continue
Alan Kelly and his gang have recorded The Last Bell live in order to, as they say “capture the feeling and magic that can only happen when all of us are working together in musical unity and in the moment”. This creates a vibrant and dynamic flow to the tracks that in truth is trademark Kelly. Alan has been producing some outstanding music for quite…Continue
Hello all you Micho Russell fans out there.!! For those interested, there's a brand new Micho Russell album out, compiled by life-time Micho Russel fan Bill Ochs of Pennywhistle press. The album is named Rarities and Old Favourites, and spans the period of 1949 to 1993. It is compiled of 49 tracks, most of those private recordings from Bill's private…Continue
Added by Kees Knegt on March 25, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments
The band is made up of brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes on accordion and fiddle/banjo with Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals. Hailing from County Clare they mix traditional music with some great melodies as evidenced on their debut album released in…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
Cúig have released a third track from their debut EP. The track is called Speed Bumps. They say it is "a set of Breton and Galician tunes with a great story behind it involving Eoin, a bike and a speed bump. We put this set together in a small, sweltering hotel room in Albiez-Montrond, a remote village in the French Alps."…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments
Strength of composition is very much to the fore in this compelling collection of new tunes from Clare flautist Áine Heslin. Prolific in her output, she has amassed a collection of tunes over the years and this recording brings 23 of them to life across 11 tracks. She displays an expressive…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on March 24, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments
World Fiddle Day takes place this year on May 16th in Scartaglin. In talking to the organisers they have stated that “This will be our third festival having started in 2013. Our first event attracted seventeen fiddle players including an American bluegrass musician who was touring Ireland that month. His name was Skip Gorman and to celebrate his birthday we…Continue
Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for March 2015. Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.
Why not also add a track to Soundcloud and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments
With close to 4,000 plays taking place there weekly it has become a good source of data.
This week The Kilfenora Céilí Band take the top spot with close to 200 plays over 7 days.
We wrote earlier…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
The band include members Ailie Robertson - Harp/ Electro Harp, Cillian O'Dalaigh- Guitar/ Vocals, Fiona Black- Accordion
Mairi Rankin - Fiddle/ Vocals/ Stepdance and Teresa Horgan- Vocals/…
Added by TradConnect on March 20, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
We have covered David Power and his outstanding piping album called the eighteen Moloney on Tradconnect last year. David has announced a short US tour commencing on 6th April in New York and will be playing a lot of music from that album.
In the liner notes to the recording he sets out a rather interesting history to a chanter that he…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments