Featured Blog Posts – April 2013 Archive (48)

Album Review / The Yanks

The Yanks are Dan Gurney on accordion, Dylan Foley on fiddle, Isaac Alderson on uilleann…

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Added by Tony Lawless on April 30, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

TradMentors.com Irish Times Article - Trad music meets futuristic online teaching

Some of Ireland’s best trad musicians are teaching students around the world via Skype

Video may have killed the radio star, but modern technology has just given traditional music a new lease of life.

Gino Lupari, bodhrán player with Four Men and a Dog, is in his living room in…

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Added by Niamh Parsons on April 29, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

TradConnect Interview - Dónal McCague on his TG4 Gradam Young Musician Award

When you are sitting at home on a dreary January afternoon with a cold eastern front outside freezing every creative spark from your fingers, excitement may seem like a thousand miles away.  The first couple of weeks are over in the day job teaching primary school children.  The old saying that January is a very long month seems very true.

A phone call from TG4 is…

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Added by Tony Lawless on April 29, 2013 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Garry O' Meara / Pickin' Time

Pickin' Time is Garry O' Meara's debut recording and is a banjo album with varying influences.  On it he introduces us to the music that has inspired him over the last decade or so, and it is a mixture of Irish, old-time and bluegrass music.  Garry would…

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Added by Tony Lawless on April 28, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Kíla - Button Factory - Saturday April 27th (with Paddy Casey, The Pale & Glen Hansard)

From Kíla's Newsletter, written by Colm O' Snodaigh . When I began this music lark way back when I was in thrall of the lads in Kíla - their enthusiasm, their willingness to listen, to learn, to play, to experiment. I was still…

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Added by TradConnect on April 27, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Isaac Alderson/Sam Amidon/Keith Murphy with Swinging on the Gate/My Marianne/The Abbey Reel

Isaac Alderson has been in the news of late as a result of his collaboration with Dan Gurney, Dylan Foley and Sean Earnest as part of The Yanks. Their debut album is outstanding and we will have a review shortly.  Isaac Anderson could be…

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Added by TradConnect on April 26, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Song of the Isles: A Few Moments with Brian Hart (Brian O' hAirt)

[Brian Hart (second from left) pictured here with members of his band Bua.]

For this installment of the Song of the Isles Singer Q&As, I'm happy to introduce an audio component. I think hearing the singers in their own voices adds a…

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Added by David Wood on April 25, 2013 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

TG4 wins award for "John Doherty – Ar Leirg na Gaoithe"

TG4 has won  the Arts  Programme Award at the Celtic Media Festival 2013 in Swansea.      John Doherty – Ar Leirg na Gaoithe won this category in competition with major programmes from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The programme celebrates the musical legacy of Donegal’s  John Doherty:  a master fiddler, storyteller,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup 25th April 2013

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  This is a general update of lots of different things that are happening in and around the London area so check it out…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Colm Naughton launch of "The Space Between The Notes" - 29th May 2013

Galway based musician Colm Naughton will be launching his new album called The Space Between The Notes on Wednesday 29th May at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Like most musicians these days he started playing music at…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Patrick Weston Joyce Interactive Scores

A Chairde / Dear Friends.  We’re delighted to have reached a notable milestone today with the upload of our last tranches of …
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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on April 24, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

TradAsh Irish Music Festival - April 25th to April 28th

A quick reminder that Tradash starts this Thursday 25th April to 28th April in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. We have a brilliant programme of events for the weekend that includes Caitlin NicGabhann, Bernadette NicGabhann, Michael Coult, Karen Hickey, Roisin Ni Galloghlaidh.  TradAsh is a non-commercial weekend of Irish…

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Added by TradAsh on April 23, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Bernadette Morris / All The Ways You Wander

All The Ways You Wander is the debut album from Tyrone songstress Bernadette Morris.  Its title is taken from the John Spillane song of the same name which is also included on the album. This is vintage Spillane indeed and Bernadette re-imagines it in her own individualistic way. As a singer Bernadette has been steadily building up her career, and…

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Added by Tony Lawless on April 23, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Caladh Nua donating 50% of sales to Sweet Relief charity

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need.

Caladh Nua a band that hail from the south-eastern counties of…

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Added by TradConnect on April 22, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

TradConnect Interview - Enda Seery on his new album and life as a musician

They say the second album is the most difficult for a musician.  The lessons and experience gained on the first recording must now be channelled into a new project.  For Enda Seery the challenge was no different. His first album…

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Added by Tony Lawless on April 21, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Geantraí Clár 8 on TG4 - Sunday 21st April at 10pm presented by Holly Geraghty

The concertina player Holly Geraghty will present this program for Dolan pub in Limerick City.Among the musicians will boscadóirí Graham Wells and Brian O'Leary, Jonathon Roche and Matt Griffin and the singer Elaine Cormican.

Here are her musicians to be…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Watch Out - The Tradconnect Interview Series...coming soon

To celebrate our 2nd Anniversary we will be starting a Tradconnect Interview Series, with a whole range of people. While there will be a big concentration on new music from artists across the world we also hope to cover members with an interesting story to tell involved in various projects and undertakings. Its a way to share some of…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup 19th April 2013

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

Included in this email:

  • Original crew at Auld Triangle this evening including Reg Hall…
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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2013 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Live video from MacDara Ó Raghallaígh's Ego Trip Album

This looks like a live video taken during the recording of MacDara Ó Raghallaígh's outstanding Ego Trip album from last…

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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Willis Clan TV Show airs on 27th June 2013

NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 16, 2013) – If raising a large family was an extreme sport, Toby and Brenda Willis would be gold medalists. In a bucolic country setting in middle Tennessee they focus full-time on family life…

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Added by The Willis Clan on April 20, 2013 at 3:00 — No Comments

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