Traditional Irish Music
Its been an eventful 2011 so far to say the least!
The year kicked off with intensive practicing, arranging, composing and recording for and exiting new fiddle based band project entitled "The Strideset" which is headed up by Trish Clarke and Meabh O Hare.
My role has been putting the guitar and bouzouki rhythm and riff ideas to the colouful tunes of the band!.....its going great so far and we have a 4 track demo just out of the mixing stage for…Continue
We have a pretty broad focus with regard to albums that we review driven mainly by the time and resources we have at our disposal. Priority is given to 2014 new releases of traditional music or albums with a strong traditional focus.
For previous years please send us your CD. While we may not do a formal review we will highlight the album in various articles. After…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on May 28, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
Clare Champion did an article on the site today and I have added it to the Press Tab.
You will notice that a "Like" button has been added to the site and appears under all photos, videos, blogs etc. It appears as a red thumbs up, symbol. You can now indicate material that you like on the site. Its a great way to interact and show fellow members what you like.
Added by Tony Lawless on May 24, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
This video demonstrates the bones more clearly than the first video I posted, but it was not approved. Curious members can view my offending performance here on YouTube.
"Mason's Apron," "Tam Lin," "Master Crowley's" with Ed Yother, octave mandolin and Scott Miller, bones
I have added a sub-tab to your My Page offering guidance on what information you should provide. This is especially important if you are playing an instrument. TradConnect is doing fantastic so far. Start up is always difficult and I am working hard to get the word out there. If any members are willing to help me with this just drop me an email. I am looking for people,…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on May 20, 2011 at 18:08 — No Comments
So we're a few weeks away from reaching the end of the festival season in Australia. It's been a busy one! Wonderful times, splendid people, amazing vibes!
Some of the most amazing Australian Irish Folk/Celtic/Trad groups iv'e come across in the last year, and have been lucky enough to see are as follows;
Added by Mic Hickey on May 18, 2011 at 5:11 — No Comments
The Irish Post in London have picked up on TradConnect and have done an interesting article. I have added it to the Press Tab on your main page so have a read. This is great and will hopefully get the word out there to more people. Onwards and upwards.
Added by Tony Lawless on May 16, 2011 at 18:09 — No Comments
Hi. I'm based in St. Helens, Merseyside and play the 10-string cittern. I've been a part of the Merseyside Irish music scene for the best part of 40 years. My Dad was from Killawalla in County Mayo and in fact a lot of my family are still there - the rest are in Oughterard, County Galway. People I've performed with include most of the Black Family, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunn, Garva, Ildanach and I was once asked by Christy Moore to sing harmonies on one of his albums ( it never happened…Continue
Hi to all Members
To all that have joined thank you and I hope you will stick with us as we develop. We are only 4 weeks old and already have members from all over the world. I have added an Invite tab to your site. If we all invite only one additional person we will double the network. So go ahead, press the Invite button and invite one more person onto the network. Its up to us all to make this a success. I need your help. Press the…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on May 13, 2011 at 23:31 — No Comments
Added by Tony Lawless on May 10, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments
This site now has a Chat facility which shows you who is on line at any time. By pressing the Chat tab you can have live discussions. I will leave it live for a short while but it maybe a feature for later in the development of this network. If you want to get your thoughts out there on an issues relating to music in your part of the world why not post some discussions and see who answers. This is the best way to get to know your fellow…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on May 10, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
It is true to say that the Tenor Guitar is not the first instrument that comes to mind, when anyone starts thinking of Irish Music. However, anyone who has ever heard great musicians like John Carty or Angelina Carberry playing Reels & Jigs on a Tenor Guitar, will quickly realise just how well Irish Music can sound on…Continue
Added by Dick Glasgow on May 7, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
Here are the Concertina videos I've posted on YouTube so far.…Continue
Added by Dick Glasgow on May 7, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments
Added by Dick Glasgow on May 6, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
This is my small collection of Tenor Banjo videos.
As I have a Blog for posting links to my Mandolin Videos, I thought I might as well have one too, for my Banjo videos. Perhaps it'll encourage me to post more videos on YouTube. ;-)
Added by Dick Glasgow on May 6, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments