May 2014 Blog Posts (52)

Win a copy of Colm Naughton's "The Space Between The Notes"

The Space Between The Notes is an album from 2013 by Colm Naughton.  He lives and plays his music on the west coast of Ireland in Counties Galway and Mayo and spends a lot of his time in the vibrant Galway City music scene. If you encountered him in one of those sessions you would no doubt be impressed.  This debut album consists…

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Added by TradConnect on May 31, 2014 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

The Session with the Pipers - Tuesday 3rd June - Éanna Drury/Zoë Conway/Pj Hernon

The Session with the Pipers has become one of the capitals premier live traditional events and takes place on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  It continues with regularity even when many other session events have fallen away over time.  Located in the backroom of The Cobblestone Bar in Smithfield it provides a fairly intimate…

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

UK - Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Dónal Clancy with his Songs of a Roving Blade takes the top spot.  Colum Sands and Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello make up the rest of the Top 3.

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

If you have an album on release or about to be released please…

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Added by TradConnect on May 30, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Kevin Madden / The Sugar Loaf

All Ireland winning fiddle player Kevin Madden from Manchester has crafted a beautiful restrained and measured album of traditional fiddle music.  His playing here is reserved, articulate and moderately…

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Added by Tony Lawless on May 29, 2014 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

Martin Tourish Online Launch of "Under a Red Sky Night" on 5th June 2014

Under a Red Sky Night is the new album by accordionist Martin Tourish.  He is a musician, composer and producer from Donegal that has become a major force on the traditional scene in Ireland in the years since his award as 'Young Musician of the Year' in 2008 by TG4 .…

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Added by TradConnect on May 29, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

We Banjo 3 - Official Online Album Launch of "Gather the Good" - 3rd June

On Tuesday 3rd June we will be launching the much anticipated 2nd album by We Banjo 3 called Gather The Good.

They describe it as “A clever, fun and virtuosic fusion of Irish and…

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Added by TradConnect on May 28, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Robbie O' Connell with Rose & Gene Clancy at The Burren Backroom Series - 10th February

While Ireland has Tunes in the Church, The Steeple Sessions and other such regular concert series the USA has The Burren Backroom Series.

Launched in October of 2011 by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy they have built up a very strong and loyal following over the years. They have…

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Added by TradConnect on May 27, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Runa to release 4th album "Current Affairs" on 20th June 2014

Runa are back with a brand new album called Current Affairs.  We have listened to an early copy and hope to bring you a track from it after its official release on June 20th.  They will have a launch gig and party at the Sellersville Theatre, PA on 20th June to mark its launch. RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer,…

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Added by TradConnect on May 27, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

4 Tracks from Colleen Raney's "Here This is Home" Album

Colleen Raney's new album called Here This is Home herald's a development of her sound and reputation as one of America’s best traditional singers.

She recorded it in Dublin in the Summer of 2013 with production by…

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Added by TradConnect on May 26, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Tunes 5 to 10 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"

Welcome to the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This award is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley. The winning composer will receive a prize of €500 plus the chance to…
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Added by TradConnect on May 26, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2014.

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment with audio where they are available to us. 

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music.

Don't forget that if you have an album on release, new sounds or videos or some general trad news just email us and we will feature it on the fastest growing trad website. Here…

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Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review - I Draw Slow / White Wave Chapel

I Draw Slow do lot of things well. Apart from their music which we will get onto, they present themselves exceptionally well.  Their videos position them as one of the more creative  bands around. Maybe it comes naturally and easy to them.  Maybe they have to work hard at it, I don’t know.  As a listener you don’t have to work too…

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Added by Tony Lawless on May 24, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Kevin Madden / Major Harrisons Fedora / Black Pat's

Our track of the week comes from The Sugar Loaf which is the debut recording by Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden. An All-Ireland senior fiddle champion from 1996 he would not be a recognised name as such on the traditional music scene outside of his hometown.  As a young musician he was influenced by…

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Added by TradConnect on May 23, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

"Official Online Album Release" - Seán Ó Sé & Peadar Ó Riada / Through Banks of Mist

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 new recording with your…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Film Review - Living The Tradition / Ilse de Ziah & Maarten Roos

It is not often that one of my favorite genres of music comes with pictures, but in this case, Ilse de Ziah & Maarten Roos have provided just that in their remarkable documentary film, Living the Tradition, an enchanting journey into old Irish airs.…
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Added by R J Lannan on May 21, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sliabh Luachra Music Trail

The Arts Offices of Cork and Kerry county council's in partnership with local organisations have launched an initiative aimed to support, celebrate and preserve the musical heritage of Sliabh Luachra. Working with local fesitvals and heritage centres we will programme concerts, sessions and talks. An…

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Added by Cian Heffernan on May 21, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Tunes 1 to 5 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"

Welcome to the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This award is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley.…
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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Special Summer Offer on Enda Seery's Albums

SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: BUY BOTH OF ENDA SEERY'S ALBUMS FOR JUST €15 ($20)! 

http://www.endaseery.com/buy-albums.html

Both of these albums have been critically acclaimed. …

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Added by Enda Seery on May 20, 2014 at 16:08 — No Comments

Official Launch of "Through Banks of Mist" on 22nd May 2014 - Peadar Ó Riada & Seán Ó Sé

This Thursday we will have an Official Launch of a new album by Peadar Ó Riada and Seán Ó Sé called Through Banks of Mist.  Peadar and Seán have been lifelong friends.  In 1962 Sean was introduced to Seán Ó Riada who was well known at the time because of his film score for the powerful 1916 documentary Mise Éire.  Shortly…

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Added by TradConnect on May 20, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Michael Mc Cague / The Waylaid Man

Sophisticated arrangements with a strong percussive undercurrent feature strongly on The Waylaid Man, as you would expect from a musician that has brought his guitar and bouzouki talents to bands like Téada, At The Racket and At First Light. On this, his first solo album Michael Mc Cague presents over 30 of his own compositions. Superior musicianship is…

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Added by TradConnect on May 19, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

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