Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (51)

Final track from "The Waylaid Man" on Soundcloud

I was at an odds end there for a few hours and got to feeling in a sharing and generous mood and so decided to upload another track from my album "The Waylaid Man" to Soundcloud! Sure why not, it being a lovely Summers eve an' all…

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Added by Michael Mc Cague on June 30, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

Exclusive new track from The Yanks - Haymaker

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month - July 2014 - Lynched / Cold Old Fire

Their strap line…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Celtic Colours announces lineup for 2014 festival.

Celtic Colours International Festival is an experience like no other. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island comes alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate the island’s rich culture. From concerts and dances, to workshops and community suppers, Celtic Colours offers a full range of events against a gorgeous fall…

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

Official Online Launch of Justin Bonar-Bridges "Truth be Told" - 3rd July 2014

On Thursday 3rd July we will have an Official Online Launch for a new album of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 29, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Moment to Moment - 5 Video shorts on The Gloaming

Here are the 5 video shorts released to date on the documentary 'Moment To Moment,' a biographical film about The Gloaming directed by Philip King & produced by South Wind Blows. These teasers give us a short introduction to each member of the group. They have already aired on Ireland's national television network RTÉ.…

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Added by TradConnect on June 29, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

4 track playlist - Adrian McAuliffe & Cathal Flood / Between the Strings

Here is a playlist taken from an album by Adrian McAuliffe and Cathal Flood that we covered back in 2012 called Between the Strings.  These 4 tracks have been added in the last day or so. “Through design, or not, the album flows extremely well. From the opening they…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Interview with The Friel Sisters

Prior to 2014 I knew very little of the Friel Sisters.  I had known their names but not their music.  Their album arrived in the post and I put on my headphones and played it.  It’s a little like the old days when you would try out an unknown artist at the listening post in HMV.  In the space of 2 minutes you would know if you liked the album and the decision whether…

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Added by Tony Lawless on June 27, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tunes 21 to 25 - 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 have…

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Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - June 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…

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Added by TradConnect on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

More Recording activity - 'Dear Dark Mountain'

More work done on the 'Dear Dark Mountain' album yesterday. Great to work with a number of great Monaghan musicians including traditional singers Caitriona Sherlock and Monica Beagon-Treanor.



Delighted also to finally get a chance to work with Monaghan uilleann piper Eamonn Curran. A former member of the group 'Reel Union', Eamonn has been hugely influential in…

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Added by Sean Mc Elwain on June 24, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Tunes in the Church - August Concert Schedule 2014

Tunes in the Church, the west cost concert series have just announced their summer line up for this year. It's an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers. Concerts are held in an unparalleled acoustic setting, in a drink-free…

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

2 days left on Kickstarter by Colm & Kelly Gannon - Seachtain Ceol Cois Fharraige

2 days left to support this.  Galway based musicians Colm and Kelly Gannon are nearing the end of their Kickstarter campaign to try and raise funds for a new summer school in Spiddal, Co. Galway.  Recently on their Facebook page they wrote that "We are looking for some help to get our project going. We are organising…

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

Sample track from new Danny Diamond fiddle album

Danny's debut solo album 'Fiddle Music' will be launched in July 2014 at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Included below is a pre-release sample track on Soundcloud.

Some info on the 'Fiddle Music' project:

This new recording from Irish fiddle player Danny Diamond (Mórga,…

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Added by Danny Diamond on June 23, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Lynched / Cold Old Fire

Folk music can still be innovative and exciting as shown by this debut from Dublin band Lynched.  A variety of styles and influences have collided on Cold Old Fire to make it the most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades. It’s the raw, punk injected delivery of some traditional songs that make Lynched such a potent force.  Their sharp nasal Dublin…

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Added by Tony Lawless on June 23, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Interview with Matt and Shannon Heaton

Boston residents Matt & Shannon Heaton have just released their 5th album called Tell You In Earnest.  We featured it on Tradconnect on 1st…

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Added by Tony Lawless on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Martin Tourish / The TG4 Set

This track is taken from Under a Red Sky Night, 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 music scene in Ireland and abroad.  This…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Scullys Music Festival - Sliabh Luachra Music Playlist

Scullys Traditional Festival weekend have uploaded this playlist that covers the music of the Sliabh Luachra area in Cork/Kerry.  Its features both the old masters as well as the young pretenders to the throne.  Bryan O’ Leary, grandson of the legendary Johnny O’ Leary is also in there with a track he gave us around the time of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 21, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - RUNA / Current Affairs

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 June 20, 2014 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Something for Everyone at Ceol na Coille Summer School, Letterkenny, Donegal - July 21st - 25th

Ceol na Coille will host its annual Summer School of Irish Traditional Music in Letterkenny, Co.

Donegal July 21st–25th. Irish Music enthusiasts of all ages are welcome for this weeklong celebration. Some of the country's finest performers will be on hand to deliver tuition and…

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Added by Paul Harrigan on June 20, 2014 at 2:00 — No Comments

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