June 2017 Blog Posts (20)

Supporting Baile An Salsa and their Fundit campaign for their new album.

We have covered the music of Galway-based Baile An Salsa on Tradconnect over years and they have now launched a Fundit campaign.  They describe themselves as "an international band comprised of ten musicians originally from seven different countries. We blend our passion for traditional Irish Music with Latin…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 424

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 2/07/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on June 28, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson 5th single from her 'Yarrow Sessions' project

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson is a fiddle player, singer and composer. She has drawn on the rich tradition of the Scottish Borders throughout her artistic life and over the last few months has been releasing a series of singles from her latest project called Yarrow, an evolving collection of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Cuban uilleann piper concert for St.David's Church, Dublin - 9th July

In July 2014, Cuban uilleann piper Alexander Suarez Mendez, made his first trip abroad from his home in Havana to Ireland . That trip proved hugely beneficial to Alexander and he has made great progress with his playing of Irish Traditional music on the uilleann pipes. He now teaches other Cubans the pipes on a weekly basis in Havana, and is working…
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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

First listen to 'A Louth Lilt' by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney

This is a first listen to the new album by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney called A Louth Lilt. It's track 12 from the album and features a couple of jigs composed by Adéle for her parents. Regarding the recording they say: "The music is inspired by people and places in Louth and further afield. From the snows of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Kíla 'Alive Beo' - one of our most innovative and exciting bands

Kíla are back with a new live album that once again shows why they have for some considerable time occupied an alternative planet when it comes to traditional music. Their brand of magical, mystical, world infused music sets them apart. They have followed their own vision since their formation in Dublin in the late 1980’s…

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Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2017 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Authentic traditional music all the way from Malaysia via Belfast

Say hello to the Faliq Auri Trio (F.A.T), a celtic (Irish & Scottish) fusion Trio based in Malaysia. They formed in 2015 and have developed a truly authentic sound. They feature Faliq Auri on uilleann pipes, tin whistle, alto sax and flute, Suriya Prakash on guitars and Abdul Karim aka AKZ on…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

First listen to the new album by Fíona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle

This is a first listen to a soon to be released album by Dublin musicians Fíona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle. Featuring fiddle and concertina with support from Kevin Meehan on bodhrán and Joey Doyle on guitar. The album, called Scáthanna, will be on release in the next few week and we will have more from this…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 423

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 25/06/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers



Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on June 21, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ryan's Fancy - What A Time Volume 2

A new collection of Ryan's Fancy recordings has just been released - What A Time Volume 2, is now available. See the cover below in my photos.

For further information please visit
http://www.ryansfancy.com/

Added by Fergus O'Byrne on June 21, 2017 at 14:20 — No Comments

Aoife Scott to perform as part of Liberties Festival 2017 - Wed 19th July

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running festivals. For many the Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and…

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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 422

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 18/06/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers



Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on June 14, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Major new survey on the teaching and learning of Irish traditional music

Clare musician and concertina master Jack Talty, a doctoral student at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick is undertaking a major new survey as part of his PhD.

The survey will assist research on the teaching and learning of Irish traditional music in Irish higher education (referred to as…

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Added by TradConnect on June 14, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Custys Interview Series - Liam O'Connor with John Blake

Custys have just released a new video featuring one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players, Liam O' Connor. Liam was born into a musical family in Dublin. His father Mick O’Connor is a flute player and researcher of music who was a founder member of the Castle Céilí Band. During his youth, Liam was taught by Séamus Glackin and won several…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2017.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - May 2017

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of May 2017. This month Alan Reid & Rachel Conlon takes the No. 1 spot with a track from his new album A Quare Yield. The duo have researched and recorded a diverse selection of tunes from field recordings and old manuscript’s, with many previously unrecorded tunes appearing on the album.…

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Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 421

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 11/06/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers



Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 7, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Insight into a life of music from Floriane Blancke on 'Kaleidoscope'

Born In Paris, France, Floriane Blancke is a harpist, fiddler, pianist and vocalist who has been embraced into Irish Traditional music circles over the past numbers of years. She studied classical music for 10 years in the conservatoire of Bordeaux before spending a few years studying Jazz and World music In C.I.A.M…

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Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2017 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

The 19th Michael Dwyer Festival kicks off on 9th June 2017

2017 marks the 19th Michael Dwyer Festival and the 20th anniversary of Michael's death. Michael was a talented performer, composer and much loved member of the local community. He was one of the highly gifted Dwyer family from Cailroe, Beara, a renowned fiddle and tin whistle player who composed more than a hundred tunes. He…

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Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

1st Belfast Traditional Music Summer School will take place 31st July - 4th August 2017

The 1st Belfast Traditional Music Summer School will take place 31st July - 4th August 2017 and will feature classes, workshops, concerts, sessions, recitals with some of Ireland's finest traditional musicians such as John McSherry, Laoise Kelly, Cillian King, Siobhan Peoples, David Angus, Harry Bradley, John Joe Kelly and many many…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

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