Featured Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (34)

Album Review - Le Vent du Nord / Tromper le temps

For anyone that missed out on this remarkable album last year from Le Vent du Nord then it is well worth your while checking it out.  It ended up in the Top 10 albums of the year for many people and would have very much slipped under the radar here in Ireland. It is a beautiful captivating recording and must represent the peak of this group’s career to date.  …



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Added by Tony Lawless on July 31, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Pretty Cool video of The Yanks accordion player Dan Gurney aged 7

Its one of those weeks when a lot of information comes to us at the same time with a common thread.  You know by now that we are fans of The Yanks from New York and their debut album of the same name. You can read our review…

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Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

25th Anniversary Year of the Irish Traditional Music Archive Completed

25th Anniversary Year of the Irish Traditional Music Archive Completed.  ITMA Online Catalogue Reaches 900,000+ Content Items with the Addition of Non-Commercial Materials.  ITMA Interactive Music Scores Reach 3,000+ with the Addition of Historic Galway-Mayo Song Collection

 Today, 29 July 2013, ends a…

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on July 30, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Competition Time - Win a copy of Colm Naughton's album, The Space Between The Notes

Its competition time again and we have a copy of Colm Naughton's great debut album to give away.  Its called The Space Between the Notes.  This debut album consists of 13 tracks of which 3 are songs. 

To win a copy simply name one of the West of Ireland counties that Colm plays his music in. Add…

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Added by TradConnect on July 29, 2013 at 13:00 — 5 Comments

Album of the Month for August 2013 - Joey Abarta - Swimming Against The Falls

Our album of the month for August 2013 is the fantastic solo piping album from Joey Abarta. "For Joey Abarta a lifetime of Swimming Against The Falls has ended and the swim has taken him to his rightful place. He has delivered a…

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Added by TradConnect on July 28, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Track of The Week - The Yanks with Josh Dukes

This weeks track features The Yanks with the addition of some drums and a saxaphone. Its taken from an album launch at the Catskills Irish Arts Week.  You also need to stick with the track until the end.  Featuring Josh Dukes on drums it builds and builds. For those that don't know, Josh is part of the Old Guard Fife + Drum Corps, a division of the US Army that plays…

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Added by TradConnect on July 27, 2013 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Competition Time - Win a copy of Tunes In The Church

Its competition time on Tradconnect and to celebrate the great concert series, Tunes in the Church we have a copy of the album by the same name to give away. Cormac Begley, son of legendary Kerry accordion player Brendan Begley is the visionary behind the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 27, 2013 at 11:30 — 12 Comments

News Update from Traditional Arts Collective - Bringing the Céilí back to the people!

If you are travelling through Dublin over the summer and want to experience an Irish Céilí then it its worth checking out TAC.  Here is a newsletter from …
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Added by TradConnect on July 26, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

August 2013 Irish Festivals and Summer Schools

With July over here is a list of festivals and music schools taking place across the country and further afield in the US and Europe throughout August 2013.   We are always trying to build the most comprehensive list of festivals so if you know of any that are not included then please add a comment below.  If you want to check out our 2013 festival…

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Added by TradConnect on July 24, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Báidín Fheidhlimí - Gael Linn Singles from 1968-80

Gael Linn continue their series of re releases with this new collection of songs in the Irish language from the late 60's through to the 80's.  Listening to this I can't help being brought back to my school days.  Gael Linn state that the  CD "will evoke memories of good times in the past, when the ballad…

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Added by Tony Lawless on July 23, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Album Release & Launch - Lá ag Ól Uisce by Caoimhín & Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Tomás Ó Gealbháin. 25th July Launch

Caoimhín Ó Fearghaíl, Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Tomás Ó Gealbháin have just released an album of outstanding quality called Lá ag Ól Uisce. It is perfectly paced traditional music that is sweet and melodic. Music the way it should be played.  We will get to a review shortly but for now it is worth noting that the album will be…

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Added by TradConnect on July 22, 2013 at 8:30 — 3 Comments

Track of the Week - Caoimhín & Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Tomás Ó Gealbháin / The Fly in the Porter/Paddy Fahy's/Old John's

Our track of the week this week goes to Séan Ó Fearghail for the track titled The Fly in the Porter/Paddy Fahy's/Old John's taken from the album Lá ag Ól Uisce

We have also compiled our Tracks of the Week together for your ease of reference. You can now catch up on some of the great music that is being recorded across the globe. Our first…

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Added by TradConnect on July 20, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

News from Joanie Madden & Cherish The Ladies

Hello Cherish Fans! We hope you are enjoying your summer!  We're getting ready to embark on our summer tour and we wanted to give you a little update with our current touring schedule and our comings and goings. 


NEW DVD AND CD AVAILABLE

We're…

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Added by TradConnect on July 19, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Irish Supertrio .the olllam. Announce Fall US Tour Dates

Master Uilleann Piper John McSherry teams with Millish members Tyler Duncan and Mike Shimmin for dates in Lexington, Kansas City, Ann Arbor and Pittsburgh
 
(Nashville, TN) July 17, 2013 – .the olllam., the collaborative Irish music trio featuring master uilleann piper John McSherry and Millish members…
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Added by TradConnect on July 18, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Supporting Western Care - The Reserve Band ( Come Home for the Gathering )

Not strictly trad but supporting a good cause.  THE RESERVE is a seven-piece Castlebar based band with a focus on original material combined with some strong classics.  Born out of the well-known band The Reserved Moments, to date they have released a single,It’s Crazy/Tough on You (2010) and an album Distracted (2012). Three members of the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 16, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Colm Gannon / An Spealadóir Bantry Bay

Track of the Week goes to a track from Colm Gannon called An Spealadóir Bantry Bay.  We have featured Colm on Tradconnect before and have reviewed his second solo album called The Rights of Man It…

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Added by TradConnect on July 14, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Martin Hayes. Masters of Tradition - 13th July, National Concert Hall, Dublin

For Masters of Tradition, Hayes has brought together seven of the most compelling artists in Irish music today for a unique concert celebrating the art form.  Joining Hayes on fiddle are vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, fiddler Cathal Hayden, guitarists Dennis Cahill and Seamie O'Dowd, Máirtín O’Connor on accordion, and…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

SPONSOR required for our Tradconnect Album of the Year 2013

In 2012 we ran a poll for Album of the Year which was won by Caitlín Nic Gabhann for her fantastic album simply titled Caitlín.  The…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

New Traditional Irish Music

In order to assist artists with the promotion of new music we are creating this " New Music" section on the site. This follows a poll we carried out asking what musicians wanted from an online resource like Tradconnect.  The common issue raised was the need to be able to post new tracks that artists have added to Soundcloud and Bandcamp somewhere…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2013 at 9:00 — 7 Comments

Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - July 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. This month we have a couple of new entrants with The Yanks debut album making an appearance.  Also now included the the fresh new release from Edel Fox and Neil Byrne called The Sunny Banks.

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

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

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