Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (37)

Being Jack Talty......and his new Ensemble Ériu project

We are big fans of Jack Talty and his work both as an artist and his work behind the controls with Raelach Records. We understand that he is working away on his…

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Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2012 at 10:28 — No Comments

Niall Vallely.....some contemporary traditional concertina

Ok all you concertina players.  Something to take you slightly outside of your comfort zone. TradConnect member Niall Vallely has really been able to mix it up with this track as part of Buílle.  Niall Vallely has established himself as one of the most original…

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Added by TradConnect on September 29, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Listen Up.......We Banjo 3

Imaginative and exciting and executed with a number of banjo's, possibly 3, with a few friends thrown in for good luck. Considering the place that the banjo holds in old time and bluegrass music it would seem the most natural thing for someone to mix it in with traditional Irish.  Well now it has been done for…

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Added by TradConnect on September 28, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Play Your Part - Trad For Trócaire 27th September - 4th October 2013

Trad for Trócaire week will be starting shortly ( 27th September - 4th October ) and is a very worthy cause. Over the last number of years Trócaire has been working on this initiative and it has really captured the imagination of the country and has tapped into…

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Added by TradConnect on September 28, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Ályth McCormack & Tríona Marshall Announce Autumn Tour

We are big fans of Red & Gold by Ályth and Triona and did a review of the album recently. Here is a snippet...

Scotland's strong tradition of song moulds itself with the luscious harp playing of Ireland's Tríona Marshall in a…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Support Maurice Lennon Fundraiser - 4th November 2012

We invite you to support one of Ireland’s finest musicians, Maurice Lennon.  A poet, composer and real gentleman, Maurice Lennon has graced us with his elegant fiddle playing and generous personality for over three decades, playing at some of the biggest music venues across the globe. Maurice, who hails from Rossiniver in Co. Leitrim, is one of the founders…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Ryan's Way - Ryan Molloy Bridging the Gap

Some beautiful haunting music from Ryan Molloy who has been hiding under the covers a bit of late. This is fantastic stuff and we must look into some more of his music.  

Ryan’s work attempts to bridge the divide between traditional…
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Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Little Shop of Borers - a tour of Patrick Olwell's workshop

I know it's been a while since there was something fun to watch from the Olwell doc, so I pulled this short montage from the rough edit of the final film to give you an idea of what it's like in Patrick's shop. Even with all the shots in this clip, we were only able to film a small portion of the many layers…

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Added by Jem Moore on September 25, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - September 2012

We have a new No. 1 this month with Lamond Gillispie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake taking up the top spot with their Trip To Carrick album. Three new albums enter the top ten with Eileen O' Brien, Allow Céilí Band and John McEvoy all hitting the top spot. We will be reviewing Eamonn Cotter and Eileen O' Brien…

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Added by TradConnect on September 24, 2012 at 22:03 — No Comments

The sublime Caitlín Nic Gabhann

For any of you that have an inclination towards the concertina you would be well advised to check out the wonderful talent that is Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Her new album is simply called Caitlín and is sublime

Three times winner of the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil on concertina, Caitlín is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to…

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Added by TradConnect on September 24, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Support Niamh Ní Charra and her Fund It Campaign

Great to see that Niamh Ní Charra has joined us here on TradConnect.  Hailing from Killarney Co. Kerry, she has been playing music since she was 4 years old. She has been touring professionally as a…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2012 at 22:01 — No Comments

'Aughty' Film Screening at Tulca Festival

“Aughty” is being screened as part of the Tulca Festival of Contemporary Art in Galway on Tues the 20th November at 7pm in Nuns Island Theatre. There will be a discussion afterwards with Gregory McCartney,  the Festival Curator and a free music performance by Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon (whose music features in the soundtrack of “Aughty) in the Roisin Dubh afterwards.  For…

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Added by TradConnect on September 22, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Rhyme, Rant and Rann - celebrating Ireland's oral traditions with poetry, storytelling and songs

  “Words alone are certain good”, said W.B. Yeats, and certainly there must have been a kitchen table in the back of his mind when he wrote that.…
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Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Danny & Aki / Music From the Irish, American and Nordic Traditions

The gentle sway of a Finnish minuet followed by two slides from the playing of  Denis Murphy from Sliabh Luachra would seem like an unusual combination.  Not so, especially in the hands of …

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 20, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Nights in Shanaglish - Documentary and CD

Nights in Shanaglish is a new album and documentary based around the sessions in Whelan's pub in Galway.

"Whelan’s Pub is situated in the most southern part of Galway, in the village of Shanaglish, in the parish of Beagh.…

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2012 at 8:43 — 1 Comment

Beautiful new track from Sí Van - The Stolen Bride

Here is a beautiful new track from Sí Van. Tradconnect member Niamh Parsons has teamed up with  Mary Dillon and Tíona McSherry to form this new group. According to their new…

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2012 at 22:00 — 6 Comments

Music from Réalta's launch of Open The Door For Three

Here is a great clip from the launch of Réalta's Open The Door For Three.  It's a cracking set.  We reviewed the album some time back and you can read the review here. They are a new group from Belfast featuring …

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Coleen Raney Band - Northern California Tour - September 2012

With decades of individual touring and performing experience, Colleen Raney, Casey Neill, and Johnny B. Connolly have teamed up to become one of the most exciting and innovative Irish bands on the west coast. Portland’s Colleen Raney, who has toured extensively throughout both the U.S. and Ireland, bookended 2011 with a pair of fine albums, respectively…

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Tune Makers Tour - September/October 2012

The Tune Makers tour brings together some of the most prolific composers in Irish traditional music for the first time to showcase their own tunes as well as performing material from other well-known tune writers. Liz Carroll was a junior and senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, and has toured as a solo artist and with the Greenfields of America, Trian, String…

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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review - We Banjo 3 / Roots of the Banjo Tree

Considering the place that the banjo holds in old time and bluegrass music it would seem the most natural thing for someone to mix it in with traditional Irish.  We Banjo 3 have done just that.  The result is an invigorating and magical exploration.  It mixes North Carolina with North Sligo and southwards to the home of the Flanagan brothers…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 15, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

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