Traditional Irish Music
Its great to see the success of some of these Kickstarter campaigns as a way for artists to pre fund albums. This one by Kyle Carey, a songwriter and singer based in New England is 80% funded with 10 days to go. One final push is all that is required. Her debut album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Creativity in traditional music, the pushing of boundaries and the creation of new rhythms and melodies is an essential part of the onward development of the tradition. It’s a direction that will never threaten the pure drop or the exploration of our back catalogue. However new music is very much needed and this project headed up by…Continue
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This weekend Colleen Raney launches her new album called Here This Is Home. It builds on her previous records including Linnet in 2008 and Lark in 2011 and features some very strong material. It will further establish her position as America's best traditional voice. This track is called Canadee-I-O
We previously posted a short …Continue
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After their concert the night before at the Historic Yuma Theatre in Arizona, Irish traditional band Goitse stops by the KAWC studios to perform a few songs live and talk about their music and their tour.
They have had a busy few months in the States and head back that way again in November. They are working on a new album at the…Continue
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Dan Gurney is a New York based accordion player that has just finished a busy summer with his various music projects. He first came to our attention with his debut accordion album last year called…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments
So which countries are listening to traditional Irish music the most. On our Soundcloud file which we started in May 2013 we have generated 5,500 plays of tracks supplied by artists in support of the album reviews we carry out. Those tracks are embedded on Tradconnect but are also…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Word is out that Caedan are in the final throws of finishing their debut album. Still in the studio but backing their way out the door. Caedan are made of of singer Caoimhe Hogarty and songwriter and…Continue
Back Home" is the second album that Tommy Maguire has recorded. Its a follow on from "Songs of Home" that was recorded in 2001. This is a 2010 recording that has been with us a while and we got to talk to Tommy Maguire recently by email. This album like a lot of music being produced these days is a personal undertaking by musicians that are very…Continue
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Niamh Dunne will be undertaking a short Irish tour covering Dublin, Sligo, Belfast and Donegal in October 2013. It is in support of her new debut album of song called Portraits which we reviewed here a while back. Its a breakaway from her work with…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
David Doocey continues what is looking like a great year for fiddle albums with his debut Changing Time. Its another album of stripped bare fiddle music and we have just had our first listen. Its a well paced album where he allows the tunes and his…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
This album has come back to our attention again as it is presently in the US top ten selling albums as compiled by rampantlion.com. Its called The Birds Upon The Trees and have had it on our shelves for a while so it is worth a mention. As a group Kennedy's Kitchen has been playing and recording together for over ten…Continue
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Our CD launch dates for our new album "The Wandering Minstrels" will take place during October 2013.
Fri, Oct 11th - The West Wicklow House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Sat, Oct 12th - Naas Community Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare
Thu, Oct 17th - The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Added by All in Good Time on September 24, 2013 at 16:35 — No Comments
Shane Mc Aleer will be launching his new album Long Time No See at Sligo Live in a double header with Leonard Barry and his album New Road. Shane's is a mellowed out affair with some outstanding music played to the backdrop of Eamon Mc Elholm on guitars, keyboard and cello, Eamon Murray on Bodhrán and Ryan O' Donnell on Bouzouki. His music is…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 24, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
More and more bands and artists should probably consider adding it to their list of "must do" items when they are developing their identity.
This video is in support of their second album called Notes after Dark,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 24, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
A friend of mine just showed me Jamlink (https://musicianlink.com/) and played back a recording he made of a "session" he had with a friend in another town. I am not affiliated in any way with jamlink, but i thought it sounded interesting.
I am sorry if this is old news, but i didn't find anything when i searched for "Jamlink" her at TC.
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Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This is our first month to publish a UK Top 10 and it features Solas in the Number 1 spot. A lot of Tradconnect members also featuring with Niamh Dunne and her fantastic debut at No. 2 as well as Kevin Crawford, Gavin Whelan and Niamh Nic Charra.
Check out the attached and see how many…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
Hi Everyone! How’s everyone doing? We’re doing great! Since our last newsletter we’ve been pretty busy, if we do say so ourselves! We took a quick trip to Deutschland for a gig in a lovely town called Glauchau. The concert venue turned out to be in the courtyard of a castle! So although we had an early start on the morning after the gig, we still managed to squeeze in a…Continue
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When Yvonne Bolton and Alan Jordan sat down to plan out an album they had one thing in mind. They wanted to make an album that delivered something they could stand over. It needed to represent their music and outlook in a tangible and meaningful way. …Continue
Téada are back on our airwaves with a new album called In Spite of the Storm. They performed tracks from it last week in the National Concert Hall Dublin as part of the Gael Linn 60th birthday celebration and it sounded great. With Séamus Begley as part of the line up they are an even more potent force.
They rightly feature as our track of…Continue
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