September 2013 Blog Posts (68)

Kyle Carey's Kickstarter Campaign 80% Funded

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Ensemble Ériu

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…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 29, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Colleen Raney / Canadee-I-O

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 …

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Added by TradConnect on September 29, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Tradconnect's best new music Playlist # 1

Added by TradConnect on September 28, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Goitse Interview : Recent Live Interview on KAWC in Arizona

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 28, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Inspiring Trad Music : Dan Gurney on the tracks that have inspired him

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Top Ten Countries listening to Irish Traditional Music

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Caedan debut album to be released this winter

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2013 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Talking to Tommy Maguire about his album "Back Home"

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Niamh Dunne October 2013 Tour Dates

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

First Listen : David Doocey / Changing Time

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Kennedy's Kitchen flying high in USA Top 10 with "The Birds Upon The Trees"

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

CD Launch dates

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

Double Album Launch at Sligo Live - Shane McAleer & Leonard Barry - Sun 27th in Sligo

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 24, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fullset : Interview and Tunes

Fullset have released a promotional video in support of their new album.  Part interview and part music it is a practice becoming quite common these days.  

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,…

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

Jamlink

Hey folks!
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.
Cheers!

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 24, 2013 at 8:44 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - September 2013

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Notes from The Road : Goitse's September News

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Interview : With Alan Jordan on his new duet album with Yvonne Bolton called Silver Threads

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. …

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 23, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Track of the Week - Téada / The Reel with the Birl

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…

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Added by TradConnect on September 22, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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