Traditional Irish Music
The Gloaming commence their US tour this Friday, 2nd of October in Los Angeles with concerts to follow in Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia, Lewisburg and New York. After that they commence their Irish and UK tour.
From their Website : "THE GLOAMING are Iarla Ó Lionaird (singing), Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman…
Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments
May 2015 saw the release of a debut album by singer Lindsay Straw, who is a singer, guitarist, and bouzouki player, originally from Montana, but now living in Boston. The album is called My Mind From Love Being Free and it includes 10 traditional songs, mostly from the British Isles. There is a strong theme of love…Continue
Primary Schools that sign up to the 'Tradtime' Comhaltas Schools Outreach scheme in Ireland will now have access to an innovative Whiteboard Learning Project to learn the whistle. I along with Tara Breen was delighted to be part of this project as whistle tutor during the recording process. Any day that the regular tutor is not in the school, the classroom…Continue
Added by Enda Seery on September 29, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
It takes four stalwarts of the tradition to lead the way when it comes to unearthing a magical and fresh sounding album. Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain have travelled extensively over the years. The origins of the group are very much connected with North America, and this influences their material and…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on September 29, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments
Colleen Raney's critically acclaimed debut album, Linnet, has been re-mixed and re-mastered and is ready for release. Joined by the finest traditional musicians in the Pacific Northwest - Hanz Araki, Cary Novotny, Mark Raney, Nancy Conescu, Eddie "Skip" Parente, Philip Boulding, Cali McKasson, Kellam Throgmorton, Matt Jerrell, and Ezra Holbrook…Continue
Added by Colleen Raney on September 27, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments
"We play the music of our people. We sing in our own accents. We record in our kitchens and living rooms. This is our culture, our tradition." Released today Stick In The Wheel's debut album From Here is a raw, fresh take on English Folk music. Their now-trademark abrasive delivery of both original and traditional tracks, is not bland retroism,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments
An Droichead and Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, two of the country’s leading Irish language and arts organisations, have just announced an exciting new project, Turais Trad, comprising two exclusive tours by some of the most popular folk and traditional music acts on the scene.
Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments
Press Release : Too often artists view tradition as a towering monolith to be either conquered or cowed by, but young Scottish fiddler and experimantalist Jenna Moynihan knows that tradition is meant to be a starting point for great inspiration, not a wall.
On her new album, Woven, she darts back and forth like the shuttle in…Continue
Swapping the salubrious interiors of New York’s finest concert halls, where Andy Lamy normally plies his trade, for the snug interior of The Cobblestone Pub in Dublin, is quite a change. A woodwind soloist on the roster of Artist International Management, Lamy is a member of the New Jersey Symphony…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments
This Leitrim Equation show looks to the long tradition of Leitrim music to trace a wider history full of colour, of love and loss,…
Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments
It’s all about the harp this weekend at Muckross House in Kerry. They will be celebrating the launch of the Kerry Harp Ensemble with organisers welcoming harpers from all corners of Ireland to their two day celebration of the Irish harp. It will be a combination of harp master classes, sessions and a gala concert presented by the foremost figures in the Irish harp world…Continue
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Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 60 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments
Press Release : Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, will tour the country later this year to mark the twentieth anniversary of his solo album 'Dermot Byrne' released in 1995. The album received critical acclaim at the time and still stands as one of the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments
Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for September 2015. Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.
Don't forget that if you have an…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments
Our track of the week, for the second week in a row, with over 230 plays on Soundcloud over the last 7 days is from Rooska Hill. It's the new album by Limerick natives Éamonn O’Riordan and Tony O’Connell. Tony hails from Glin in West Limerick but now resides in Co.Kerry. Self-taught on the concertina he has won numerous All-Ireland titles and has…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 20, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments
There is a hidden depth to this debut album by All-Ireland Champion fiddler, Lisa Ward. The clarity and versatility of her ornamentation in particular stands out. She includes only two solo fiddle tracks, which open and close the album, and they are gritty and stark in their setting, revealing the expressive nature of her playing. They include The…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on September 20, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments
Cua are a Laois based band with members John Davidson, Shane Booth and Ros O'Meara. They like to call themselves Atlantean by which they mean, "a kind of folk and roots style, encompassing our Celtic heritage and the influences of ancient music on later genres such as Jazz,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments
Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 60 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 17, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments
Skipper’s Alley have released a new video filmed in Whelan's Dublin. This 7-piece trad ensemble have garnered wide critical praise and have featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show and La Festival Interceltique de Lorient.
This album is being launched at Fox's Bar, Forster Street, Galway on 18th September 2015.
We have also just launched this album as part of our Worldwide Album Launch…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 17, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments