Featured Blog Posts – September 2017 Archive (11)

Notes from the Road : Kíla September News

A Chairde. The summer is over! Festivals are all packed away until next year and programmers are busy wracking their brains for next year’s ‘big surprise’ acts! We in Kíla-land are busying ourselves by gathering tunes and songs to keep us warm during winter! Harvesting stray notes and chords, harmonies and movements in need of the shelter of a tune or a song.…


Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Competition : Win tickets to Lankum, Beoga and The Rolling Wave - 'Tradition Now' NCH Dublin 3

Be in with a chance to win tickets for the 'Tradition Now' festival of concerts that will take place at The National Concert Hall, Dublin between 3rd and 8th October 2017.

The festival a collaboration between The National Concert Hall and the Arts Council. Details on how to enter this competition are detailed at the bottom of this article.

With a focus on…


Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2017 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Exclusive listen to the outstanding debut from Therese McInerney - Down the Strand

Clare fiddler Therese McInerney has delivered on the promise we wrote about earlier in the year on her debut recording, Down the Strand. She takes the listener on a journey through her…


Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Celebrating the music of Eddie Kelly on Éilís Crean's new album 'Searbh Siúcra'

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, writers and musicians. It’s one of those ineffable wonders that is extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. Or hear it in this case. Eddie Kelly was born in 1933 near Eyrecourt, Co. Galway and is a preeminent…


Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2017 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

This Is How We Fly: watch the new video from the genre-defying band

Via RTE Culture. Rí Rua is the lead single for genre-defying group This is How we Fly’s new album Foreign FieldsThe album was recorded over three wintery nights in January of this year in Dublin’s cosy Fumbally Stables, as…


Added by TradConnect on September 10, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Interview : Florence Fahy talks about music, her £21 Wheatstone and life in Boston

Once again John O'Connor and Custys music store in Ennis excel with these short tune and interview videos, perfect for the social media age. This time he talks to Florence Fahy talks about her new album, 'Tunes from the Flaggy Shore', her £21 Wheatstone concertina, purchased by her father in London 62 years ago, and…


Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Song of the Week : The progressive sound of northern band Cúig

This is the progressive sound of northern band Cúig, with an original composition called Change. Hailing from Armagh and Tyrone they keep it mellow at first on this new single before building up the traditional elements that close the track out. The bands inspiration comes from just about anything they say. Guitarist…


Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Delving into the past for inspiration - Canadian fiddler Kiérah shines on 'Strong Bow'

“Strong Bow” is the 4th studio album by multi-award winning Canadian fiddler, Kiérah. It is the follow up to the highly acclaimed “Stonemason’s Daughter”, released in 2013 and winner of a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award.

On "Strong Bow" she raises the bar, as both musician and composer, with a collection…


Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2017 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - August 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2017.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …


Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2017 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Competition : Win "The Hogan Collection" worth €200

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dick Hogan in 2013 to discuss his major new recording called The Hogan Collection. It took him 6 years to complete and is a new collection of 200 traditional songs. They are largely unknown but "reflect the true Irish tradition like no other".  Dick explains: "I have been singing all my life, since I was a child.  The…


Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2017 at 21:30 — 4 Comments

Supporting Altan's 'Pledge Music' campaign for their new album

Altan have launched a Pledge Music campaign for their new album which will be called "The Gap of Dreams". As always Tradconnect gets behind these campaigns, lending our support through our network.  Here is the band's message:

"Thirty years on the road (hard to believe!) and we’re at work on a new album to celebrate our long and happy road. We are…


Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2017 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

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