Featured Blog Posts – November 2012 Archive (47)

Caedan

We just wanted to say that we were particularly taken by the music from a group on this site called ' Caedan ' with Tradconnect members, Maurice McGrath and Caoimhe Hogarty. If you haven't had a listen…

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Added by Dulahan on November 30, 2012 at 11:00 — 4 Comments

Top Ten Traditional Albums - November 2012

Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake are still taking the top spot with their Trip To Carrick album this month. We have also carried out some new reviews of a number of the top ten this month including John McEvoy and Allow Céilí Band.  Check them out if you get a chance. If you want your album reviewed and featured just send us a copy.

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dervish - For One Night Only, Live in the Hawk's Well Sligo, Dec 27th

It’s been an exciting year for Dervish and one they plan to end in style, with a special concert for fans and family on Thursday, December 27th 2012 at Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo with some surprise guests lined up for this unique concert. Dervish will also perform material from their forthcoming album or the first time. Tickets for DERVISH are available from the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 29, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Danny O'Mahony & Cyril O'Donoghue Live in Carna - 1st Dec

Renowned Kerry box player makes an anticipated return to Connemara this weekend where he will take to the stage at Tigh Mheaic in Carna on Saturday night (1st December). He will be accompanied by singer and bouzouki player, Cyril O'Donoghue, and they will kick off at 9.30pm.



Danny O’Mahony is a traditional…

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Added by Áine Ní Chuaig on November 28, 2012 at 23:53 — No Comments

Some tunes from Daithí Kearney & John Cronin's album Midleton Rare

Here is a couple of tunes from Tradconnect member Daithi Kearney who released a great album recently called Midleton Rare. This set is called Brosnan's/The Piper's Despair/Trip To Cullenstown. He recorded the album with accordion player John Cronin who he plays regularly with in Wallis's bar in Midleton. They are a well know set of tunes and…

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Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Win a copy of Traditional Notes by Stephen Power

We did a review recently of a great traditional photography book called Traditional Notes by Stephen Power.  A great book to have on your self to delve into every…

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Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Live Review - Zoë Conway and John McIntyre in Whelan's 26th November 2012

The album by Zoë Conway and John McIntyre titled Go Mairir I Bhfad_Long Life To You is good, very…

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Added by Tony Lawless on November 27, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

The Rapparees - Promotional Video Like You Have Never Seen

Ok, this is a traditional promotion video like none other from a band called The Rapparees in support of their 2011 album called "Wrapped Up" The second video is included to show that they can actually play. Visit their site at…

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Added by TradConnect on November 27, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

When Hope Dawns at Sunrise - Maurice Lennon CD Now Available

We previously posted a piece regarding the Maurice Lennon fundraiser that took place on 4th November 2012 in Chicago.  It was a great success by all accounts. As a follow up to that there is now a CD that can be bought on the Maurice Lennon website. 



A whole group of outstanding musicians contributed tracks to this CD and the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Zoë Conway and John McIntyre / Go Mairir I Bhfad_Long Life To You

Concept albums within the traditional Irish genre would not be the norm and the inspiration that brought Zoë Conway and John McIntyre to this project must be commended. Zoë's interpretive spirit and high regard internationally as a musician…

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Added by Tony Lawless on November 25, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

The History of Irish Music - Four Part Radio Programme produced by Éamonn de Barra

For any of you that would like to hear the history of the Irish tradition we came across a four part radio show on Éamonn de Barra's website www.tradirishmusic.com Its worth checking out if you have the time.

Compass Ceoil is a four-part documentary series on the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 25, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

I Draw Slow to play Grand Social, Dublin on 20th December

I Draw Slow will play the Grand Social Dublin on December 20th with other dates in Cork, Clare and Galway also detailed below.  They play an alternative version of music with Appalachian and Irish influences telling dark stories of revenge and debauchery.  Their second album…

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Added by TradConnect on November 24, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Tour dates for Triúr featuring Peadar O’Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Peadar O’Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh are collectively known as Triúr, a tour de force of masterful playing of inspired composition. Together they share a deep understanding of their musical heritage.  From the foot tapping polkas and reels to the delicate beauty of the airs and the courtly hornpipes and jigs the music is soulful,…

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Added by TradConnect on November 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Road to my Second Solo Album! Blog 3 by Enda Seery

Hi there trad fans. Sorry for the delay since my last blog update in April. I have been busy finishing my Masters in Limerick along with a few other things. I also misled you all a little in the last blog with the outline of the tune types on the album. I was finding it very hard to settle on tunes for the album. My repertoire has expanded a lot but I have…

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Added by Enda Seery on November 22, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Socks In The Frying Pan

These boys are rocking and rolling new life and texture into traditional jigs and reels with a very accomplished debut album.  It's a definite contender for one of the liveliest albums that I have heard in quite a while, and with some really tight arrangements it packs a punch. The name Socks in The Frying Pan turned up as a new tune composition on an earlier album called…

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Added by Tony Lawless on November 21, 2012 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Discovering our members music - Fabien Guiloineau

We will have to try and find a way to encourage members to write short blogs about their life and music because within this growing community there are  thousands of members with great music. With our limited resources we come across some gems and post them up.  We hope it does some good in bringing members music to peoples attention and you never know, others…

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Added by TradConnect on November 20, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Superbelle - Streaching the tradition with electronic trad

Ok. You gotta give these tracks a bit of a chance as they start out quite electronic, but develop into something nice. From a group/person called Superbelle whom we will have to do a bit more digging on as their Facebook and Reverbnation pages are lacking in detail. We are stretching the tradition a bit here.…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2012 at 23:03 — 1 Comment

Fullset and their Notes At Liberty - Some Tracks

We did a review of Fullset and their album Notes At Liberty some months back and what a good album it was. For those of you that may have missed that particular delight you will be glad to know that they have shared some tracks from the album…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Some tunes from Marie Fielding

A couple of nice tunes here from Marie Fielding who "is a full time musician, composer and fiddle tutor. Born in Edinburgh, Marie has played fiddle music from an early age and continues to be successful as a band fiddler, soloist and recording artiste. "

We must get to know a little more about the great wealth of Scottish music and artists that don't get too much coverage…

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Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Get ready for The Céilí Bandits..Rain and Snow

Here is a great track from the Ceili Bandits who are from County Clare in Ireland, mainly based in Lahinch. Presently the band is made up of four members...Yvonne Casey on fiddle, Eoin O'Neill on bazouki, Quentin Cooper on guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals and Jon O'Connell on double bass, guitar and vocals. The Céilí Bandits play Traditional Irish Music with heart and…

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Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

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