Featured Blog Posts – November 2015 Archive (41)

Jiggy are back with new video and single called 'Head Rush'

Jiggy are back with a new video and single called Head Rush. Inventive, creative and different, the band features an array of talent including Éamonn Galldubh - Uilleann Pipes, Matthew Noone - Sarod, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - Vocals, Debojyoti Sanyal - Vocals & Tabla, Mark Murphy - Keyboards, Guy Rickarby - Drums and Robbie Harris -…

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Cara / Yet We Sing

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre. For artists this makes an online…

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Album Launch - Éamon McGivney / 16 tracks of traditional Irish music on fiddle from Longford & Clare

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Insight : An interview with Séamus McGuire of Buttons & Bows

In August this year we launched the new album by Buttons & Bows on Tradconnect, and added it to our Download Centre where broadcasters can download it for free.  It’s their…

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Added by TradConnect on November 29, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Kickstarter Campaign for New York band Gailfean - Máirtín de Cógáin, Brian Conway, John Whelan and Don Penzien

Gailfean is a new band that are currently recording a debut album in New York.  The members are Máirtín de Cógáin, Brian Conway, John Whelan and Don Penzien.They have started a Kickstarter campaign for the album and write the following about the goals and aspirations of the recording.

"Gailfean, a word…

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Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

New resources for 'Instrument Makers' and 'Music Teachers'

As part of the ongoing development of Tradconnect we are looking at the provision of a number of new resources on the site.  

The recent addition of our Download Centre…

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Added by TradConnect on November 27, 2015 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

New tunes by Ron Verstappen (whistle) & Olaf Sickmann (guitar)

Hi all,here is my first internet collaboration with Belgium tin whistle maestro Ron Verstappen.

He plays two of his own compositions (Reels) with some guitar backing by myself.

The story behind this is very simple and typical for trad music players: Ron , a great tin whistle player and composer from Belgium and my facebook-friend, posted these 2…

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Added by Olaf Sickmann on November 26, 2015 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Worldwide Album Launch : Slow Moving Clouds / Os

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre. For…

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Added by TradConnect on November 26, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Preview from the new Tremolo EP.

Tremolo are Dónall Donnelly (Fiddle), Stijn Van Beek (Uilleann Pipes) and Kaspar Laval (Bouzouki/E-Guitar), and this is a preview of a track called Barralin / Dave Collin's / Pull The Knife And Stick It Again, which they have just released.  …

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Added by TradConnect on November 25, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

First listen to a track from An Mhaighdean Mhara by Noeleen Ní Cholla

This is the opening track from An Mhaighdean Mhara by Noeleen Ní Cholla, an award-winning sean-nós singer from Gweedore in the Donegal Gaeltacht. There are thirteen tracks in all each with accompaniment by Manus Lunny. The album includes songs from the Irish tradition, the Scottish tradition and it…

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Added by TradConnect on November 24, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

BBC 'World on 3' - Dublin band Lynched in Session

Following their well deserved BBC appearance on Later ...with Jools Holland, Dublin band Lynched turned up 'In Session'on BBC3 Radio with Verity Sharpe during the week. They talk about their background in Dublin and their music.

"Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with…

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Added by TradConnect on November 22, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : 'The Floorglass Set' by Freya Rae and Louis Bingham

Our most played track over the last 7 days on our Soundcloud file is from the new release by Freya Rae and Louis Bingham.  The album is called Curlicue and this is the opening track featuring The Foorglass Jig (Tom McElvogue), The Orphan (trad.), Drag Her Round the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 22, 2015 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

3 Tracks from the debut album by Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees - 'High Spirits'

Here are three tracks from the debut album by Gráinne Brady and Tina Jordan Rees called High Spirits. They first met at a session in the Ben Nevis Bar in Glasgow in 2011 and have been playing as a duo ever since. They write a lot of their own music, and entered a composition into our recent 'New Tune…

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Added by TradConnect on November 21, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

New live track from Danny Diamond & David Munnelley - Live at the Cobblestone - 17th November 2015

Here is a new track from a recent live gig in The Cobblestone Bar, Dublin, featuring fiddle player Danny Diamond (Mórga, Slow Moving Clouds) & accordionist David Munnelly (Dave Munnelly Band, Mórga).  It was a one-off gig showcasing material from their new duo project.…

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Added by TradConnect on November 20, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Elaine Hogan & Sheila Garry / The Shores of Lough Breda

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2015 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Folk At Five and TradConnect - Playlists

TradConnect has turned out to be a significant source and resource for the new music we feature on Argyll FM's Folk At Five show. All the show's playlists are published at http://folkshow.blogspot.co.uk/. The lists below are an extract showing tracks played from 24 May to 18 November 2015.

Thank you to all the artists and admin…

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Added by Trevor Oxborrow on November 19, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Trip to Birmingham Tradfest, 26th - 29th November 2015 + Playlist

The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest takes place on 26th to 29th of November and this year it looks quite impressive. They have a great lineup of musicians, many of whom we have featured on the site throughout the year. We include a playlist that we have compiled from our Soundcloud tracks, featuring artists like Claire Egan…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

2 tracks from The Whileaways new album 'Saltwater Kisses'

This is the first listen to two track from the new album by The Whileaways.  It’s called Saltwater Kisses and is the follow up to their self-titled debut released in 2013. Laden with their distinctive harmonies and a layer of mellow guitar this folk and roots trio have been building quite…

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Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Dessie Kelliher, Brian O’Loughlin & Tom Delany / Well For Some

This is just the tonic for any weary souls that are in need of a shot of inspiration. Dessie Kelliher, Brian O’Loughlin and Tom Delany effortlessly glide their way through nine inspiring sets of traditional music. No filler, no songs, just straight up trad.

It comes complete with the…

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Added by Tony Lawless on November 18, 2015 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Myles O'Malley: The Swallow's Tail/The Heather Breeze (reels)

Here's another digitized 78 rpm disc of Myles O'Malley. This set features a set of reels on solo whistle with piano accompaniment by Eileen White (who also recorded sides with Frank Quinn).

We detailed O'Malley's personal background back in June of 2014, which you can review here: …

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Added by Ward Irish Music Archives on November 17, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

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