Traditional Irish Music
Earlier we wrote that it 'excels with tight, carefully crafted and exceptionally well played traditional music.
Its outlook is modern with a vibrant interplay between the three musicians also finely balanced.
Stephen Rooney, Tara…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 31, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
Hard to believe that this will be our 9th year of classes, workshops and concerts. The school was set up to…Continue
Added by Máire O'Keeffe on December 30, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments
The most played track on our Souncloud file over the Christmas week was this track taken off the new Burren Backroom Series Vol. 1. live album. It's a new recording from the now famous Boston venue run by Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. Both appear on this track with Sharon Shannon and Jim Murray.
Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
This special one hour documentary literally brings us on a journey, to explore how Brian came from that smallholding near the border village of Kiltyclogher, amongst thirteen siblings to a seemingly familiar emigrant life working in construction in England’s capital. This is both a physical journey and a musical journey and as the story of his life unfolds so too will the story of…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments
Kirsten Allstaff will be known to many people as one of the founders of The Online Academy of Irish Music, the online resource for learning traditional music. She teaches a number of courses on flute and whistle which are well worth checking out. Gallowglass is her debut album and she is joined by a number of well know musicians including John Joe…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 27, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
Then, let us continue to listen to their voices:
2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year already! The musical year kicks off with…Continue
Added by Aindréas Ridire on December 24, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments
On 18th-22nd February 2015 The Gathering traditional music festival will celebrate its 16th anniversary. It takes place each year at the INEC and Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney and showcases the best in traditional music and dance. This year they have once again surpassed themselves with a line-up of some of the best…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 22, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments
This is a wondrous recording that revisits the work of Eithne Ní Uallacháin, a founding member of Lá Lúgh with husband Gerry O'Connor in the early ‘90’s. The album itself is a collection of newly-composed and traditional songs that were recorded in the three years before her untimely death in 1999. Gerry O'Connor and son…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on December 22, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
The video below is a full track from "Klangzauber" (2 reels played on guitar). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Marcus Praed - guitarist and sound engineer from the world famous band…Continue
Added by Olaf Sickmann on December 21, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments
"Kyle Carey is back once again with a breezy laid back follow up on her Monongah debut from 2012. Intricately woven music provided by some household names in the traditional music world underscores her own brand of Gaelic Americana. Seamus Egan produced the album with…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
As we approach the end of 2015 we will be celebrating all things traditional, looking back as some of the highlights of the year as well as some of the best albums of the year. 2015 has seen big improvements in the way that artists approach the commercial side of traditional music, right across social media. Artists are slowly coming to grips with…Continue
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We have had a busy few months and are ready to have a few weeks off to enjoy the festivities.
It is hard to believe that this night one year ago we were packing our bags for a seven week tour of china. So much has happened in that year having toured AMAZING places. We are having so much…Continue
Added by Aindréas Ridire on December 20, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments
This is the latest single from the new Alan Kelly Gang album called The Last Bell. According to the press release the Alan Kelly Gang are a "creative force all about tasteful arrangements, groove, energy and musicality of the highest order. Their new album, The Last Bell, which has been over a year in the making, is an…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for November 2014. 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.
Why not also add a track to…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
This is a studio outtake from one of next years most hotly anticipated albums. It will feature the talents of London fiddle player Claire Egan who is presently in the studios of Jack Talty in County Clare. Claire is one of the most highly rated fiddle players to come out of London in quite some time and while traditional at heart she has also studied and plays…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 18, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments
Under a Red Sky Night is unlike any album that has been released this year. It is a breath-taking study of music from the tradition and beyond, that spreads its wings over a vast repertoire. My fascination led to an interview with Martin Tourish in which he says that his musical journey has taken him into a wide array of genres which are always…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on December 18, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments
Hi Everybody, How are you all this Yuletide? What a year we have had. I know so many of you have been through a lot this year, ups and downs, and here we all are at the end of it. Another one over, another triumph. Well done Everybody.
I travelled and performed more than ever before this year, with…Continue
Added by Nuala Kennedy on December 17, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments
This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore. Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his support.
Other recording artists that…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 17, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments