Featured Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (53)

Album of the Month January 2015 - The Trí-Tones

Our album of the month for January 2015 is the outstanding debut by The Trí-Tones.

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 31, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music 2015

Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming 2015 Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music which will take place in Kinvara from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st of February.

Hard to believe that this will be our 9th year of classes, workshops and concerts. The school was set up to…

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Added by Máire O'Keeffe on December 30, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Burren Backroom Series Vol.1 + Charity launch 14th Jan, NCH Dublin

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.

The album will also be launched at The…
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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Preview of 'The Godfather' which airs tonight at 8.30pm on TG4 + worldwide online

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Vote : Readers Poll for Tradconnect 'Traditional Album of the Year 2014'

Welcome to the Tradconnect Readers Poll to select our Traditional Album of the Year 2014.
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Each year we ask our members and readers to vote for the album that they most enjoyed in 2014.  We combine this poll with the views of an independent panel of 10 judges to select our traditional album of the…
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Added by TradConnect on December 27, 2014 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

First listen to the new Kirsten Allstaff album 'Gallowglass

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 27, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

2015: Back to the Future of Irish Music (part 4) on Italish blog

It seems that for the world of Irish Music next year will be full of surprises and events.

Irish Music 2015

Then, let us continue to listen to their voices:

Louise Mulcahy 

2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year already! The musical year kicks off with…

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Added by Aindréas Ridire on December 24, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Gathering's Rising Stars of Trad - Submit your video and appear at the festival in February 2015

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 22, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review : Eithne Ní Uallacháin / Bilingua

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…

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Added by Tony Lawless on December 22, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Debut album "Klangzauber" now on iTunes!

Hi all.  My debut album "Klangzauber" (it means "Magic Sounds" and was released in 2002) is now available at iTunes. 14 tracks with mainly guitar music and a few whistle tracks.

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…

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Added by Olaf Sickmann on December 21, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Watch the new Kyle Carey Video - North Star

"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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Best Trad Videos 2015 - Submit your Video

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 20, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

First listen to the new live album 'The Burren Backroom Series Vol.1' + 14th January launch, NCH Dublin

We have had a first listen to an outstanding new live album taken from The Burren Backroom Series of concerts, and include a track for you below.
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"These songs & tunes were recorded between October of 2011…
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Added by TradConnect on December 20, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road - GOITSE December Newsletter

Hi Guys, Hope everyone is well and enjoying the run up to christmas.

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…

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Added by Aindréas Ridire on December 20, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Listen to the latest single from the Alan Kelly Gang

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - November 2014

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Studio video outtake from one of 2015's most highly anticipated albums

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 18, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review : Martin Tourish / Under a Red Sky Night

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…

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Added by Tony Lawless on December 18, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Nuala Kennedy Newsletter

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…

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Added by Nuala Kennedy on December 17, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

Songs # 51 - 55 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

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…

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Added by TradConnect on December 17, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

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