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St. Helens, Merseyside

Hi. I'm based in St. Helens, Merseyside and play the 10-string cittern. I've been a part of the Merseyside Irish music scene for the best part of 40 years. My Dad was from Killawalla in County Mayo and in fact a lot of my family are still there - the rest are in Oughterard, County Galway. People I've performed with include most of the Black Family, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunn, Garva, Ildanach and I was once asked by Christy Moore to sing harmonies on one of his albums ( it never happened…


Added by Tony Gibbons on May 16, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Last Nights Fun

We took  a short trip to Dublin last night and had some tunes with Tradconnect host Tony Lawless.

It was a wonderful night of music. Tony and his fellow musicians made us feel right at home from the very beginning.  They had a wonderful selection of tunes which were expertly played and the night went by all too quickly for us!

We are happy to report that Tradconnect does exactly what it says on the tin by giving us the opportunity to meet up with people who share a common…


Added by Dulahan on February 10, 2012 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

My Concertina Videos ~ 17!

Here are the Concertina videos I've posted on YouTube so far.…


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 7, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Patrick Olwell documentary

Hi, my name is Jem Moore, and I'm starting a feature documentary on legendary flute maker Patrick Olwell. It is a great story, and worthy of preserving, and sharing, for years to come. I am also a musician, and I've been playing one of Patrick's flutes for more than twenty years, and have stayed in touch…


Added by Jem Moore on February 2, 2012 at 5:00 — 1 Comment

Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle - Len Graham Workshop 11th February 2012

Workshop 11th February 2012. 2-4pm. County Antrim born, Len Graham has been a full-time professional traditional singer since 1982.  From the early 1960s Len sought out and recorded older singers such as Eddie Butcher and Joe Holmes. His musical friendship with Joe Holmes resulted in two…


Added by TradConnect on February 9, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments

Máirtín O'Connor in Concert

March 2nd - Friday - 8:00 pm. Traditional Irish Music Concert featuring the unique accordion music of Máirtín O'Connor…


Added by Breandán Ó Loinsigh on February 8, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music Feb 16 -18

Update for the Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music taking place in Kinvara Feb 16 - 18th

Tutors confirmed to date for three mornings classes (10am to 1pm)  fiddle: Eileen O'Brien, Denis Liddy, Áine McGrath, Cath Taylor, Accordion: Dermot Byrne, Concertina, Jack Talty, Pipes Padraic Keane (…


Added by Máire O'Keeffe on January 27, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Ceílí House Live in Concert - 17th March 2012. NCH

Get in early and get your tickets for St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy a traditional evening of the best of Irish music and song this St. Patrick’s Day with Céilí House live in the regal setting of our National Concert Hall.  The stellar line-up will be a magnificent showcase of the many exciting practices alive in…


Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2012 at 9:46 — No Comments

Top Ten Traditional Albums - January 2012

1.The Shores of Lough Graney

P.J. Hayes and Martin Hayes accompanied by Mark Gregory and Dennis Cahill

2. Deadly Buzz

Mick O' Brien and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh…


Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

TONIGHT - Transatlantic Session in NCH

Don't forget tonight, The Transatlantic Sessions. After winning the 2010 Good Tradition title at the Radio 2 Folk Awards and embarking on their first-ever UK tour,…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Lilt / Onward

This is an album release that I just came across today and by the sound of the clips ( CD Baby ) it sounds like a cracker. Whats more it's from one of our own TradConnect members…


Added by Tony Lawless on February 6, 2012 at 20:01 — 1 Comment

Liz Carroll "Collected" now on sale

For fans of Liz Carroll and I know there are many out there you wll be glad to know that her long-awaited book of original compositions is now available for purchase. Published originally by Liz in 2010 she has had  launches at major music festivals throughout 2010…


Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments

Album Release - Eoin Duigan - Timeless

Eoin Duignan is a gifted musician and composer and has lived in Dingle since 1979. We are also glad to have him as a member on TradConnect.  He has released a selection of tunes, in a Greatest Hits type…


Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2012 at 10:45 — No Comments

3/Triúr - Featuring Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh at The Abbey

If you missed Martin Hayes the last time he was in town with The Teatotallers than don't feel too disappointed. Coming up at the Abbey we have an intimate evening of traditional music with Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh. Collectively known as 3/Triúr, these highly acclaimed musicians present…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 12:39 — No Comments

Session with the Pipers - 7th February 2012

This is a popular series that is always worth checking out if you are in Dublin. Starting from 7th Feb 2012 (Tue) from 21:30 - 23:30 Session with the Pipers will recommence at one of the best pubs for traditional music in Dublin. The Cobblestone Bar, 77 North King Street, Dublin. Starts at 9.30 Admission…


Added by Tony Lawless on February 4, 2012 at 12:08 — No Comments

21st Century Trad

By Garbhan Downey

City of Culture media director Garbhan Downey on an exciting new trad social…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Brian Rooney - TG4 Musician of The Year 2012

Fiddler Brian Rooney has won the honour of musician of the year in the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards. We are big fans of Brian's here on TradConnect and he is a vry worthy winner. Brian was born in 1951 and hails from the townland of Derragoon, near Kiltyclogher, in north Leitrim, one of…


Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Chieftains announce their 50th Anniversary 2012 US Tour

The Chieftains, six-time Grammy winners and world-renowned Irish traditional folk ensemble, have announced a UK tour to celebrate 50 years of their music!

Grammy-winning Irish musical group…


Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2012 at 9:07 — No Comments

New Album from Cormac Breatnach

2012 heralds the release of a new album featuring 7 tracks, each lasting at least 6 minutes long, including 2 songs, new compositions and re-worked traditional tunes according to Cormac's website. We are big fans of Cormac here on TradConnect so this will be an eagerly awaited release

The new CD will be called ‘…


Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2012 at 12:57 — No Comments

Our January Monthly Session

Good afternoon all,
                                       So I think it's fair to say that we had yet another very successful session on Sunday 22nd January. The beginner's got the ball rolling shortly after 3pm with…

Added by Brady Music on January 31, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

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