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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 ‘…

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

Fun with iMovie ~ 21 movies!

Ballycastle Harbour and Fair Head, with the Mull of Kintyre & Argyll in the distance.…

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Added by Dick Glasgow on January 31, 2012 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

Fleadh success a result of strong teamwork

TradConnect are delighted for the team in Derry responsible for the work put into winning the fleadh.

Culture Company 2013 Chief Executive, Shona McCarthy, has highlighted the success of…

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Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2012 at 21:38 — No Comments

The Swing In Irish music....



The Swing In Irish music

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At A SLOWER PACE -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96bKIE37gwQ

Medium - and lovely way with reel's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwkOE2ztIcY

In Jig's -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kx2LtClMFQ

In Hornpipe's - …

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Added by Jim McAuley on January 29, 2012 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

Kíla's Book of Tunes Released

TradConnect and Kíla member Colm Ó Snodaigh can rest because they have finally completed and released the Kíla book of tunes. This includes over 100 of Kíla's tunes in the staff and ABC notation. The…

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Added by TradConnect on January 29, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Derry To Host Fleadh in 2013

Londonderry has won its bid to host the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2013.

Members of the central executive of traditional Irish music body Comhaltas met in Dublin to decide the venue on Saturday.

Sligo was also in the running to host the fleadh. Ennis had withdrawn its…

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Added by TradConnect on January 28, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Temple Bar Tradfest has kicked off.

Don't for get folks that Dublin’s biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture, the Temple Bar TradFest has just kicked off and runs January 25-29th 2012. The 2012 festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall and The Button Factory. Other highlights include…

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Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Eddie Butcher - In his own words. Book Publication

All the days of his life: Eddie Butcher in his own words: songs, stories and memories of Magilligan, Co Derry’ is the latest publication in the Studies in Irish traditional music / Taighde ar cheol dúchais Éireann series from the Irish Traditional Music Archive. 

This illustrated record of the life and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2012 at 22:20 — No Comments

The Westmeath Hunt - William Mullaly - The First Irish Concertina Player

This might be on interest to concertina players who want to delve back into time and discover some historical information regarding Irelands First recorded concertina pplayer. ‘The Westmeath Hunt: William Mullaly: The First Irish Concertina Player on Record’, a CD and booklet of the historic 1926 & 1927 New…

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Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Caladh Nua / Happy Days

As debuts go this establishes Caladh Nua as a band of the future. I love an album that kicks off with an energetic set of tunes, giving you a real sense of what the rest of the album will be like. This is Caladh Nua's first album and this is their first set. It's a set of reels called The Windmill Reel…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 24, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Now thats busking

A sort of cool thing happened on the way to our gig in Liege. Raphael DeCock and I were cutting our Northern Lights stickers on the train and I was telling him about my new song, Captain Rock, and so I sang it for him. A woman sitting besides us on the train was looking at us and noticed the stickers, and asked if we had an album, and bought one. -first impressions eh! Captain Rock isn't…
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Added by Lorcán Mac Mathúna on January 24, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Davy Rogers Book Of Original Tunes due for release

In the next few weeks Davy Rogers will release his first book of traditional tunes called "108 Original Compositions in the Traditional Irish Style"

Davy has  been working on it for quite some time now. He says he has been composing tunes…

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Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2012 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Paddy Keenan, London Irish Centre – Friday, 3 February 2012

Paddy Keenan – Friday, 3 February 2012 When it comes to Irish piping, there is simply no-one to touch Paddy Keenan – he’s the Jimi Hendrix of piping! Right back to his years with the genre-defining Bothy Band, Paddy’s playing has electrified listeners both on recordings and on stage. Don’t…

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Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

The Chieftains celebrate 50 years with star studded Voice of Ages due February 21st, 2012

BON IVER, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE CIVIL WARS AND MORE CELEBRATE THE LEGENDARY IRISH GROUP ON THE PADDY MOLONEY AND T BONE BURNETT PRODUCED 50TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM VIA HEAR/CONCORD

The Chieftains, the world's most celebrated traditional Irish band, will mark their 50th anniversary with…

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Added by TradConnect on January 22, 2012 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Dónal McCague / Bits 'N' Pieces

Dónal McCague - Bits 'N' Pieces

Well we all knew this album was on the way from TradConnect member Dónal McCague. I first heard a soundbite on Twitter…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 9, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Paul McNevin launches IrishFiddle.ie

This is a fiddle site that has developed over the last year or so.  Some interesting blogs now added to it so worth checking out for any of you fiddlers.  TradConnect member Paul McNevin has launched the site last year and it is dedicated to the teaching and sharing of traditional Irish fiddle music…

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Added by TradConnect on January 22, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Adrian McAuliffe & Cathal Flood / Between The Strings

It's great discovering what sounds like great album releases that may just have just passed us by over the summer months of last year. There is a copy of this in the post to me and if you play banjo you should clap your ears around the sound clips on their website…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 21, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Profile of Joseph Browne

On February 16th-18th this year the sixth annual Joseph Browne School of Traditional Music will take place in Kinvara, Co, Galway. It is worthwhile posting a little profile here of Joseph Browne from the music school site, as a way of providing background to Joseph as…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 19, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Deadly Buzz | Aoibhinn Crónán

Listening to this new album a.t.m. Absolutely brilliant stuff (as you would expect) The combination of flat set of pipes and fiddle (also flute on a couple tracks) is pure magic, If you haven't already - run along and get this album!

All the…

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Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on July 15, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

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