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Album Review - Killarney / Pull the Knife

I have just discovered that our own Katie Davis Henderson is one half of Killarney which also features Colin Bott's, another Tradconnector, on octave mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and vocals. Indeed you may not know this but Katie herself is a fine singer and features on a number of tracks on the album. On TradConnect we have had the pleasure of her New Tune a Day which we have used extensively on our…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 16, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Album Release - The Alan Kelly Gang - Small Towns and Famous Nights

The Alan Kelly Gang - Small Towns & Famous Nights

This sounds like an exciting prospect from the Alan Kelly Gang and I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of it.

The band is fronted by Ireland’s piano accordion maestro, described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league…

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Teetotaller's Tour Dates Announced

The three greats of Irish music, Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle are starting their Irish tour off. Get in early as tickets are going like hotcakes, for what is a much anticipated set of gigs.…

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2012 at 14:19 — No Comments

Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music Feb 16th - 18th 2012

This year TradConnect will be giving some assistance to one of our members, Máire O' Keefe in the promotion of the Joseph Browne Spring School of Music, which is on February 16th-18th this year.

By background the Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music was initiated in February 2007 in…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 15, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Paddy O' Brien Tune Collection Launched

TradConnect member Paddy O’Brien of County Offaly has just released a second volume of his ground breaking tune collection. Paddy is an All-Ireland accordion champion renowned as one of the most powerful and passionate players of Irish traditional music today.

The collection is called The Paddy O’Brien Tune…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

John Doyle Releases Shadow & Light

For fans of John Doyle who has just teamed up with Martin Hayes and Kevin Crawford under the name the Teetotallers, you can catch is latest release called Shadow and Light, This is his second solo effort and the follow up to Wayward Son(2005), Doyle establishes…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Linnd violin shoulder rest review

The Linnd shoulder rest (http://www.linnd.co.uk/) may be too modern looking for some traditional fiddlers but if they reject it for that reason they’re missing a great product. An interesting part of the design is a transverse bar between the fiddle and the section that fits on your shoulder, the bar takes a lot of stress off the fiddle compared to the death grip that most other rests…

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Added by Richard Sutor on December 27, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

New Classes - Sept 2012

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument? Come September 2012 we at The Brady Academy of Music hope to offer the following instruments at all levels (unless otherwise stated):



Tin-Whistle

Flute

Uilleann Pipes

Guitar (DADGAD tuning)

Fiddle

Banjo

Mandolin

Button Keyed Accordion (for beginners)

Concertina

Harp

Bodhrán…



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Added by Brady Music on January 5, 2012 at 20:47 — No Comments

Professional musicians with albums on TradConnect

I am looking to compile a list of members that have released an album and while I am aware of some of them I know there are others lurking in what is a growing number of members. With 1,300 + members is is getting hard to track everyone, especially some of our overseas members that I may not be…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 8, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

The Gloaming - wonderful concert on NPR

I recently stumbled upon this great concert on the NPR website, and you can hear the ENTIRE thing. "The Gloaming" includes fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and is a wonderful fusion of old and new trad.

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Added by Brendan McCreanor on January 13, 2012 at 3:00 — No Comments

Bodhran Expert - Website and resource for learning the instrument

Thanks to member Julie Leduchowski who just joined and made us aware of this site whih looks like a great resource for bodhran players. 

The site was created by Michelle Stewart who has personally taught well over a thousand people how to play this instrument which…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 13, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Northern Lights music from the album Dubh agus Geal Loric

Submitted by Lorcán MacMathuna

Northern Lights brings a new program in which Traditional Irish music and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 13:11 — No Comments

For fans of John Carty - Pathway To The Well

You must know at this stage that I am a big fan of John Carty. This time he has joined up with the legendary Matt Molloy who has been a member of the Chieftains for more than 20 years, and who was one of the founding members of the great Bothy Band. They have just released a live album from Matt Molloys called Pathway To The Wellwith the great Arty McGlynn on guitar. Have a listen…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 14, 2012 at 15:19 — No Comments

The Gathering

The Gathering Traditional Music Festival  is regarded as being one of the best traditional events in Ireland - one review said it was "like The Willie Clancy Summer school under one roof!" 



The five day events includes concerts, céilí, instrument masterclasses, set dance & sean nos workshops, numerous free music sessions, a full education programme and much more. 

The concerts…
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Added by Tony Lawless on January 14, 2012 at 15:25 — No Comments

Jim Murray Guitar Site Launched

J im Murray is one of the best and most respected accompanists in traditional Irish music. Hailing from County Cork Jim has toured both nationally and internationally with the A-Z of Irelands top musicians. His new trad Guitar site teaches rhythms, accents and strumming patterns for the Reel, Jig, Slip Jig, Fast Slide, Slow Slide, Polka and Hornpipe. Learn about choosing chords,…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

Ríl Óg - Off the Wall

Seeing new talent coming through is something that TradConnect takes a great interest in. Across the country we have hundreds of musicians taking their art to new places. In Ríl Óg we have a very young group, aptly named, who have undertaken to record and release their first album, and what a great affair it is.Ríl Óg have been playing together for over two years. The six members in the group…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 9, 2011 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

Dervish – bringing it all back home

YER MAMMY always told you to be nice to people when you’re on the way up, because it’s the same people you’ll pass when you’re on the way back down again.

And while Dervish, one of traditional Irish music’s greatest exports, are far from being on the way back down,…

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Added by Micheál Ó Domhnaill on November 23, 2011 at 12:05 — No Comments

Dulahan Irl - Airs & Gracenotes

The music that I most fondly remember has always been the late at night, behind locked doors type. When everyone has gone home bar the last few stragglers. Instruments have been put away in preparation for home, yet something says the night is not quite over. Fond memories linger of such nights when you may have a solo fiddle or accordian. Maybe someone doing some backing with guitar, maybe not. There is…

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Added by Tony Lawless on November 29, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

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