Traditional Irish Music
Dr. Matt Cranitch will give a talk on Maida McQuinn Sugrue, a pupil of Pádraig O’Keeffe’s, on Friday May 20th at 8pm at O’Riada’s Bar,…Continue
The controversial new Afro Celt Sound System album called The Source is released today. Founding member Simon Emmerson split from the original group in 2015 to form a new Afro Celt Sound System, registering the trade name in the UK and releasing this new recording.
We covered the music of Claire Hastings last year when she was announced as BBC Radio Scotland’s “Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015”. Head of BBC Radio Scotland, Jeff Zycinski noted that “Claire just had that edge to set her above the rest of our finalists and we hope that this recording session takes her on to the…Continue
We have covered New York musicians quite a bit on Tradconnect over the years and two of the newer kids on the block are Dan Gurney and Dylan Foley. They will be in Dublin for a concert in St David’s Church in North County Dublin on April 30th this year. Both are also members of The Yanks, a quartet that also…Continue
Entries for Scotland’s Hands Up for Trad, 2016 Gaelic and Scots songwriting competition: Nòs Ùr (New Style), in partnership with Creative Scotland closes on 1st May 2016. Gaelic and Scot’s Song writers, Singers and groups are invited to submit a new and original song in either language which will then be considered by an industry…Continue
The River Drivers have just released a new and original single called “Cumann na mBan” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and the Irish women who clasped hands across class boundaries to help lead the fight for an Irish Nation. They were activists, nationalists, feminists and socialists whose ultimate sacrifices were, for far too…Continue
Left Behind is a new collection of songs to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. Drawing on the experiences of the wives of prominent rebel leaders, O’Connor and O'Rourke have created a unique suite of compositions that offer an emotional, human perspective on a narrative that is too often told in baldly male heroic…Continue
On Sunday 1st May at 5.25pm TG4 will broadcast highlights from the recent Siansa Gael Linn 2016 Grand Finale concert. The National Concert Hall was the venue for this year’s final on Sunday 17 April. At the end of a superb concert featuring eight traditional music groups of the highest calibre from all over Ireland, the group ‘Círéib’ were…Continue
To celebrate the launch of 2 new CD collections & e-book of Irish music in London from Topic Records, ITMA is hosting an afternoon talk by Dr. Reg Hall in 73 Merrion Square. The event takes place on May 14th from 4 - 5pm. Tickets are free and early booking is advisable as places are limited.
Reg Hall’s monumental and comprehensive history of…Continue