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An interview with Kate Crossan on her new album "Away"

Posted by TradConnect on March 26, 2015 at 11:00 1 Comment

In February we posted up a First Listen article on the new album by Kate Crossan called “Away”. We also spoke to her about the album, the song choices and general developments in folk music. We started by asking about the material on the album and how she decided on the…

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Album Review - Alan Kelly Gang / The Last Bell

Posted by Tony Lawless on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

Alan Kelly and his gang have recorded The Last Bell live in order to, as they say “capture the feeling and magic that can only happen when all of us are working together in musical unity and in the moment”.  This creates a vibrant and dynamic flow to the tracks that in truth is trademark Kelly. Alan has been producing some outstanding music for quite…

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New Micho Russel album : Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993

Posted by Kees Knegt on March 25, 2015 at 13:00 0 Comments

Hello all you Micho Russell fans out there.!! For those interested, there's a brand new Micho Russell album out, compiled by life-time Micho Russel fan Bill Ochs of Pennywhistle press. The album is named Rarities and Old Favourites, and spans the period of 1949 to 1993.  It is compiled of 49 tracks, most of those private recordings from Bill's private…

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New track from Cúig's debut EP - Napoleon's

Posted by TradConnect on March 24, 2015 at 8:30 0 Comments

We recently featured an interview with northern band Cúig covering their influences and their new EP. The bands inspiration comes from just about anything they say. Guitarist Ruairí Stewart states that their music…

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Return of the Sock Monsters - First listen to the new album

Posted by TradConnect on March 24, 2015 at 11:00 0 Comments

The Socks are back with album No.2 and they have released a track for your listening pleasure.

According to the Socks "The first hornpipe is the melody of an old Irish song 'The Pride of Petravore' that Shane learned from Enda Scahill of the amazing 'We Banjo 3'. The second reel we learned from Enda's brother Fergal called 'The Lads of Laois'. The…

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Album Review - Áine Heslin / The Tunes Foundry

Posted by Tony Lawless on March 24, 2015 at 8:30 0 Comments

Strength of composition is very much to the fore in this compelling collection of new tunes from Clare flautist Áine Heslin. Prolific in her output, she has amassed a collection of tunes over the years and this recording brings 23 of them to life across 11 tracks. She displays an expressive…

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World Fiddle Day takes place this year on May 16th in Scartaglin

Posted by TradConnect on March 23, 2015 at 11:00 1 Comment

World Fiddle Day takes place this year on May 16th in Scartaglin. In talking to the organisers they have stated that “This will be our third festival having started in 2013. Our first event attracted seventeen fiddle players including an American bluegrass musician who was touring Ireland that month. His name was Skip Gorman and to celebrate his birthday we…

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Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - March 2015

Posted by TradConnect on March 23, 2015 at 9:30 0 Comments

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for March 2015.  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 Soundcloud and…

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The Latest Sounds on Tradconnect.com

Posted by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 18:30 0 Comments

Here is a playlist of the latest tracks that we are featuring on the site.  We feature it on our home page and the playlist is updated as we add new tracks to the site.  

If you add a new track to Soundcloud why not send us an email to this address. Add a bit of new, fresh content…

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Two tracks from The Outside Track's new album - Light Up The Dark

Posted by TradConnect on March 20, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

The Outside Track have announced that their new album called Light Up the Dark will be released on 1st April 2014.

The band include members Ailie Robertson - Harp/ Electro Harp, Cillian O'Dalaigh- Guitar/ Vocals,  Fiona Black- Accordion

Mairi Rankin - Fiddle/ Vocals/ Stepdance and Teresa Horgan- Vocals/…

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Celtic Road Radio commented on TradConnect's blog post An interview with Kate Crossan on her new album "Away"
"Interestingly my radio program, The Celtic Road, on wfhb.org just aired my interview with Kate as well last Tuesday March 24th. The interview is about 40 minutes into the program. Here is the archived…"
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Bill Troxler commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Thanks, Danny for the advice and the heads-up about the speed traps.  Just might be worth the drive to visit Nik and see these sites.  I worked near Boston briefly and did a year of grad work at UMass out in the Western part of the State.…"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Bill. If you're going up Rte 1 to Rockport, Maine, you might also enjoy stopping at Rockport, Massachusetts (also accessible from Rte 1), just north of Salem. Both Rockports have a sea side charm that warms the heart, although the Mass.…"
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Bill Troxler commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Danny, your description of Rockport, Maine has got me thinking about a drive up there to see Nik.  The place sounds charming!  Thanks for the wonderful description. Bill"
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Bill Troxler commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"WOW, John, a double top of cedar and spruce.  Man, that instrument most have a stunning voice. My zouk's soundboard is New England Red Spruce.  A very nice voice for the instrument.  My cittern made by Nik has a Western Red Cedar…"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's page Bouzouki Members Links & Bouzouki Info in the group Bouzouki Players
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"http://kksound.com/pickups.php K&K pickups submitted by Bill Troxler"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez left a comment for Evyn Koyama
"Hey Evyn. I'm very excited to see you've started a "Fiddling On Viola" group. I'll be looking forward to see how it goes. Wish I knew how to play just so I could join. {;^) Cheers, Danny"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"John, For the MEDIA/ film strip thingie you need to retrieve the code from YouTube, Soundcloud, etc. I think you need to copy and paste it into the box, then hit OK. I have the way to do it written down somewhere but since I don't do it alot…"
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Bill Troxler commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Hi Liam, Like John, I've had VERY good experiences with the K&K pickups.  Visit their website here:  http://kksound.com/pickups.php I didn't know anything about them until Nik recommended K&K  to me.  Their…"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"JOHN!!!! Great to hear you're alive and well. I believe if you look above the Add a Comment (before adding a comment while composing it), you'll see the little film strip that highlights as "MEDIA" to add a clip from YouTube.…"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's page Bouzouki Members Links & Bouzouki Info in the group Bouzouki Players
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"http://www.nikosapollonio.com/bouzoukis.html Luthier, Rockport, Maine, USA submitted by Bill Troxler"
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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Wow, Bill!!! That is a nice looking instrument. Your quick and complete response was more than I expected,...much more. Ye got MY interests up. Rockport, Maine is a quaint little "fairy-tale" village,...at least it was when, years ago, I…"
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John Mullen commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Liam, I also just got one of Nick's zouks. (Kudos to Bill for posting such comprehensive contact info) I had a K&K in my Herb Taylor, and I liked it very much. But for it to work at it's max, you also need the little pre-amp that is…"
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Liam Caulfield commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Bill, Wow!..that is one beautiful instrument & more affordable than I thought! Thank you for the info! ... I have no experience with that pickup system, so How does the K&K sound? Is it true to the instrument's acoustic sound? Thank you…"
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Bill Troxler commented on Dhomhnaill A. Lopez's group Bouzouki Players
"Hi Liam, I took delivery of a new bouzouki in early January of this year. So, I’m recently familiar with the business of searching for a new instrument and finding one off the shelf or selecting a luthier. I am EXTREMELY pleased with this new…"
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Sean nos dancing - Galway City

Just thought this would be of interest to any musicians & sean nos dancers around Galway City: https://youtu.be/1hL7XNfa9LE…See More
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Liam Caulfield left a comment for Peter Zalocha
"Welcome Pete!...it's about time one of my bandmates joined TC! Lots of great resources and connections. Might I suggest checking out some of the groups and reading others' posts..take a look around and enjoy!"
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Evyn Koyama commented on Evyn Koyama's group Fiddling on the viola
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