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Here is the first official track from the forthcoming live album by We Banjo 3. They have given it a big band, banjo sound and is a taster of what is to come. The new album will be released on 1st June 2015. It will feature tracks from their fist two albums. "Gather the Good released late last year was the follow up to their critically…Continue
Cúig have released a third track from their debut EP. The track is called Speed Bumps. They say is "a set of Breton and Galician tunes with a great story behind it involving Eoin, a bike and a speed bump. We put this set together in a small, sweltering hotel room in Albiez-Montrond, a remote village in the French Alps."…Continue
The Faherty’s describe themselves as “ a young, vibrant and dynamic family band steeped in tradition.” Some members are playing since the age of 3 and they are multi-instrumental All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil and Feis Ceoil Champions. In a recent discussion with Seán he said that “we wanted to create an album that you can’t help but want to dance to,…Continue
It is often said that you can tell a lot about a man by his nickname. And so it is with legendary Clare Fiddler Bobby Casey whose sobriquet “Maestro” is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “A title or form of address designating someone (originally esp. an Italian) who is a master of or who has achieved eminence in a skill or profession, esp.…Continue
I used love listening to Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. I still have a tape of them in my collection. So when at an event I got a free display of similar music from Rose Flanagan, my ear candy antenna popped out recognizing the signature sound of the NY Irish scene so well expressed in the McGann era.
Later, on Facebook, I ran across Rose posting on unrelated news.…Continue
This is a recent documentary featuring Tradconnect member Matthew ‘Mattu’ Noone. It is by noted filmmaker Myles O'Reilly and was made on a recent tour to India in December 2014 with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. On the background to the tour Matthew provided the following outline.
“I was born in…Continue
Aodán Coyne has announced a US launch date for his new solo album If We Only Knew. It will take place at Chief O’Neill’s Chicago on 26th May after the Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest. It starts at 8pm and there will be a few guests.
We reviewed the album recently saying that "vocally there is a growing…Continue
A selection of tracks that came across our desk over the last week or so.
If you have music that needs to be heard then simply send it to us on Tradconnect, Facebook, Soundcloud or good old email.…Continue