Traditional Irish Music
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…Continue
For some reason The Chieftains 'Bells of Dublin' DVD was mentioned tonight, and i found this beautiful clip. I remember the first time i heard it it almost brought tears to my eyes, and again tonight i could feel the hair on my arms raise..
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on September 7, 2011 at 20:49 — No Comments
http://ning.it/qAsDPw A link to another interview I did recently.
I first listened to this video to hear Gerry of course, and he marvelous, as always. But I find the guitar player's work fascinating. First of all, who is he? No, the first thing I noticed is that he is playing his acoustic guitar with an SST pickup amplified. If they were performing on a big stage that would not be unusual at all, but this is the first time I have heard an…Continue
At last it is out. My persistence in reminding musicians about their contribution paid off.
Added by Baxter Labatos on September 2, 2011 at 23:24 — No Comments
As of a couple of days ago with 785 members, the following is the member make up by country.
Czech rep 1
New Zealand 2
A quick reminer to all members that one of the last Trad Festivals for the year is taking place in Tuam, Galway on September 16-18 this year.
Following the phenomenal success of Tuam Trad Festival 2010 the organisers have been given the inspiration and encouragement to make this festival an annual event.
The Festival aims to host the best of traditional entertainment, to encourage musicians to revisit Tuam and to bring together the very best of Irish musicians,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on August 26, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
Once you find the momentum you should never abandon it. That's one of the great lessons I learned in life. As the old saying goes: strike while the iron is hot. Momentum doesn't last forever. there are moments of complete stand still. This is normal. We all have that. I am glad I am persistent in making blog posts because this is the thing that gives me…Continue
Added by Dónal Mc Cague on August 25, 2011 at 14:02 — No Comments
This may well be the best kept secret or the worst kept secret in traditional music. When Cormac Breatnach, Niall Ó Callanáin and Paul O’Driscoll went into the studio all those years ago they really created something special with this album. They brought…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 25, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
I am looking to start a house session in the LA area, USA (Pasadena actually).
I envision a three part format for the event.
1. Learning/ Teaching (30-60 min.)
2. Standard Tunes warm-up (20-30 min.)
3. Session (no restrictions) (90-120 min.)
I envision this with no written music or music stands. The teaching/learning portion could be done by a live teacher who could be present or on Skype, and by video and/or audio recording. The first…Continue
Kid brothers to iMpempe B/Bb combo arrived today. Lovely D with Eb-tube this time.
Can only recommend Ian Turnbulls whistles!
The topography of her native Sligo informs a large part of what Carmel Gunning does, and this disc is no exception. As well as two self composed tunes, both named after local landmarks, three of the five songs in English are by local song makers. Of these, two are place name songs, a genre which does not always earn plaudits for poetic quality. However, while the sentiments of these two are fairly…Continue
Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments
from Kalmar, after the funniest, craziest weekend in a long time.
Played two gigs with Eamonn O'Riley, live recordings at local pub/café, great craic with great people! Hopefully there will be more gigs in the future!Continue
Another excellent debut album from another brilliant young Irish musician. Josephine Marsh is a box-player from County Clare. This is not another Sharon Shannon: Josephine's music doesn't have the attack of the first lady of Irish accordion. What it does have is a warmth and…Continue
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Some selected images of Fleadh 2011 in Cavan that I took yesterday.