Traditional Irish Music
I found this link online and I thought some of ye might like to take a look. It's footage from the Fleadh in '73.
Love the two boys on the telephone box at around 13 minutes in...Also some CLASSIC haircuts! To my knowledge the link is only available for a short time so watch now rather than later :)Continue
Added by Brady Music on January 31, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Ballycastle Harbour and Fair Head, with the Mull of Kintyre & Argyll in the distance.
This photo gives a glimpse of just one of the stunning views that…Continue
Culture Company 2013 Chief Executive, Shona McCarthy, has highlighted the success of Derry-Londonderry’s bid to host the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2013 as evidence of what can be…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2012 at 21:38 — No Comments
We have Fullset's new album Notes At Liberty on the iPod at the moment and what a cracker it is turning out to be. We should get a review out shortly. However it is worth reminding ourselves about what an exciting group Fullset are and where they can take it from here or what they can become is up to them.
TradConnect and Kíla member Colm Ó Snodaigh can rest because they have finally completed and released the Kíla book of tunes. This includes over 100 of Kíla's tunes in the staff and ABC notation. The book has over 200 pages and is lavishly accompanied by photographs by,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 29, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
The Swing In Irish music
At A SLOWER PACE -
Medium - and lovely way with reel's
In Jig's -
In Hornpipe's -…Continue
Just to let ye know, Kevin Burke is playing next Saturday at the Divine Word Parish Centre, Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin at 8pm.
Contact Denis Grehan at 087 2924261 for tickets. Tickets are 12 euro, with concessions for kids (I think).
Hope to see you…Continue
Added by Erica on January 28, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
Members of the central executive of traditional Irish music body Comhaltas met in Dublin to decide the venue on Saturday.
Sligo was also in the running to host the fleadh. Ennis had withdrawn its bid.
The festival attracts up to 300,000 visitors…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 28, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Recently I've been collaborating musically with tradconnect and "The Session" member Jim McAuley (fiddle4U), initially to help him format his own compositions in neater and more accurate ABC. Jim,,, is a creative speller and typist, and composer of over 100 tunes. I got Jim to select a smaller list of his favourite compositions and began work on…Continue
There is a lot at stake for each of the venues in the running - Londonderry, Sligo and Ennis.
Namely, the economic pay-off.
Added by TradConnect on January 27, 2012 at 10:16 — No Comments
Tutors confirmed to date for three mornings classes (10am to 1pm) fiddle: Eileen O'Brien, Denis Liddy, Áine McGrath, Cath Taylor, Accordion: Dermot Byrne, Concertina, Jack Talty, Pipes Padraic Keane ( 2011 TG4 Young Musician), Tin Whistle: Marion McCarthy, Flute: Johnny…Continue
Added by Máire O'Keeffe on January 27, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments
Don't for get folks that Dublin’s biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture, the Temple Bar TradFest has just kicked off and runs January 25-29th 2012. The 2012 festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall and The Button Factory. Other highlights include over 200 free events, music trail, singers club, open sessions, two…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
All the days of his life: Eddie Butcher in his own words: songs, stories and memories of Magilligan, Co Derry’ is the latest publication in the Studies in Irish traditional music / Taighde ar cheol dúchais Éireann series from the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
This illustrated record of the life and songs of Eddie Butcher (1900–1980), an outstanding singer from…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2012 at 22:20 — No Comments
This might be on interest to concertina players who want to delve back into time and discover some historical information regarding Irelands First recorded concertina pplayer. ‘The Westmeath Hunt: William Mullaly: The First Irish Concertina Player on Record’, a CD and booklet of the historic 1926 & 1927 New York concertina recordings of William Mullaly from…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
As debuts go this establishes Caladh Nua as a band of the future. I love an album that kicks off with an energetic set of tunes, giving you a real sense of what the rest of the album will be like. This is Caladh Nua's first album and this is their first set. It's a set of reels called The Windmill Reel Set, and by the end of it you know where you stand. Little wonder…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 24, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments
In the next few weeks Davy Rogers will release his first book of traditional tunes called "108 Original Compositions in the Traditional Irish Style"
Davy has been working on it for quite some time now. He says he has been composing tunes since 1974 and when he reached number 108 he thought to himself "It's about…Continue
This is one album I am looking forward to if this sound clip is anything to go by. You will all be aware of how many times I have gone on about Brendan's playing, on this blog and elsewhere on Facebook. He is fast becoming a favorite. It's a delight to…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 23, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments
Paddy Keenan – Friday, 3 February 2012 When it comes to Irish piping, there is simply no-one to touch Paddy Keenan – he’s the Jimi Hendrix of piping! Right back to his years with the genre-defining Bothy Band, Paddy’s playing has electrified listeners both on recordings and on stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Paddy in the intimate surrounds of The…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments