Traditional Irish Music
Featuring Brian Finnegan (Flook!) and 2014 BBC Folk Musician of the Year Aidan O'Rourke (Lau), KAN have announced details of a tour starting May 1st in Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, May 2nd An Droichead Belfast, Cultúrlann Ui Chanáin in Derry on…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 20, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Northern Lights is a Gaelic-Norse song project which illustrates how the themes of folk music are transmitted throughout different traditions. It is a performance dialogue of songs from Ireland and Scandinavia which takes its direction from the mood and colours of songs separated by language but placed in the same emotional…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 18, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
Back Home With Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Following the release of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh‘s second commercial solo recording, Ar Uair Bhig an Lae – The Small Hours, SOTI caught up with Muireann via Skype at her home in West Kerry.
What is the first song you learned?…Continue
Hello Friends in Trad!! Some time ago, with nothing at hand, an idea came to me for a song...So I took up a pencil and paper and wrote some lyrics. Now a voice-only recording is OK, but in this case I thought "what the heck", I'll see if I can find some help on this...So I have asked Joe and Adele, from Dulahan, if they would play the tune that…Continue
Its nice to get a surprise in the post every now and again. This album titled Chapter One - Roots by The Willis Clan was recieved today and is surprisingly good. Somewhere between traditional and pop/folk. They are a family of musicians, dancers, writers, and general all…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 17, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
We are liking these guys a lot. Formed in late 2011 as part of the annual folk festival in Sligo Live, Moxie are a Sligo and Limerick based band that formed through years of musical friendships from playing together at certain festivals around Ireland.
The band incorporates Irish music with other genres such as folk, rock and new age bluegrass. A vibrant new band playing an exciting mix of traditional based…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 17, 2013 at 12:17 — No Comments
The music on Triúr Arís can be best described in the words of Martin Hayes from the sleeve notes when he says "Each time I play with Peadar and Caoimhín I feel as though I'm revisiting the…Continue
A review will follow shortly on this great album by Kyle Carey. It has taken us a while but as they say all good things come to those that wait. While you are waiting check out the video and audio below.
It has been produced by acclaimed contemporary Irish trad guitarist Donogh Hennessy (Lùnasa, Lumiere, Sharon Shannon Band), and the album takes us on a journey through…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 16, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
Louth Contemporary Music Society presents a new arrangement of Seán Ó Riada’s Mass for 16 voices, fiddle, harp and bodhrán in one of Ireland's most iconic heritage buildings St Werburg's Church.
The music of composer Seán Ó Riada, who is credited with re-igniting the popularity of Irish traditional music, is celebrated by Louth Contemporary Music…
Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
At present our session listing is growing and we are getting good feedback from members who use it. In an effort to keep it up to date we would appreciate if members could check their particular county, state our country with regard to sessions and confirm if sessions should be added to or deleted from the list.
Our listing has grown quite a bit over the last year and we rely on…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
"I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music." George Eliot,
English novelist (1819 - 1880)
Added by Paul Ivory on January 14, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
Having played the fiddle and mandolin for nearly twenty years I have never been satisfied with the volume of the mandolin and my intonation on the fiddle especially in the faster tunes leaves a bit to be desired, I thought I would have a go with a new instrument.
I am now awaiting delivery of a Copeland 19 fret Irish tenor banjo from a Shop in Dublin. Any tips on playing and/or setting up would be much appreciated.
I will report how I am getting on with it as progress is made…Continue
The Long Hard Road is a 2003 recording by Tradconnect member Tom McElvogue with Paddy Kerr providing backing on bouzouki, bass, guitar and bodhrán.…
Added by TradConnect on January 13, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Irish music's accordion virtuoso Jimmy Keane and vocalist Pat Broaders, better known as bohola are starting a short tour. In their own words they "play a driving, muscular, and yet very emotive style of Irish music with deep roots in the 'pure drop' tradition, infused with the raw and gritty urbanized musical vernacular of the Irish and Irish-American…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 12, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
Irish music recording has for some time been going down an avenue of collaborative ventures with mainstream musicians turning up in various groups and duets. In addition to the mainstream albums there is a significant amount of music being recorded by various artists under independently funded recordings. On Make The…Continue
For anyone who has attended the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann finals that take place every year in Ireland you will no doubt be familiar with the feeling of sitting in on various competitions in awe of the raw talent that exists in this country. The standards that are now being achieved from the age of 12, 15 and upwards is…Continue
Here's a little song I wrote, during my last nightshift. There was not a lot to do, so I sat down to write a bit. And this is what came out...Little bit sad maybe, but I suppose that's what an immigrant song should be, filled with sadness....
Added by Kees Knegt on January 9, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments
This looks at the creative process behind the making of the album by musicians based in Ireland and USA with the…Continue
If you scratch the surface of traditional Irish music you can start to see the effect that the tradition and its music can have on people across several decades. The music can take a hold from a very young age and not let go for some considerable time. It effectively becomes a soundscape to your life, providing points of interest along the rocky…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 9, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
“It is not how many notes you play or how fast you can play them.... it is more important how you interpret those notes and how you can stir your listener's emotions. If you can touch their hearts they will remember your performance forever.”
Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic
Added by Paul Ivory on January 7, 2013 at 12:41 — No Comments