January 2013 Blog Posts (50)

New album release from Tradconnect member Betty Harrigan

Tradconnect member Betty Harrigan is about to release a new album and we have an audio clip here that will appear on it. Betty has a particular interest in Traditional singing and has performed with and played support to many artists including the Harrigan…


Added by TradConnect on January 7, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs / Petit grain d'or

Québec may be one of the most artistically inclined provinces of Canada, but it's still hard to get this music over here in the US, and by virtue of the language barrier, it can be a bit hard at times to connect with the music. Happily, young traditional musician Nicolas Pellerin et…


Added by Devon Leger on January 6, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Album Review Guidelines

We have a pretty broad focus with regard to albums that we review on Tradconnect driven mainly by the time and resources we have at our disposal. Priority is given to new releases of traditional albums or albums with a strong traditional focus. After that we also cover older releases as well as albums that may have a more folk, Brittany, Scottish, etc type of feel.  Basically anything that…


Added by TradConnect on January 6, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Bringing the Céilí back to the people - Traditional Arts Collective

I was reflecting recently on the trad scene in Dublin and how rare it is to find traditional dancing in pubs, confined as it is to Comhaltas centres, formal shows or Céilís. I recall returning from London in the early 90's searching the pubs of Dublin for some good traditional music.  In the end we found Hughes' pub beside the Four Courts which was as old style as you could…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 5, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Top Ten traditional Irish albums - January 2013

We have a new top Ten for a new year with a couple of new entrants. Eamonn Cotter is still riding high at No. 1 with new entries from Robbie McMahon, A Kilfenora Night and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with her album, Ar Uair Bhig an Lae - The Small Hours.  Colin Nea has also climbed a few places and we will have a review of his album Between the Jigs and Reels in the next few…


Added by TradConnect on January 4, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Great January/February line up at Glór Ennis

For those of you wishing to shake off the Christmas blues there is a great line up of music at Glór Ennis including The Kilfenora Céilí Band & Special Guests, a Muiris Ó Rócháin Memorial Concert with some great guests,  We Banjo 3 with I Draw Slow and later on in February the fantastic Christy Moore. If you live in Ennis lucky you.  It all starts tomorrow night 5th…


Added by TradConnect on January 4, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Dulahan and the Dubliners - Live in Concert!

Who would have ever thought to hear Dulahan jamming with John and Barney?? Well, the answer is : Now you can! In my secret music archive I found THIS :

Dulahan and the Dubliners -…


Added by Kees Knegt on January 3, 2013 at 22:26 — 2 Comments

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on January 2, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Quiet Water

This is our first composition of 2013. It's a slow air called The Quiet Water. Best wishes to all on tradconnect for the New Year!

Added by Dulahan on January 2, 2013 at 8:26 — 7 Comments

Happy New Year to all my friends...

I dedicate this tune "Parting Glass" I recorded awhile back in closing out 2012 to all my musician friends…

I want to take a moment to sincerely wish a Happy and Prosperous New Years to all my musician friends and music professionals I've come to know via the following music organizations that have been both inspirational and supportive to me this past year:

BMI,  Folk Films, Inc., TradConnect, CA Traditional Music Society, Living…


Added by Ed Harris on January 1, 2013 at 2:21 — No Comments

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