Traditional Irish Music
We are now receiving a steady stream of new tracks, old tracks and demo's through from members on Tradconnect and will try and feature the best of what we get. This includes tracks that come into our news stream on Soundcloud. If you have a new track on release simply email us and follow us on Soundcloud. We should then be able to pick up on your…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 31, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
This was just a whistle-stop drop-in to Copenhagen for a concert in the lovely lovely Portalen Theatre. http://www.portalen.dk
Capacity audience all seated with candlelit tables. The organisers had done a wonderful job setting up the hall and the stage. Henning on sound couldn't have been more helpful, even finding a beautiful Taylor spanish guitar so that Chris could play a lovely solo which suited spanish rather than his own steel stringed…Continue
Added by Brendan (Benny) Hayes on January 30, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments
The Alan Kelly Gang have announced that they are back in the studio recording a follow up to their very impressive 2012 release Small Towns and Famous Nights. We reviewed it at the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
A TG4 video featuring one of the tracks from that EP has just been…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
So the date will be Saturday, 5th April, the location will be Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast and the occasion will be the 1st of only 2 launches of my new album "The Waylaid Man".…
Added by Michael Mc Cague on January 29, 2014 at 19:48 — No Comments
Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month The Outside Track with their Flash Company album from 2012 take the top spot. A new entrant is Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke and their self titled album, with a new previously unreleased sound file added below. Leonard Barry's New Road album also features again.
Added by TradConnect on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments
Like the rest of the world, since 2008, life has just not been that much fun, so I tend to celebrate the little things in life, a call from a client asking for a quote, finishing a job, or better still, having corrective eye surgery that lets me see like a young man again. So I decided to celebrate by jumping in the car and driving to the mountains and touring Cades Cove, a well-visited primitive…Continue
Added by R J Lannan on January 29, 2014 at 0:30 — No Comments
Little Sea Records is an independent record label in Portland, Oregon that has been set up by Tradconnect regulars Colleen Raney and Hanz Azaki. We write repeatedly about artists being interesting and sharing some of the music that has inspired them down through the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 28, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments
The Monarch Public House in little Fountain City, Wisconsin will soon be expanding our capabilities and currently offers live trad music on Wednesday nights, featuring our in-house group: RAVENSFIRE.
In the process of a large financial proposal that will see us expand into our upstairs for large gatherings, parties, etc. as well as (hopefully) a brewery and distillery on premise.
Original family (Irish) recipes on the menu.
Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to watch the…Continue
Added by John Harrington on January 27, 2014 at 17:53 — No Comments
The IMA has finally published the list of the winners of the Irish Music Awards for 2013; here is he list:
Top Solo Performer in Concert (US, IRE, EU, UK)
Top Solo Performer in a Pub Venue (US, IRE, EU, UK)…
Added by Aindréas Ridire on January 27, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments
Glasgow based but with strong connections to Donegal, sisters Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel pack more artistic punch than the Kilfenora and Tulla Céilí bands combined on their debut recording. Their versatility on a range of instruments including uilleann pipes, flute, whistle and mouth organ adds depth to the recording. They take each set with a determined and focused intent, biting…Continue
The Leinster Fleadh Cheoil 2014 is being held in Moate, Co. Westmeath from 7th-13th July hosted by Westmeath County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
As you all know, major funding is needed for a festival of this scale especially with a province the size of Leinster so all support for Fundraisers would be greatly appreciated. Please note that the website for this year's Fleadh still has to be updated so you will just find info from last year's event in Edenderry…Continue
Added by Enda Seery on January 26, 2014 at 21:07 — No Comments
Picking up on some new artists Athrú are a 5 piece contemporary Irish trad band that released an EP last year and the tracks below are taken from it. They "draw upon influences from Northern Ireland and beyond" according to their Facebook page producing music that is "dynamic and fresh." They have started to build quite a following and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
It's not too often that you hear concertina and harmonica together so this week we are featuring a track by Noel Battle and Roisin Broderick called Street Player/Cul Fada/Limerick Lasses. It's taken from their debut album called Up and About in the Morning which we will be reviewing next week. Noel and Roisin met up on a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
Catch the Air is Gavin Whelan's fifth album and follows very much in the footsteps of Homelands, released in 2011. It also features some of the tunes from that album in new settings. While Homelands featured 8 slow airs among its 15 tracks, this album goes a step further with the entire album devoted to airs and hence the album’s name.…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on January 25, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
We understand that the Teetotallers will be releasing an album early in 2014. Here is an interesting studio interview that they carried out with the radio station WTJU in Charlottesville, USA a while back. It was part of their US tour at the time and they play a few tunes and talk about their music and formation. John Doyle also sings…Continue
From the opening notes of Joe Kilmurray's slip jig you know you are in the twilight zone of traditional music. Accordionist Peter Carberry and piper Pádraig McGovern have moulded from their intuition and respect for the music, one of the year’s best albums. Peter's accordion playing is mellow and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments