January 2015 Blog Posts (54)

Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert celebrates 16 Years - 10th January 2015 - Glasgow

This year The Jimmy McHugh Concert Weekend enters its 16th year and takes place on 10th January 2015 at Woodside Halls in Glasgow. In this years brochure the organisers state that "Over fifteen glorious years, we have been able to bring the very finest of musicians from the world of Irish and Scottish traditional music to perform at The Jimmy McHugh…

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Added by TradConnect on January 8, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Announcing a new ‘folktronic’ collaboration – Pádraig Rynne's NOTIFY & Pauline Scanlon

At the crossroads of Traditional Irish Music and ambient electronica, collaborators PAULINE SCANLON & PÁDRAIG RYNNE with his band NOTIFY announce the release of an EP on January 16th and an Irish tour.  This specially commissioned touring project is the result of a 6 month writing collaboration to be…

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Added by TradConnect on January 8, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

playing in Halifax

 Hi from  Nova Scotia Canada,

Once again Seph and his friends were in rare from at The Old Triangle last night here on Bedford Row in Halifax.Glenn Coolen,on pipes ,Rene`and Jermey on fiddle and a few Bor`an drummers in as well.Tony on guitar and a few others.Leo from Mass.USA  sang acapella superb as usual.So if ever you find your self here on the east Coast of Canada…

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Added by Caithleen Carter Steeves on January 7, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

New festival Féile na Tána for Carlingford and Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth - 7th February 2015

A new festival called Féile na Tána starts on 7th February this year and plans to bring the best of Irish traditional music to the heart of the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth.

Artistic directors Zoë Conway and John Mc…

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Added by TradConnect on January 7, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road - GOITSE January Newsletter

Hi Everyone.  We are having an amazing start to the new year with the news that the band has picked up two awards. We are delighted to announce we have won the prestigious Live Ireland award for “Trad Group of the Year”. Here is what Live Ireland said below.

TRAD GROUP OF THE YEAR: Goitse

Goitse has established itself as a massively…
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Added by Aindréas Ridire on January 7, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Little Sea Podcast, Episode 8: Special Guests The Press Gang!

On a rainy evening in November in the coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon, Hanz Araki & Colleen Raney sat down with Portland, Maine's The Press Gang - Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson, and Christian "Junior" Stevens to talk about music. The result became the latest episode of the Little Sea Podcast.…

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Added by Colleen Raney on January 5, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Songs # 56 - 60 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…

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Added by TradConnect on January 5, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Tradconnect : Top 10 Trad Videos of 2014

2014 saw a significant increase in the development of video as a way of supporting an artist, album or campaign.  

In recognition of that work we have been keeping track of videos that have come across our desk and have picked 10 that show some imagination and flair when it comes to this most powerful of art…

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Added by TradConnect on January 5, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Impressive duet album from Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen - Life is all Checkered

Life is all Checkered is the new duet album by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen.  Its strapline reads 'Traditional Irish Music on Two Fiddles' and it is the surprise recording from the end of 2014. The US produced some great recordings last year and this is top of the pile.  It shows that new life exists within many an old…

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Added by TradConnect on January 3, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Custy's Interview Series - Music Video #112 - Cillian Shannon

Interview No. 112 in the Custy's Interview Series features Cillian Shannon who is the son of Gary Shannon and nephew of Sharon, Mary and Majella.

This video is part of the great Custy's interview series that can be found at …

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Added by TradConnect on January 2, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Who is this Musician?

Happy new year to all TradConnect members... but Who is this Musician?

What well known Christmas song did he write? And what's the true story behind the lyrics...

Added by Ray Campbell on January 2, 2015 at 14:55 — No Comments

The very best in Swedish music - Jidder

This is music to refresh and cleanse the soul at the start of a new year, incorporating a great use of instruments, arrangements and vocals. Tradconnect member Markus Tullberg is part of this trio called Jigger who play the very best in Swedish traditional music.  Their focus "is to bring you the very essence of the music: joy and sadness, temper and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 2, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Trad Music Statistics for December 2014 - Most Played, Countries, Cities

The growth of our Soundcloud file over the last 12 months is starting to provide statistical information that is useful for both artists and fans alike.

At the moment we have passed the 100,000 mark for total plays received and are now achieving in excess of 3,000 plays a week. We can now look at the information in a bit more depth over a monthly period to…

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Added by TradConnect on January 1, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Jan 2nd launch for The Boruma Trio album 'Gléas' - Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

We featured this album early in 2014 and it is being launched this Friday 2nd January at Bob Reidys Bar, Newtown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. The concert will be followed by a session and there will be lots of special guests on the night. Admission is free.

The Boruma Trio is a musical collaboration that unites the two…

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Added by TradConnect on January 1, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

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