January 2017 Blog Posts (34)

First Listen : David Munnelly, Shane McGowan & Joseph McNulty and '3'oh'

David Munnelly is back with a new ensemble and a new album, and this is your first exclusive listen to it. The album is called 3’oh and also features Shane McGowan on guitar and Joseph McNulty on fiddle. Shane McGowan from Lavagh in south Sligo is becoming a regular…


Added by TradConnect on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Insight into a living tradition - John and Maggie Carty and their new duet album

"Settle Out of Court" is the debut album by John Carty and daughter Maggie Carty. John is one of the most respected traditional musicians in the country and is going through a prolific period at the moment with the release of a number of outstanding albums. In 2015 he released "…


Added by TradConnect on January 10, 2017 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Supporting the Ulaid & Duke Special 'Pledge Now' campaign for their new record

Continuing our support for Kickstarter, Fund It and Pledge Now campaigns, here is the start of a new one by Ulaid and Duke Special. Here is their message.

"Ulaid & Duke Special have been writing/arranging and performing together since early 2016 and would love to make a live record of the material that they have…


Added by TradConnect on January 9, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Song of the Week : Ann Kirrane / John Condon

Taken from ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ a collection of 15 songs straight out of the tradition by Ann Kirrane. Ann’s refined style of singing coupled with the mastery of Garry O’Briain’s orchestrations give the album a unique and thrilling edge. Traditional material like Jimmy, Mo Mhíle Stór, Edward on Lough Erne Shore and Oró…


Added by TradConnect on January 9, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Impressive debut from Glasgow band 'The Hur'

This is quite the surprise as we start the new year. Glasgow band The Hur have released their debut single and it is surprisingly good. The band members from Scotland and Ireland seek to challenge the borders of musical fusion with energetic original songs and compositions along with innovative harmonies, improvisation and harsh…


Added by TradConnect on January 8, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Trad band needed

Hi i am looking for a trad band including a banjo and fiddle wit a singer r for the day after a wedding
Could you please let me know if thrre is snyone who knows where i met get a band in limerick

Added by Emma Callaghan on January 8, 2017 at 1:29 — No Comments

Strong Irish influences on 'La flûte traversière en bois' by Anne Girard Esposito

Dominique Bommel, founder of ‘Bemol Production’, a French label specialising in traditional music has just released “La flûte traversière en bois”, an album by Anne Girard Esposito.

With strong Irish influences Anne says that the concept for this,…


Added by TradConnect on January 7, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Folk on Sunday, no. 1058


Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 8/01/2017 1504-1600 NZST

STREAMING LIVE: http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers REPEATING: Mon 16/01/2017 2100-2200 NZST

Specialising in narrative song and traditional dance music forms.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…


Added by Mitch Park on January 7, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

Beoga to feature on Ed Sheeran's new album

Ed Sheeran has today released two new singles from his forthcoming album and has confirmed that Northern Irish traditional band Beoga will feature on two tracks.

Co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Friday, Sheeran described the album as "schizophrenic" with "lots of different sounds" and…


Added by TradConnect on January 6, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Upholding the best principles of the tradition - 'The Reel Note' by Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy

Musical families are often the backbone of multi-generational continuity within that global community, and no musical family today is more impressive in upholding the best principles of the tradition than the Mulcahy’s of Abbeyfeale, West Limerick.

Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy play a dazzling array of instruments…


Added by TradConnect on January 5, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 399

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.
Broadcast: 8/01/2017 0004-0100 NZST
Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on …

Added by Mitch Park on January 4, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - December 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for December 2016.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. We have also just announced a €3,000 prize for our Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by The INEC Killarney and you can vote by following …


Added by TradConnect on January 4, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Custys Interview Series - Dublin fiddler Aidan Connolly

Aidan Connolly is a fiddle player and primary school teacher from Rathfarnham in Dublin, long associated with the Craobh Naithí Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. His playing is influenced by a wide variety of fiddle players, including Paddy Cronin, Paddy Canny and Denis Murphy. Here is is as part of the Custys Video Session…


Added by TradConnect on January 3, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

About the Tune : Jack Talty - The Bubbling Wine

In a new series of articles we are featuring tracks from recent albums with background when available. This track is taken from the new Jack Talty album called In Flow. "The first reel in this set was written by the prolific composer and accordionist, Paddy O’Brien (1922-91),…


Added by TradConnect on January 2, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

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