February 2012 Blog Posts (62)

Album Review - Deluce's Patent

Deluce's Patent are a four piece band hailing from the Counties Kerry and Cork. Featuring Deirdre Granville, Adrian Spillett, Conor O' Sullivan and Evelyn O' Connor, they play music with varying influences.  On this their debut album…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 29, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

irish sessions

having local slow and intermediate sessions , Meander, Tasmania, Australia. email southwindcelts@gmail.com

Added by Louisa Cantlay on February 29, 2012 at 6:40 — No Comments

Come on Members - Get Blogging

We are trying to encourage as many members as possible to get blogging and let us know what's happening in your world.

We have a global audience here on TradConnect and it is great to discover new talent, new perspectives on this great tradition, things that are happening for you etc. In addition for our professional musician members why not promote yourself and your…


Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2012 at 18:14 — No Comments

What's Hup! Dylan. Dylan Foley in the spotlight

His new album is going down a storm and he is as busy as ever as we enter festival season. Its always a pleasure to come across talent like this. 

As a fiddler Dylan Foley is one great musician. A 3-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose…


Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2012 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Album Release - Danny O' Mahony / In Retrospect

Danny O’ Mahony is a traditional button accordionist from Ballyduff in North County Kerry, recognised for his unique and virtuosic style of solo playing. In 2011, Danny released his long awaited and highly acclaimed debut solo recording ‘In Retrospect’. This album features Danny playing alongside Patsy Broderick on piano, Cyril O’ Donoghue on bouzouki and Johnny ‘Ringo’…


Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2012 at 7:14 — 1 Comment

Andy Irvine at The Grand Social 28th February 2012

Following a successful Autumn/winter season, the Liffey Banks Sessions starts 2012 off  with great pride with one of the most respected current folk singers, the acclaimed Andy Irvine. Founder member of legendary bands including Sweeney’s Men, Planxty and Patrick Street, Andy continues to pursue new combinations and styles of…


Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2012 at 7:11 — No Comments

Dont' Like Google's New Privacy Thing !

Dont' Like Google's New Privacy Thing !

So I tried to Delete my Google accout with them..
But to do so I had to delete mt account with youtube,
apparently they owed it too...'' So no more Youtube Video's ''
I think Facebook and Google etc, being run by the CIA : )
Not only do they know all you do, but now they can tell you what to do...
FaceBook Gone too!

Added by Jim McAuley on February 27, 2012 at 23:01 — 3 Comments

Öland Celtic festival coming up..

Ok, so it's not until July, but still.. : ) I already feel happy about it and i hope i will meet some people from Tradconnect there!

Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on February 27, 2012 at 13:34 — No Comments

Question on Copyright Music

I have written lyrics to Brian MacNeill's beautiful aire "Peace and Plenty". I tried to secure permission to use this music (from his website) but have not received any reply. I know with some of the older trad songs different lyrics were used for the same music ("Wait a minute,....isn't that the music for Foggy Dew"??? or,..."Isn't that the music for The Lakes of Pontchartrain???"). Although this may be different, I would still like to be able to perform and record my "lyrical…


Added by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on February 27, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

A Fiddlers Irish Adventure

Well we have just had the pleasure of having Tradconnect member Connie Rae Crone in Ireland for the last few weeks from her native Ohio in the US. While she travelled the length of the country attending some Paddy Keenan gigs she also spent some time here in Dublin where…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 26, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Help Sergio O Connor Benefit Gig and Appeal

My ears are still ringing after what was a great nights entertainment at Vicar St in Dublin last night in aid of Sergio O' Connor. The benefit gig was headlined by the Dubliners and consisted of over three hours of great entertainment by a list of musicians too long to start to mention. A full house which was fantastic. Great to see people giving of their time to support this.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 26, 2012 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Tommy Makem Recieves Nomination for Irish American Hall of Fame

Tommy Makem has recieved a nomination for the American Hall of Fame.

Called "The Bard of Armagh" and widely considered the Godfather of Irish Music.  Born in Keady, County Armagh, emigrated to the U.S. in 1955 before settling in Dover, New Hampshire. Tommy Makem was an ambassador of Irish music and storytelling and poetry. He brought his knowledge, love and wit of these…


Added by TradConnect on February 26, 2012 at 11:23 — No Comments

Concertina Music in a Church

See the attached article published in Irish America today. If you could visit it and give it a facebook like, +1, if indeed you like it, it would be great. Thanks.

Concertina Music In A…

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 23, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Dan Gurney / Traditional Irish Music on the Button Accordion

Dan Gurney's debut album is an impressive and worthy recording that shows this New York born accordion player as a musician with the Irish tradition embedded into his very marrow.  What is even more amazing is the fact that it was…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 22, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Meeting friends from tradconnect

We had the pleasure of a visit from fellow tradconnect member Connie Rae as part of her trip to Ireland.

Connie has travelled all the way from Cincinnati to Ireland to meet and share music with other traditional musicians.

 It was a joy to meet her and share some tunes together.

Connie's  travels have taken her to Kerry and we are sure she is having a great time there.

 Our thanks to tradconnect for such an opportunity!

We would like to wish Connie a safe…


Added by Dulahan on February 22, 2012 at 20:49 — No Comments

Interesting reading!

Can't find the discussion topic i am thinking of a.t.m., but here's a good article for us old geezers who developed an urge to play an instrument as 'adults'


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on February 22, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments

Raw bar collective

Every once in a while i hear an album that makes me want to play along/clap my hands, this is one of them:…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on February 22, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Best of January 2012 on Tradconnect

What a start to the year we have had here on Tradconnect. In late 2011 we started doing album reviews as a way of helping SEO, providing original content and supporting member albums and it has turned into quite a success. While we may struggle in the near future to review everything that comes through our doors, for now we are covering it. If we can't do a full review we will still be able to feature what we receive, so if you want to be included please keep sending your CD's in to us and…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 21, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Album Review - The Alan Kelly Gang / Small Towns And Famous Nights

Not having yet seen The Alan Kelly Gang live, it is now most definitely on my list of things to do. If they work as hard on stage as they work on this their debut album, then it will be an evening well spent. These guys are working, playing, interacting and creating something special in the process and applying the word "Gang" in their name…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 20, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Deluce's Patent

Weaving a combination of musical inspirations, Deluce’s Patent are a foursome from Counties Kerry, Limerick and Cork who have a unique sound which is a consequence of varying musical experiences, influences and their shared friendship. Singer Evelyn O’Connell’s voice is lyrical and sweet and deeply rooted in the Irish tradition while Eoin O Brien’s approach is more…


Added by Deluce's Patent on February 20, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

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