Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (51)

German band Cara announce the departure of piper Ryan Murphy

It is with regret that German band Cara have announced the departure of piper Ryan Murphy.  In a statement just released Cara have said that "Ryan is sorry to leave the band, but as a member of the band Mànran, as well as Cara, it is proving impossible for him to perform in two bands which are both in…
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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Music Network Industry News - February 2014

Music Network Industry Newsletter No.…
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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

A Moment of Inspiration...Sadhbh O' Brien

We have a bit of a youth theme going on this week as we were looking back at past winners of Gradam Ceoil in the Young Musician of the Year category.  Then this video was sent to us featuring a young fiddler that we had not heard of before called Sadhbh O' Brien from County Clare. …

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Added by TradConnect on February 27, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Beyond Celtic Fiddling

Before I head back to more familiar territory, I'm building on my  Scandinavian fiddle blog and extending its remit to cover Quebec and Klezmer fiddle styles. The reason for this is two highly entertaining CDs which came my way recently.

First up is a…

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Added by Alex Monaghan on February 27, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

TradConnect Members Collaborations

One of my greatest honours to date has been to work with two great, talented musicians and a creative lyricist, namely DULAHAN-IRL and HARRIS TOBIAS,...all members of TradConnect.

Together, we have accomplished a wonderful original piece of music entitled "ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVANNA", for your listening pleasure. Lyrics by Harris Tobias, music by Daniel Lopez, and…

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Added by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on February 26, 2014 at 15:00 — 5 Comments

First Listen: The Fretless from Canada

This is a pretty interesting combination of musicians and sounds from four of Canada's most accomplished players. In November 2011, Karrnnel Sawitsky (Fiddle), Ivonne Hernandez (Fiddle), Eric Wright (Cello) and Trent Freeman (Fiddle) got together with some experimentation in…

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Added by TradConnect on February 26, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

The future is bright....Scéal Eile from Waterford

In the lead up to the Gradam Ceoil awards for 2014 you can't help but think that a future Young Musician of the Year may come from this group of teenagers from Waterford.  Thanks to Edel Fox, a Gradam winner herself, for highlighting it.  Marvelous mature music from the next generation of musicians.  The group features Sally…

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Added by TradConnect on February 26, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Outside Track announce UK tour July 22nd - August 4th.

The Outside Track have announced a tour in the UK starting this month.

Its a 8 date tour that that will see them playing music from their acclaimed new Light Up The Dark. Regular members Ailie…

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Added by TradConnect on February 25, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Irish - Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - February 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. On the back of their recent concerts Ensemble Ériu has climbed to the No. 1 spot in the Top 10.  Another new entrant is The Dróle featuring Éamon McGivney, John Kelly, Peadar Ó Riada. 

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music.

 

Don't…

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Added by TradConnect on February 25, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : New Clare group Crag Road talk to us about their music

It’s funny what catches your eye these days, especially when it comes to the online presentation of music.  Crag Road are a new group that have recently released a debut video to announce their arrival. …

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Added by Tony Lawless on February 24, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Tracks of the Week

10 tracks that you should hear.  Compiled from our Soundcloud News Stream and from tracks sent to us during the week.  

Follow us on Soundcloud and we will pick up on your music.  …

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Added by TradConnect on February 23, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Begley & Cooney show the way in new live streamed "Tunes in the Church" concert. - Watch Now

For anyone that missed the recent Begley & Cooney concert that was broadcast on February 13th its available at the moment online. It was broadcast as part of the Tunes in the Church series and received a very positive response. They also streamed it live on Concert Window with production, sound and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 22, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Mórga / For The Sake of Auld Decency

There is a wild and joyous sense of mischief in the music of Mórga.  They have an identity and sound that sets them apart and makes them a little bit unique.  It was evident on David Munnelly's 'Tis What it Is album with Mick Conneely last year and it is stamped all over this recording. This is the second manifestation of…

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Added by Tony Lawless on February 22, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : Leonard Barry on his New Road album and band.

Traditional albums bring together various ensembles of musicians.   Accompanists are required to provide the necessary texture and base on which the music of the main recording artist can rest.  Sometimes those relationships develop as…

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Added by Tony Lawless on February 21, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

First Listen : The O' Carolan Family / A Language Within

This is a track from an excellent new album by The O' Carolan Family from Derry called A Language Within.  The members are Karen, Ciaran, and Steven and they were born and raised in Derry and have been steeped in traditional music from a very young age.  We get a lot of music through our door and this is one that…

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Added by TradConnect on February 20, 2014 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox and Neill Byrne wins Tradconnect Album of the Year 2013

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Traditional Album of the Year for 2013 is The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2014 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

Playlist: Inspiration for the Green Tie Irish-American Serenaders

This year our annual fundraising event to support the Ward Irish Music Archives and the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music, The Green Tie, has a 1920s…

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Added by Ward Irish Music Archives on February 18, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

New track from Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra - Casu

This track called Casu is taken from Lúnasa's album with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recorded in 2013. The tracks on the album were arranged by Niall Vallely and the majority of the tracks feature the RTÉ Orchestra.  Lúnasa are on tour in the US at the moment and their upcoming dates are as…

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Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

First track off the new Lynched album due for May release

This is the first track from Dublin band Lynched and their new album Cold Old Fire that will be released in May 2014. Their strap line reads "Gritty folk songs from the heart of Dublin city" and when you hear this new track you will realise why.  If you follow this …

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Noel Battle & Roisin Broderick / Up and About in the Morning

The humble harmonica makes a rather spectacular re entry into the tradition on Up and About In The Morning.  It’s a…

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

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