Traditional Irish Music
Earlier in the week the winner was announced as "Forgotten Sons" by Dublin band The Jeremiahs.
In addition we posted up 13 other songs shortlisted by Christy. For more read …Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments
This is a tune we learned in Co Donegal. It is normally played for a specific dance over fireside tongs or a sweeping brush. …Continue
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Dublin’s musical heritage and vibrant music scene are the inspiration for a brand new music festival, MusicTown 2015 taking place from April 10th – 19th across the city. Organised by Dublin City Council, it’s a celebration of all music, created and enjoyed in Dublin. Tapping into our lyrical, musical and storytelling culture, its eclectic programme will thrill all…Continue
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Uilleann piper Patsy Touhey was born 150 years ago today (February 26, 1865). To celebrate, we've compiled a playlist of all Touhey's cylinder recordings from the Dunn Family Collection and UCC's Henebry/O'Neill Wax Cylinder Collection.
It includes 40 tracks clocking in at 1 hour 35 minutes.…Continue
Added by Ward Irish Music Archives on February 26, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments
In the Autumn of 2014 we undertook a Songwriters Showcase on Tradconnect and were delighted when Christy Moore came on board with us to listen to the material. We expected maybe 30 songs, and in the end we received 65.
The showcase was about giving exposure to writers and proved a major success. Thousands…Continue
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Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch Series. For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”. The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and audience is…Continue
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Slide have released a new track from their Mendicity album from last year. As an album it is nearly split 50/50 between songs and instrumental. Each part is very strongly structured, arranged and played. They include 6 songs on the album with 5 instrumental tracks. The voice of Dave…Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 25, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments
With the festival season upon us here are a list of the Irish festivals taking place in May and June 2014. If you know of others that are not listed below simply add a comment below and we will update this list.
For a full list of festivals throughout the year visit our …Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments
2015 marks the 10th anniversary Irish Festival of Oulu, the world’s most northern Irish festival. Since 2006, nearly 60,000 participants have attended the versatile cultural event from Finland and abroad (Italy, Russia, Australia, etc.) The organisers have made a short promotional film which sets out some information on the festival which takes place…Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
Mórga have released a new track from their 2014 album "For the sake of Auld Decency". We reviewed it last year and stated that "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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 23, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments
Ályth McCormack has released a selection of songs from her second solo album called 'People Like Me'. The album was released on Navigator Records and includes traditional and contemporary songs in both English and Gaelic. She includes the work of songwriters like Boo Hewerdine, Justin Currie and Jim Malcolm. "The Gaelic…Continue
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He is Senior All- Ireland Fiddle Champion 2014 following his win in Sligo last year.
As stated he is a member of New York band The Yanks who we have covered quite regularly on the site, including their new album called Haymaker which you can read about …Continue
The Gathering traditional music festival takes place in Killarney, Co. Kerry this weekend and they have a great line up of concerts, sessions and céilí’s for all. We have been covering it here on Tradconnect and have featured a number of articles from some of the artists involved. Tonight at 7.30 they…Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 21, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments
JigJam have just released this new track off their debut album called Oh Boy! which they recorded last year. Its an album that blends Irish traditional with folk and bluegrass. Its called Beeswing and is a Richard Thompson composition. They originally started as a 5 piece party band playing mostly mainstream covers at the weekends. They lost…Continue
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BBC Radio Scotland’s annual celebration of young musical talent reached new heights on 1st February when Claire Hastings was announced Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015, at the City Halls in Glasgow.
Claire made her mark at the event which was boadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland, as part of Celtic Connections 2015. …
Added by TradConnect on February 20, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
Newsletter : Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will be on the road this Spring with concerts on both U.S. coasts as well as Canada. The March tour kicks off in Charlottesville, VA and ends at The Highline Ballroom in NYC with points in between. The May tour opens in British Columbia and ends…Continue
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It features Irish fiddle, concertina and dance music that they state includes "fast and furious reels to airs that tug at the heartstrings. Their music and dance is full of spirit, soul and life. Together on fiddle, concertina & dance, they breath…Continue
Hi Everyone. Thank you for taking an interest in my Kickstarter project. My name is Tara Howley, I am 20 years old and I live in a small village called Kilfenora in Co.Clare, Ireland. Music has always been and always will be a huge part of my life! I started playing music when I was 4 years old. I also play the Uilleann Pipes, concertina and drums and I became a…Continue
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Let’s be honest: traditional folk music doesn’t always share women’s stories in the best light. In fact, finding a traditional song in which the woman isn’t woefully oppressed, forced into marriage, killed, or completely absent can be challenging. Because of this, Québécois chanteuse Mélisande decided to examine the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments
He has come to our attention as a result of his outstanding fiddle duet album with Laura Feddersen called Life is all Checkered.
Nathan is "a former member of Chulrua, the Doon Ceili Band, the Two Tap Trio, and the Máirtín de Cógáin…Continue
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