February 2015 Blog Posts (57)

Gradam Ceoil TG4 concert will feature an all-star line up - Sunday 22nd February

This year’s Gradam Ceoil TG4 concert, which takes place at Cork Opera House on 22 February, will feature an all-star line-up of traditional musicians who are in demand individually around the world.  This is a change from their previously pre-recorded format and with a more expanded line-up it should make for a great nights entertainment.

This year the…


Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Lonesome Fiddler : The music tradition of East Galway and Eddie Kelly

This is a track from The Lonesome Fiddler by Éilís Crean.  It was released towards the end of last year and has in that time gained some very positive reviews.  The press release states that it is a much-needed reminder of the true origins of traditional Irish music.  It showcases the East Galway Irish music tradition as played by the legendary Eddie Kelly…


Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

The Gathering 2015 : Interview with Caoimhín Ó Feargháil plus tracks

Over the last couple of weeks we have featured a number of articles that highlight The Gathering traditional music festival which takes place in Killarney, County Kerry this week.  The festival runs from this Wednesday 18th through to Sunday 22nd. We have already…


Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2015 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

The Gathering announces the three finalists for their 'Rising Stars' stage

The Gathering Festival have announced the three finalists for their Rising Stars stage.  In a statement just released they said.

“We’re delighted to announce the 3 finalists of the Rising Stars stage as Four Winds, The Jeremiahs and Le Chéile. Unfortunately due to reasons beyond our control, The Rising Stars Live Performance Final will be rescheduled for a…


Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

First listen to Paul O'Shaughnessy's new album 'The Friendly Visit'

This is track 1 off the new album by Paul O'Shaughnessy called The Friendly Visit. The first tune called Ryan's Rant came into his head one day in Dublin Airport and it "hasn't left me alone since" he says.  

The second and third tunes came from the recordings of John Doherty.  Paul says that "One of the…


Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Greatest Little Record Shop In Dingle

Another outstanding short music film from Myles O'Reilly.  "A quick story about Mazz O’Flaherty and The Dingle Record Shop filmed during the Dingle arts festival Féile Na Bealtaine in 2013 with music from Lumiere with Donogh Hennessy, Walking On Cars, Avril Bowler, Laurence Courtney, John O’Brien, Mazz & Íde (Keogh) O’Flaherty"

For more…


Added by TradConnect on February 15, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Cherish the Ladies Celebrates 30 Years!

Hi Folks.  We hope everyone is surviving the cold winter months that we have been having, I think we are all ready for a little bit of Spring!!

We're so thrilled on this past January 5th to have hit a major milestone of 30 years of music making and touring.  We can't express how thankful we are to all of you for supporting us down through…


Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Little Sea Podcast: Episode 9 - All Over Ireland


Added by Colleen Raney on February 14, 2015 at 6:00 — No Comments

A track from the new Kate Crossan album "Away"

This is a track taken from the new album by Kate Crossan which was released late last year. Kate is from Randalstown County Antrim and she has already recorded with the Irish-Canadian band, “Kitty’s Kitchen” while she was living in Toronto. Following that she recorded a second album of traditional standards called “Celtic Heart” with Oliver Shroer…


Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2015 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Eddi Reader Irish tour starts on 12th February 2015

Eddi Reader has announced a short Irish tour starting on 12th February in Kilkenny. It's her seventh annual Irish tour, and there will be nine performances nationwide between 12th and 22nd February. She will be performing with John Douglas and Boo Hewerdine on guitars, Alan Kelly on piano accordion and Kevin McGuire on double bass.

Full tour…


Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch / Rolling On

The enduring appeal of Sliabh Luachra music is once again brought to light admirably by Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch on this their second recording together.  They released The Living Stream to critical acclaim in 2010 and this recording is built on the same solid foundation.  It’s called Rolling On, and it places clarity of expression very much to the fore…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 12, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

The Trí-Tones announced as Tradconnect Album of the Year 2014

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Traditional Album of the Year for 2014 is the debut album by The Trí-Tones.  They band are Conor Moriarty from Kilcummin on button accordion, Tara Breen from County Clare on fiddle and Stephen Rooney from County Down on guitar and vocals. We reviewed the album late last year…


Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2015 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

The Fiddler's Apprentice

I have placed the audio file of the radio version of one of my short stories, The Fiddler's Apprentice, on my MediaFire web storage site. This link should take you to it...


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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on February 12, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Cruinn Nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2015

Acclaimed Highland based Gaelic singing quartet Cruinn have received a nomination of Best Traditional Track in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015.  The track, Manus Mo Rùin, is from the band's latest album Stòras which was released on their…


Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Niall Vallely – Malfunction Junction – 101 tunes now on release

Niall Vallely’s new book of tunes has just been released. It features 101 tunes that Niall has composed over the last 25 years. As well as 54 tunes that have been recorded by Niall himself (solo and as part of Nomos and Buille) and by the likes of Lunasa, Zoe Conway, Michael McGoldrick, Kan, Dàimh and the…


Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Watch the new We Banjo 3 video featuring Sharon Shannon

Here is the brand new single and video from We Banjo 3.  It's called The Fox and features Sharon Shannon with a release date set for 14th February.  It follows on from their Gather The Good album which was released last year. "In style and sound that album follows in the same vein as their debut recording as they once…


Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Gathering announce plans for their Rising Star's stage

The Gathering Festival have announced their plans for their inagural Rising Star's stage, with an additional support slot to be give to one act for their Saturday 21st show.  

Marketing executive Noretta Brosnan has said "We’re delighted to have introduced…


Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

5 New Fiddle Tracks from Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Colin Farrell & Danny Diamond

There have been a number of fiddle tracks released in the last few weeks from some of last years best fiddle albums.  

Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen released the absolutely glorious Life is all Checkered late in the year and included below is The Heights of Muingbhathá/Jerry Holland's/The Old Grey…


Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Smitty's Kitchen


Cindy's Green Set (Slaney Bog by Ed Reavy/Bunch of Green Rushes from O'Neill's 1,800 Dance Tunes) from A Second Season, by Smitty's Kitchen, featured...

Added by Cynthia Smith on February 9, 2015 at 17:24 — No Comments

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