Traditional Irish Music
Just came across the news on the Tradconnect Latest Activity feed that musicians Karl Nesbitt, Donall Donnelly, Stijn Van Beek and Donncha Moyihan working on a new album for a new band that they are calling Tremolo.
Great name and by the sound of this clip and interview some great music coming our way as well. We will have to look out for them. They will be mixing some…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 31, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
It's been a while since we reached our Kickstarter goal, but we're starting to get some great footage. Next up is a trip to Patrick's workshop in a couple of weeks for several days of filming. Check out this teaser and let me know what you think...Jem
This past week Blayne Chastain and I set off on our first road trip to interview flute players. We flew to Portland, OR,…Continue
Came across this on Youtube and thought some of you might like to watch it if you missed it when it was aired was aired. A few Irish take up different instruments to learn Irish trad music. It's entertaining and the teachers are top class.Continue
With a growing membership we are reaching out to all you members that have blogs elsewhere on the net, just to let you know that you are welcome to post blogs from elsewhere here on Tradconnect, with a link back to your own blog or website. It is a great way to bring people into your own blog or site elsewhere. In addition on Tradconnect we simply want to share great stories…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments
With a growing membership we are reaching out to all members that have blogs elsewhere on the net, just to let you know that you are welcome to post blogs from elsewhere here on Tradconnect, with a link back to your own blog or website. It is a great way to bring people into your own blog or site elsewhere. In addition on Tradconnect we simply want to share great stories and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
Hot off the Twitter machine is the news that Séamus Begley is to join Téada. He has been working recently with Oisín Mac Diarmada and we recently did a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 9:24 — No Comments
It is interesting to note that World Irish have picked up on Tradconnect and have run a piece that includes a recent composition by our very good members Joe and Adele better know as Dulahan Irl. They state that
"Irish trad musicians and those who love traditional…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 29, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Your My Page is a very important feature on Tradconnect. It is so important that you add as much information as possible and that you upload a couple of mp3's of your music, add a few blogs, videos, links to your website and any other items that you think are important. You should provide information about what you are doing, gigs, your time in the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
Enda Seery is currently a member of new ensemble ‘Thar an Uisce’ (Over the Water) and on the MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance course at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick, whistle fanatic and flute player Enda Seery hails from the heart of Ireland in…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments
This is not so much a review as an appreciation of what is a truly great album. I say that as a lover of fiddle music and have to add that the harp playing of Laoise Kelly is equally as outstanding. However not being a harp player my focus is on fiddle. What get's me on this subject is a visit I had today to…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 27, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments
We recently composed a tune in honour of Charlie Pitchard a good friend of ours and many others on tradconnect.
We have reached the 2,000 member mark. Thanks to everyone for your great support which is very much appreciated. We are still a new and young site and have not as yet reached our true potential. Our central goal is still to connect musicians across the globe and to do that we will need lots and lots more members. Our short term goal therefore is to continue to…Continue
Presently a member of Ciorras Tara Breen is from Clare, a county that has produced some of the best music and musicians over the decades. Her talent was evident at a very early age on a range of instruments and at the age of thirteen she won the All-Ireland U-15 Fiddle, U-15 Fiddle slow airs, U-15 Flute, U-15 Flute slow airs.
She didn't stop at that and continues to…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
The music just keeps getting better. So what have we been listening to this month?. Its been a mixture of old and new. Been having a good listen to Denis Liddy and Elvie Miller and their album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Here is an email I sent to Sandy Jasper of Elf Song Whistles in British Columbia Canada:
Got the whistle this morning (Tues) exactly one week after you shipping,
which is right on.
Very beautiful whistle ascetically, and has the tone I was looking for. Soft
and almost flutey. Excellent for airs and such. I will have to try it out in
the bathroom to get that haunting echo sound ;) . …
Added by Albert Wrigglesworth on March 20, 2012 at 23:57 — No Comments
Within his cover notes Antrim flute player Brendan Mulholland informs us he was ‘talking about this CD for years’ and clearly the end product is a labour of love wrought from those years of diligent research and hard work.…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 19, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments
We composed this slow air to mark the occasion when we met with traditional musician and fellow tradconnect member Michael Orme in Oundle, Northamptonshire. The photos are of Oundle village.
Its a delight to have Noreen O' Sullivan on Tradconnect and the sound clips from her new album, The Quiet House, sound great. Can't wait to get our hands on a copy of the album. We have already had the pleasure of Carmel Gunning and Enda Seery and their whistle music so this will add nicely to our…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 18, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
Just wanted to say I have purchased this album and it is excellent, especially for the bodhrani out there.. that like to hear the bodhran come forward occassionally. Get it!
Added by Paul Phillips on March 18, 2012 at 20:37 — No Comments
Denis Liddy and Elvie Miller have crafted a captivating album of traditional Irish music. It has substance, quality and likability stamped all over it. It features Denis on fiddle and Elvie on piano and accordion and they have…Continue