Featured Blog Posts – March 2012 Archive (40)

New Band Tremolo to launch

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 31, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Teaser from Patrick Olwell documentary

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,…


Added by Jem Moore on March 31, 2012 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Celebs take up trad instruments - Faoi Lán Cheoil

Hi Everyone,

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.

John Creedon learns the flute…


Added by Erica on March 30, 2012 at 16:30 — 4 Comments

Reaching out to all you Irish bloggers

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Séamus Begley Joins Téada

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 9:24 — No Comments

Members Dulahan Irl and Michael Orme's Visit Go Global

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…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 29, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Understanding the Importance of your "My Page" in promoting your music

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Profile of Enda Seery

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

An Appreciation of Michelle O' Brien & Laoise Kellys's, The Wishing Well

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…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 27, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Charlie Pitchard's Reel

We recently composed a tune in honour of Charlie Pitchard a good friend of ours and many others on tradconnect.


Added by Dulahan on March 24, 2012 at 20:01 — 1 Comment

2,000 Members 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…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 24, 2012 at 10:26 — 2 Comments

Profile of Tara Breen

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Whats on the Tradconnect iPod in March 2012?

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Brendan Mulholland / Jean's Hill

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.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 19, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Michael Orme's Visit (slow air)

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.

Added by Dulahan on March 19, 2012 at 21:05 — 5 Comments

Noreen O' Sullivan and The Quiet House

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…


Added by TradConnect on March 18, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Denis Liddy & Elvie Miller / Tradaree

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…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 17, 2012 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Profile of Jimmy Keane

Its great to hear the piano accordion popping up on more and more albums these day. We had the great Small Towns and Famous Nights by Alan Kelly and we are now listening…


Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Harcourt Sessions 28th May 2012 - The Bonny Men

The Harcourt Sessions continue their season of gigs with that up and coming band The Bonny Men on Monday 28th May 2012. The gig kicks off at 8.45pm with support from New Folk Band 'Lynched' and some Special Guests duringthe night. 

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We have recently done a review of their debut album simply called…


Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2012 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Sharon Shannon New Album Flying Circus on Release

Sharon Shannon has just released her new album Flying Circus which features the RTE Concert Ochestra. Its an album of mostly new music and has been a long time in the making. Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the…


Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2012 at 8:57 — No Comments

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