March 2013 Blog Posts (51)

Caitlín Nic Gabhann wins Traditional Album of the Year 2012

Caitlín Nic Gabhann's debut album Caitlín has been voted TradConnect's Traditional Album of the Year 2012. 1,500 members voted and we combined those votes with the expert views of 15 independent judges. This resulted in a fair and unbiased view of the shortlisted albums.  Caitlin's album is without doubt outstanding.  It wins you…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 18, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

11 Free Flute & Whistle Tutorial's from Enda Seery

For any of you flute or whistle players out there we note that Enda Seery has built up quite a collection of tutorial videos on Tradconnect, all for your benefit.  Some great tunes including a few self compositions.  So if you want to catch up on some tunes by one of the countries best new whistle players then check out the tunes listed below.…


Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Lúnasa & The RTÉ Concert Orchestra live at the National Concert Hall

Lúnasa have produced a live film clip with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra from the show last summer at the National Concert Hall. It previews some of the material from the album (which is also enhanced with a live video) and it was directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Myles O’Reilly of Arbutus Yarns.

Enjoy it this St.…


Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Dervish / The Thrush in the Storm

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, that venerated holiday of green beer, ugly shamrocks, and watered-down Irish culture, trad supergroup Dervish is back with one of their hottest albums yet. While their past albums have lightly been pushing on the walls of the Irish tradition bit…


Added by Devon Leger on March 15, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Geantraí Clár 5 on TG4 - Sunday 24th March at 10pm presented by Michael Harrison

Here is the line up for Geantraí Clar 5 that will go out on Sunday night. The fiddler Michael Harrison will present this program from the  pub The Derg Inn in Terryglass Tipperary. Among his guests Gavin and Jamie Strappe, Bobby Gardiner and Eileen O'Brien and FullSet…


Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

TG4 Music Award 2013 - Saturday 30th March

The TG4  Awards will be presented at University Concert Hall Limerick Announced concert on Saturday 30 March, presented by Aoife Ní Thuairisg Lionáird. TG4 will broadcast the next night, Easter Sunday. The event is being organized as part of and supported from Ireland Tóstal / The Gathering and have pretty good present as donors and playing on…


Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Moxie / Extended Play

Moxie is a band that deserves to be heard.  They have just released a four track CD featuring  some of the music that has been highlighted on here previously.  We had the opportunity of seeing them live at the UCD lunch time recitals and they are…


Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Final Date Tonight,14th April in Roscommon - Máirtín Ó Connor, Zoë Conway & Dónal Lunny Tour

This tour ends tonight in King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon. You can check out our recent  interview with Zoë Conway where she talks about her music and preparation.  The tour was supported by Music Network and brings together the…


Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Our Session House !

Anyone from on here in East Antrim in the Larne Area on a Saturday, After Call in Here.

You'd be very welcome -  Starts between 3 & 4 Afternoon -  Last week's session ...

Our Session House from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.

This is the Pub  -…


Added by Jim Mcauley on March 13, 2013 at 0:57 — No Comments

The Gathering - Socks In The Frying Pan

Songwriter and Ennis native Peter Keane penned 'The Gathering' in 1999 following years spent playing the vibrant music scene in New York and Boston.

The song reflects an emigrant's absence from his homeland and looking forward to a home-coming in Ireland. His ambition was always to professionally produce the song and make it available to a wider audience. In mid 2012 Peter approached the Gathering Clare 2013 Steering Group for support and advice. The Steering…


Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Dannsair / Breton

Breton is the latest album from Dannsair, a band currently based in Santa Barbara, California that comprises Russ Doherty on guitar, Linda Holland on flute, Jocelyn Tipple on whistle, Rachel Galvin on violin and Karl Burrelsmann on fiddle - Rachel Galvin and Andrea Arredondo also provide…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 11, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

The Outside Track's UK/Europe Tour Dates - September / October 2014

This is a band that are well worth seeing if you are on their tour route through the UK and Europe. We covered a review of The Outside Track and their new album Flash Company towards the end of 2012.  The album is…


Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Jennifer Byrne - A Star on the Rise.

Jennifer Byrne is an artist who's star is on the rise.  We have her album Suitcase of Paper which is impressive for an artist that is is recording her own original compositions.  

We also saw her recently an the Harcourt Sessions where she played support to Tim Edey and Brendan Power and was likewise impressive.…


Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Lumiere to release second album "My Dearest Dear"

Here is a group that is getting great reviews at the moment.  They are called Lumiere and are about to release their second album.  They describe their music as being "about the intimate act of singing, the emotional core of that act and how that relates to the familiar echoes in our lives. It takes its cue from the west Kerry tradition, which in itself prompts…


Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Geantraí Clár 4 on TG4 - Sunday 10th March at 10pm presented by Liam O'Connor

Here is a taster of what to expect on Episode 4 of Geantraí which airs at 10pm on Sunday 10th March on TG4.  It's presented by fiddler Liam O' Connor, which is worth the admission price alone.  Check out the video below.  He plays 'The Boys of Laois', 'Sean Ryan's' & 'Crowley's' with John Blake on guitar. Other guest musicians are detailed…


Added by TradConnect on March 7, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Willie Clancy Documentary - In the name of Willie Clancy

The world famous Willie Clancy Week is in full flow so in honor of this great festival we thought we would post this documentary again.  If you are not already en route to the west Ireland town of Miltown Malbay then enjoy this sample of what is involved.  Donal Dineen visits the Willie Clancy Week in Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare to meet and chat with attendees. Filmed by Myles O'Reilly.…


Added by TradConnect on March 7, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Máirtín De Cógáin / From Cork With Love ( CD & DVD )

In a country full of colourful characters Máirtín De Cógáin would probably be the one leading a chorus of The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee at the back of the Cork to Dublin bus on All Ireland Football Final day.  He has all the…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 7, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

'Ard Tí Chuain' from Mary Dillon's album "North"

We reviewed Mary Dillon's new album North a little while ago.  She has released this track to give you a taster of what is in store…


Added by TradConnect on March 7, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Road to my Second Solo Album! Blog 8 by Enda Seery

A nice little preview of the new album "Síocháin na Tuaithe"(Peace of the Countryside) here on SoundCloud. 4 sample tracks of whistle, flute and vocals along with the full opening track, I uploaded a few weeks ago. Enda …


Added by Enda Seery on March 6, 2013 at 14:29 — 1 Comment

New album by Niamh Ní Charra celebrates the life of Terry "Cuz" Teahan

The new album from Niamh Ní Charra has just come through our door and is a beautiful celebration of the music and life of Terry "Cuz" Teahan.  Not alone is it presented in an album sleeve that sets new…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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