March 2015 Blog Posts (50)

Nationwide tour by new group Ré - May 2015

New group Ré, whom we covered recently on Tradconnect will commence a nationwide tour in May 2015.  The tour dates are detailed in the image above.  The group "features some of Ireland’s most innovative and decorated musicians. Maitiú Ó Casaide, a Dublin based piper from the esteemed Ó Casaide family, received TG4’s Young Musician of the Year Award…


Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Aodán Coyne / If We Only Knew

Aodán Coyne has stepped out of the shadow of Socks in the Frying Pan to deliver a solo project with a fresh, clean sound.

His vocal and guitar work are impressive and the whistle and pipes of Sean McCarthy add an important layer to the arrangements. In addition John Bridge provides bass and Niall Preston…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 18, 2015 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Documentary on the new Supergroup - The Young Irelanders

The Young Irelanders have been getting some coverage of late and this new documentary sets out some background to each of the individual members and how they came together. The members are Damien Mullane – Accordion & Melodeon, Colin Farrell – Fiddle, Whistles & Vocals, Kieran Munnelly – Flute, Whistles, Bodhrán, Snare & Vocals, Stephen Markham – Keyboard, Piano,…


Added by TradConnect on March 18, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - Patrick Mangan / Departures

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…


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

Happy St.Patrick's Day to all at Tradconnect!

Added by Dulahan on March 17, 2015 at 10:14 — No Comments

Listen Now : Live stream of Kíla's new album "Suas Síos" for 5 days

This new album by Kíla was streamed for 5 days as part of new series of live streams on Tradconnect.  That promotion is now over and we leave you instead with the first track off the album.

"Suas Síos a work of rugged beauty, a work of maturity; a work that…


Added by TradConnect on March 16, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Great new video from our Album of the Month for March 2015 - Little Hinges

This is a new video from our album of the month for March 2015, called Little Hinges. We reviewed it earlier in the month stating that "there is a depth of inventiveness on the album that will raise the profile of Qristina and Quinn Bachard far beyond their Canadian homeland.…


Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Album Review - NoCrows / Waiting for The Tide

With an international line up and a world inspired mix of folk music, NoCrows are an undefinable and potent mix.  This confluence of disparate styles sets them apart from anyone else around. They deliver an eclectic mix of styles and music that is quite spectacular.  From the Russian Gypsy inspired Heyka to Waterboys fiddle virtuoso…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 15, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Pádraig Rynne's NOTIFY & Pauline Scanlon close Irish tour at Dublin Castle for St Patrick’s Festival

Pádraig Rynne's NOTIFY & Pauline Scanlon will bring their Irish tour to a close at St Patrick’s Festival on 17th March in Dublin at the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle. This is a free registered gig with registration at

The night before, on…


Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Book of new compositions from Enda Seery - "Tunes of the Streams"

Enda Seery has just released a self published book of new compositions from the last 10 years or so.  

He says "I was motivated by the ease of uploading files via the Internet. Electronic formats seems to be getting stronger and stronger and I will follow up this release with a hardback version. It's important to…


Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Video of winning song in the Tradconnect Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

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 of readers listened to the songs and it…


Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Exclusive track from the new Kilfenora Céili Band album released 13th March

The legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band are set to release their latest album “Now Is The Hour” on 13th March 2015. The launch coincides with their pulsating new tour which is set to showcase a musical gear-change arising from the appointment of Lunasa’s Kevin Crawford as producer.  

With tunes forged out of raw native dance riffs from the Burren…


Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

New track released by Spain's 'Stolen Notes"

Stolen Notes have released a new track from their album The Loot.  We reviewed the album last year stating that "they cover music from Ireland, Scotland, Asturias and Brittany.  It’s a really enjoyable album with echoes of Guidewires and Sylvain Barou within its beautifully crafted tracks. The band comprises Juan J. Almaraz -…


Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2015 at 10:01 — No Comments

US Band The River Drivers to launch new album on 4th April

The River Drivers are a four-piece band from Bristol Borough, PA in the US and this is their self titled debut release.  

Its a rousing mix of rebel inspired folk music reminiscent of The Wolfe…


Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Exclusive track from the forthcoming Norah Rendell album 'Spinning Yarns'

Norah Rendell has just released a sample track from her forthcoming album Spinning Yarns. The track is called St.Patrick's Day and is released to celebrate both our annual festival and this new album release.  A recent press release states that she is "Known for her work with cutting-edge, multi-national ensemble The Outside…


Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Two new tracks from Kiérah Raymond's "Stonemason's Daughter"

In a recent review here on Tradconnect Devon Leger of Hearth Music wrote about Kiérah Raymond and her recent album Stonemason's Daughter.

"It's not just her technical prowess as a traditional fiddler that makes her new album, Stonemason's Daughter, note-worthy, it's her…


Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Unfolding the young musicians of East Clare

Unfolding is a compilation album that was at No.1 on our ‘Top 10 Albums of the Month’, on several occasions throughout 2014.  Regardless of its genesis, it is an exceptional album of traditional music.  When consideration is given to the young musicians that appear on it, and the fact that it was a fundraising recording then you start to appreciate…


Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Ceol na Coille Summer School 2015

Ceol na Coille Summer School in Letterkenny, County Donegal, is putting together its busiest programme so far as it prepares to welcome record numbers from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July.
Another top notch line-up of tutors is being assembled for a big variety of classes hosted at…

Added by Paul Harrigan on March 9, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

Two Artists, One Song : Canadee-I-O

Reposted : Here are two versions of Canadee-I-O. Nic Jones provides the first from his classic Penguin Eggs album from 1980.  

The second is a version from the new Here This is Home album by Colleen…


Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Harping on!

A wonderful evening in Kiltartan Church in South Galway last Thursday, as part of the Yeats 150 festival - 13 harp based events around the country following the 13 full moons in 2015. Thursday was the March 'Wind Moon' and the church was full of young harp players from the Athenry Music School under the direction of Una Ni Fhlannigain, as well as pupils from Kiltartan National School reading Yeat's poems.…


Added by Pete Mullineaux on March 8, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

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