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New website for my first solo fiddle album.

My website is now up and a basic level.

Also you can follow regular status updates on the album and it's progress on twitter. Follow @bitsnpieces2011.

Youtube channel also set up. See the channel "bitsnpiecesfiddle" on youtube for more.

Album due for imminent release.



Added by Dónal Mc Cague on July 1, 2011 at 22:43 — No Comments

Flute for sale

I have a reviole flute (french flute maker) for sale. The flute is in immaculate condition and is 4 years old. It was played for approximately 12 months. Photos will be uploaded in the near future.

If you or anyone you know, might be interested in this flute, you can let them know either.


If you send me a message on TradConnect, we can take it from there! Cheers for your time.





Added by Dónal Mc Cague on July 1, 2011 at 0:22 — No Comments

looking for session pipes / whistle / fiddle players for recording in London



I'm looking for a pipe, fiddle, and whistle player (s) in London for a studio session in my Hackney studio recording parts for a couple of songs on my folk LP that i'm cutting at the moment. It's kinda big-hearted story songs - there's at least two tracks if not more that i need some trad instrumentation on. you can get an idea of the flavour here…


Added by Andy Black on June 23, 2011 at 15:48 — 1 Comment

Some great "My Page's" from members

Showcasing some great My Pages from members of TradConnect. More to follow



Dick Glasgow


Connie Rae Crone



Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2011 at 18:34 — No Comments

House of McDonnell, Session Pub, Ballycastle on Blas Ceoil ~ tonight 19th June!

If you live in Northern Ireland & would like to see one of the great Session Pubs, check out Blas Ceoil on BBC 2 tonight: Sunday 19th June at 22.00.…


Added by Dick Glasgow on June 19, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

Quoted Moments

Was at Mayo Alive today in Temple Bar , Dublin. It's a promotion of all things "Mayo". Met a fellow Castlebar resident, Joanne Maloney who has compiled a most wonderful book called Quoted Moments. Stunning photography with wonderful inspiring quotes. Read it all over a nice coffee. So when you want some inspiration before picking up your instrument, have this on the table and read a couple of pages. You may find hidden depth in that tune. And even better, it's all in aid of Irish Cancer… Continue

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 19, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Remember Declan Duffy

Pray for the repose of the soul of musician and Dublin native Declan Duffy.  See this St. Louis Today news story about Declan, he was a good man:


Added by Michael Kleissler on June 16, 2011 at 2:30 — No Comments

Concertina Tunes from North Antrim!

Concertina players in here, might like to know that I've just launched a new Concertina Blog, where I'm planning on posting MP3 versions of tunes from this area, played on a variety of Concertinas. So if you are looking for some less familiar tunes for your repertoire, you might like to check them out.


Although I launched this site with a few studio recordings, with me playing a C/G Concertina, I really love playing the more…


Added by Dick Glasgow on June 13, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

North Antrim Music!


Added by Dick Glasgow on June 11, 2011 at 10:30 — 4 Comments launched its summer series of trad sessions in Wicklow Town on Wednesday 1 June. The first session had 18 musicians and included Peter Staunton & friends, Colm Fahey & friends, and a whole host of local musicians. The sessions will run every Wednesday and Friday for the summer - every Wed at 9pm in Nel Keenan's bar at the Old Forge, and every Fri at 9pm in Ernie's Bar. Each session will feature a guest group which will join local musicians and all musicians are…


Added by Philip Maguire on June 3, 2011 at 14:57 — 1 Comment

Thanks Sara. Great Blogspot

Thannks Sara. Those photos need to be shared. Too good to remain hidden. Thanks for your blog.

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 3, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Recent Activity - a hectically musical and productive 2011!!

Hi all,


Its been an eventful 2011 so far to say the least!


The year kicked off with intensive practicing, arranging, composing and recording for and exiting new fiddle based band project entitled "The Strideset" which is headed up by Trish Clarke and Meabh O Hare.

My role has been putting the guitar and bouzouki rhythm and riff ideas to the colouful tunes of the band!.....its going great so far and we have a 4 track demo just out of the mixing stage for…


Added by Michael Mc Cague on May 28, 2011 at 16:18 — 2 Comments

Tradconnect Album Review Guidlines

We have a pretty broad focus with regard to albums that we review driven mainly by the time and resources we have at our disposal. Priority is given to 2014 new releases of traditional music or albums with a strong traditional focus. 

For previous years please send us your CD.  While we may not do a formal review we will highlight the album in various articles.  After…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 28, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Clare Champion Article

Hi Guys


Clare Champion did an article on the site today and I have added it to the Press Tab.





Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 27, 2011 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Like Button

Hi All.

You will notice that a "Like" button has been added to the site and appears under all photos, videos, blogs etc. It appears as a red thumbs up, symbol. You can now indicate material that you like on the site. Its a great way to interact and show fellow members what you like.



Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 24, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

"Mason's Apron," "Tam Lin," "Master Crowley's" on octave mandolin with bones accompaniment

This video demonstrates the bones more clearly than the first video I posted, but it was not approved. Curious members can view my offending performance here on YouTube.


"Mason's Apron," "Tam Lin," "Master Crowley's" with Ed Yother, octave mandolin and Scott Miller, bones

Added by Scott Miller on May 21, 2011 at 18:16 — 2 Comments

My Page Guidlines

Hi Guys,


I have added a sub-tab to your My Page offering guidance on what information you should provide. This is especially important if you are playing an instrument. TradConnect is doing fantastic so far. Start up is always difficult and I am working hard to get the word out there. If any members are willing to help me with this just drop me an email. I am looking for people,…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 20, 2011 at 18:08 — No Comments

So the Australian folk/cetic festival season is nearly over......

So we're a few weeks away from reaching the end of the festival season in Australia. It's been a busy one! Wonderful times, splendid people, amazing vibes!

Some of the most amazing Australian Irish Folk/Celtic/Trad groups iv'e come across in the last year, and have been lucky enough to see are as follows;



Added by Mic Hickey on May 18, 2011 at 5:11 — No Comments

Irish Post Article

The Irish Post in London have picked up on TradConnect and have done an interesting article. I have added it to the Press Tab on your main page so have a read. This is great and will hopefully get the word out there to more people. Onwards and upwards.

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 16, 2011 at 18:09 — No Comments

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