April 2013 Blog Posts (51)

Niamh Ní Charra - "Cailleach An Airgid"

Lets have a Niamh Ní Charra month here on Tradconnect.  We have her as our album of the month already so in for a penny in for a pound.  We note she is doing a launch of her "Cuz" album on April 27th at the gathering in Killarney.  Check out www.thegathering.ie for more detail.  

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Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2013 at 21:03 — 1 Comment

Some great tracks from Réalta's debut album

It is worth revisiting some tracks from Réalta debut album released last year as it really was a nugget that could easily get forgotten. Réalta are a new group from Belfast featuring Conor Lamb on uilleann pipes and whistles, Deirdre Galway on guitar, bouzouki and vocals and Aaron O' Hagan on uilleann pipes, whistles and bodhrán.  When pipes and low whistle sound…

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Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

"The Keymaster" at CCE in Washington, DC

We have our first non-premier showing this weekend, as the film has been accepted as an official pick for the 2013 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann North American Province Convention Irish Film Festival!

Check the link below for more info, and if you know of any film festivals we should be applying to, please drop me a note. …

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Added by Jem Moore on April 5, 2013 at 2:30 — 3 Comments

Tradconnect member Joey Abarta hits the target for his Kickstarter Project

As an example of the strong support that is out there for traditional Irish music it is great to see that Tradconnect member Joey Abarta's Kickstarter campaign for his debut album has hit the required target of $3,500 within a day of being launched. At the time of writing it is up…

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Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Once again......I Draw Slow

This is one band we can't get enough of, and while their music may be at the outer edges of what may be considered traditional Irish they are influenced by the Irish tradition.  Many of their gigs are alongside more traditional Irish acts. They mix in alt-country with folk and roots crossing over into Americana. They are a five-piece outfit comprising vocals,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album of Month March 2013 - Niamh Ní Charra / A Tribute To Terry "Cuz" Teahan

For April 2013 our Album of the month is going to be the new release from Niamh Ní Charra. The album 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 standards, the music inside is fantastic. Sliabh Luachra music of the highest order. If you like…

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Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

The Inishowen Song Project and Other News from the ITMA

  Our upload of Digitised Materials this month is a new departure for ITMA: the Inishowen Song Project, an integrated microsite of some 2,000 connected items all related to the English-language song traditions…

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on April 2, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Open The Door For Three featuring Liz Knowles + Promotional Video

Here is a new group that features one of our very earliest members on TradConnect, fiddler Liz Knowles. The group is called Open The Door For Three and should not be confused with an album of the same name by Réalta.  In addition to Liz the group…

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Added by TradConnect on April 2, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Chicago Reflections with Jimmy Keane & Liz Carroll, 6th April 2013

Chicago Reflections is a celebration of music—from traditional Irish, Latino, Jewish, Eastern European, and African American neighborhoods—reflecting the vital and diverse mosaic that makes Chicago one of the world’s great cities. The concert takes place at Pick Staiger Concert Hall, Chicago and performers will include the Greater Harvest…

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Added by TradConnect on April 2, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

TAC (Traditional Arts Collective) Céilí, sean-nos dancing and trad with a twist.

OK some would argue that it might not be the coolest of activities to be taking part in of an evening-but who could refuse an opportunity to relive their halcyon day at Irish college, Céilí-ing their way around a village hall? One of the founding musicians of TAC Jonny Tennant is praying for a craze to hit the nation reminiscent of…

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Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

24 Free Bodhrán Tutorial Videos, Tips, Tricks etc by Rónán Ó Snodaigh of Kila

For any bodhrán players we have just come across a treasure trove of bodhrán tips, tricks and general tutorials for one of Irelands most recognised players Rónán Ó Snodaigh.  Rónán is a prolific musician, writer and performer in both Irish and English. He has travelled throughout the world performing with many musicians including Zakir Hussein…

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Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

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