April 2014 Blog Posts (59)

Gradam Ceoil Traditional Irish Music Awards - Easter Sunday 20th - TG4 at 21.30

On Easter Sunday night at 9.30 pm TG4 will broadcast the Gradam Ceoil Traditional Irish Music Awards for 2014.  It’s the highlight of the traditional music calendar and will feature a broad range of musical talent performing for one night only in front of a packed University Concert Hall in Limerick.  The concert was recorded last…

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Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Blog Post -Link to Blog!

HI Tradconnect Folks! 

This is not so much of a blog as a link to a blog, and a blog on the link and the blog down in the Valley-Oh. 

It's called 'Stories from the Road' you can follow and there see videos/photos/musings from our adventures on the Road-uh…..

It's online here…

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Added by Nuala Kennedy on April 18, 2014 at 21:52 — No Comments

Track of the Week :Louise Mulcahy / The Cabin Hunter / Jim Kennedy's Favourite

This week's Track of the Week goes to Louise Mulcahy and is taken from her solo album Tuning the Road.  We launched the album last week on Tradconnect and in one week it has gained 2,100 views which is quite impressive. The album features 14 tracks of inspired traditional music that demonstrates her…

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Added by TradConnect on April 18, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

USA Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - April 2014

Check out the USA top 10 selling traditional albums at the moment. In the No.1 spot this month is Paddy Homan with his new album The Hard Way Home.  It features a blend of traditional Irish and contemporary songs.  Its his second album and is produced by Dennis Cahill.  Lots of great traditional albums from last year as well.

Check out the attached and…

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Added by TradConnect on April 18, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

OAIM: New Course - Standard Tuning Guitar Accompaniment + Free Lesson

Looking for some new guitar shapes and grooves? Look no further.  This brand new course from the Online Academy of Irish Music will teach you how to accompany Irish music on the guitar using standard tuning…

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Added by OAIM.IE on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

New Uilleann Piping album from Jimmy O' Brien Moran - Take Me Tender

This is an album that has not been getting much coverage. We are trying to get a track from it, so for now visit Jimmy's website.  Take Me Tender is the new CD from Jimmy O'Brien Moran. It is a tribute to the music of Paddy Conneely, a blind piper who lived in Galway. The darling of his age, Conneely gained…

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Added by TradConnect on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Ensemble Ériu - Live concert Dublin Unitarian Church, 2nd November 2014

Ensemble Ériu will play their biggest concert to date in the beautiful surroundings of the Dublin Unitarian Church. They released their debut album late last year, and we covered it here on Tradconnect.  According to their Facebook page…
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Added by TradConnect on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Little Sea Podcast, Episode 6 from Colleen Raney & Hanz Araki

Episode 6 of the Little Sea Podcast features music from America's west coast. 

Sometimes it feels like another planet way out here on the west coast, but there is some great music being played and we chose a few of our favorites to share with you.

Hope you…

Added by Colleen Raney on April 17, 2014 at 1:26 — No Comments

15th Annual Carmel Gunning Int. Summer School Festival of Irish Music and Song, Sligo.

The 15th Annual Carmel Gunning Int. Summer School Music Festival will be held on the 4th 5th and 6th August inclusive this year.

 Monday 4th August  - Classes  11am - 5pm.  Then Music session  at 9.30pm  in Earleys Pub in Bridge Street, Sligo town.

Special Guests are Orlaith McAuliffe and Brogan McAuliffe (London) plus localand visiting  musicians.

Tuesday 5th August - Classes  11am - 5pm. Then Trad, Singers Session at 9pm  in Earleys Pub in Bridge…

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Added by Carmel Gunning on April 16, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders "bohola" concert on 19th April on Concert Window

bohola featuring Jimmy Keane and Pat Broaders have announced a live online concert on the Concert Window platform.  It will take place on 19th April at 9pm EDT, 8pm CDT or 2am GMT. In a recent press release Jimmy thanks his many fans for their support and as part of their 15th Anniversary…

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Added by TradConnect on April 16, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

New album release from Poitín called "Wish"

Poitín featuring Tradconnect member Jeremy King on vocals and bodhrán have just released a new album called Wish. They play Celtic/ Breton music and the album is a mixture of traditional and songs. Included below is a sample track…

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Added by TradConnect on April 15, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Competition : Win a copy of "Forgotten Gems" by Peter Carberry & Pádraig McGovern

Here is your chance to pick up a free copy of one of last years best traditional albums.  It's one of those quiet unassuming albums that will go down as a classic of its time. The title refers to the tunes, but will very easily refer to the album, should anyone forget it.  Daniel Neely in a recent article in The Irish Echo said of the…

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Added by TradConnect on April 14, 2014 at 9:00 — 12 Comments

John Carty on the new Michael Mc Cague album "The Waylaid Man" + new sound samples

On 31st March we did an Official Album Launch on Michael Mc Cagues the The Waylaid Man which you can read here. It has received close to 1,000 views at this stage and is part of an ongoing series…

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Added by TradConnect on April 13, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Pádraig Rynne / Notify

Notify shows Pádraig Rynne to be one of our most progressive traditional musicians around.  This is a bold adventurous recording that features musicians Tyler Duncan - Guitars, Mike Shimmin – Drums, Joe Dart – Bass and Jeremy Kittel – Strings. This form of progressive exploratory music was previously explored by The Olllam in 2012 with Tyler…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 12, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Gradam Ceoil TG4 : Interview with Mick Moloney

In a recent telephone conversation with Joanie Madden our discussion turned to this year’s Gradam Ceoil recipients and Mick Moloney in particular.  Joanie and Mick go back a long way, and she more than anyone is very aware of his significant…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 11, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Matt & Shannon Heaton / Gallant Hussar

This weeks track of the week is taken from Tell You In Earnest by Matt & Shannon Heaton.  Last week we had the official launch of their album on Tradconnect and gave everyone their…

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Added by TradConnect on April 11, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

"Official Online Album Release" - Louise Mulcahy / Tuning the Road

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…

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Added by TradConnect on April 10, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Clifden Traditional Music Festival start today 10th April

The 5th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place this year from the 10th – 13th April in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway.  The Festival will begin on Thursday 10th April this year with a CD Launch in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm.  The CD entitled “Rewind” is a new CD by Connemara Piper,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 10, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

TG4 Imeall Special on Gradam Ceoil 2014

TG4's Imeall programme is now available to watch online and features a special on Gradam Ceoil 2014.  The programme includes a number of short interviews with this years receipients. The Young Musician of the Year award this year goes to Bryan O' Leary.  Bryan is twenty years of age and comes from Tureencahill, a townland halfway…

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Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Goitse new album Tall Tales & Misadventures due for early release.

Goitse have confirmed that their new album, Tall Tales & Misadventures is complete and is about to be released. In a recent press release they confirmed that "when the band started over four years ago we never imagined that we would be playing our music to audiences all around the world. All these trips and…

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Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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