April 2015 Blog Posts (48)

2 free tracks from "The Waylaid Man" available to download from SoundCloud

As it is exactly 1 year ago this weekend that I launched my CD of compositions "The Waylaid Man", I'm feeling in a good mood with how well the album has being received and so I've decided to make 2 tracks from the album publicly available for free download from SoundCloud.

I included the title track from the CD, a set of a march and two jigs. The…

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Added by Michael Mc Cague on April 3, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Session with the Pipers - Cobblestone Bar, Dublin - 7th April 2015

Lottie Cullen is a 20 year old multi-instrumentalist who hails from county Wicklow. Equally proficient on Uilleann Pipes, Whistle, Concertina, Fiddle and Piano, Lottie has been a full time musician/songwriter since she left school in 2013. Winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on the Uilleann pipes, Lottie embarked on a…

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Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - March 2015

The growth of our Soundcloud file over the last 12 months is starting to provide statistical information that is useful for both artists and fans alike.

At the moment we have passed the 148,000 mark for total plays received and are now achieving in excess of 4,000 plays a week. We can now look at the information in a bit more depth over a monthly period to show the…

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Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Latest Digitised Materials from ITMA



•    Audio playlist: Ceili Bands, 1955–1970: Oral History Recordings



•    Printed & MS Collections: Songs from Ballyvourney, Co…

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on April 2, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

New album and tour by Scottish band RURA - April 2015

Scottish band RURA have released a new album and are about to embark on a short tour in April.  They have also just released a track from that album which we include below. The band have been described by Simon Thoumire as of Hands Up for Trad as One of the most exciting folk-based bands to emerge…

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Added by TradConnect on April 2, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Marie Reilly revisits the Grier and Sutherland manuscripts on her new album

We featured the music of Marie Reilly in 2012 when we wrote about her debut album called The Anvil.  That album featured the music of South Leitrim and Longford as handed down to her by her late father Michael Reilly.  The main source of the material for that recording was the newly discovered manuscripts of Stephen Grier (late…

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Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Win a copy of Lindsay Straw's - 'My Mind From Love Being Free'

We have a copy of this new album by Boston based musician Lindsay Straw to give away. The album has just been released and is called "My Mind from Love Being Free."  We will give you a download code.  All you have to do is answer the question below.

Lindsay is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player, originally from Montana.  According…

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Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2015 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Release of CD Two Old Black Sticks: Irish Traditional Music from Washington DC by John Kerr and friends

I have just released a new CD of Irish traditional music called Two Old Black Sticks, which is available on CD Baby in CD and digital download formats. Here is the URL: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnkerrandfriends .

In addition to myself on flute, the album features Joe DeZarn on fiddle, Patrick Cavanagh on banjo and accordion, Crystal Bailey on fiddle, Peter Brice on accordion, Josh Dukes on guitar, Keith Carr on…

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Added by John Kerr on April 1, 2015 at 3:32 — No Comments

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