Featured Blog Posts – April 2019 Archive (13)

Coleman Irish Music Centre to launch eCommerce website

Leading traditional music centre, The Coleman Irish Music Centre in Gurteen, Co. Sligo will launch its new website (www.colemanirishmusic.com) with full eCommerce shopping facilities later this month. Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir of…


Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2019 at 9:00 — No Comments

‘Creature’ New Single + Video From Anna Mieke

Ahead of her highly anticipated debut album, Idle Mind, due out April 26th, Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Anna Mieke, has shared this beautiful single and video.

Anna Mieke says: “Lyrically, Creature was inspired by a performance I saw a few years ago in a tent in a field in Tipperary - of a dancer creating…


Added by TradConnect on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 — No Comments

Aoibheann & Pamela Queally - Touching the boundaries of old and new on debut recording

Beyond the Bellows & The Bow is an outstanding new release by sisters Aoibheann and Pamela Queally, from Kilmaley in West County Clare. Their music is heavily influenced by the rhythmic and melodic style of the Clare tradition,…


Added by TradConnect on April 14, 2019 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Last Night's Joy : The outstanding new release from Gerry O'Connor

As a fourth-generation fiddle player, Gerry 'Fiddle' O'Connor knows the value of the shared tune. Having garnered much of his fiddle style from his mother Rose (who played in a céilí band until she was six months pregnant), music was in the blood. "My mother's people are all fiddle players," he explains, "and on my father's side they were all brass and reed…


Added by TradConnect on April 13, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Traditional Concerts and Events 12th - 19th April 2019

Each week we will be featuring our Events Section of the site and will be posting it out to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Lots of great events taking place across the globe, so if you want yours included head on over to our events section and post up your gig, session or…


Added by TradConnect on April 12, 2019 at 6:52 — No Comments

Limerick Group 'Finscéal' celebrate Siansa 2019 win !

The group 'Finscéal' from County Limerick have realized their dream of becoming the Siansa Gael Linn 2019 winners! At the Grand Finale of this popular competition for young traditional Irish music and singing groups in the National Concert Hall on Sunday, 7 April 2019, they were chosen from among eight finalists of a high standard for this…


Added by TradConnect on April 10, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments

New release from US band, Seldom Sober -' Six Months in Confession'

Seldom Sober, Savannah's only Irish folk and traditional band, have released a new studio album called Six Months in Confession. The album features thirteen tracks, including eight songs and five tune sets.

Formed in 2007 by Michael Corbett and Colleen Settle, both…


Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments

A remarkable glimpse into the world of pipers

Good Piping is a vérité documentary film on Irish pipers. It is a remarkable glimpse into the world of musicians playing Ireland’s most enigmatic instrument, the uilleann pipes. “This rare, ancient bagpipe may occasionally be seen in a pub or at a festival, but as a historical soloist, leading dances and harrowing souls, the instrument remains a fleeting…


Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Le Vent du Nord - New Album 'Territoires' + UK Tour for April 2019

Long ago, Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer of what is now Eastern Canada, had a dream: that in the new territory he had explored, all might raise their voices together, indigenous and European, of all faiths, a chorus of different perspectives, cultures, and ideas. It was a dream forgotten,…


Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

750,000 plays of tracks by traditional artists

Tradconnect has exceeded 750,000 plays of tracks on our Soundcloud Page where we have over 300 tracks by traditional artists from across the globe. This equates to over 43,000 hours of play for…


Added by TradConnect on April 5, 2019 at 6:30 — No Comments

A celebration of the traditional song & dance - Sean Nós Cois Life 5th - 7th April

Dublin's annual celebration of the traditional Irish singing and dancing styles known as "Sean Nós" will take place on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April next. Main events:

  • A multi-lingual night of traditional singing in any language, including live traditional music, hosted by An Góilín traditional singers'…

Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

‘Swan Song’ New Single from Gary Innes feat. Karen Matheson

‘Swan Song’ is the new single from award-winning musician Gary Innes.

Featuring vocals by the inimitable Karen Matheson, of Capercaillie fame, the new single is an ode to a number of Gary’s friends who sadly have passed away before they were ready to go.

Gary said: “I had the privilege of getting to spend time with some very…


Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

Watch the cream of young Irish traditional music in Siansa Gael Linn 2019

The cream of young Irish traditional music and singing talent will take to the National Concert Hall stage on Sunday, 7 April next for the Siansa Gael Linn 2019 final.  This is the climax of the competition which is organized annually by Gael Linn, and this years' final  will see a close contest between eight groups from Counties…


Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2019 at 17:30 — No Comments

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