May 2011 Blog Posts (21)

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

St. Helens, Merseyside

Hi. I'm based in St. Helens, Merseyside and play the 10-string cittern. I've been a part of the Merseyside Irish music scene for the best part of 40 years. My Dad was from Killawalla in County Mayo and in fact a lot of my family are still there - the rest are in Oughterard, County Galway. People I've performed with include most of the Black Family, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunn, Garva, Ildanach and I was once asked by Christy Moore to sing harmonies on one of his albums ( it never happened…


Added by Tony Gibbons on May 16, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

New Trad Session for Co. Derry!


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 15, 2011 at 9:30 — 28 Comments

Lets Grow This Network

Hi to all Members


To all that have joined thank you and I hope you will stick with us as we develop. We are only 4 weeks old and already have members from all over the world. I have added an Invite tab to your site. If we all invite only one additional person we will double the network. So go ahead, press the Invite button and invite one more person onto the network. Its up to us all to make this a success. I need your help. Press the…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 13, 2011 at 23:31 — No Comments

Slow Sessions In dublin

For any of you beginners in Dublin don't forget there are slow sessions in CCE, Belgrave Square every Tuesday night. So get down there and get playing those tunes.

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 10, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Chat now in use for members.

Hi members,


This site now has a Chat facility which shows you who is on line at any time. By pressing the Chat tab you can have live discussions. I will leave it live for a short while but it maybe a feature for later in the development of this network. If you want to get your thoughts out there on an issues relating to music in your part of the world why not post some discussions and see who answers. This is the best way to get to know your fellow…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 10, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

My Tenor Guitar Videos ~ 3!


It is true to say that the Tenor Guitar is not the first instrument that comes to mind, when anyone starts thinking of Irish Music. However, anyone who has ever heard great musicians like John Carty or Angelina Carberry playing Reels & Jigs on a Tenor Guitar, will quickly realise just how well Irish Music can sound on…


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 7, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

My Concertina Videos ~ 17!

Here are the Concertina videos I've posted on YouTube so far.…


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 7, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

My Hammered Dulcimer Videos ~ 13!


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 6, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

My Tenor Banjo Videos ~ 7!

This is my small collection of Tenor Banjo videos.

As I have a Blog for posting links to my Mandolin Videos, I thought I might as well have one too, for my Banjo videos. Perhaps it'll encourage me to post more videos on YouTube. ;-)


#1 Five Star Head

#2 …


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 6, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments

My Mandolin Videos ~ 49!



Added by Dick Glasgow on May 5, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Causeway Coast Sessions!


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 5, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Hammered Dulcimer in Ireland!


Added by Dick Glasgow on May 4, 2011 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

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