Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (35)

The Galtee Mountain Boy

"The Galtee Mountain Boy" was originally written by a man named Patsy Halloran; Christy Moore later added a fourth verse. The song portrays real events, people, and situations from the…


Added by Patrick Clifford on May 31, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Album Review - The House Devils / Crossing The Ocean

"Street Angel, House Devil". That's the saying that The House Devils appear to have acquired their great name from, in a long ago reference to Matt Fahey's father from an astute neighbour. Great name for a band that comprises Matt Fahy on guitar, Tradconnect member…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 31, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra / Voices & Harps

The cover of Moya Brennan's new album Voices & Harps tells the tale of what lies inside for the listener.  The cover is refreshing and stark with its white and gold.  All that lies inside does indeed glitter and is most assuredly…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 30, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Professional Trad Musicians Noticeboard

Based on recommendations from members we have started a Group called " Professional Trad Musicians Noticeboard" This is as group for professional musicians that want to be made aware of opportunities where professionals are required for any number of reasons. This could be a short notice fill in for a group, for corporate work where a specific…


Added by TradConnect on May 29, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

The Bonny Men come out to play - Live Harcourt Sessions 28th May 2012

On a hot and balmy night in Dublin The Bonny Men came out to play. The venue of choice was the long established Harcourt sessions in the heart of Dublin, with this being their first gig here. Always a popular venue for traditional music they were greeted by a very appreciative audience and ably supported by folk duo Lynched. Despite the 30 minutes that it…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 29, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dublin City, Free Music Event - 21st June 2012

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, along with the rest of the country will be brimming with free live music events to celebrate love:live music, Ireland’s National Music Day on 21st June.  This day-long celebration of Irish music of all genres will see thousands of musicians stage free live music events across the country.  love:live music is presented by…


Added by TradConnect on May 28, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Teetotallers On Tour: Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle - May/June 2012

The Teetotallers On Tour: Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle

May 24, Thurs: North Carolina: Asheville, Diana Wortham Theatre, Mainstage Series,www.dwtheatre.com 828-257-4530.

May 25, Fri: Circular Congregation Church, 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC. For…


Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Add your details to our Member Map

To help us with the "connection" process we have now added to the site a Member Map which you will find under the main Member Tab on the home page. Here is a link Member Map

Please consider adding your…


Added by TradConnect on May 24, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Celtic Music Radio Show

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a Celtic music radio show here in the States. I play all sorts of Celtic music, but what I really enjoy playing are the new, little known or under appreciated musicians who may not receive alot of airtime. Yes, The Chieftains, Dubliners and Battlefield band are all wonderful, and certainly have their place on my show, but I enjoy…


Added by Tim Larkin on May 24, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

News Update from Martin O' Connor Band

Hello friends,

Just dropping by to give you the latest news from the band.

You may have seen/heard that we have a new album ‘Going Places’. Yes it is finally here and available in the web site shop at www.mairtinoconnorband.com There you will…


Added by TradConnect on May 23, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

MacDara Ó Raghallaigh - Ego Trip - Broderick's/McDermott's

Well if MacDara is too modest to share this himself then I am going to do so on his behalf because it is the opening track from the album that I raved on about some time back. MacDara Ó Raghallaigh live in concert playing reels composed by Vincent Broderick and Josie McDermott. This video was recorded by Antóin MacGabhann during the live recording of MacDara's…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 22, 2012 at 23:16 — No Comments

Amazing Sisters

 I stumbled upon these sisters who are natives of Kilnaboy Co. Clare. They call themselves Siun. They started their tin whistle training at the age of 9 and 10, then advanced to the uilleann pipes and other instruments while studying at  the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.  You can hear 4 tracks off their new album The Blue-eyed Rascal through their official website. They play with ease and…


Added by Baxter Labatos on May 22, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Andy Irvine 70th Birthday Gig 16th & 17th June 2012 - Second Show Added

Following the very quick sell out of Andy's first show on 16th June 2012 a second Andy Irvine show has since been added on June 17th 2012. It will be a very special night indeed as it is an evening of celebration to for Andy's 7oth birthday. The concert will also feature Sweeney’s Men, Paul Brady, Dónal…


Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Donall Donnelly / Tremolo

The "Fiddler of Dooney" champion Donall Donnelly has moved on, found his musical inspiration and has delivered a debut album of stunning proportions. Comprised of mostly self compositions Tremolo is an album that was so creatively inspiring that it…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 18, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

The Tunes In the Church - Final Dates July 2012

Continuing the theme of music in Churches The Tunes in the Church series of concerts which is the brainchild of our own Cormac Begley have just announced their series of concerts for this year. While in Dublin we have our own…


Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Dan Brouder / The Lark's Air

The Lark's Air is described by Dan Brouder as "an album born out of years of  listening and learning from past and present masters of traditional music". For a musician that comes from Monagea, in west Limerick,  just outside the boundary of Sliabh…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 17, 2012 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Album Review - The Bonny Men

Since they formed in January 2011 The Bonny Men have started to make a name for themselves on the live circuit and we had the chance to see them recently at a charity concert where they did indeed impress. As traditional groups go they must be one of the largest with seven members in total covering fiddle, bodhrán, piano, uilleann…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 15, 2012 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

Album Review - Natalie Padilla & Blayne Chastain / Fiddle & Flute

You will probably be familiar with Blayne Chastain as the creator of the excellent i -Teach web resource, which has now been further enhanced with a new bodhrán course. What you would like to know…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 15, 2012 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

Tradconnect News Roundup March/April 2012

Well we all live busy lives and its not always possible to read through the whole site for all the articles that have been posted. So every now and again we are going to sumarise some of the more interesting material that has been posted on Tradconnect. We will also use this for our monthly newsletter for members that may not have the time to get to Tradconnect as often as they like.



Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Kilfenora Céilí Band - Cork Opera House - 18th May 2012

102 years and still on the road! From village parties in the early 1900’s to bigger dances in the ‘30’s, broadcasts in the ‘40’s, commercial recordings in the ‘50’s, foreign tours in the ‘60’s right down to their current international profile, each new generation slots into the groove of their forebears.

Their music has been recorded both on CD, (eight to…


Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

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