May 2013 Blog Posts (45)

Album of the Month for May 2013 - The Yanks

For our Album of the month for May 2013 we are crossing the atlantic to New York for a great release by a group that call themselves The Yanks. A great name and a great album. The Yanks are Dan Gurney on accordion,…

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Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Inside the Songs: Iarla Ó Lionáird's Irish Journey

I just posted an "Inside the Songs" feature article with Irish trad singer Iarla Ó Lionáird on No Depression. I asked him to tell me the back story behind three songs (Daybreak, Eleanor Plunkett, and The Goat Song) on his new album Foxlight. He had some lovely responses and stories, AND you can stream the songs…

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Added by Devon Leger on May 3, 2013 at 0:27 — No Comments

Seoda Ceoil 1& 2

Released as part of Gael Linn’s 60th anniversary celebrations, this double CD comprises a set of recordings of genuine Irish traditional music dating from the late 1960s.Originally published on LP and tape by Gael Linn, in association with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, they have been unavailable for a great many years.

 Seoda Ceoil 1 : The artists featured are Willie…

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Added by Antoine Ó Coileáin on May 2, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Kevin O' Donnell / Deep Is The Well

Following a number of recent concept or themed albums we have this much anticipated release from Kevin O' Donnell called Deep is the Well. Kevin has been on a 15 year hiatus from music and has spent the intervening time acting in various stage shows as well as following his passion for writing.  A chance encounter with Maurice Lennon re ignited his desire to get back…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 2, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

Great documentary on accordion player Joe Derrane

Thanks to Tradconnect member James Donoghue for highlighting this documentary on accordion player Joe Derrane from Boston.  We saw it some time back and it is worth adding into our blog archive. Joe was born in "Boston, Massachusetts in 1930 and is the greatest exponent of the D/C# system diatonic accordion."…



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Added by TradConnect on May 1, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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