May 2014 Blog Posts (52)

New Tune Composition 2014 - Closing date - 31st August 2014

The final date for receipt of tunes has been extended to 31st August 2014.  This composer showcase is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley.…
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Added by TradConnect on May 19, 2014 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Liz Carroll Irish Tour - May 25th - June 1st 2014

Liz Carroll is touring Ireland for a week beginning on May 25th.  The concerts will feature Liz with two of the musicians from her recent “On the Offbeat” album - Seán Óg Graham (Beoga) and Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa). Liz's special guest is singer and fiddler, Niamh Dunne, also of Beoga.  Niamh's 2013…

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Added by TradConnect on May 19, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Jimmy O' Brien Moran's "Take Me Tender" piping album

Take Me Tender is the new CD from Jimmy O'Brien Moran. It is a tribute to the music of Paddy Conneely, a blind piper who lived in Galway. The darling of his age, Conneely gained national fame when his portrait and an accompanying article appeared in the popular Irish Penny Journal of October 3, 1840 - 173 years ago. Having survived the Great Famine…

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Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Win a copy of Louise Mulcahys's new album - Tuning the Road ( 3 copies to giveaway )

Tuning the Road if the new solo album by Louise Mulcahy.  It features 14 tracks of inspired traditional music that demonstrates her mastery of flute, uilleann pipes and whistle. We have 3 copies of the album to give away and all you need to do is answer a simple question.  On the album Louise…
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Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2014 at 12:30 — 17 Comments

Track of the week - ALDOC / Takaka Rain

From Tallaght to Halle is the new album from ALDOC featuring ex-Gráda frontman Alan Doherty.

The album has been years in the making and covers so much ground that you really need to listen to it to appreciate the work that has gone into it.  We featured it some weeks ago as…

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Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

New album release - Séan Ó Riada / Port nPúcaí

Gael Linn today release a very special album that has been 40 years in the making. Port na bPúcaí is a major new album that features previously unreleased material from Séan Ó Riada's final concert recorded in 1971.  This was just five months before his untimely death at the age of 40.  In addition to recordings from…
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Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Peadar Ó Riada announced as adjudicator of Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Traditional Tune 2014" Award

We are delighted to announce that Peadar O' Riada will be the adjudicator of a major new Irish traditional tune competition that we will launch here on Tradconnect on 19th May.  A "New Tune Composition for 2014" is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series…

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Added by TradConnect on May 15, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Carmel Gunning music celebration.

Well known musician and singer is celebrating 45 years in the music busines this year 2014.  To mark the occasion she will be hosting some shows. Look our for the dates of the shows.

Added by Carmel Gunning on May 14, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - Kevin Madden / The Sugar Loaf

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and audience is…

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Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2014 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

New album release from Hanneke Cassel - Dot The Dragons Eyes

"Raised on the Oregon Coast, Hanneke Cassel (“hahn-uh-kah castle”) began playing violin at eight years-old, but a local fiddle competition inspired her to take up traditional fiddling. A few years later, at fourteen years old, she entered a Scottish fiddle contest, winning the national title. Years later, after numerous trips to…

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Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2014 at 6:49 — No Comments

Custy's Interview Series - Music Video #108 - Aoife Granville

Video No. 108 from the Custy Music Session Interviews features flautist Aoife Granville.  We featured Aoife as part of our online launch series as she had a new album on release called Sáimhsin Só.  It's a fine album that includes a lot of new compositions by present day musicians that are quite outstanding. …

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Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Crossharbour iTunes Download

Please note that due to an error by iTunes in the "uploading" of Crossharbour's album the displayed link will not work at present. 

Crossharbour apologises for any inconvenience and will aim to have this link and download facility in place shortly.

If you wish to be notified when it…

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Added by TradConnect on May 12, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - Crossharbour

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with your…

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Added by TradConnect on May 12, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Shannon’s Lovely Vale: New Album set for Summer release

Following on from their St. Patrick’s Day performance at Áras an Uachtaráin, the Shannon Vale Céilí Band are preparing to launch their debut album in Listowel Co. Kerry on Saturday June 7th. The official launch will take place in The Listowel Arms Hotel at 8pm.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Aoife Granville - Kitty Gone A Milking/The Abbey/Come up to the room

Our track of the week for this week comes from the new album by Aoife Granville called Sáimhín Só.  

The album was just released on 1st May and we launched it as part of our online series.

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Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

New EP from Glasgow duo Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees

Gráinne Brady and Tina Jordan Rees are a fiddle and piano duo with roots in Cavan and Clitheroe.  At the moment they live in Glasgow and have released an EP that may evolve into an album.  It includes 4 impressive tracks that…

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Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Sadhbh O' Brien - A Question concerning that gap in the floor

In February we posted up a short clip of Clare fiddler Sadhbh O'Brien called A Moment of Inspiration.  It was taken from the Fleadh Live TV series presently showing on TG4.  Within the space of a week it received close to 1,000 views. 

Sadhbh is from Ennis in Country Clare and is…

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Added by TradConnect on May 9, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 most played Traditional Tracks on Soundcloud.......ever (updated)

So how many plays does it take to get into the Top 10 most played tracks on Soundcloud ever?  We have been watching the number of plays of late and have come up with this Top 10. 

Now we can't claim to have listened to every trad track on Soundcloud.  However if you want to get…

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Added by TradConnect on May 8, 2014 at 8:30 — 4 Comments

The Bodhrán: A Driving Force in Irish Music

Read more about the history and impact of the Bodhrán.

Added by The Wild Geese on May 7, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

Packie Dolan's Melody Boys: The Grove (Hornpipe)

This hornpipe, a version of “The Liverpool,” was recorded in New York on May 3, 1928 and issued on the Victor label.

Packie Dolan (1904 - 1932) was musically influenced by Sligo fiddlers Michael Coleman and James Morrison. He formed Packie Dolan’s Melody Boys in 1928 to play New York City’s ballroom circuit. His fiddle is featured in this recording alongside tin…

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Added by Ward Irish Music Archives on May 7, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

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