May 2014 Blog Posts (52)

Crossharbour to launch debut album on Tradconnect - 12th May 2014

London band Crossharbour will launch their debut album on Tradconnect on Monday 12th May.  They have been making waves on the London scene for some time now and their music is a fresh and exciting mix of new compositions and traditional standards.  Flautist Órlaith McAuliffe has won 19 All Ireland…

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Added by TradConnect on May 7, 2014 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Ye Lovers All - New video from Goitse's "Tall Tales & Misadventures" album

We are tracking the best traditional music videos for 2014 for an end of year Top 10, and this one by Goitse will definitely be in it.  As a band they have stepped things up a notch this year and this video was made in support of their new album Tall Tales & Misadventures.  We featured it as part of of Online…

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Added by TradConnect on May 7, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden to launch his debut album "The Sugar Loaf" on Tradconnect

Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden will be launching his debut album The Sugar Loaf on Tradconnect on 14th May 2014.  Kevin is an All Ireland Senior champion from 1996 and this launch will be part of our …

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Added by TradConnect on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Additional audio clips from Michael Mc Cague's "The Waylaid Man" album

For those of you that have been following our Online Launch Series The Waylaid Man by Michael Mc Cague was the first album in the series that we launched on 30th March this year.  Together with some great guests that include Dónal Mc Cague, John Mc Sherry, Oisín MacDiarmada, Brian McGrath and Nollaig Casey he…

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Added by TradConnect on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Moxie sign to Lyte Records + New album due in August 2014

Sligo/Limerick band Moxie have announced that they have signed to Lyte Records and will release their debut album Planted this August.  "Merging elements of Irish traditional, jazz…
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Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Music Network Tour - Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, 7th-18th May

The remote Hebridean isle of Iona is a unique place, sitting at the crossroads of Irish and Scottish culture and at the same time a sending place for monks and travellers sailing west to the New World. It’s the inspiration for Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native…

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Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month for May 2014 - Louise Mulcahy / Tuning The Road

Our album of the month for May 2014 is Tuning The Road by Louise Mulcahy.  We featured it as part of our Official Online Album release series in April and it shows Louise to be in fine form.  That online launch received 2,500+ views which is a record here on Tradconnect.  She finely balances…

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Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

First Listen : David Power / the eighteen Moloney

In the liner notes to the eighteen Moloney David Power sets out a rather interesting history to a chanter that he received in 2003 when he was moving to the USA with his family. It was given to him as a parting gift by Mal Whyte and its history became a journey of discovery.  Once referred to as the eighteen Moloney and…
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Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Latest News from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

A Chairde / Dear Friends. Please find enclosed the latest information from the The Irish Traditional Music Archive – Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann – The ITMA is a national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland.  It is a public not-for-profit facility which…

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on May 2, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Julie Fowlis announces first Irish date of 2014 - 7th June, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry

Leading light of the Scottish folk scene Julie Fowlis will play her first Irish date of 2014 in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry on Saturday 7th June.  Following the success of her critically-acclaimed new album Gach Sgeul ~ Every Story, the Scottish Gaelic singer will be…
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Added by TradConnect on May 2, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

"Official Online Album Release" - Goitse / Tall Tales & Misadventures

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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 1, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

"Official Online Album Release" - ALDOC / From Tallaght to Halle

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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 1, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

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