Featured Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (29)

The Outside Track Summer School of Music - 24th to 29th July in Scotland

Here is a new idea. A summer school of music from a band. On July 24th - 29th this year The Outside Track will run their first summer school at Cromarty Old Brewery, Scotland.

Participants will receive group and individual tuition in their chosen instrument (harp, fiddle, accordion, flute/whistle…


Added by TradConnect on May 31, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Tyrone singer Bernadette Morris on the road Down Under! 10th - 19th June 2016

In her first visit to Australia, and hot on the heels of successful tours in the US and Germany, Co Tyrone singer Bernadette Morris continues on her travels across the globe, delivering her own take on Irish traditional songs and new writings from the likes of Barry Kerr and John Spillane

The National Celtic Festival in…


Added by TradConnect on May 30, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

A new single and new album from Canadian trio Nua

NUA is an award-winning innovative new trad trio, from Toronto in Canada and on June 5th they will release their second album called Flow.

They have released this track called Rest in Pineapple and the…


Added by TradConnect on May 29, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Treelan - Fusing Irish traditional with African rhythms - June tour dates announced

TREELAN comprise the multi-genre talents of hand-drum percussionist Éamonn Cagney, the guitarist Niwel Tsumbu & accordionist Martin Tourish. Donegal native ÉAMONN CAGNEY has travelled the hand-drumming world, from Africa to East Asia, studying under many of the masters of his art,…


Added by TradConnect on May 27, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Best of Uilleann piping from Australia - Official launch of Matthew Horsley’s ‘Australian Waters’

In late 2015 Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Matthew Horsley released his debut album of Irish traditional music called Australian Waters.  It consists of a selection of jigs, reels, hornpipes, slow airs and more, ranging from classic piping repertoire to tunes never before recorded on the pipes. Inspired by the classic…


Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

"Kind Providence" by Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne - CD Review

Niamh Parsons has established her reputation as a singer of the highest standard over many years, and with Graham Dunne she has found the perfect partnership; someone who can provide a sympathetic backdrop to a wide range of material, chosen with great care. Their new CD “Kind Providence” provides a…


Added by Mark Lysaght on May 25, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

First listen to the new release from Beoga

County Antrim band, Beoga are about to release a new album called ‘Before we change our mind’ and this is the first track from it. We have an official launch of the album on Tradconnect in the next week when the album will be available to over 90 broadcasters as part of our Download Centre.

Their unique sound features the twin dueling accordions of Damian…


Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Goitse / The Hills of Sweet Lislea (22nd May 2016)

Our track of the week, with close to 250 plays over the last 7 days is The Hills of Sweet Lislea by Goitse. It is taken from Inspired By Chance' , their fourth studio album which they say reflects the unexpected inspirations that have brought the band to where they are now. Self-produced, and recorded…


Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Listen to samples from the new Christy Moore album 'Lily'

Folk legend Christy Moore released his new album Lily yesterday on the  Columbia label by Sony Music. Included below are samples that have just been released. You can order the CD from iTunes or …


Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

CD has beauty, wildness of spirit

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to catch Open the Door for Three at the Irish Arts Center in New York City.  The group, which includes fiddler Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and bouzouki player and singer Pat Broaders, were absolutely fantastic.  Regular readers will remember that …


Added by Daniel Neely on May 21, 2016 at 1:30 — No Comments

Finbar Furey to play Ballymaloe Grainstore on 5th June 2016

Press Release : Musician, singer, recording artist, actor and raconteur Finbar Furey is is returning with his bandto pay the Ballymaloe Grainstore on Bank Holiday Sunday 5 June. Finbar…


Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Exclusive Single Premiere : Olaf Sickmann / Still Walking

On June 10th German composer, guitarist and whistle player Olaf Sickmann will release a new single called Still Walking.  The track combines classical influences with soundtrack-like music and traditional Irish elements to create a kind of New Celtic Music.…


Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2016 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

First listen to a track from the new Pauline Scanlon album 'Gossamer'

Press Release : Hailing from Dingle, West Kerry, Pauline is one half of celebrated singing duo LUMIERE, a project which has seen her perform throughout the world in recent years including a performance in Carnegie Hall in 2014.

This vocalist and songwriter galvanised the Irish music scene with her stunning…


Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Josie Nugent / Modal Citizen (15th May 2016)

Our Track of the Week this week comes from Modal Citizen, the new release by Clare native Josie Nugent. Her goal for this recording was to create a series of compositions integrated with the music that she grew up with and…


Added by TradConnect on May 15, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Impressive new release from Goitse - Inspired By Chance

Album Launch : “Chance plays a part in all our lives and is always certain to feature in the music business,” according to Goitse on the release of their new album. After five years touring the world, Goitse acknowledged the role of lady luck by releasing ‘Inspired by Chance’ as the title of their latest studio album at…


Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2016 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

'A New Ireland in the Orchard Air' newly composed suite of music by Enda Seery celebrating Eilis and Emily Elliott

Here are videos of the 8 pieces of music I composed celebrating Westmeath women Eilis and Emily Elliott and their role in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Recording and audio by Legacy Film at a live performance in Áras an Mhuilinn,…


Added by Enda Seery on May 12, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

McAuley’s breadth of vision revealed

Hello everyone! My name is Dan Neely, I'm a musician, an ethnomusicologist, and I write the traditional music column in the Irish Echo newspaper in New York. Tony (who runs this site) asked me if I wouldn't be interesting in posting my columns now and again, and I said "sure." Here's the first one! Hope you enjoy! If you'd like to get caught up on past columns, you can visit the…


Added by Daniel Neely on May 12, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Irish Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2016.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. We have also just announced a €3,000 prize for our Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by The INEC Killarney so get your albums to us at this …


Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Molly's Revenge / Lift

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…


Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

€3,000 prize for Album of the Year 2016 - sponsored by The INEC Killarney

We are happy to announce that our Album of the Year 2016 will once again be sponsored by The INEC Killarney, with a total prize of €3,000 for the winning album.

This is the second year that the INEC have come onboard with Tradconnect.  Last year’s winner…


Added by TradConnect on May 9, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

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