Traditional Irish Music
Worth checking out Hanz Araki who is receiving great reviews for his take on the traditional/folk genre. He is definitely mixing it up quite well and his flute and whistle playing with it's external influence has strong appeal. He has been described as the quintessential world music musician.
While he may be best known for his playing and singing of Celtic…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
London based musician Karen Ryan is the latest in a long line of London Irish fiddlers and on this her debut album she steps very comfortably into the shoes of those that have gone…Continue
In case you missed it the Return To Camden Festival starts today. It's looking like a very strong lineup indeed. Camden Town is recognised in the traditional Irish music community as playing an important role in nurturing the tradition as many immigrants from Ireland came together in the local pubs to practice the traditional music of their homeland - the first time so many…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
I know it's been a while since I've put anything up, but there's been a lot going on lately...in any case, here's the official trailer for the doc, hopefully it makes you want to see the whole thing!
We have more interviews coming up this summer, including Brian Finnegan, John Williams, and Matt Molloy. I think we have some great footage, but let me know what…Continue
Added by Jem Moore on June 30, 2012 at 3:30 — No Comments
The wonderful Arty McGlynn introducing a set of jigs at The Baltimore Fiddle Fair 2012.
Drawing in your audience with an alluring description of the songs you will be playing is a wonderful addition to the art of music. We had the pleasure of seeing the great Brendan Begley recently at the Harcourt Sessions and he shows just how important this is when doing…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 29, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
Nice to see this first interview with Dermot Byrne where he talks about the magic of accordion and harp.
Meeting up with Floraine Blancke some years ago in Galway he discovered there was a beautiful interplay between accordion and harp compelling him to weave his music with that of the harp. There is a natural magic…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2012 at 10:21 — No Comments
Ok. Check out the attached top ten traditional albums in June 2012 and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music starting off with Jack Talty and Cormac Begley and there outstanding Na Fir Bolg album
1. Jack Talty & Cormac Begley - …Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
While we are on the subject of Cormac Breatnach it is worth checking out this great animation that has been produced to go with his new album Éalú
Singing on the new album is Aoife Doyle, Kokia, Uché G. Akujobi and U.S. actress/singer Vanessa Williams (Desperate Houswives). Also participating are musicians, Gavin Ralston, Aongus Ralston, Aoife Doyle, Roger…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2012 at 11:43 — No Comments
It is great to see the efforts that some organisations can go to in spreading the word and learning this great traditional Irish music. We have just recently come across the Dallas Slow Sessions website again and it is a great example of what can be achieved. It seems to have been recently updated and looks great.
We have one of the main players from the Dallas Sessions here…Continue
It's good to have Conal Ó Gráda on Tradconnect. For a long time I had him for breakfast every morning. You get up, go down to the kitchen and the sound of his music filled the room. Every morning of every week for many a month. Then myself and my wife would…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 26, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
Blas International Summer School of Irish Music and Dance has just kicked off and runs from June 25th through to July 6th. "Blas has a well developed ethos where access to the best of tuition from some of the most famous musicians, singers and dancers is combined with classes and lectures given by experts in the academic study of our traditions. This follows the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
You might well ask why a Mexican love song performed by a Dublin opera singer is showing up on a traditional Irish music website.
Well the reason is simple. This song was featured on the recent debut album by Tradconnect member Donall…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
Hi folks, this is a bit about my album 'Times Past' Have a listen to the tracks on my website www.jhfolk.com . Thanks, J.
‘Times Past’ is collection of songs which are written from the heart about real life events. It has nine original songs, one traditional…Continue
Added by John Hogan on June 23, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments
Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
Good news for all you guitar players and lovers of Irish traditional music. The OAIM have now added a Guitar Accompaniment course using the DADGAD tuning. We have been anticipating a course like this for some time and may try and do a review if we get a chance to go through some of it.
The aim of this course is to learn how to…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
It is good to note that there is a new album on the way from Tradconnect member Colm Gannon. It's called The Rights of Man and has been recorded with Alex Finn. We look forward to getting a copy for review and include a video sample…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
A good line up for tonight's Steeple Sessions Gig with Edel Fox, Neil Byrne and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail. Check their website for full details www.steeplesessions.com Tickets €15/12
Edel Fox is a concertina player from Miltown Malbay Co. Clare. She began playing at the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 21, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
We have just got a copy of this book recently and we are going to follow up with a review after we have had a chance to enjoy it's content. Stephen Power has been given access to the great and the good of the traditional world. Photo's of traditional musicians is becoming more mainstream and this is a very worthy…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
Ennis Town in association with Bally O Promotions presents 'Clare Connections', a FREE music gathering in the heart of Ennis, Co. Clare: the home of traditional Irish music as part of Love:Live Music - international music day.
Full details for the event will be announced this week with the line up to include one of Co. Clare’s most popular groups: The Kilfenora Céilí Band,…
Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments