June 2012 Blog Posts (43)

60 Tunes Arranged for Fiddle by Paul McNevin

Tradconnect member Paul McNevin is a fiddle player and teacher that in well know in Dublin and beyond and has been teaching fiddle and performing for 20 years. He recently started an Irish traditional music website dedicated to fiddle called…
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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Join our map of all traditional Irish musicians in the world

We are attempting to map all the traditional Irish musicians in the world so that they know who around them plays music, thus leading to more practice and session opportunities.  We have close to 3,000 members on Tradconnect at the moment and our map is growing all time. They are all here from professional to amateur.  If you play trad music please join up…

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Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Goitse Transformed with new album - Launch 22nd June

We have been listening to Goitse album samples on www.cdbaby.com and they sound great. Can't wait to get our hands on a copy. It's called Transformed and is their second album. It also marks another recording under the belt of Tradconnect member…

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Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2012 at 9:36 — No Comments

The best traditional Irish music albums In April / May 2012

April and May was another great month for Irish traditional music with some fine albums coming through our door. It seems that the quality of music being produced is just getting better every year. Here we present a collection of some of the best that we have to recommend. If you have an album out and want it reviewed and featured simply post us a…

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Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Heritage Music flute and whistle roll up

I just got a really great padded roll up bag for my penny whistles and flute from Heritage Music (www.HeritageMusic.ca). It's their item # 140729685585, Whistle, Flute, Quena bag roll up. I have no connection to Heritage Music but I've looked long and hard for a bag like this and this one fits the bill, very well made, black on the outside but a lovely, muted plaid on the inside. They also sell flutes, penny whistles, harps and lord knows what…

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Added by Richard Sutor on June 17, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

A Trio of Great Flute Albums

It has definitely been a great time for flute albums. Over the last six months or so and we have been treated to three of the best by some of the best in the business. First up we had a seasoned veteran in the shape of Paul McGlinchey. Born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, his family were steeped in the music and it…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Alyth McCormack / Tríona Marshall - Red & Gold

Scotland's strong tradition of song moulds itself with the luscious harp playing of Ireland's Tríona Marshall in a fascinating exploration of all that is good about these traditions.  The voice of…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 15, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Tunes In The Church - Concert Schedule - Galway

Don't miss out on the remaining schedule of gigs called Tunes in The Church in Galway this June

It's an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers. Concerts are held in an unparalleled acoustic…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

RAAP | RTÉ Breakthrough Bursary 2012

The RAAP | RTÉ Breakthrough Bursary 2012 is a series of bursaries awarded to emerging musical performers across a wide range of genres. RTÉ and RAAP want to help emerging artists by giving them the chance to break through to the next level of their musical career. A total bursary of €24,500 will be available to the winning entries. This will be broken down…

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Added by TradConnect on June 14, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Lúnasa and the Brain, National Concert Hall. Tuesday 19th June, 8pm

For those of you who are fans of Kevin Crawford and super group Lúnasa you will have the opportunity on 19th June 2012 to see the band in the National Concert Hall in Dublin in a rather unusual context. Together with the RTÉ Orchestra it will be "an evening of mind blowing discussion and a full concert performance .   Music and the brain is an area of endless fascination…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Galway Sessions starts today.

The 11th Galway Music Sessions Festival kicks off today and takes place in multiple venues in Galway City from the 11th-17th June, 2012. It is the third year of a growing partnership and friendship with Stirling in Scotland. This year, the Scots are welcome back as well as a great line up of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

We are starting to like Caoimhe Hogarty

We posted some time back on the fact that we were starting to get to like Caoimhe Hogarty and her musical partner Maurice McGrath. We shared a…

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Teetotallers Live at the Burren, Somerville MA, USA

The Teetotallers USA tour may have just finished and for anyone that saw it what a treat it must have been.  Here is a great live video shot at the Burren in Somerville MA this month. 

The Teetotallers are gaining fans all over the USA at the moment with some rave reviews. Check out this review by one of our own members …

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2012 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Is it just me?

Having been playing and singing for a number of years, I sometimes feel that folks wish to categorise things much more than is necessary.  It's like they are saying, "if you don't play this tune this way, or sing the song with these ornamentations, then you're not one of us, whoever we may be."  

Now the way that I play and sing varies from day to day.  I hardly ever play the same thing twice in the same way.  I probably reach out to more people that way, though that isn't my…

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Added by David Henderson on June 7, 2012 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour - Additional Dates

The Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour marches on in the US, Canada and Switzerland!  Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains are currently touring the UK and Ireland with performances that have received standing…
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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Absolutely Irish - A Film By Paul Wagner

We have raved on a bit about this video from the film by Paul Wagner. Check out his website www.paulwagnerfilms.com

"Absolutely Irish brings together the brightest stars of traditional Irish music for a once-in-a-lifetime concert that will leave folk music fans stunned by the virtuoso performances.

Filmed…

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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Hire Me - Sourcing Professional Traditional Musicians in Ireland & USA

While Tradconnect is always going to be about musicians from grass roots to professional there are times when we can cater for one or the other. Hire Me was set up following a suggestion made by a member of Tradconnect.  This was basically aimed at professional musicians based in Ireland or travelling to Ireland looking to source other…

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Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Karl Nesbitt joins Ghost Head Revival

It's been three years since the release of Vista Point (read my interview with Karl Nesbitt for more info: http://celticmusicfan.com/2009/08/21/in-focus-interview-with-karl-nesbitt/) it is great to see this Irish multi-instrumental artist go places. 

His new band…

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Added by Baxter Labatos on June 6, 2012 at 2:29 — No Comments

Tunes in the Church - Westport, Co. Mayo, Concert Schedule July 2012

Tunes in the Church is an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers.

 

Concerts are held in…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Blas Synergy with Meitheal Residential Summer School 2012

Blas 2012 is delighted to announce that it is continuing it's synergy with Meitheal Residential Summer School 2012 for a number of co-operative projects. Under the auspices of Blas, they are delighted to announce that a Scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 Meitheal student enabling him/her to attend Blas 2013. See below and at…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

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