Traditional Irish Music
The final concerts in the excellent Steeple Sessions series take place this week at Dublin's Unitarian Church on St Stephens Green in Dublin. On Tuesday 20th August you have Mick, Aoife, Ciara and Cormac O'…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Track of the Week goes to the new album release from Joey Abarta. We featured this track earlier and it would be a crime against traditional music not to give it this slot. Its from his new album release called Swimming Against the Falls, which is a solo piping album. Very nice indeed. Tunes played are They Sailed away from Dublin and the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Silver Threads is a debut album that brings together the sound of concertina and guitar across 12 tracks of mostly new compositions. It has been a long held desire of concertina player Yvonne Bolton and ex The Outside Track guitar player Alan Jordan to do…Continue
I’m not sure how Irish accordionist David Munnelly and Irish fiddler Mick Conneely first met, but bless whatever strange muse brought together these two Irish trad musicians at the top of their game. Their new album “’Tis What It Is” is a revalation, a truly…Continue
Added by Devon Leger on June 27, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments
Hammerstep is a groundbreaking show that seeks to move the art form of Irish dancing forward and make it more relevant for the next generation by fusing it with elements of hip hop, tap, and body percussion. Last night, it was featured on NBC's America's Got Talent.
Although the tv show's editing does not do it justice, the musical score for the piece was written and co-produced by NY Sligo-style Fiddler Patrick…Continue
Added by Jonathon Srour on June 26, 2013 at 19:02 — No Comments
Check out my dance crew Hammerstep on America's Got Talent last night. Hammerstep is a fusion of Irish dance, Hip Hop, Tap, and African Gumboot.
For more info: …Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments
I started playing Irish music more or less 10 years ago. I am Italian. After a brief experience with classical music as a child, I played the guitar for years, mainly rock and acoustic blues. I went to Dublin after finishing the University, and I literally fell in love with the music: I loved the melodies, the rhythm, the instruments and the technical skills of the players. It was, in a way, the music I had always been looking for, without knowing that it was there.
I was admired…Continue
We have had the pleasure of listening to an advance copy of Joey Abarta's new Uilleann Piping album called Swimming Against the Falls. He has released an early audio which you can listen to below. The album kicks off from this opener and simply gets better and better. Makes you pine for the days when you could get a beautiful Vinyl Record to hold and read…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 25, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
We have compiled our Tracks of the Week together for your ease of reference. You can now catch up on some of the great music that is being recorded across the globe. This compilation covers all the tracks we have featured since the beginning.
If you have a new album out why not send us a copy and we can add you to our Soundcloud file and feature your tracks. Follow us…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
In June 2013, Colm Naughton launched his new album called The Space Between The Notes at The Linenhall Arts centre in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. He was on home territory and had an array of guests to support him on the night. Bringing out a new album…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 23, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Tunes in the Church is a concert series that has been running on the west coast of Ireland for the last 3 years. These Church concerts are held throughout the summer months in Galway, Wesport and Killarney. Cormac Begley, son of legendary Kerry accordion player…Continue
We are in receipt of the new CD from the "Tunes in The Church" concert series that runs in the west coast towns of Galway, Wesport and Killarney. This album was recorded at St Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway and has been released as part of the launch of the 2013 series of concerts that starts this Monday 24th June. Its an…Continue
As many of the box aficionados out there will know, June is accordion awareness month. To aid the cause, we here at the Ward Irish Music Archives in Milwaukee have been posting some accordion related material and links to help the cause.
This week we digitized an Edison Diamond…Continue
Added by Ward Irish Music Archives on June 20, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments
Love:Live Music – our name for Ireland’s National Music Day on tomorrow, 21st of June. According to the Love: Live Music website "is will be a glorious and all-inclusive celebration of live music-making in Ireland embracing all forms of music, without exception. Whether you’re into rock and pop, choral music, rhythm and blues, freestyle jazz or operatic arias, then this is for…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
The much anticipated launch of Séan McKeon's new uilleann pipe album called To The City will take place on Thursday 27th June in The Irish House Pub, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Admission is Free and the evening kicks off at 8pm.
Special guests on the night will…Continue
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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on June 19, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Tunes in the Church enters its last week of concerts in Galway this week with performances on Monday 26th, Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th. First up is Jack Talty on concertina and Emma Ó sullivan a sean nós dancer. On Wednesday you can see Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – fiddle and Caitlín Nic Gabhann – concertina and dancer. On Friday Páraic Mac Donnacha on banjo…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
We have pulled together the Tradconnect interviews so far, for your ease of reference. We will continue to do interviews over the coming months bringing the best and latest news from artists in Ireland, USA, UK and across the globe.
If you have an interesting story, project, album release or news item that you think may interest our readers then make…Continue
Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments