June 2015 Blog Posts (46)

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award is now open for entries!

For all our Scottish members the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award is now open for entries!  Here is what they had to say.

“Are you aged between 16 and 27 and love playing and singing trad music? Why not enter the BBC Radio…

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Added by TradConnect on June 17, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

'Session' review in Irish Music Magazine - July.

Thank you Anne Marie Kennedy for the wonderful review of my collection, 'Session' (Salmon Poetry) in the current July 2015 issue of Irish Music Magazine.

Added by Pete Mullineaux on June 16, 2015 at 20:02 — No Comments

New Music Video Premiere - Hohka / October Flowers

The folk music ensemble Hohka have been active since 2006. During their career they have performed at widely different locations from intimate clubs to festival arenas, from concert halls to trams. Their debut album Puutarhautuminen, released in December 2011, had a warm reception. Over their many years of making music together, the band members’ playing has fused into…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Rediscovering the songs and melodies of John Matheson - Laura MacKenzie / From Uig to Duluth

This is a first listen to a track from a beautiful new collection of songs that have been compiled by Laura MacKenzie.  Laura has been recognised as a Master Folk Artist in Minnesota where she lives and performs. Prior to this she released two recordings "Evidence" and "Laura and The Lads". This recording…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

First Listen to 'Skorsa:The Riddle of the Earth' by Susan Grace Bates

This is the first listen to a track from the debut album by Susan Grace Bates who is a multi-instrumentalist from Co. Antrim. The album is called Skorsa: The Riddle of the Earth and is a mix of traditional and contemporary tunes from Ireland and Scotland.  It also includes a number of original compositions.  Guests…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Festival Guide for June and July 2015

Find detailed below a list of festival taking place in Ireland and beyond throughout the months of June and July 2015. 

To assist us and our members please comment on this blog with any festival that has been omitted.  

This will allow us to update it year on year as the most complete festival listing around.  

You can also see our 2015…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2015 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Track of the Week : Breaking Trad / Spike Island Lassies

Our track of the week for the second week running with 270 plays is by Breaking Trad. The band features Dónal Murphy (accordion), Niall Murphy (Fiddle) and Mike Galvin (Guitar, bass and percussion). Guesting on the album is Singer/songwriter, Lisa Canny from Mayo. Also playing banjo and harp, she has toured…

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Added by TradConnect on June 14, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Video Premiere - Connla / Saints and Sinners

Connla are a new group on the traditional scene and feature the talents of Ciaran Carlin (Whistles, Flute), Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes, Whistles), Emer Mallon (Harp), Ciara McCafferty (Vocals, Bodhran) andPaul Starrett (Guitar). They have just released their debut EP and included below…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2015 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Welcome to 'oldternative music' - Stuart Mason and his new release 'Tradition'

This album came to us via Stuart Mason who we first encountered through Colleen Raney and Scottish/Irish band Molly’s Revenge.  This is not Irish traditional but is the type of material that is turning up more and more on traditional albums. The advent of We Banjo 3, I Draw Slow, JigJam and others are changing the mix of music that Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2015 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Connla

New group Connla display all the right ingredients on their debut E.P. Recorded and mixed at RedBox studios in Belfast by Cormac O’ Kane, it contains two pipe and flute driven instrumental tracks and two vocal tracks. Instrumentally they layer on pipes and flute to a strong guitar and bodhrán back beat with shifts in tempo breaking up tracks that extend to over 6 minutes.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

The future (or not) of Return to Camden Town Festival…and the Irish Hooley in Islington - 28th June 2016

A great gathering of many of the finest exponents of Irish Music, song and dance in London.  This event is a fundraiser for ‘Irish Music and Dance in London’ (IMDL). It is also a fundraiser towards staging of the Return to Camden Town Festival. This concert, in the beautiful surrounds of the Islington Assembly Hall, will feature The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley, Le Chéile, CrossHarbour,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

2015 in Review : Interview with Rhoda Barfoot - Across The Sea to Ireland

Last month we reviewed the new album by Rhoda Barfoot called Across The Sea to Ireland.  We said that "each year one vocal album manages to stand out from the crowd, and set itself apart on…

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Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Haley Richardson / Heart on a String (with Dylan Richardson)

The New York traditional community is strong at nurturing talent and the support of musicians like Brian Conway and John Whelan has enabled this recording to come to fruition.  Haley Richardson is a precocious​ young talent, and with the help of Brian, John and others has made this recording. There have been a…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 10, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

New guitar album from Jens Kommnick - 'redwood'

'redwood' is the new album release by musician, arranger, composer, producer and author, Jens Kommnick.  He has been playing acoustic guitar for 35 years and is considered to be a leading exponent of the Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar.  He integrates other musical influences including Jazz, Classical and Rock into his style very…

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Added by TradConnect on June 9, 2015 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - May 2015

The growth of our Soundcloud file over the last 12 months is starting to provide statistical information that is useful for both artists and fans alike.

At the moment we have passed the 160,000 mark for total plays received and are now achieving in excess of 4,000 plays a week. We can now look at the information in a bit more depth over a monthly period to…

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Tribute Day to Denis Sweeney - Randalstown - 13th June 2015

A special tribute day will be held in Randalstown on Saturday 13th June to honour the memory of the wonderful Co. Antrim fiddle player Denis Sweeney who died a year ago.



The venues are O’Kane’s Bar and the adjoining Arches Community Centre and there will be music classes for over 18’s from 10.00 a.m. onwards.



A highlight of the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Video Premiere : Breaking Trad / Spike

This is the new video by Breaking Trad and is taken from the album of the same name. The band features Dónal Murphy (accordion), Niall Murphy (Fiddle) and Mike Galvin (Guitar, bass and percussion). Guesting on the album is Singer/songwriter, Lisa Canny from Mayo. Also playing banjo and harp, she has toured…

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Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

New solo CD release

Homelands’ came about through my love of my home in Lewis, Scotland and my love of my new home in Ireland. I moved to Ireland seven years ago. I see myself as an Islander, and I always will, as I come from the Hebrides, but I also now love where I live in Ireland. It’s a common thread. We are all travellers, migrants, emigrants, immigrants. ‘Homelands’ touches on these…

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Added by Ályth McCormack on June 6, 2015 at 11:06 — No Comments

June News - Strawberries, Travel, & Music

Pacific Northwest Tour • Irish Tuesdays • Linnet

It's raining, which gives me a chance to sit down and write to you for a minute while the garden soaks it all up.  I love watching the subtle changes out there from day to day, not to mention when we go away for a…

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Added by Colleen Raney on June 5, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Behind the Song - Pete Mullineaux / The End of the World

My song, ‘The End of the World’ is about modern day migration around the world, and unusually for songs about emigration, focuses on migration into Ireland and takes in the recent tragic stories of people lost at sea.

It comes directly out of my work with Afri (Action from Ireland) where we…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

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