Traditional Irish Music
“Are you aged between 16 and 27 and love playing and singing trad music? Why not enter the BBC Radio…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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This will allow us to update it year on year as the most complete festival listing around.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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'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…Continue
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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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“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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Colleen Raney on June 5, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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