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The Chieftains celebrate 50 years with star studded Voice of Ages due February 21st, 2012


The Chieftains, the world's most celebrated traditional Irish band, will mark their 50th anniversary with the release of Voice of Ages on February 21st 2012 (Hear/Concord). An imaginative…


Added by TradConnect on January 22, 2012 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Now that's what I call a concertina.

Ok, we are upsizing. Now that's what I call a…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 22, 2012 at 18:07 — No Comments

From the vaults - getting close to perfection

Thanks Russ for this little gem which is a cracking video and which I think is near perfect music. Brendan Hendry, Brendan Mulholland and Paul McSherry are in flying form in this piece of magic recorded for the Blas Ceol BBC series in 2007 in the Crosskeys Inn. I must look up some more of their music.

Visit their websites…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 22, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Paul McNevin launches

This is a fiddle site that has developed over the last year or so.  Some interesting blogs now added to it so worth checking out for any of you fiddlers.  TradConnect member Paul McNevin has launched the site last year and it is dedicated to the teaching and sharing of traditional Irish fiddle music through new media.

Paul McNevin has been teaching fiddle and…


Added by TradConnect on January 22, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Siún / The Blue-Eyed Rascal

One of TradConnect's goals is to give a voice to the hundreds of musicians across the globe who have a passion and love for the tradition, and who take the time and effort to go into a studio and record. This especially applies to our youth a lot of whom are studying at third level. Music for many is not a full time job so recording while studying, and carrying forth the…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 21, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Danú US Touring Schedule 2012

Date Event    
02/25/2012 The Gathering…

Added by TradConnect on January 21, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Adrian McAuliffe & Cathal Flood / Between The Strings

It's great discovering what sounds like great album releases that may just have just passed us by over the summer months of last year. There is a copy of this in the post to me and if you play banjo you should clap your ears around the sound clips on their website It sounds very tasty. The…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 21, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

A Guide To Irish Flute

Its always nice when you come across a website that someone had put a lot of effort into. Check out this site all about flute. This site is a resource for people who are interested in learning Irish music on the flute—particularly the simple-system (six-hole) transverse flute, sometimes referred to as the "Irish flute."

If you're new to the flute, you can check out a…


Added by TradConnect on January 20, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

~ Show For Sergio, Vicar Street, 25th February 2012 ~


~ A Fundraising Concert for Sergio O'Connor ~…

Vicar Street, Dublin


Added by Connie Rae Crone on January 20, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Paul McGlinchey / The Boys of the Town

There is no doubt that when talking about  Paul McGlinchey you are dealing with a musician to the very core. He speaks  from the heart about his music and says that it has "defined" who he is and it has provided the social interaction that is at the…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 19, 2012 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Profile of Joseph Browne

On February 16th-18th this year the sixth annual Joseph Browne School of Traditional Music will take place in Kinvara, Co, Galway. It is worthwhile posting a little profile here of Joseph Browne from the music school site, as a way of providing background to Joseph as well as the music school that has been named in his honour.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 19, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Jig of Slurs and the Atholl Highlanders

We wanted to post up these two tunes which originated in Scotland but have become a part of the regular Irish session repertoire. We hope that you like our version!

Added by Dulahan on January 19, 2012 at 9:30 — 4 Comments

First Packie Duignan Traditional week-end in Drumshanbo

1st Official Packie Duignan Traditional week-end, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim

By Deirdre Parnell, PRO Comhaltas Drumshanbo


Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim would be best known in musical circles as the home of the Joe Mooney Summer School but it has added another string to its bow in the last few years.

Every January for the past…


Added by Deirdre Parnell on January 17, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Composing traditional Irish music

For those of you that don't know me, I'm Enda Seery a traditional Irish musician from Co. Westmeath, Ireland. I'm currently on the Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance course at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. I have been on an extended Xmas holiday for the past while and I have been composing alot. I thought I would give some views on composing…


Added by Enda Seery on January 17, 2012 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

The Power of the Blog on TradConnect

Content is king for forums like TradConnect and I want to encourage as many people as possible to use the blog facility on TradConnect. You all know that our aim as a community is to connect as many musicians as possible and you will have read this earlier…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 17, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

All praise Ed Harris and this great version of Si Bheag Si Mhor

Sometimes it is worth dipping into the video vault and extracting videos that can get easily lost. For any budding guitar player this is a great great version of Si Bheag Si Mhór and one that I keep returning to every now and again. In fact I sent a link to our own session guitar player and said , now learn that by Thursday. I think he is still working on it.

Thanks Ed for this great version. Nice to see your fancy new website as well. It looks great. Members…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 16, 2012 at 22:15 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Killarney / Pull the Knife

I have just discovered that our own Katie Davis Henderson is one half of Killarney which also features Colin Bott's, another Tradconnector, on octave mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and vocals. Indeed you may not know this but Katie herself is a fine singer and features on a number of tracks on the album. On TradConnect we have had the pleasure of her New Tune a Day which we have used extensively on our…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 16, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Album Release - The Alan Kelly Gang - Small Towns and Famous Nights

The Alan Kelly Gang - Small Towns & Famous Nights

This sounds like an exciting prospect from the Alan Kelly Gang and I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of it.

The band is fronted by Ireland’s piano accordion maestro, described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’, and with three of…


Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Teetotaller's Tour Dates Announced

The three greats of Irish music, Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle are starting their Irish tour off. Get in early as tickets are going like hotcakes, for what is a much anticipated set of gigs.



Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2012 at 14:19 — No Comments

Traditional Irish Music Sessions



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Added by Ed Saultz on January 15, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

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