July 2012 Blog Posts (49)

Baby Sergio O'Connor

On Sat 28th of July great concert taking place in Kinvara in aid of Baby Sergio O'Connor's medical treatment in Boston - Sergio is a member of the well-known O'Connor musical family in Dublin his dad is fiddle player Dónal O'Connor and his grand dad is the great flute player Mick O'Connor (his granny is from Clare) - Great cause - great event. Please support and spread the word by facebook and any other means. …


Added by Máire O'Keeffe on July 19, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Mobile version of Tradconnect now available

For those of you that want the facility we now have a smart phone optimised version of Tradconnect.  It's simple to use.  Simply go to tradconnect.com and at the very bottom of the page you will see "Switch to the Mobile Optimized View" Press it and you are in.

On the top right hand side of your smartphone you will now have a menu section ( just beside the header) …


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 19, 2012 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Set up your band profile on TradConnect

Set up your band profile on Tradconnect and benefit from all the advantages on being on a site with thousands of members and tens of thousands of page views each month. Check out Tremolo who have done just that. Have all your events, videos and photos in the one place.

Combined with…


Added by TradConnect on July 17, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Here we go again...As It Happened with Michael Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O' Mahony

Here we go again. Raw, unplugged and unedited traditional Irish music. This time we have decamped to the house of Michael Ó RaghallaighIs this the start of a new phase of bringing music back to it's true setting, the home or rural hall. Traditional music should of course feel right at home in the kitchen, a reminder of times gone by. Studio…


Added by TradConnect on July 16, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Album release by Mick Conneely and David Munnelly - Tis What It Is

Quite a few album launches this week at the Willie Clancy festival. Another one hot of the press is "Tis What It Is" by Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. "The title for this album is indeed very well chosen and self-explanatory. Let me say that there are no airs and graces here. The music springs out of the deep recesses of the pure and natural…


Added by TradConnect on July 14, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Wondeful Len Graham

For those that have not sampled the delights of Len Graham have a listen to the video below and check out the wonderful sounding album In Two Minds 

Born in County Antrim Len Graham has been a full-time professional traditional singer since 1982. After he won the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na…


Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2012 at 12:28 — No Comments

Support The Catskills Irish Arts Week - Kickstarter Campaign

Here is a chance for members to get behind a worthy cause

“For many folks, CIAW provides them with more…


Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2012 at 14:02 — No Comments

Using the "TradConnect Group Facility" to manage your session

It's great to see that Ken McNicholl has started to use our "Group Facility" here on Tradconnect to organise his Glasgow ( Oran Mor ) Session  and Larry Fortson has used it for his…


Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Bradford Women Singers, New CD, HIGH HOPES

Our friends and neighbours, the Bradford Women Singers,




have issued a new CD, High Hopes.  You can listen to some track samples on their web site, and you can download the song lyrics as a pdf file.


There are tracks from an earlier CD on My Space…


Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on July 12, 2012 at 10:13 — No Comments

Album Review - John Cronin & Daithí Kearney / Midleton Rare

This is Midleton Rare for sure!  Giving a strong sense of the local session that has formed the backdrop to these musicians lives, John Cronin and Daithí Kearney mix it up with a real flavour of Tuesday nights in Wallis' bar in Midleton where they have been…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 11, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney - Kitchen Concerts

We picked up on this recently from the website of Tony MacMahon. It relates to a series of performances that Tony MacMahon and Steve Cooney have recently being giving, in one of the most appropriate of places, the kitchen. This really takes it back to the roots of the tradition and is a wonderful idea. To quote his interpretation of it.

"In soft light…each bringing…


Added by TradConnect on July 10, 2012 at 12:31 — No Comments

Traditional Artists : Reach A Larger Audience

Thanks to all the artists that now regularly email us with news, new sounds, videos, album news, newsletters etc. It saves us a lot of time and allows us to create a platform that supports and promotes your music.  The quality of the music and albums that come our way is simply outstanding and this makes our task very easy indeed.  Its like listening to your favourite radio…


Added by TradConnect on July 10, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Advanced flute course from Kevin Crawford at OAIM

We have just found out that OAIM ( Online Academy of Irish Music ) have recruited none other than Kevin Crawford who gives an advanced flute course. This adds to the ever growing list of courses that they have on offer.  The course 'Advanced Flute Technique' is aimed at the more experienced flute learner. In it, Kevin guides the student through a myriad of cranns, rolls,…


Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2012 at 9:29 — No Comments

Yuki got her fiddle back!!!

Hi all just heard the great news that Yuki got her fiddle back...don't know any details but word is just out so thank you all for all the posts - great news 

Added by Máire O'Keeffe on July 7, 2012 at 15:07 — 1 Comment

Yuki violin appeal in Limerick paper

Friday 6 July 2012


Added by Máire O'Keeffe on July 6, 2012 at 8:43 — No Comments

Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre - Summer Concerts in Carlingford

We highlighted Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre recently with this article and it's interesting to note that they have announced a new series of six…


Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Brian Holleran & Brian Bigley - Great music from Cleveland, USA

Brian Holleran and Brian Bigley display an inate understanding of their musical heritage on a duo album called "Traditional Irish Music on flute + pipes" and show once again the rich musical recordings that are coming from  the US at the moment. You can listen to sound clips …


Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Ensemble Ériu

Formed in 2011 by Jack Talty and Neil O' Loghlen, Ensemble Ériu combine a range of influences to explore contemporary settings of Irish traditional music. The ensemble's debut recording, due for release in October 2012, features a collection of pieces based on traditional source material.

Debut CD due for release October 2012

Jack Talty -…


Added by Jack Talty on July 5, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

North Texas School of Music opens it's doors

Texas is looking like it has a lot more traditional Irish musicians than anyone would have previously thought. With the O' Flaherty Retreat and Youth Camp and the Dallas Slow Sessions that we highlighted earlier this month there seems to be a lot…


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

Album Review - Caitlín Nic Gabhann / Caitlín

Three bars in and your senses are awakened, one set in and your musical imagination is captured. Caitlín Nic Gabhann has a hold of you and will not let go until 15 tracks and some 50 minutes have elapsed. This is as accomplished a debut album as any I have heard. Certain albums may take…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 5, 2012 at 8:30 — 6 Comments

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