Traditional Irish Music
Starting in 1820 when that 16 year old, Herr Bushmann put some pitch-pipes together to make the first "mundaeoline," harmonicas have been playing all sorts of music styles ever since. Playing "Celtic" music with harmonicas is a challenge (at least for me) ... and really fun, once your mouth figures out how to play the piper-like nature of the Irish/Celtic music style. I…Continue
It's great to be able to support our western friends and Tradconnect member Ann Coen who is heavily involved in the Trad Tuam Festival. This year they are delighted to be able to announce that the 3rd Annual Trad Festival will be taking place from Friday 14th - Sunday 16th…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 4, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
Hi all I've just managed to post a pic of Yuki's violin and very distinctive green case. (see previous post) It was stolen from her car in Limerick last Fri night 29 June. Yuki is from Japan but has been living in Ireland for many years now. She is an incredibly talented musician and teacher, amazing classical violinist and exceptional trad player also. please circulate…Continue
Added by Máire O'Keeffe on July 3, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
Just looking at our album reviews this one by Caitlin NicGabhann is approaching 600 views making it one of our most viewed. It deserves to be in the top ten because it is a fantastic album. There is an audio clip below. Here is what we wrote some time back
"Three bars in and your senses are awakened, one set in and your musical imagination is captured. Caitlín Nic…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
We came across this interesting documentary which is worth a look.
A revival of Irish traditional music took place around the turn of the 20th century. After a lull in the 1940s and 1950s, when (except for Céilidh bands) traditional music was at a low ebb, Seán Ó Riada's The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, The Irish Rovers, The Dubliners,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2012 at 8:11 — No Comments
We recently composed a waltz called The shore Lane and wanted to let you hear it. Any feedback would be most welcome.
We've uploaded it with a few photos taken on our rambles.
This is one musician that we will have to give some more time to here on Tradconnect as she is pushing the boundaries with here work to date. She is currently working as part of a duo with John Mc Intyre and they have literally covered the globe playing their brand of music. What type you may well ask. In their own words they play an "exciting blend of eclectic fiddle…Continue
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This is exciting , interesting and we don't fully know what to make of it but one thing is for sure, we like it. According to their website "The Fretless is a young and innovative band that melds the worlds of celtic, folk and chamber music into an amazing and unique sound they like to call rad trad. They may look like a string quartet, but with innovative arrangements and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 1, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments