July 2012 Blog Posts (49)

For those who enjoy playing "Celtic" Reed Harps

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…

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Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on July 4, 2012 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

Great opening for Tuam Trad Festival with Frankie Gavin and De Dannan

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…

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Added by TradConnect on July 4, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Yuki Nisioka's violin stolen

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…

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Added by Máire O'Keeffe on July 3, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Caitlin NicGabhann and her debut album

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…

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Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Irish Folk Music Revival - Documentary (90mins)

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,…

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Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2012 at 8:11 — No Comments

New composition " The Shore Lane "

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.

Added by Dulahan on July 3, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Mixing it up with Zoë Conway and John McIntyre

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…

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Added by TradConnect on July 2, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Good Piping - Screening 11th July at Willie Clancy Week

The Irish première of Nashville filmmaker Davis Watson’s new documentary 'Good Piping', took place recently. The next screening will take place during Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and will take place in Tom Malone's Pub on Wednesday 11th July @ 5pm. Free entry into the 90 minute film. There may be more…
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Added by TradConnect on July 2, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Fretless....interesting and exciting

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…

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Added by TradConnect on July 1, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

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