July 2014 Blog Posts (54)

New Album • Foreign Shore

Little Sea Records and Hanz Araki are very happy to announce that a new, full-length album, titled Foreign Shore, will be released October 1st and features 11 songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, and more.  

Featuring musical contributions from Cary Novotny, Colleen Raney, Bob Soper, Lisa Ornstein, and Mike Cody.  Pre-order information available soon…


Added by Hanzaburo Araki on July 8, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

New set of tunes from forthcoming NUA album.

Last year Canadian group Nua whose members include Jacob McCauley on bodhrán, James Law on fiddle and Graeme McGillivray on guitar, released a debut album called BOLD which received a lot of positive press. Rooted in traditional Irish and Scottish music their music…


Added by TradConnect on July 7, 2014 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

A Playlist of 62 Submitted Tunes - New Tune Composition 2014

Our campaign to uncover some great new traditional tunes is now closed and we received 61 tunes in total.  We have compiled them into a playlist and include it below.  In the next day or so we will allow all our members to vote for their favorite tune.

 This New Tune Composition is a partnership…


Added by TradConnect on July 7, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Tracks of the Week - 6th July 2014


Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Book & Album Review - Tom Morley "Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle" & "Banna De Dhá" with Hazel Ketchum

Tom Morley has channelled a lot of experience and effort into a new fiddle tutor called Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle.  Despite the proliferation of free tune setting online, you still can’t beat having a book that you know comes with a quality stamp on it.  That…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 4, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

'Dear Dark Mountain' - Michael McCague recording session

A big couple of weeks ahead as the recording stage of 'Our Dear Dark Mountain' draws to a close. After a great day of work on Tuesday, tomorrow will see Michael McCague record some additional guitar material for the project, under the ever watchful eye and ear of engineer supreme Paul Gurney! Fresh from the recording and launch of his own superb album of original…


Added by Sean Mc Elwain on July 3, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Burning Briget Cleary / Pressed For Time

I put on the uniquely named Burning Bridget Cleary album, Pressed For Time, and I think, these kids just got off the boat from the Old Sod and are trying to make it in America. Well, this energetic and talented quartet is from Philadelphia and recently returned from playing in Ireland. The irony of it all is not lost on…


Added by R J Lannan on July 3, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Tunes 26 to 30 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"

Welcome to the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This award is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley. The winning composer will receive a prize of €500 plus the chance to have…


Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - Justin Bonar-Bridges / Truth Be Told



Added by TradConnect on July 2, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Albums - June 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Louise Mulcahy and her album Tuning the Road takes the top spot.  Dónal Clancy and Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello make up the rest of the Top 3.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection.

If you have an album on release or about to be released…


Added by TradConnect on July 2, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

New Album Release by Paddy Kelly - The Irish in Me

The Irish in Me is a…


Added by TradConnect on July 2, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

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