Featured Blog Posts – July 2017 Archive (11)

'The Here & Now' set to tour Colorado & New Mexico in August 2017

Austin based band The Here & Now are about to hit the road for their first tour of Colorado & New Mexico this August. They are set to kick things off in Fraser, Colorado on August 9th with a show at the Fraser Valley Folk Concert Series and will finish up with a Texas show on August 24th at the infamous McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston.



Added by TradConnect on July 31, 2017 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

The Second Phase Announcement of The Music Generation

Music generation is doing a lot of good work to change the lives of children by providing them access to high-quality performance music education that is in their locality. This national music education program was initiated by the Music Network and it was co-founded by U2, department of education and skills and local music…


Added by Emma Miah on July 20, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

New single and Autumn tour from Louth band Kern

Louth contemporary folk band Kern have announced an autumn tour between August 26th and October 27th this year (see dates above). The band is made up of uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor, fiddler Barry Kieran and singer/songwriter and guitarist SJ McArdle. We featured their new single in July this year and include it…


Added by TradConnect on July 19, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

New release from San Francisco folk singer Cormac Gannon - Different

Irish folk singer and San Francisco resident Cormac Gannon has just released his new solo album called ‘Different’. One of the founding member of the San Francisco based Irish band The Gas Men, Cormac was born in County Mayo in the West of Ireland and moved to San Francisco in 1991. With the lively…


Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exclusive single release from Elle Marie O'Dwyer - Brave Ireland

Brought up in a family and community steeped in music, Elle Marie O'Dwyer began her journey in traditional singing from a young age. She received tuition and guidance from some of the "greats" of the tradition, leading her to win many All-Ireland titles.

Since then, she has two albums of traditional songs to her credit. This…


Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Irish Traditional Music Archive launch new website

The ITMA have launched their new website and designer Mary Doherty of Red Dog provides some insight into the challenge involved. She writes: "Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) acts as an amazing resource for this dynamic, shape-shifting art form, one that is at once an intrinsic part of local Irish communities and part of an astounding global…


Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Kíla Summer News 2017

A Chairde. The Kíla Alive Beo summer festival tour is continuing apace! We are into the summer festival season. Great gigs so far! We had a great time in Spiddal by the Atlantic Ocean. And it didn’t rain! The older students of Coláiste Chonnachta joined us for a rendition of Rónán’s song ‘Bog Bog’.

Then we went to Maynooth Castle where Silken Thomas used to hang out…


Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

FleadhTV returns August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017

Commercial : August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017 sees the return of the revolutionary music television programme, FleadhTV on TG4.  This is live music TV but not as you know it! Think Glastonbury with…


Added by TradConnect on July 10, 2017 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Song of the Week : Bernadette Morris / Once I Loved

This song is taken from the Bernadette Morris album All the Ways you Wander.  The title of the album comes from a composition by John Spillane, which Bernadette includes on the album.  She recorded…


Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - June 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for June 2017.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …


Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Seán Keane at Ballymaloe Grainstore - 21st July 2017

Seán Keane, possessor of one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices, appears for the first time in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Friday 21 July at 8pm.  He will be joined on stage by guitarists Pat Coyne and…


Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

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