Traditional Irish Music
OK, so another summer is nearly over and our 6 week move to our mobile home down in Ballymoney Wexford is nearly over. It's time to pack the bags and head up to Cavan for the weekend to get a flavour of the Fleadh. Not much music these last few weeks in Wexford apart from checking into TradConnect twice a day on a crappy laptop in an area with little or no reception. Apologies if the approval process has slowed down a bit. No music but plenty of swimming, kayaking, a bit of golf. Lots of…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 18, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
Hmm... We can't post videos with singing in the video section, but no explanation why.
OK. Let's try it here.
When I came up with this arrangement of SotCD I wanted to do something different from everything else. Let me know what you think.
Hammered dulcimer - TradConnect member Jim Rathbun and his 10 year old student Noah Jefferies
6 string Banjo - Greg Kaiser
Fiddle - Kelly Kaiser
Guitar and vocal - Bruce Evans…Continue
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on August 17, 2011 at 17:56 — No Comments
Just to let you know there are new versios of Tunepal now available:
The latest Android version has the following new features:
Added by Bryan Duggan on August 17, 2011 at 7:44 — No Comments
Kiérah Raymond lives near White Rock, B.C. in a community that is very supportive of the arts. She started classical violin with the Suzuki program at 4 years old and is now doing her ARCT with the Royal…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 16, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments
Today i got my new drum from Seamus, i had one before but was so intrigued by his 'new' 1-screw tuning system, i had to try one :)
It arrived today, and i have barely had time to play it seriously yet (Official premiere will be Kalmar next weekend at Eamonn O'Reilly's live recording gig) but already "raw" out of the box it plays every bit as well as the old one, perhaps with a little brighter sound and a bit more attack. The one screw tensioner is brilliant, as opposed to fiddling…Continue
Added by John on August 15, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments
Spontaneous appearance by yours truly in local countryside church
Maria Bojlund - fiddle
Markus Tullberg - concert flute, cittern
Moi - bodhrán
You will notice that I have recently started to add Album Reviews to my Blog posts. What I think would be good is that on the home page we have an album review section by members. This gives other members a chance to comment on albums and could provide a good resource for people in choosing which albums to buy. It is also an opportunity for members to try out their writing/blogging skills. A couple of issues with this.
Firstly I personally feel I can comment on certain types…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 14, 2011 at 12:22 — No Comments
OK folks. We are a bit ahead of schedule but we have had the first TradConnect meetup for a few tunes. And it was'nt in the same town, it was across the water. Kildare based duo Dulahan-Irl and North of England Michael Robert Orme, based in Chesterfield. To mark the occasion they made a video.
Here is what Michael had to say about…Continue
Well we all knew this album was on the way from TradConnect member Dónal McCague. I first heard a soundbite on Twitter…Continue
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Added by Dónal Mc Cague on August 7, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments
Check out www.notmells.co.uk - it's an amazing w/end with fantastic sessions all day and night. You couldn't wish for a better venue either !
A couple of days ago i heard Óige, feat. Cara Dillon in a video clip on Baxter Labatos Facebook page,
and i started thinking of the great craic we had at Gothenburg Irish festivals back in 1994 and then again in 1997
I added the O'Kane brothers on Facebook and Murrough remembered even more than i did from the festival :)
I also got more details, among them Eamon…Continue
Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on August 5, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments
Ah I enjoyed this work so much. Tony answered interesting questions for my site. I can now enjoy the weekend and chill-out. I haven't read a book for along time. Please check this link to get to know Tony.
Added by Baxter Labatos on August 5, 2011 at 21:33 — No Comments
Article on Irish Music Forever
Online social forum for Irish traditional musicians
Tony Lawless is the founder of TradConnect which aims to connect musicians from all over the world who like to play Irish music.…Continue
Silly, but had to share :)