Traditional Irish Music
I wish everyone here at Tradconnect a very merry christmas, and big thanks for the fantastic career so far!
Tony, you're the man!
And all participating members - you're the men and women! :)
There is no end to the many ideas that can be generated to promote music. At a local market beside me in Blackrock, Co. Dublin we have the wonderful idea thought up by the local barber. They came up with the idea of sessions in their barber and tattoo shop. They simply brought bands and musicians in and gave them a platform to perform and called it Session TV, creating a…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 22, 2011 at 16:52 — No Comments
Anyone lucky enough to get into Newgrange this year?
Added by Liam on December 21, 2011 at 8:24 — No Comments
Today saw the launch of the fourth Free Music Monday posting on GotIreland.com. We're very happy to have Cady Finlayson back on the site. Cady is an American fiddle player based in New York city. She has performed at venues including Caramoor Center for the Arts, the Blackstone Celtic Festival, and the Great Irish Fair. You can check out the music she has kindly offered for download here …Continue
Added by Liam on December 20, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments
This is a site we have highlighted before that provides some great tutorials on whistle and flute. You can also check out the You Tube Channel. Its been set up by a musician called Sean Cunningham. According to the site it was " created out of an interest in playing traditional Irish music and an interest in web design. The site went live on December 2nd, 2000, although it…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 18, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
Following the Swedish influence with the Sea Stallions recent album we have similar influences here. Karusell is the debut album from Brian Friel. Official release was on November 18th at St Johns Theatre Listowel,Co Kerry. Brian is joined on the album by friends and fellow musicians Kieran O Loughlin (Guitars), Mick McAuley (Solas,Box),Perry Stenbäck( Nyckelharpa,Dobro),Paddy…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 16, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
Today i got my new flute from Rob Forbes , a short foot Pratten-esque D- flute in Delrin.
Intonation is lovely, sound is strong and resonant, the flute buzz between your fingers! :)
Only had it for a few hours, but i am impressed so far! A bargain for the price, really!…Continue
Ever wondered what was involved in winning an All Ireland Fiddle title. Here is Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh competing in 1990. He didn't win that year but came back in 1992 to take the title. Little bit of a wait at the beginning but its worth it
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 15, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments
I have long been a fan of Josephine Keegan having many years ago bought some old tapes which I still have and still listen to. It simple and uncomplicated music, but oh so wonderful. She has a new album out called Now and Then. Listen to the sound clips below and see if you agree. Its an album that I will invest in. Check it out.…Continue
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Featuring 3 tenor banjos, mandolins, tenor guitars, guitars, banjolin and vocals We Banjo 3 combine Irish music…Continue
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Came across this album which sounds great . Its an album that focuses solely on the fiddle music from the south west area of Donegal and is called the The Far Side of the Glen. It was launched at this year’s Ennis Trad Festival.
The album features two well respected Donegal fiddle players, Derek McGinley from Mín A’Chearrbhaigh, in the…
Added by TradConnect on December 15, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments
Based on the premise that ‘If you can’t hear it, you can’t play it’, Conal takes a progressive approach to building the students flute technique (What does it Sound like...How is it Done...Where is it Used), starting with the basics (Holding the flute, Breathing, Cuts etc.) and working up to more advanced techniques (Glottal Stops, Rolls and…
Here Is a Great Site, and might Interest Folk's on here, and is Good for Learning Tunes. Especially Guitar Melody in Irish Traditional.. And he has done a Mighty job with some of my own Compositions.. '' Really Worth a Look ! ''
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Delivering an album of Celtic fingerstyle guitar is as difficult a task as any in the Irish tradition. Doing it on your own, with your skill stripped bare for all to see is an even more daunting task. Maintaining the highest of standards throughout the album takes a player of some technical skill and in…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 12, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
Old Time and Celtic songs are about whiskey, food and struggle. Bluegrass songs are about God, mother and the girl who did me wrong. If the girl isn't dead by the third verse, it ain't Bluegrass. If everyone dies, its Celtic.
Old Time and Celtic bands have nonsense names like Flogging Molly, Fruit Jar Drinkers and Skillet Lickers while Bluegrass bands have serious gender-specific name like Bluegrass Boys, Clinch Mountain Boys and Backwoods Babes.
The most common Old Time keys…Continue
Added by Richard Sutor on December 11, 2011 at 22:52 — No Comments
From"The Irish Brigade and its Campaigns" by David Power Conyngham
Near one of the huge fires a kind of arbour was nicely constructed of the branches of trees, which were so interwoven on one another as to form a kind of wall. Inside this, some were seated on logs, some reclining in true Turkish style. Seated near the fire was Johnny Flaherty, discoursing sweet music from his violin. Johnny hailed from Boston; was a musical genins, in his way, and though…Continue
That's the name of my radopshow on www.omroeprijnwoude.nl.... :
SONG FROM IRELAND
is an Irish music programme on Radio Rijnwoude,
the local radiostation for Rijnwoude in the west
of The Netherlands.
Wim van Gent is the presenter of the show:
"Every week I dedicate a few hours of my time to
Irish music by putting a new show together…Continue
Added by Willem P. van Gent on December 9, 2011 at 20:07 — No Comments
There is no doubt that John Carty can be described as one of our greatest living traditional musicians on the circuit at the moment. His roots go back a long way from an upbringing in London where he was born and where he began his musical adventure. His father was a member of the Glenside Ceili Band in London in the early '60's where they played extensively in London and the…Continue
Check this out, the piper of the "Sea Stallions", Leo Rickard teaching tunes over the net at Na Píobairí Uilleann
Added by Peter "Puma" Hedlund on December 9, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments
Halsingland to Howth is the result of a collaboration between Ralph Doyle, Peter Puma Hedlund and Leo Rickard that has been in the making for over 20 years. Finally they have recognised that this journey needed to be recorded to bring their unique take on the tradition to a wider audience.…Continue