August 2013 Blog Posts (52)

Great Compilation Album of Irish Traditional Music - Irish Ways

For anyone interested in a compilation album of Irish music that is modern, up to date and reflective of present day Irish music we have just received a copy of Irish Ways - Music & Song of Ireland.  Its a compilation that features some of the new artists and groups that are presently touring and recording.  Modern day artists include…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Goitse US tour starts 8th August 2013

For all our US members and readers be aware that Goitse are busy preparing for their upcoming tour dates for America, France and then Germany this month. Check out the tour dates below to see if they are playing anywhere near you.

We were at them recently in an intimate venue in Dublin where they were…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

The House Devils - Autumn Tour of the UK - Sept/Oct 2013

The House Devils are a UK group that feature Tradconnect member Mat Walklate on harmonica,  Matt Fahey on guitar and vocals, Jonny Hulme on banjo and Graham MacKenzie on fiddle.…
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Added by TradConnect on August 6, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Edel Fox & Neill Byrne / The Sunny Banks

The Sunny Banks brings together the talents of Edel Fox on concertina and Neill Byrne on fiddle for a much anticipated release.  They set the bar very high indeed and comparisons could immediately be drawn with the classic Noel Hill and Tony…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 6, 2013 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Competition Time - Win a copy of Lá ag Ól Uisce

Its competition time on TradConnect and we have a few albums to give away throughout the month of August to brighten up your month. Lá ag Ól Uisce is a fantastic new album by Tomás Ó Gealbháin, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Seán Ó Fearghail.  It is perfectly paced traditional music that is sweet and melodic. Music the way it should…

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Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2013 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

Some tracks from Réalta's debut album - Open The Door For Three

Réalta are a new group from Belfast featuring Conor Lamb on uilleann pipes and whistles, Deirdre Galway on guitar, bouzouki and vocals and Aaron O' Hagan on uilleann pipes, whistles and bodhrán.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 4, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Humours of Tulla / Bank of Ireland / Steam Packet

Humours of Tulla

From my first CD:  Gan Achar / No Distance

Added by Steven Hawson on August 4, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Michelle O' Brien & Laoise Kelly - Dowd's No.9/Green Fields of Glentown/Miss Monaghan's

We are big fans of Michelle O' Brien and Laoise Kelly and in particular their album The Wishing Well.  We added this track to our Soundcloud file recently and it is very worthy of Track of the Week.  For any fiddle or harp players out there an investment in this live album is well worth it. It is one of the best live recording in recent years.

You can read our …

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Release - Burning Bridget Cleary - Pressed For Time

PRESS RELEASE : Burning Bridget Cleary, the high-energy Celtic folk band from SE Pennsylvania, has broken new ground with their fourth release, "Pressed for Time."  The CD was named #2 album in its first month of release on the June Folk DJ Chart.

 

Brian McNeill, founding member of the Battlefield Band,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

London Trad Scene Roundup - 2nd August 2013

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  This is a general update of lots of different things that are happening in and around the London area so…

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Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Invest $5 in the Irish Traditional Music Industry and Get an Amazing return.

How do you invest €5 in the traditional Irish music industry and get an amazing  return?  This is a question that we get asked a lot.  With the recession still rumbling through our piggy banks we would advise that any investment of this considerable sum should be done wisely.  You have a number of competing choices when it comes to parting…

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Album Review - Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich / Seana Choirce

Seana Choirce is the first CD release of Breanndán’s debut solo album on the Gael Linn label dating from 1987. It has been re-mastered from the recording tapes to a level that would match present day standards. It captures an early glimpse of Breanndán playing the beautiful music of West Kerry. He was born as we know into a very musical family and was the youngest of…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 1, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

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