August 2014 Blog Posts (42)

2 Ticket Givaway to Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin's - Phoenix Rising Suite - 4th September NCH Dublin

One of Ireland's best-known and most accomplished musicians and composers, Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, and a staggering ensemble of Irish musicians, perform his most vibrant and evocative music with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

This captivating programme features Mícheál's Phoenix Rising Suite - the score to the documentary Pioneers and Aviators -…

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Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2014 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

New video from We Banjo 3 - Down the River I Go Uncle Joe

We Banjo 3 are on the promotional trail with their second album called Gather The Good.  We have been listening to it of late and will have a review shortly. It’s the follow up to their critically acclaimed Roots of the Banjo…

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Added by TradConnect on August 30, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - August 2014

Detailed below are the UK Top 10 traditional Irish albums for August 2014.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.

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Added by TradConnect on August 29, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Custy's Interview Series - Music Video #111 / Leo Mac Namara with Triona Marshall

Interview No. 111 in the Custy's Interview Series features Leo MacNamara and Triona Marshall. Leo is from Scariff, Co. Clare, Ireland and began playing at an early age encouraged at the time by his father Martin. In those days inspiration was all around and early influences included P.J. Hayes, Paddy Canny, Martin Rochford, Martin Woods,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Cherish the Ladies latest tour news

We hope your are enjoying your last weeks of summer! We're getting ready to embark on our Ireland and Scottish dates along with special guests Cathie Ryan on vocals, Nollaig Casey on fiddle, Declan McHale and Nathan Pilatzke jigging!  We also wanted wanted to give you a little update with our current touring schedule and…

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Added by TradConnect on August 28, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Gradam Award Winner 2016 - Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It

Congrats to all the musicians behind Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It, and their Gradam Award for collaboration, over the weekend. The album has been added to our Download Centre where up to 80 broadcasters can now access a free download.

The album is the final output of a project that started as a PhD…

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Added by TradConnect on August 27, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Tunes 46 to 50 - 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…

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Added by TradConnect on August 27, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - August 2014

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for August 2014.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.

Why not also add a track to Soundcloud…

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Added by TradConnect on August 25, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

First Listen - New solo debut release by Siobhán Kennedy...Séid

2014 is a year for debut recordings and Siobhán Kennedy steps forward with her new album Séid.  Although she has appeared on many other recordings over the years it wasn't until she purchased a fully operational 8-keyed flute last year that she finally decided to get herself into a studio.  Originally from Dundalk but now living…

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Added by TradConnect on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

A playlist from Hanz Araki's new album Foreign Shore

Hanz Araki has…

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Added by TradConnect on August 24, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

John, Paul, George and Ringo.....no it's Portherhead and their new album released today

John, Paul, George and Ringo....No, this is Portherhead who release their debut album today.  We are looking out for the best videos of 2014 and this may very well be included.  A rooftop gig on Inishbofin.  They say they are "the genesis of a new era for Irish traditional music, blending pure traditional roots with the raw soul of the blues"…

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Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Debut music video from Athrú

Here is the debut music video from a very promising band with a modern and vibrant sound. The band is Arhrú and the members include Niall McIlroy - Whistles/Flute, Brendan Loughran - Concertina, Kevin Meehan - Bodhran/Percussion, Cormac Crummey - Guitar/Fiddles/Banjo…

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Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

2 New tracks from Flash Company by The Outside Track

Norah Rendell of The Outside Track has just released a number of solo and group tracks.  These two are taken from The Outside Track's 2012 album Flash Company which we reviewed around the time of its release.  …

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Congrats to All Ireland duet Champions Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe

Continuing our look at All Ireland Winners at Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann 2014, a big congrats to duet winners Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe.  It was a tough one this year as we understand it.  It would be hard however to beat this performance which they repeated on the gig rig.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Come West along the Road: End of an Era

The ITMA have announced that "the longest-running ever television series on Irish traditional music will come to the end of a 20-year run on 9 September 2014 when the final programme in the current series of Siar an Bóthar will be shown on TG4 (with continuing availability for some weeks on the TG4 Player).…

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Added by TradConnect on August 21, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Introducing the supreme talents of Under 12 fiddle champion Séamus O' Gorman

We posted a lot of blogs/videos throughout the year and this one gained over 2,500 views making it the most watched/read blogs on Tradconnect in 2014.  For those that don't get the opportunity to attend some of the Fleadh Cheoil competitions here is a taster of the frighteningly high level that needs to be reached in order…

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Added by TradConnect on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It

Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It has just been released and it shows that there is still a deep seam of traditional music to be explored, uncovered and brought to life.  Like some of the better albums of recent times it is held together with a theme, namely the music of the Sliabh Beagh region of North Monaghan/ East…

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Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2014 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

New album "Rewind" from Fásta

This is a track from a new album called Rewind by a group called Fásta featuring musicians from Ireland and Québec.  The band is Fiachra O’Regan (uilleann pipes, whistle & voice), Sophie Lavoie (Fiddle & Voice), Michael McCague (guitar) with the addition of a percussionist on occasion. Micheal you will be familair with from his recent album called…

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Added by TradConnect on August 19, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Congrats Dylan Foley - Senior All Ireland Fiddle Champion 2014

Congrats to Dylan Foley, Senior All- Ireland Fiddle Champion 2014.  It may be no coincidence that the last time the title went to the States was 1986 when Dylan's mentor/teacher Brian Conway won. Its the only competition I got to this year at the Fleadh and with 20 competitors it takes about 5 hours in total to get through, so quite a fiddle fest.  I…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 18, 2014 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

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