August 2014 Blog Posts (42)

Custy's Interview Series - Music Video #110 - David Power

Interview No. 110 in the Custy's Interview Series features David Power talking about her new album, the eighteen Moloney.  In the liner notes to the album David sets out a rather interesting history to a chanter that he received in 2003 when he was moving to the USA with his family. It was given to him as a parting gift by Mal Whyte and…

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Added by TradConnect on August 18, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Results at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014

This week the Fleadh Ceoil returned to Sligo for what was a very well organised week.  Here is a link to all the winners this year.  …

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2014 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Makem & Spain: The Making of Sessions

Makem & Spain have released a documentary on the recording of their new album called Sessions Vol. 1. It details some great collaboration work with some of their folk heroes from the 1960's and '70s including: David Mallett, Tom Paxton, Bill…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road - The Young Wolfe Tones August Newsletter

A big Thank you to everyone who came out to support us over the last couple of months in Ireland, Germany, England and America. The shows have all been a huge success which is all down to the wonderful fans and friends that we have. The Irish Heritage Centre Festival 2014 in Chicago and the Iowa Irish Festival were two of our very memorable highlights and we also…

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Added by Aindréas Ridire on August 14, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Irish tenor banjo players.

Hi
Is their anyone from the falkirk area scotland who plays banjo and is interested in playing some tunes with a semi novice player as I'm fed up learning on my own.

Added by Gerry McDermott on August 13, 2014 at 17:49 — No Comments

New Album: "A Roving Heart"

Two years have passed since the release of "Where the Allow Waters Flow".. Time is absolutely flying!  Many people had been in contact with me and enquiring about a new album. I enjoy nothing more than being in the studio so it didn't take much to persuade me to do another album.

Song selection was difficult. So many songs... Yet only room for a few!! Through process of elimination (I…

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Added by Elle Marie O Dwyer on August 13, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Sample tracks from " Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over it"

In a recent blog Sean McElwain posted about an upcoming album called Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It.  For more background read this blog.  He has now released an number of sample tracks from the album and they are…

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Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Moxie's Official New Video + Interview with the band on the new album

Moxie have arrived.  Their debut album called Planted has will be released on 25th August.  To accompany the release they have today posted an official video of the opening track, also called Planted.  As an official music video it sets new standards, especially within traditional music. We spoke to Darren…
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Added by TradConnect on August 12, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Album Review - ALDOC / From Tallaght to Halle

There is a world of influence,…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 12, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Danny Diamond's Fiddle Music album to be launched 21st August in The Cobblestone, Dublin

Danny Diamond’s new album Fiddle Music will be launched with a concert on Thursday 21st August in The Cobblestone, Dublin.  The press releases states that the album “brings together wide-ranging musical influences from the Irish tradition and beyond in 45 minutes of full-blooded fiddle music. Diamond's unique and distinctive fiddle…

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Added by TradConnect on August 12, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Crag Road

Crag Road concentrate on the presentation of sweet melodies and simple arrangements as they deliver a great debut, that recreates the sound of the late night sessions that…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 10, 2014 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

The Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area of the US

This is an interesting undertaking in compiling an oral history of the Irish in the San Francisco Bay area of the US. It is being compiled by Irish American Crossroads. According to their website "The Crossroads Irish-American Festival aims to produce a comprehensive archive of the life stories of the Irish in the San…
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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

The latest band on the scene.....Breaking Trad

The latest band on the scene, with a name that was probably a certainty.  They describe themselves as "a dynamic Irish band featuring Donal Murphy (accordion) Niall Murphy (Fiddle) Mike Galvin (Guitar) and Pauline Hartigan (vocals).  Here is their first sound which has not been mixed or mastered as of yet.  Album to follow in December.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 8, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Tunes 41 to 45 - 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…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Steeple Sessions Autumn Schedule - 3rd October - Séan Keane

The Steeple Sessions returned to Dublin in September for their Autumn schedule and on Friday 3rd October Séan Keane will be on stage.  Here is the lineup for the rest of the shows.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 6, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Moxie Planted - behind the scenes footage by Colin Gillen

Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - July 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Louise Mulcahy and her album Tuning the Road takes the top spot.  Dónal Clancy and Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello make up the rest of the Top 3.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection.

If you have an album on release or about to be released…

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Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dave Curley Kickstarter Campaign

Here is a Kickstarter campaign that has nearly reached its goal. Here is what Dave Curley had to say.  "Dave Curley here to tell you about my new CD that I have coming out, hopefully, with your support, by the end of this summer. For those who don't know me, I'm a musician and singer with SLIDE (www.slide.ie) and also with RUNA (…

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Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album of the Month - August 2014 - ALDOC / From Tallaght to Halle

This month's album of the month goes to the outstanding From Tallaght to Halle by ALDOC.  We have a review about to be issued but for now check out…

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC ON THE ROLLING WAVE IN AUGUST 2014

In the month of August, the Rolling Wave will be celebrating the music of Sliabh Luachra and remembering two great fiddle-players from this most musical area on the Cork-Kerry border – Paddy Cronin and Denis Murphy.

On the first two Sundays in August (2200) - 3rd and 10th  - the programme will feature a tribute concert for Paddy…

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Added by Cian Heffernan on August 1, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

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