August 2015 Blog Posts (37)

Kíla and Scullion set for concerts in Whelan's Dublin - 21st & 22nd August 2015

"KílaFollowing on from their success with Oscar Nominated the Song of the Sea, Kíla have been securing more recognition for their work as film/ tv composers with a much sought after News and Documentary Emmy nomination for their work on Crossing the Line Films production “Ireland’s Secret River”. Originally…

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Two new tracks released by Lumiere

Pauline Scanlon has released a couple of new tracks from Lumiere's 'My Dearest Dear' album, with Éilís Kennedy. They describe their music as being "about the intimate act of singing, the emotional core of that act and how that relates to the familiar echoes in our lives. It takes its cue from the west Kerry tradition, which in itself prompts the…

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Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2015 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Impressive new track by young Donegal band Snasta

This is an impressive track by a young traditional/jazz group from Donegal called Snasta.  They met merely two weeks ago through a Soundwaves project. Soundwaves is a pop-up Summer project run by Wall2Wall Music in partnership with Donegal Music Education Partnership. It involves a series of intensive and creative weeks for those that participate and takes…

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Added by TradConnect on August 12, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Ályth / Homelands

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 50 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on August 12, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Win 2 Copies of Across The Pond's debut album 'Kid on the Mountain'

Across the Pond released their first CD Kid on the Mountain in October 2014 and we have 2 copies of the album to give away. Simply answer the question below and two lucky winners will receive a CDBaby download code for the album.

The CD contains 12 tracks of…

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Added by TradConnect on August 11, 2015 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Irish Music Classes in Waterford city

Tuition in Irish Tenor banjo, mandolin and Tin Whistle in Waterford City
One to One weekly classes by an experienced teacher and musician.

Classes from Mon to Thurs, beginning September 7th for 15 weeks.

For bookings, contact Eoin O Meachair on 086 8542436 or email eomeachair@yahoo.com

Added by Eoin O Meachair on August 10, 2015 at 15:55 — No Comments

The world needs an affordable, GREAT penny whistle (Supporting the Jerry Freeman campaign)

Jerry Freeman is the world’s only full time, professional penny whistle tweaker. He takes those ubiquitous, mass produced whistles and reworks them into professional quality instruments. One at a time. In ten years, he’s tweaked over 20,000 whistles. (You can see and hear them online at…

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Added by TradConnect on August 10, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Buttons & Bows / The Return of Spring

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 50 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on August 10, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Two impressive studio tracks from new Dublin band Obtuse

New Dublin band Obtuse have released two studio tracks comprising a number of new compositions. The fiddle and flute of Kevin Meehan and Tomás Ó Dálaigh combine to create a very modern sound, with the influence of Aldoc, Kan and Lau evident in the compositions and arrangements.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2015 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Worldwide Album Launch : O' Hanlons Horsebox / Songs and Stories of the Border

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 50 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on August 8, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Moxie release their new documentary 'Chasing Moxie #2'

Moxie are proving themselves to be one of the more creative bands both onstage and off, especially when it comes to social media.  In 2015 they released a short documentary called 'Chasing Moxie' which covers their recent tour of Austria, Italy and Switzerland.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tracks from a new Diamond & Munnelly project

Danny Diamond and David Munnelly have released a couple of live Soundcloud tracks as a taster to a new duo project. Originally from Belmullet, Co. Mayo, David grew up in a musical household and has been playing music since he was seven years old. After studying in Dublin for a few years he went on tour with De Dannan, The Chieftains and others, before starting his own…

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Added by TradConnect on August 6, 2015 at 9:12 — No Comments

Get a FREE copy of "The Waylaid Man" CD

As a special offer for the month of August, I am running a deal whereby anyone who learns a single tune from my album "The Waylaid Man" will get a free copy of the CD.

I have already added some tracks to my SoundCloud account and the link to these tracks is below here so this should make learning a tune all that bit more easy and accessible also.…

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Added by Michael Mc Cague on August 5, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

The Latest Digitised Materials from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Please find below the latest digitised materials from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Audio PlaylistITMA Henebry Cylinder Recordings 2, c. 1905



Printed & MS Collections: …

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on August 4, 2015 at 15:12 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffith / Brightest Sky Blue

Our Track of the Week for last week with over 220 plays is from the new album by Teresa Horgan and Matt Griffith called Brightest Sky Blue.  It includes 10 tracks of which one is instrumental.  The album includes some outstanding arrangements of songs both old and new.  You can read our …

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2015 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - July 2015

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for July 2015.  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.

Don't forget that if you have an album on…

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Added by TradConnect on August 1, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Sheet Music & Tabs for guitarists - Trip To Scotland

Hi All. Find below a transcription which includes sheet music & tabs for my tune "Trip to Scotland".  

It is taken from my album "The Green River" which was released in 2008. Tuning is CACGBE. You can also listen to the tune on the YouTube video also included below. 

Best,…

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Added by Olaf Sickmann on August 1, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

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