Featured Blog Posts – August 2015 Archive (32)

Exciting prospect from Kelliher, O' Loughlin and Delany

This is an exciting prospect from Tom Delany, Dessie Kelliher and Brian O'Loughlin.  Its a new album recorded this summer called "Well for Some" and will be released in the coming weeks. It a vibrant and tightly arranged combination of pipes, flute and guitar. It may also find it's way into our Download Centre for Broadcasters in…

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Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Listen to the new Ensemble Ériu live track + 'The Stargazer' tour news starting 21st Sept

Press Release : Ensemble Ériu are proud to announce a nationwide tour for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, presented with Ensemble Music and funded by The Arts…

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Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Bryan O'Leary & Colm Guilfoyle - The Bicycle/Johnny O' Leary's (30th August'15)

Our track of the week this week is taken from the debut album by Bryan O’Leary and Colm Guilfoyle called Where the Bog Is.  We did a Worldwide Album Launch recently and you can read it…

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Added by TradConnect on August 30, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Return of the Banjo

Banjo albums have been thin on the ground so far in 2015, with a few exceptions. The arrival of Paul Meehan's album 'The Lower Road' as well as a new release by Kenny Donagher and Kerrie Herrity called ‘Box & Banjo’ may just change that.

The Lower Road by Meehan is a very solid affair and…

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Added by TradConnect on August 29, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

New release from the next generation of the Sand's family - Na Leanaí

This is track 8 from the debut album by new group Na Leanaí called Kindred Roots.   While the group is new, the name Na Leanaí should give some hint as to their background. They are the children of the famous Sand’s family including Tommy, Hugh, Anne and Ben. In 2014 they decided to follow in their parents footsteps and form…

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Added by TradConnect on August 27, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Impressive EP from Low Lily

This is a rather impressive EP that has come to us this week from Low Lily. The trio of musicians previously went under the name Annalivia and their music is grounded in American folk with a range of other influences from Irish and Scottish traditional to Old Time Appalachian and bluegrass.

They mix it up very delicately with…

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Added by TradConnect on August 26, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Steffen Gabriel & Cornelius Bode with Barbara Hintermeier / The Land's End Sessions

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 25, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

'Music Under The Mountain' - Starts Thursday 22nd September 2016 in Wicklow

Music Under the Mountains is an annual festival of traditional Irish music hosted in Hollywood County Wicklow. The festival has been in running since 1991 and has attracted some of the countrys biggest names in traditional Irish music including The Chieftans, Altan, Liam O’Flynn, The Kilfenora Ceili bandand Martin Hayes (to name but a few!). They have just…

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Added by TradConnect on August 24, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Supporting Lorcán Mac Mathúna's Fund It Campaign for 'The Arrows That Murder Sleep' (11 days to go )

We generally get behind these campaigns and ask our many members to consider doing the same.  We have covered Lorcán before on Tradconnect and this will be his much anticipated new album.  On his Fund It page he provides some background.

"I am a sean nós singer from a home where this was and is a consuming passion. In…

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Added by TradConnect on August 24, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Buttons & Bows / Oyster Island - 23rd August 2015

Our track of the week with over 250 plays over the last 7 days is from the new album by Buttons & Bows.  The Return of Spring is their first studio recording in 24 years. In keeping with their previous albums they present a variety of material that includes both traditional and contemporary. In the liner notes Séamus…

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Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

New Video Premiere : Goítse and Boodlin'

Goítse are one of a small number of bands that really invest in their online presence and this is another fine video from them.The set is called Boodlin’ and it includes Well Bill? a composition by McGeeney/Phelan, The Rocky Town…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin / Brightest Sky Blue

Teresa Horgan and Matt Griffin have crafted a delicious slice of folk heaven on this debut recording.  Its instant appeal comes from the addition of some well-orchestrated arrangements with strings and woodwind.  Even so, without this extra element it would still be a good folk album. With it, however, you have the best…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 21, 2015 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney / Irish Music from the Hudson Valley

Irish Music from the Hudson Valley is a tribute to Father Charlie Coen and Mike McHale. Both emigrated to the US in the 50’s and found their way to the Catskill’s where they taught music to a young Foley and Gurney who were beginning their journey into traditional music. Foley and Gurney are now best…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 20, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - August 2015

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for August 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…

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Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader and John Douglas - August/September Irish Tour

The Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland’s mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas for a short Irish tour this August/September.They will…

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Added by TradConnect on August 19, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Bryan O' Leary & Colm Guilfoyle / Where the Bog Is

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 18, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Results at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015

The Fleadh Cheoil concluded in Sligo this weekend with what by all accounts was another outstanding festival. Here is an unofficial list of the winners that we have gathered so far from various sources.  

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 Results

 

1A Fidil / Fiddle (Faoi 12)

1st Ademar…

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

2nd track released from The Lonesome Fiddler by Éilís Crean

This is a second track just released from The Lonesome Fiddler by Éilís Crean.  The album was released towards the end of last year and has in that time gained some very positive reviews.  The press release states that it is a much-needed reminder of the true origins of traditional Irish music.  It showcases the East Galway…

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

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

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