Featured Blog Posts – August 2017 Archive (12)

The Living Stream at Whelan's Trad & Folk Festival this weekend 1st September 2017

In March 2017 we launched the debut album by The Living Stream, one of the best new folk bands to arrive on the scene in quite a while. What started out as a rather simple project to record some demo tracks in a Galway studio,…


Added by TradConnect on August 30, 2017 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Tradition Now : A week-long festival at the NCH Dublin, 3rd - 8th October

The National Concert Hall in partnership with the Arts Council, presents Tradition Now, a week-long festival of forward looking traditional music to take place from 3rd to 8th of October 2017 at the NCH. 

With a focus on international collaboration as well as creative and innovative new work the festival…


Added by TradConnect on August 30, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

New Album from Colleen Raney!

Hello friends. A new album is in the works and we start recording in Dublin in mid September.  I'm thrilled to be working with Aidan Brennan and Trevor Hutchinson again, and we're aiming for a release date in early 2018.

I've put together a crowdfunding site to take orders for cds, shirts, and other things and to keep track of the progress.…


Added by Colleen Raney on August 27, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

2 videos from the new album by Canadian band Còig

Còig, are a Canadian band that are worth checking out. They released their debut album 'Rove' in June with the two videos below featuring tracks from the album. Comprising East…

Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Watch and listen to All-Ireland Senior Fiddle champion 2017 - Roisin Anne Hughes

We only have a 2015 video of All Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion Roisin Anne Hughes, but it will give you a flavour of what it takes win over the judges. This is Roisin, from CCE in Glasgow competing in 2015. This week she posted the following on Facebook: "This amazing cup makes its way over the Irish Sea to Scotland for the 3rd time in its 64-year…


Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2017 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Results and winners of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 has reached it conclusion and by all accounts, Ennis 2017 has once again been an outstanding success. For many it is the culmination of many years work and with the competitions over the real party can begin.

For those looking for a list of results you can follow …


Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2017 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album 'My mind will never be easy'.

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album called 'Mind will Never Be Easy', by Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas. The recording also features Brian Mooney on Bouzouki and Jack Talty on piano. It was recorded by Jack Talty in his studio in Lissycasey, Co. Clare.

Luke is a native Dubliner who grew up in Windy Arbour. He studied…


Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2017 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Getting Jiggy with it - taking trad music to a new dimension

Via RTE Culture Acclaimed percussionist Robbie Harris writes for Culture about his exciting new fusion project, Jiggy...

Brian Eno once remarked for the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time.

Jiggy is a collaboration of like-minded musicians who merge a…


Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exploring music from Roscommon and Sligo - Tommy Guihen / 'The Torn Jacket'

Tommy Guihen was born and reared on a small farm in the townland of Bodorragha, between Keadue and Arigna in north Co. Roscommon. He began playing the flute at the age of fourteen and quickly became an accomplished player of the Roscommon/Leitrim/Sligo style of traditional flute playing. He won the under 18 All-Ireland…


Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

15th Masters Of Tradition festival returns to Bantry - 23rd to 27th August

Commercial: Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in the town of Bantry from 23rd to 27th August.

Internationally renowned fiddler, and Artistic Director of the festival, Martin Hayes, will be joined by the talents of Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird,…


Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2017 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Armagh's Terry Conlon releases debut album 'Homegrown' today.

Armagh’s TERRY CONLON launches his debut solo album ‘HOMEGROWN’ today (September 1st).  It features current single 'Don't Lead me On' and new single & video 'I'm Leaving'. His original songs have an easy-listening style which dab into folk, popular, rock and Irish traditional.

Terry will launch the album with 2…


Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Cormac Begley

The seeds for this remarkable album were sown many years ago when Cormac Begley recorded a duet album with Jack Talty called Na Fir Bolg.

That album, recorded in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, was a revelation.  For this solo outing, Cormac is back in the same church with Jack Talty on the recording and mixing…


Added by Tony Lawless on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

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