September 2014 Blog Posts (54)

Winner Announced in Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church New Tune Composition 2014

The results are in and we are delighted to announce Saileog Ní Cheannabháin as the winner of the Tradconnect New Tune Composition 2014.  …

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Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2014 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Scoil Cheoil na Botha - Co Monaghan 10th - 12th October

Scoil Cheoil na Botha returns to Scotstown, Co. Monaghan from 10th-12th October for…

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

Pádraig Rynne - Composition for Concertina and Computer

Continuing our own fascination with some of the experimentation that is taking place in traditional music.  Fresh from his work on Notify here is Pádraig Rynne with an unusual track to say the least.  He states that it "is a piece of music that…

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Added by TradConnect on September 29, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month October 2014 - Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It.

Our album of the month for October 2014 will be Our Dear Dark Mountain with a Sky Over It.  

"This recording project has come about as part of a PhD dissertation of project co-ordinator and Téada Member Seán McElwain.  

He has used a number of sources for the material…

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Added by TradConnect on September 29, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : A playlist from Séan McKeon, Liam O' Connor & John Blake

This week's track is a playlist from a recent Dublin concert by Seán McKeon, Liam O'Connor and John Blake.  

It took place at The Pepper Canister church in Dublin on the 5th of September.  

We have featured all three artists recently with John Blake's flute album …

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Podcasts : Celtic Bridge & We Banjo 3

This is a selection of Podcasts from around the web and around the world.  

If you have a radio show, interview, recording in the general area of traditional music and the arts why not add it to Soundcloud and send us a link, for inclusion on future postings.  You can send it to this email…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Exclusive track from Drumshanbows by Rónán Regan & Irene Guckian

This is the first track off a new album by Rónán Regan and Irene Guckian called Drumshanbows.  They describe it as “a fun name which represents a kind of fulcrum of their musical styles which came about as they met and formed their musical alliance and friendship in Drumshanbo, where they both teach fiddle at the annual Joe Mooney…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

New album "Whistle Man" out now!

Hi all.  My new tin whistle album "Whistle Man" is out now! So enjoy the album sampler on youtube and if you like to order a copy please go to my website www.olafsickmann.de (there you can find more informations about "Whistle Man")! Music also available at iTunes, Amazon MP3, JPC, and many more ...

Best,…

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Added by Olaf Sickmann on September 26, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

3 live videos of exciting new Dublin band Lynched - Button Factory May '14

Here are three videos of new group Lynched.  We reviewed their debut album called Cold Old Fire in June and these videos capture some of what we were talking…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

WGBH, Boston announce the return of "A Christmas Sojourn 2014" with Brian O' Donovan

WGBH have announced that “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan will return for…

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

Tuning The Road, Louise Mulcahy Flute, Uilleann Pipes & Whistle, CD 2014

I have followed the Mulcahy family for a long time, first on YouTube and such, then reading about them on Tradzines. Consisting of Mick, father, and daughters Michele and Louise, they seemed to me to be so good I had to keep after their performance for more of what is something to look forwards to, like the music of the house dances back in the old days.

One clip, Jig…

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Added by MickeyMcAdden on September 25, 2014 at 0:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - September 2014

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

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Added by TradConnect on September 24, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

€2,500 prize in The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal - Closing soon

The Seán  Riada Gold Medal is a landmark competition on the traditional calender and there is still time to get your entry in.  Up for grabs is a €2,500 prize and this year it is the turn of fiddle, as the competition runs in a 4 year cycle of instruments.  Here is the official press release on the competition.

"Cuireadh Chun Ceoil is a 2 hour radio…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Poppy Seeds - Irish Music Breton Style

POPPY SEEDS - Close Shaved

Own Label ROM 002 www.poppyseeds.fr

12 tracks, 56 minutes

Some great instrumental music here from a Breton band playing Irish tunes. Flute, fiddle, mandolin and guitars deliver a surprisingly full sound. Traditional favourites such as The Antrim Rose, The Poppy Leaf and one of the many Paddy Fahy's reels are combined with the band's own tunes: the excellent modern…

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Added by Alex Monaghan on September 22, 2014 at 22:31 — No Comments

Songs # 6 - 10 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are…

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Added by TradConnect on September 22, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Watch The Bosca Ceoil Promotional Video

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Added by TradConnect on September 22, 2014 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Track of the Week - Niall, Cillian & Caoimhín Vallely & Paul Meehan - The Singing Stream Set

Great tracks can sometimes get lost in the crowd.  We featured this strack as part of a Caoimhín Vallely interview to celebrate his new tour with Niall and Cillian. The…
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Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

sessions

i play guitar and am looking to get involved with other musicians with view to sessions or jamming any one there dublin  sth side can travel...

Added by john pratt on September 21, 2014 at 8:14 — No Comments

Watch the first live video of New Road - Live in Whelan's

We covered Leonard Barry's New Road album from last year on Tradconnect as well as the new band that developed from that album, also called New Road.  Here is the first video of them performing at Whelan's in Dublin…

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Added by TradConnect on September 20, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Win 5 Traditional Irish Albums

We have been remiss in closing out a number of competitions and actually giving away the albums.  This competition will therefore close on Friday 22nd May 2015.  We have 5 albums to give away to some lucky member of Tradconnect.  From Goitse's Tall Tales to Runa's Current Affairs.  Also included is Sinéad Healy's Shuffle the Deck, John…
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Added by TradConnect on September 20, 2014 at 10:30 — 28 Comments

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