September 2014 Blog Posts (53)

Album Review - Kyle Carey / North Star

Kyle Carey is back once again with a breezy laid back follow up on her Monongah debut from 2012.  Intricately woven music provided by some household names in the traditional music world underscores her own brand of Gaelic Americana.  Seamus Egan produced the album with Katie McNally,…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 19, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

10 Years of Trip to the Cottage + 3 Danny O' Mahony tracks.

This year Kerry musician Danny O’ Mahony celebrates 10 years as the presenter of Trip to the Cottage.  It’s one of Ireland’s most recognised traditional music programmes, going out on Radio Kerry every Monday night at 8pm.   In a recent…

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Watch Ensemble Ériu latest video + Album Sampler

Ensemble Ériu will appear at this weekend's Music under the Mountains festival in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow.   This is a new project headed up by Jack Talty and Neil Ó Loghlen and this video has just been released.  It's difficult getting videos…

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Listen to a track from "The Boruma Trio" and their new album Gléas

The Boruma Trio is a musical collaboration that unites the two stylistically contrasting musical traditions of East Clare and North Tipperary.  It features fiddler Eileen O' Brien from North Tipperary, accordion player Andrew MacNamara from East Clare and the piano and tin whistle skills…

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Added by TradConnect on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Tonnta Ceoil / Lucky For Some

Tonnta Ceoil are a three piece group from Clare featuring Mark Burke on accordion, Shane Coughlan on flute, whistles and vocals and Gavin Coughlan on guitar, keyboards, low whistle and vocals.  All accomplished musicians they bring their traditional and youthful rock and pop influences to a record that is amazingly cohesive despite the mix.  On the…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 15, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Launch" - Josie Nugent & Brian Stafford / The Caves of Cong

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new…

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Added by TradConnect on September 14, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Job Opportunities for musicians...including €1,500 for a Spoon player

These job opportunities including €1,500 for a spoon player have come through to us via Ali Coffey Casting. "We are casting a series of very short ads and we are looking for musicians, particularly a man who can play the spoons. He should preferably be aged over 45. If cast he would receive a fee of…

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Added by TradConnect on September 14, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Sinéad Healy / Shuffle The Deck

The gentle swing of a Jerry Holland hornpipe called Mary Claire’s introduces this piano accordion debut by Sinéad Healy. An All-Ireland winner in 2007, she has in place all the right credentials to deliver an impressive first recording. There is a light and breezy Breton feel to a large part of the album.  After the opening pair of hornpipes…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 14, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Songs # 1 - 5 - 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 13, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

7 Questions to Elle Marie O Dwyer on Italish Blog

Our new guest for the series of interview about the Present and Future of the Irish Trad Music is Elle Marie O Dwyer.

Elle Marie O Dwyer is a traditional ballad singer from Cork who released in 2002 her debut album “Where the Allow Waters Flow”. Under the tuition of Lena Bn. Uí…

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Added by Aindréas Ridire on September 12, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Vote - New Tune Composition 2014 ( Voting now Closed )

VOTING NOW CLOSED : We have just closed our campaign to find a New Tune Composition for 2014.  It has proved to be very popular with 63 tunes in total submitted. To assist with the selection process we are providing our members with a chance to Vote for the tune that they most like. You need to be a member of the site to vote and you need to be…

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

Tunes 56 to 63 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"(Final Tunes)

Welcome to the last 6 tunes in the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This is now closed and we will not be accepting any more submissions.  61 tunes in total have been received which is nearly double what we were expecting.  This award has been a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Introducing new group "The Alt" featuring John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O' Leary

This week see’s the launch of a new group and a new album by three well established musicians.  The group is called The Alt and it features John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’ Leary.  Included below is the first track from the album plus the official press release.

The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

15 Best Trad Tracks from August 2014

The 15 best tracks from August

A playlist of some of the best tracks that we have featured on Tradconnect throughout the month of August 2014…

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Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month September - Danny Diamond / Fiddle Music

Our album of the month for September is Fiddle Music by Danny Diamond.  "Before this solo album, Danny's fiddle music was hidden deep within the high energy music of Mórga as displayed on their recent 2013 album For The…

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

Listen to the first track off the new Moxie album

Here is the first track off the new Moxie album called Planted.  The tune is also called Planted and gives you a real insight into what to expect from this much talked about Sligo/Limerick group. The album is predominately new material, like this, with a couple of traditional tracks also included.  Even the traditional tunes however get…

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

New track from Niamh Ní Charra 2013 album "Cuz - A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan"

For anyone that missed the 2013 album by Niamh Ní Charra called "Cuz - A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan" here is a new track just released. 

Niamh found a perfect musical vehicle for this project in the life of Terry "Cuz" Teahan.  It combines music, composition, emigration and life on a foreign shore.  

Cuz emigrated in 1928 at the age…

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Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Review - We Banjo 3 / Gather The Good

Gather the Good by We Banjo 3 is the follow up to their critically acclaimed Roots of the Banjo Tree debut in 2012. In style and sound it follows in the same vein as they once again mix Irish, old-time and bluegrass.  Everything has however been upgraded, refined and improved.  The arrangements are tighter and the overall air is one of self-assured…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 6, 2014 at 11:38 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Liz Carroll - Jerome Lacy / The Rogue's Reel

Liz Carroll has just released a few new tracks from her 2013 album On the Offbeat. It's Liz's first solo album in 11 years.  Her duet work with John Doyle, a hectic touring schedule, multiple collaborations, Grammy…

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Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

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