October 2012 Blog Posts (51)

Nuala Kennedy: Noble Stranger

Nuala Kennedy‘s third solo record came out last month, titled Noble Stranger (Compass Records). With a deep background in traditional Irish and Scottish music, and a youthful sense of adventure and fun, she has produced a wonderful mashup…
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Added by Stuart Mason on October 5, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Notes from... Cherish The Ladies

We hope you are enjoying the fall as we drop you a line with some of our latest news.  We just returned from a fantastic tour around Ireland playing dates in Sligo, Offaly, Louth, Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Donegal and Leitrim.  We had packed houses every night, touring with our special guest singing sensation, Maura O'Connell, and we have to let you know that it was just fantastic to be…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Listen Up........Dan Gurney

One of New York's finest up and coming traditional musicians who has made some real waves with his debut album.  24-year-old Dan Gurney was born in upstate New York to artist parents, first picked up an accordion by chance in a toy store. He learned Irish music from Galway-born concertina player Father Charlie Coen. Over the years he has also been heavily influenced by Billy…

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Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2012 at 11:02 — No Comments

Album Review - J.P. Downes / Traditional Flute Music From Quilty County Clare

This is an album that should be in everyones collection.  Unknown to a young Jack Talty when he visited the home of J.P. Downes in 2006 for this field recording, he captured a snapshot in time of a great and honest musician.  On this basis, the World…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 3, 2012 at 22:06 — No Comments

Summer's End - new traditional Irish harp CD by Therese Honey

Announcing the release of a new traditional Irish harp CD, 'Summer's End' by Therese Honey.



Her first release in some 14 years, it is on the Waterbug label and is available now from the Waterbug website.



I just posted reference to a video of track 2, accompanied by photos of the Dingle…

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Added by Larry Mallette on October 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Latest selection of Digitised Materials from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Chairde / Dear Friends,

Below are the links to our latest selection of Digitised Materials.

Audio Playlist: …

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on October 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Caedan - Live at The Mercantile, Dublin, 2nd October 2012

In the cosy environment of the backroom at the Mercantile Bar in Dublin city centre, Caedan took to the stage for one of their initial gigs in Dublin.  For those unfamiliar with these newcomers Caedan are a collaboration between traditional singer Caoimhe…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 3, 2012 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

InsideOut of the Lunch Box - Eileen Ivers - The Culture of Irish Music in America, Oct 25th, Nashville

Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, original musical star of Riverdance, The Chieftains, Sting, Hall and Oates, Randy Brecker, Patti Smith, Paula Cole, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, Grammy awarded…

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Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Some new tracks from Deluce's Patent

We came across some new audio clips recently uploaded on Soundcloud of Deluce's Patent. Newly formed they are a contemporary folk group covering traditional English, Irish, America and Scottish folk songs, as well as performing their original material. The four band members are: Conor O' Sullivan (Guitar, Banjo and Vocal), Adrian Spillett (Vocal, Guitar, Bouzouki and Box), Evelyn O'…

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Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac / Seinn

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy Maclsaac are preeminent interpreters of traditional Cape Breton music, renowned for their mastery of the traditions as well as their bold innovations. Mary Jane became internationally known through her single, "Sleepy Maggie," with fiddler Ashley MacIsaac on his double-platinum selling album, but she's also one of the few remaining Scots…

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Online music of Clare project launched

The first stage of the project concentrates on the traditional music of the county and featuring the biographies and music of some of Clare’s best known traditional music artists, including Martin Hayes, Micho Russell, Willie Clancy, Sharon Shannon, Chris Droney, Dennis Cahill, The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Martin Junior Crehan, Elizabeth Crotty, Kevin…

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Added by TradConnect on October 1, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

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