October 2013 Blog Posts (68)

New TV series by TG4 called "Glaoch An Cheoil" - starts on 7th November 2013

Imagine an Ireland where everyone in the country has the chance to learn to play a musical instrument, from the fiddle to the guitar, the drums or even the saxophone. This is the driving ambition of…


Added by TradConnect on October 31, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

New live video from We Banjo 3 - Live in Cardiff, October 2013

2013 has been the year of the banjo for one group in particular.  We Banjo 3 have been rocking up a storm with their never ending tour of the Ireland, the US and Europe.  In case you have been in hibernation for the last while We Banjo 3 includes Enda Scahill, Martin Howley, David Howley, Fergal Scahill and their live shows include a mixture of Irish traditional, Old-Time American, ragtime and bluegrass with some semi pop type melodies thrown in for…


Added by TradConnect on October 30, 2013 at 13:15 — No Comments

Album Review - The Drôle

Any recording that includes Peadar O' Riada always brings with it an air of solid authenticity. If you liked his work with Triúr then you will like this as well. It’s stripped back traditional music recorded at his home in Cúil Aodha.  With a strap line to the album that reads "A few tunes for our Friends" he brings along two long term fiddle playing…


Added by TradConnect on October 30, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

wireless systems

I'd like some suggestions for wireless systems, any ideas?

Added by Will West on October 29, 2013 at 14:21 — No Comments

Listen to Paddy Callaghan's award winning BBC produced EP

Paddy Callaghan is a multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow, Scotland.  He has been a regular member of St. Roch's Ceili Band winning the Comhaltas All Britain Senior Ceili band trophy in 2013 for a record 8th successive year. In addition to his more traditional work he has also been part of Glasgow band 'The Chihuahuas' playing…

Added by TradConnect on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Notes From The Road : Goitse Autumn Schedule

From the Goitse Newsletter : We have been very busy in the last few weeks between gigging, putting together new material for a 3rd Album and getting some press and promo material together. At the start of the month we spent two days in Limerick with master sound engineer Sean Horsman working on a few tracks for a top secret project. We also shot a music video to go with the…


Added by TradConnect on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Cúig - Shaking up the Irish trad scene!


Added by TradConnect on October 28, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Listen to a track from the new Pádraig Rynne solo album "Notify"


2013 is proving to be a very fruitful year for Pádraig Rynne.  His collaboration with Guidwire's flute player and long time friend Sylvain Barou and Dónal Lunny was one of…


Added by TradConnect on October 28, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Best New Trad Music Playlist # 5

Best new tracks from our Soundcloud followers over the last week or so. Follow us and we will Find You.Tradconnect on Soundcloud

Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments

Acadia Trad School -- 2014 Program Announcement

Acadia Trad School is excited to announce that its 2014 summer music program is now open for registration. Acadia Trad School, in Bar Harbor Maine, has its world-class faculty lineup for 2014 confirmed. The summer music program will run from June 30th- July 4th at the College of the Atlantic Campus. Acadia Trad School’s 2014 program focuses on Irish, Acadian, and Old Time…


Added by Chuck Donnelly on October 27, 2013 at 3:00 — No Comments

Track of The Week - North Texas School of Irish Music / Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair

This track is taken from the new CD released by North Texas School of Traditional Irish Music called Winter Air. It demonstrates that the ability to produce commercially viable recordings from within their own ranks is a goal worth reaching for. In support of a fundraiser to bring students to…


Added by TradConnect on October 26, 2013 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

New Bodhrán Course | Online Academy of Irish Music

Hi all.  Check out OAIM’s newest course, as well as the 50+ free lessons onsite.  In this course ‘Intermediate Bodhrán Technique’, maestro percussionist Jim Higgins presents a range of rhythmical accompaniments to cover a variety of tune types - Reels, Jigs, Slipjigs, Slides,…


Added by Mathew Curley on October 26, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Lúnasa Wows Fans at NYC's Lincoln Center

Last March, Megan Finnegan Bungeroth reviewed Lúnasa. Heres's what she thought:

New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …


Added by The Wild Geese on October 25, 2013 at 17:22 — No Comments

USA - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - October 2013

C heck out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the USA.  This month Slide and their new album Mendicity takes the top spot.  A lot of Tradconnect members in the Top 10 with We Banjo 3, Fullset, Réalta and Niamh Ní Charra also featuring.…


Added by TradConnect on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments


Premier Entertainment Ireland are currently recruiting Irish Traditional and Folk musicians for work in today's extravagant cruise industry.


All interested parties please send your promotional material to info@premierentertainmentireland.com…


Added by Julie La Fontaine on October 24, 2013 at 13:45 — No Comments

Halloweeeeeeeen Surprise!

Halloweeeeeeeeen Surprise! 

From Sunday, October 27th until Sunday, November 4th, both of Enda Seery's album releases:'Síocháin na Tuaithe:Peace of the Countryside' (2013) and 'The Winding Clock' (2010) will be for sale from Enda's website for the SCARILY and DEVILISHLY low price of €8 including postage and packaging. Don't miss out on this MONSTROUS offer! …


Added by Enda Seery on October 24, 2013 at 10:46 — No Comments

Album Review - Colleen Raney / Here This Is Home

Colleen Raney's new album called Here This is Home herald's a development of her sound and reputation as one of America’s best traditional singers. She recorded it in Dublin in the Summer of 2013 with production by Aidan Brennan and engineering by Trevor Hutchinson, who both…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 24, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Last 4 Concerts on the Sharon Shannon Nov '13 UK Tour

Sharon Shannon's short UK tour is presently under way and will be finishing up next Saturday 24th in Cambridge Junction. In total she will be playing 12 concerts across the UK.

She is also fresh from her sky diving exploits in aid of AHAR ( Animal Haven Animal Rescue ) raising much needed money in the process for this great…


Added by TradConnect on October 23, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Téada / In Spite of the Storm

I was fortunate enough to see Téada live recently at the Gael Linn 60th Birthday celebration in the National Concert Hall in Dublin where they launched this album called In Spite of the Storm.  One thing became immediately obvious on the night was the extra dimension that newest member Séamus Begley brings to the group. His voice is unique and his stage presence…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 23, 2013 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Temple Bar TradFest 2014 - Dublin's Largest Festival Of Traditional Music & Culture 22nd-26th Jan


The Temple Bar TradFest is back for its 9th year and will be bigger than ever before with 5 days & nights of Traditional Music & Culture.  This year’s line up includes a special 20th Anniversary Concert celebrating Frankie Kennedy his life and music with…


Added by Claudine Murray on October 23, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

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