October 2013 Blog Posts (68)

Taisce a Concert for the ITMA - 10th November 2013, Abbey Theatre Dublin

On November 10th 2013 the ITMA will be holding its first ever concert at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.  It will feature a very strong line up that will include Liam O’Flynn (uilleann pipes), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (piano) and Niall Martin (cello), Matt Molloy (flute) & Dónal Lunny (bouzouki) ,  Brooks Academy Set Dancers with…

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Added by TradConnect on October 23, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

7 Questions 7 to Caitlín Nic Gabhann on Italish Blog

Three times winner of the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil on concertina, and also an accomplished dancer and in 2009, joined Riverdance as troupe dancer: our new interview about the Present and Future of the Traditional Music in Ireland is with Caitlín Nic Gabhann. She is a great concertina player and…

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Added by Aindréas Ridire on October 23, 2013 at 6:51 — No Comments

12th Annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat - Dates and registration details announced.

The O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat have issued a press release announcing that in less than three weeks on May 2nd at 9 a.m., they will begin their online registration for their 12th annual …

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Added by TradConnect on October 22, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

First Listen : Exclusive track from The Leitrim Equation 3 feat. John Carty, Séamus Begley and Dónal Lunny

Yesterday we wrote about the launch of the new CD called The Leitrim Equation 3 which will take place as part of Return To Camden festival on 27th October 2013 in The London Irish Centre. Today we have an exclusive track from the album.  Its the first track and its a set of Polkas: My Love is but a Lassie / Dark Girl Dressed in…

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Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Leitrim Equation 3 CD Launch Announced - 27th October 2013

What: Gala Concert at the 15th Return to Camden Town Festival celebrating ‘Leitrim Equation 3’ – Leitrim County Council’s musician-in-residence programme.

Who: Dónal Lunny, John Carty, Séamus Begley along with 20+ Leitrim…

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Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Competition : Win a copy of David Doocey's new album Changing Time

For any fiddle fans out there, or non fiddle fans for that matter here is a chance to win a copy of one of the best fiddle albums of the year without a shadow of a doubt.  Mixing the best of traditional fiddle with some modern arrangements musician David Doocey has hit on a bit of a doozy.  Its classic traditional fiddle…

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Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2013 at 8:00 — 9 Comments

Track of the Week - Niamh Ní Charra / The Dolly Varden / Moll Roe

This week we uploaded a new track from Niamh Ní Charra's tribute album to Terry "Cuz" Teahan called "Cuz". Cuz emigrated from Ireland  in 1928 at the age of 23 and brought the music of Sliabh Luachra with him to his new…

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Added by TradConnect on October 20, 2013 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Enda Seery releases new track "Loving Hannah" from Peace of the Countryside album

Enda Seery has released a new track from his second whistle album released earlier in the year.  The album was called Peace of the Countryside and in addition to the normal whistle and flute numbers it also featured a number of songs.  This…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Téada / In Spite of the Storm

This is about as good as it get in traditional music.  The first album release by Téada with new member Séamus Begley on board.  The rest of the group comprise Oisín Mac Diarmada on fiddle, Paul Finn on accordion, Damien Stenson on flute, Seán Mc Elwain on guitar and Tristan Rosenstock on bodhrán. Confident and assured it shows Téada settling into…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Máirtín de Cógáin and John Blake live on Concert Window 19th December

This week you will get the opportunity to hear 2 concerts on the Concert Window live streaming OPEN series featuring two well know traditional artists. It will be another real opportunity for Irish/European audiences to see this…
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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Best New Trad Music Playlist # 4

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 18, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - October 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Niamh Dunne and her debut solo album Portraits takes the top spot.  A lot of Tradconnect members also featuring with Gavin Whelan, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Kevin Crawford and Niamh Ní Charra also featuring.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your…

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Added by TradConnect on October 17, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

New track released from The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox & Neil Byrne

In advance of the launch of their album The Sunny Banks at the John Dwyer Trad Weekend in Waterford this weekend, Edel Fox and Neil Byrne have released a new track from the album.  It the opening track called McKenna Country / Breffini Ó Reilly's / The Meadow.  McKenna Country was written by Leitrim fiddle…

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Added by TradConnect on October 17, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Máirtín de Cógáin Live online through the Concert Window

This coming Sunday October 20th to finish off Cork Rebel Week 2013, Carrigaline Co. Cork Native, Máirtín de Cógáin will be doing an online concert at 8pm Cork time from his home in Minnesota, USA. A new company in the US called Concert Window has asked Máirtín of …

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Added by Máirtín de Cógáin on October 16, 2013 at 15:07 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : Caitlín Nic Gabhann on 2013 and her Album of the Year

With the Autumn upon us it will soon be time to carry out our end of year poll to find the public’s favourite record of the year for 2013.  While it has been an astounding year once again for albums it is worth reflecting on our poll from 2012 and its winner Caitlín Nic Gabhann.  Her debut…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 16, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Winter Air - Supporting North Texas School of Irish Music

One of our goals on Tradconnect is the establishment of a trad community that are able to connect with each other and support each other with some of the marvelous work that is been done at community level.  While we write about all the latest happenings and sounds from our top musicians we also like to get behind…

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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

The John Dwyer Trad Weekend - 18th to 20th October

We are entering the last few weeks of traditional festivals with The John Dwyer Trad Weekend (in conjunction with the Imagine Arts Festival) taking place in Waterford city from the 18th – 20th October. This year’s festival features the cream of Irish Traditional talent from all over the country. Friday night in the Medieval Museum, Viking Quarter will see Clare…

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Added by TradConnect on October 15, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Debut release If Only I Could Fly by Boston roots musician Emerald Rae

Boston musician Emerald Rae has released her debut album titled If Only I Could Fly. She would not be widely known on these shores but as a Boston roots musician she is known as a powerful…

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Added by TradConnect on October 15, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

New album review!

Changing Time is one of the surprise fiddle hits of the year.  As an album it succeeds because David Doocey has managed to combine the elements of a classic fiddle sound with twists and turns that are polished and modern. Accompanists Patrick and Kevin Doocey, Stephen and Kevin Doherty and Ryan Molloy add significantly to the feel and atmosphere of the recording.  It is also an album that becomes…

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Added by David Doocey on October 14, 2013 at 16:54 — No Comments

Watch the Celtic Colours International Festival Live! Tonight.

Celtic Colours have been streaming a number of their concerts live this year on their website.  Tonight 14th October and next Saturday 19th October you can catch the last two live streams. 

Tonight’s show is “Celtic Cabaret” from the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre featuring Beolach, The Teetotallers, Dry Bones and The Modern Grass.  To watch…

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Added by TradConnect on October 14, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

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