October 2014 Blog Posts (54)

Irish Music’s Present and Future – 7 Questions 7 to Edel Fox on Italish blog

Edel Fox and her concertina are definitely playing an important role in the Present of Irish Music.

So, it is with great pleasure that we meet her for our new interview about Irish Music.

Edel Fox is from Miltown Malbay Co.…

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Added by Aindréas Ridire on October 18, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Web Watch : Spotify Payments Fracas, Why Public WiFi is a Health Hazard, How Teens Listen to Music, The Fleadh,

Web Watch is a collection of articles from around the web that in one way or another have relevance to musicians.  

From trends on social media to technology, marketing and PR.  

From music streaming to Apps to iPhones and beyond.

We filter out what is important and present it as part of this series of posts.

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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Éanna Ó Cróinín / The Lady's Cup of Tea

For the next few weeks we are celebrating reaching 100,000 plays on our Soundcloud file and are revisiting old tracks.  

Our track of the week is now…

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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Online launch of Draíocht Na Feadóige by Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha - 23rd October 2014

On Thursday 23rd October 2014 we will continue our series of Online Album Launches with the new release by Tradconnect member and broadcaster Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. The album is called Draíocht Na Feadóige and it is an outstanding release by any measure of traditional music.  With 21…

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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

The Latest Sounds on Tradconnect

Here is a playlist of the latest tracks that we are featuring on the site.  If you want to connect with Tradconnect and have your music featured on the site, post your raw news update in our Newsdesk and if it has video/audio links and images attached we will…

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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

John Dwyer Trad Weekend starts tomorrow 17th October 2014 in Waterford.

The John Dwyer Trad Weekend starts tomorrow 17th October and runs until Sunday 19th. The festival honours the wonderful musician and composer John Dwyer, who is still very much a part of the music scene in the South-East.…
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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Album Review : The Alt

Three household names in traditional music combine to form the new ensemble that is The Alt.  The musicians are John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O'Leary and on this debut, they deliver 11 outstanding tracks.  The dual guitar/bouzouki work of Doyle and O'Leary is ever so intricately constructed and contributes significantly to the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Album Preview : First Track & Chat with Robbie Harris on new Bully's Acre album "The Twelve Pins"

Bully’s Acre is an exciting new trio comprising of Peter Browne (accordion), Lucas Gonzales (Guitar), and Robbie Harris (Percussion).  They have just released a track off a forthcoming album and we spoke to Robbie Harris about what we can expect when it is released in November 2014.  …

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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Review : Moxie / Planted

The much anticipated debut from Moxie follows very much in the path of other boundary pushing artists, like Rynne, Talty, McSherry, who seek freedom in an expansive form of traditional inspired music.  Moxie have been much touted of late for their creative and clean sound and their EP released in 2012 hinted very much at what was to come. The fact that my media copy of the album…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 15, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exploring the Southern Appalachian musical landscape with Hog-eyed Man

For those of you that may want a little more American Old-time music here is a new release by Athens, Georgia duo Hog-eyed Man.  The duo is made up of Jason Cade (fiddle / banjo) and Rob McMaken (mandolin / mountain dulcimer). They describe their music as a long-term project that has just begun, with them "going into…

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Added by TradConnect on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Talks to Tradconnect on new album, Irish Tour & Exclusive Track

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s In My Mind - a solo fiddle and film show will be live onstage tonight in The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.  Its part of a 9 date countrywide tour.  

According to the tour description its “a unique journey to the heart of Irish music. His mission: to boldly explore the beauty…

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Added by TradConnect on October 14, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Little Sea Records Presents The Press Gang, Oct 29, Portland, Oregon

World Class Celtic Music From Portland, ME at Alberta Street Pub, Portland OR.  Little Sea Concerts Presents The Press Gang, Oct 29th at 7pm

“…each instrument is aware of its role [and is] played with a gentleness that contrasts with the high paced reels — but still retains the sparkle.” —Irish Music Magazine

A bold new sound has…

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Added by Colleen Raney on October 14, 2014 at 3:30 — No Comments

Album Preview : Gaelic Band Cruinn Release Second Album "Stóras"

Acclaimed Highland based Gaelic singing quartet Cruinn release their second album at the Royal National Mòd on Friday 17 October at Eden Court, Inverness. The band consists of four well known Gaelic singers who have all built up their own careers as solo singers and as members of other well known music acts. The band are James Graham from Lochinver,…

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Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Géza Frank & Jean Damei : Musical inspiration from the stars

For those of you that like the modern experimental music of the Olllam,  Alan Doherty and Pádraig Rynne here is a new project that you may enjoy.  It involves Géza Frank (Whistles, Pipes) and Jean Damei (Guitar) with Tyler Duncan of the Olllam on sound design and part production. Géza Frank (Austria) and Jean Damei (France) are…
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Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Talking to Bernie Pháid about her new album Síol + Exclusive track

Included below is an exclusive track off the new album by Bernie Pháid called Síol.  It a vocal album that delves into the traditional folk music of Ireland, Scotland and America and is the second release from Bernie.  When we spoke to her she confirmed that her first album 'Spideoigín' was released in 2004. That recording…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 12, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - The Boruma Trio - The Happy Man/Paddy Taylor's Reels

The significant growth of Tradconnect over the last few years now means that we can rely on some of our own statistics when it comes to what is being played and listened to.  

Our Soundcloud file has really taken off and in the next few week we will have achieved 100,000 plays.…

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

Album Preview : Eclectic influences and contemporary sound from The Lowground

Here is a taster of what to expect from Glasgow group The Lowground which features a combination of guitar, concertina and bodhrán.  The band members are Mohsen Amini, Kenny Rankin and David Foley.  They say that they have their our own styles and very eclectic influences adding that " we all draw on both Scottish and Irish traditions and the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Jeremiahs CD Launch & Track from the album

The Jeremiahs are launching their debut album in November. Recorded in Pluais Studios Áras Chrónáin in Dublin during the summer. SIx of the ten tracks are compositions from the band with the remaining four being a mix of traditional and newly composed songs from Dave Sudbury and Adam…

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Added by The Jeremiahs on October 9, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Four Star Trio new album "Magnetic South"

We will get to a review of this gem of an album by Four Star Trio very shortly.  

For now enjoy this opening track that includes Thadelo's/My Love In The Morning/Behind the Bush in the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Songs # 16 - 20 - 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 honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…

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

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