October 2014 Blog Posts (54)

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s In My Mind - a solo fiddle and film show.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s In My Mind - a solo fiddle and film show.  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh sets off on a unique journey to the heart of Irish music. His mission: to boldly explore the beauty and humour of traditional music, aided and abetted by his 10-string fiddle, a film projector, and a host of “virtual” guests.…

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Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

What to expect from Four Winds on their debut album

As part of the buildup to the release of their new album, Four Winds have released a new video that gives some flavour of what to expect from these new kids on the block. It displays a energetic band that are not short on passion and the video includes the tunes The Flags Of Dublin/Ger Quigley's/Franks…

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Added by TradConnect on October 7, 2014 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

15 Best Trad Tracks from September 2014

The 15 best tracks from September

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

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Added by TradConnect on October 7, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

First official track from new band Arum (Updated with 2nd track)

Updated with 2nd track. Arum is a new group on the traditional music scene and a recent track added to Soundcloud has gained over 1,200 plays in a very short period of time.  We caught up with the band to ask about their music and upcoming album, due to be released shortly.



"Each of us enjoy a wide range of musical styles so when we do…

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Added by TradConnect on October 6, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Mellow harmonies from Amsterdam duo, The Lasses

This is a track from the debut album by The Lasses released in 2012.  They are back in the news again as they are working on a follow up album.

We were quite taken by this track and the beautiful soulful harmonies that they create.  Supported by some restrained accompaniment they have all the right ingredients to make them stand out from the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2014 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Return to Camden Town - Starts Today 22nd October - 17 Track Playlist

Return to Camden Town (RtCT) is a Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance including over 40 events: concerts, céilis, workshops, free performances and sessions. They have put together a playlist of 17 tracks from artists that will feature this year, including several tracks from the Tradconnect Soundcloud file.  This year the festival will feature many high…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Féile na Sollán - Sallins, Co. Kildare, 17th - 19th October 2014

Féile na Sollán weekend cultural festival will return to Sallins in North County Kildare this October, thanks to local community group, Sult na SollánFéile na Sollán or Sallins TradFest, will see a weekend packed with activities for all ages, as part of a celebration all aspects of Irish traditional culture – language, music,…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Portherhead / Winnie Hayes/The Swedish Jig/Soup Dragon

This debut album by Portherhead has been in our player this week and we are quite impressed by it.

Here is the first track from it as our Track of the Week.  

The band comprises Liam King (accordion), Joe Junker (guitar/vocal), James…

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Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Murali Ensemble - Ireland meets India

Here is something special once again from the man that brought us From Tallagh to Halle earlier in the year via ALDOC.  Beautifully balanced sound here with Ireland meeting India. It features Ravichandra Kulur - Flute,  Alan Doherty - Flute,…

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Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

New single from The Murphy Beds

It's good to hear the word single again when it comes to the release of new music.  Here is the new single by The Murphy Beds who last year released an outstanding debut album that really deserves more attention.  Its was self titled and you can check it out …

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Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Góilín Song Project

A New ITMA Microsite

700+ Songs from 200+ Singers

 

This month’s ITMA Digitised Materials upload of audio and video recordings, printed materials and photographs all form part of a new ITMA microsite called the…

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on October 2, 2014 at 10:34 — No Comments

Trending - 10 Most Played Tracks - September 2014

We are working towards 100,000 plays on our Soundcloud File with close to 2,000 plays taking place each week.  We also have close to 1,000 people following us on Soundcloud. If you have a new album out you should consider sending us a copy to this…

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Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

First track off Aodán Coyne's solo album " If We Only Knew"

Here is the first track released by Aodán Coyne from his new solo album called "If we only knew". Aodán is a member of Socks in the Frying Pan who's debut album we reviewed in 2012.

On this track he is accompanied by Niall Preston on…

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Added by TradConnect on October 1, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Songs # 11- 15 - 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 1, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

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