October 2015 Blog Posts (37)

New album and concert from Reg Hall, John Blake & Lamond Gillespie - 7th November London

On the 7th of November there promises to be a classic night of Irish traditional music and a rare chance to hear some of London's best musicians on their own terms. It will be a night of celebration of a rich and colourful past.

Reg Hall has been an integral part of the Irish music scene in London since the 50s…

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Added by TradConnect on October 14, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : AnTara / The Space Between

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Ballads of Child Migration

The Ballads of Child Migration is an album of brand new songs from Boo Hewerdine, Jez Lowe, John McCusker, O'Hooley & Tidow, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Coope Boyes & Simpson and John Doyle all inspired by the heart-breaking true stories of Britain's child migrants who were sent to Canada, Australia and Africa between 1869 and…

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Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Latest Digitised Materials from the Irish Traditional Music Arcive

Hi All.  Please find below the latest digitised materials from the Irish Traditional Music Archive:



Audio Playlist: The ‘Holy Trinity’ of Sligo Fiddle Masters: Michael Coleman, James Morrison and Paddy…

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on October 12, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Eoin O’Neill wins the MÓRglór Award for Outstanding Contribution - Concert 10th October

The prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is sponsored by glór and developed in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins who is an adviser to glór and coordinated the original concert in 2013.



glór’s annual award to celebrate outstanding contribution to traditional music has this year…

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Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Tracks - The Green Fields of Woodford from The Teetotalers

There was talk of a full live album from The Teetotalers, and that may very well happen in the near future.  In the meantime we will have to settle for this track, taken from The Burren Backroom Series Vol.1. The talents of Martin Hayes on fiddle, Kevin Crawford on flute…

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Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

First listen to the new Karen Matheson album ‘Urram’

Internationally recognized as lead vocalist of acclaimed crossover folk band Capercaillie (with whom she has toured over 30 countries and sold over a million album) this solo project ‘Urram’ (Gaelic for respect) is a musical love letter to her families’ Hebridean roots, with a collection of timeless Gaelic songs that evoke the character and atmosphere of Island…

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Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : The Outside Track /Light Up The Dark

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Danú to headline this year’s Imagine John Dwyer Weekend! 16th -18th October 2015

Press Release : Following their very successful appearance at the 2012 Imagine John Dwyer weekend, Danú return to Waterford city once more. Hailing from County Waterford, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today.



For over a decade, Danú’s virtuosi players on…

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Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2016 Finalists Announced

BBC Scotland have just announced the six finalists for this years BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2016 Award. According to Simon Thoumire, in the semi-finals "All twelve musicians performed brilliantly. However only six musicians can go through to the final on the 31st January 2016 at Celtic Connections Festival. These six young musicians…

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Added by TradConnect on October 7, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Seamus Sands / Across Bridges

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on October 6, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Bríd Harper

Combining elements of solo fiddle of the most exquisite kind, with high energy numbers, delivers one of this year’s best traditional albums.  The album shifts between solo excursions that display Bríd’s unquestioned talent, with larger ensemble numbers that are as good as any you will hear.  Her team of players include John Doyle, Seán Óg Graham, Trevor Hutchinson, John…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 6, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Conor O'Sullivan / Good Day Señor

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Cobblestone launch for new album by Steve Larkin & Mick Kinsella - 9th October 2015

On Friday 9th October 2015, Steve Larkin and Mick Kinsella will launch their new fiddle and harmonica album at The Cobblestone Bar, in Dublin.  Entry is free and the music will start from 9.30pm.  The liner notes to the album provide some insight to the music.  They say: “Many of the tunes on this album are…

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Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Kenny Donagher & Kerrie Herrity / Box & Banjo

Out of the fertile ground of Sligo comes this recording that combines banjo and box for the first time, in quite a while.  The sparring partners are Luton born, and now Sligo resident, Kerrie Herrity on banjo, and Sligo native Kenny Donagher.

Within the 14 tracks there is a scattering of familiar…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 2, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

From 'Preab Meadar' to 'The Arrows that Murder Sleep' - Lorcan Mac Mathúna

This weekend Lorcan Mac Mathúna will showcase his newest work with a free concert at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin on Sunday, at 2pm.  

The album is called The Arrows that Murder Sleep and it is a…

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Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Video Premiere : Kyle Carey / Let Them Be All Reprise

This is the new video from Kyle Carey.  The song is "Let Them Be All Reprise" and it is taken from her new album North Star. When we reviewed it recently we said that Kyle was back once again with a breezy laid back follow up on her …

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Added by TradConnect on October 1, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

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