Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (35)

An interview with Alyth McCormack - Life in Ireland, 'Homelands' and The Chieftains.

In August this year we launched Alyth McCormack’s 'Homelands' album on Tradconnect, and we also added it to our Download Centre, where broadcasters can download it for free.  At the time we spoke to…

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Added by TradConnect on October 31, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Oisín & Conal Hernon / Across the Sound

Across the Sound is the latest recording from Inis Mór residents Oisín and Conal Hernon. They have previously recorded in 2008 on an album called Up and Coming / Ó Ghlúin go Glúin. This however is different, as it comprises all new compositions from the brothers. We…

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Added by Tony Lawless on October 30, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Some highlights from Ennis Trad Fest taking place 5th - 9th November 2015

Ennis Trad Fest kicks off next week and looking at their schedule there is a lot to look forward to. There will be several new albums launched, many of which we have already featured here on Tradconnect as part of our…

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Added by TradConnect on October 29, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Dónal O'Connor, John McSherry & Seán Óg Graham / Ulaid

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 TradRaidió, our…

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Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2015 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Kickstarter for debut album by Dublin duo ATLAS

This is the latest Kickstarter from Dublin duo ATLAS. To support them click on the red link below. This is what they say on their Kickstarter page. "This debut ATLAS album is something we have been thinking about for a number of years and it is of the utmost importance to us that we do as professional a job as possible in the making of it. We have…

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Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Buille / Buille Beo

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 Download…

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Added by TradConnect on October 26, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Outstanding Tracks : Galway Bay by Rhoda Barfoot / Seán Tyrrell

We keep returning to Across the Sea To Ireland by Rhoda Barfoot. We keep returning to Galway Bay and Danny Boy. Often late at night , and often in a “have you heard this?” kind of tone. Add in Mo Ghile Mear and it’s hard to pick the best…

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Added by TradConnect on October 25, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Open the Door For Three / The Rat in the Thatch (25th October 2015)

Our track of the week comes from Open the Door For Three.  Clocking up close to 250 plays on our Soundcloud file over the last seven days, it is from their new album called The Penny Wager. The band includes members Liz Knowles(fiddle), Kieran O'Hare (uilleann pipes, flute, whistle) and Pat…

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Added by TradConnect on October 25, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Supporting Cúig's Kickstarter campaign

Cúig are  Miceál Mullen(Banjo/Mandolin), Rónán Stewart (Fiddle/ Uilleann pipes), Ruairí Stewart (Guitar), Eoin Murphy (Accordion) and Cathal Murphy (Bodhrán/Drums). They…

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Added by TradConnect on October 24, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Ladlane / Crossing the Liffey

We have become so oversupplied with great albums of late that many are quietly slipping through with little fanfare.  This is the first studio album from a trio that have been busy crafting their music in Dublin’s Temple Bar area on a weekly basis. Featuring Eugene Quinn on guitar and banjo, Ray Dempsey on accordion and Colm Keane on…

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Added by Tony Lawless on October 23, 2015 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

FLEADH CHEOIL NA hÉIREANN INIS 2016 SET FOR GLÓR-IOUS LAUNCH - 23rd Oct 2015

Press Release : “Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ard-Stiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will launch Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 before an invited audience in glór on Friday, 23rd October, 2015. After a gap of almost 40 years the world’s greatest celebration of traditional Irish Music Song and Dance returns to Ennis from 14th to 22nd…

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Added by TradConnect on October 20, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

First Listen : A track from the new album from 'Open The Door For Three'

This is track No.2 from the new album by Open The Door For Three.  The album is called The Penny Wager and the band includes members Liz Knowles (fiddle), Kieran O'Hare (uilleann pipes, flute, whistle)…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Lorcán Mac Mathúna / The Arrows that Murder Sleep

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 Download Centre. For artists this makes an online launch a truly global event with radio stations around the world…

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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Dublin Launch for AnTara - 5th November, Bello Bar, Dublin

We featured AnTara recently as part of our Worldwide Launch Series and it is an album worth checking out.  See this article

AnTara was formed when Matthew and Tommy met as neighbours in East Clare and…

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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Tracks - Trippin Along from Yvonne Bolton & Alan Jordan

Recovered from an envelope that had nearly been discarded, this track called Tippin Along is from an album called Silver Threads that was recorded in 2013. Much underrated, and featuring a number of new…

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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Echoes of Erin Concert - Cedar Lane, MD - 24th October 2015

Co-sponsored by the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE), O'Neill-Malcom Branch, Folklore Society of Greater Washington, the Institute of Musical Tradition. This special 2015 Comhaltas concert tour of North American features the tops in Irish Traditional Entertainment, direct from Ireland.

Echoes of Erin, the 43rdth Annual Concert Tour of North America…

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Added by TradConnect on October 17, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Jason O'Rourke / The Northern Concertina

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 15, 2015 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Watch Lynched perform on Jools Holland's BBC music show

Dublin band Lynched made a well deserved BBC appearance on Later ...with Jools Holland this week.  They are most definitely the band of the moment and the best thing to come out of Dublin in quite a while.  Their debut album was likewise outstanding. We wrote:…

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Added by TradConnect on October 15, 2015 at 11:25 — No Comments

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

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