October 2016 Blog Posts (33)

Notes from the Road : Cherish The Ladies news and tour dates 2016/17

Hello Cherish fans. We had a brilliant summer and hope you did too! We had fantastic gigs in Ireland and England and now are looking forward to a very busy fall and Christmas tour including our first visit to Japan! Scroll down to check out our upcoming tours and please share the events with your friends!!! We hope we are coming to a town near…


Added by TradConnect on October 12, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Lúnasa October 2016 News

How’s it going folks? Apologies for the lack of correspondence, we’ve all been super crazy busy all summer and things just ran away from us.

It was such a fantastic and varied summer of tours, teaching and tunes galore! Ireland, France, Brittany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, various parts of the US including…


Added by TradConnect on October 11, 2016 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Kevin Rowsome and Cuisle Cheol na bPíob - the essence of what our tradition is about.

Cuisle Cheol na bPíob is the new album by Dublin born uilleann piper Kevin Rowsome. It is a solo unaccompanied recording and has been described as “the essence of what our tradition is about.”

Being the fifth generation of uilleann pipers and pipe makers in his family, Kevin was immersed in the world of…


Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Mary Mac Namara & Sorcha Costello / The Steampacket (9th October 2016)

The Lady’s Cup of Tea is the new album from Co Clare concertina player Mary Mac Namara and daughter Sorcha Costello who plays fiddle. This is the fifth album from Mary whose first album “Traditional Music from East Clare” (Released in 1994) was widely acclaimed and voted…


Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Tony Mac Mahon tribute concert - Sunday 20th November in Dublin City Hall

VIEW festival of Politics, Arts & Ideas in association with Farcry Productions and Raelach Records have announced an honorary benefit concert in support of the welfare of Tony Mac Mahon. 

"In this year of the commemoration and celebration of 1916 it is important not only to remember our honourable dead but…


Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Exclusive : First single from the concept project 'Event Horizon' by Géza Frank & Jean Damei

Event Horizon is a concept project devised by Géza Frank & Jean Damei at the centre of which stands a unique brand of music that fuses the group’s eclectic compositional styles with astrophysical and cosmological themes.

The aim is to create a new sort of music, inspired by…


Added by TradConnect on October 7, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Moxie October 2016

As the Autumn and Winter seasons approach and the evenings begin to cut short, we hope to keep the fire burning as we get back on the road! Here's a little summary of an incredible 2016


Australian Tour  

The month long tour absolutely flew by from our opening gig…


Added by TradConnect on October 6, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Planxty to release new retrospective album and DVD on 28th October 2016

Legendary folk band Planxty have announced the release of a new retrospective collection called "Planxty : Between the Jigs and Reels". It will be a CD/DVD combination, with lots of rare footage of the group. The band formed in 1972 consisting initially of Christy Moore (vocals, acoustic guitar,bodhrán), Andy Irvine…


Added by TradConnect on October 6, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 386

Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 386


Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 9/10/2016 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental…


Added by Mitch Park on October 5, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

Comparing Ireland and Scotland's Best albums from 2016

This week Scottish music have opened up their voting lines for their Album of the Year 2016. They have listed over 20 traditional albums and we include a playlist below with 11 tracks from those 20 albums. So how is Scottish music doing these days? Have a listen and then enjoy the best…


Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Best of Soundcloud September 2016 - 30 Tracks

A selection of tracks that have been released on Soundcloud over the last few weeks. Sounds that may pass you by.  Sounds worth hearing.

If you have tracks that you want us to feature on Tradconnect then simply send them via our Soundcloud profile.

If you have a new album about to be…


Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Jillian LaDage / Enchanted Winter

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 100 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…


Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Learn over 20 Kevin Burke fiddle tunes online

Fiddlevideo.com is an online fiddle lesson website, designed to help you develop your fiddle playing through a number of online lessons. To appeal to a wide audience of students, site creator and Oregon resident Casey Willis teamed up with several other instructors from other fiddle genera who are at the top of their game.  Kevin…


Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

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