Featured Blog Posts – October 2016 Archive (29)

Supporting the Kyle Carey Kickstarter for her new album - "The Art of Forgetting"

‘Gaelic Americana’ artist Kyle Carey has just announced the launch of her Kickstarter campaign for her third album The Art of Forgetting - due out next autumn.

Kyle will be recording The Art of Forgetting in January with producer Dirk Powell at his home studio ‘The…


Added by TradConnect on October 28, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

First listen to the new album by Zoë Conway, Máirtín O'Connor and Dónal Lunny

This is the first track off the new album by  Zoë Conway,  Máirtín O'Connor and Dónal Lunny called In Full Sail. The tunes are Paddy In London / A Tailor I Am / Adam And Eve.

Máirtín O'Connor was part of the original Riverdance phenomenon. Add to that his work with bands such as…


Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2016 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Film : Coming Home is a love letter to a romantic vision of Ireland

Coming Home is a new landmark documentary charting the journeys of five Irish emigrants spread across four continents as they pursue a common dream of returning to live out their remaining days in Ireland.

It is the debut feature by Cathal Kenna who himself experienced two periods of mass emigration and…


Added by TradConnect on October 26, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Listen to the new track from Aoife Scott's debut album 'Carry the Day'

Carry the Day is the new debut album by Dublin singer Aoife Scott. The album was launched on Tradconnect in February 2016 and you can read that article here.  The songs for the album…


Added by TradConnect on October 25, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Album Review : "True Born Irishman" - the new album from Daoirí Farrell

I first heard about Daoirí Farrell from a bouzouki student of mine, and was very impressed at the quality of his first recording “The First Turn” in 2009.  Since then I’ve followed his progress with interest, as he has attracted the attention of a diverse range of respected musicians, and achieved many honours and awards including…


Added by Mark Lysaght on October 24, 2016 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Melodic and heartfelt music from Andrew Finn Magill on his second release 'Branches'

Branches is the second disc in a concept album series which charts Andrew Finn Magill’s musical progression in Irish music. In June this year we featured the first album in this series called…


Added by TradConnect on October 24, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Watch the new JigJam video in advance of the release of 'Hello World' on 22nd October

JigJam have just released a new video as a taster of their new album Hello World which will be released tomorrow 22nd October. The band comprises Jamie McKeogh (Guitar, tenor banjo and lead vocals), Daithi Melia (5 String Banjo and vocals) Cathal Guinan (Double Bass, fiddle and vocals) and…


Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Clanú release their new album 'Long Way Round'

Delighted to bring news of Clanú's new album release. Long way round is a collection of original and traditional songs and tunes from this Antrim based 5 piece. It's an album filled with beautiful airs and ballads as well as some fine tunes that fly off the fiddle, banjo, flute and guitar that makes up the Clanú sound.

Add to that the fine singing of Fiona McIlroy and Dee McIlroy and it's an…


Added by Dee McIlroy on October 21, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums : September 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for September2016.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. We have also just announced a €3,000 prize for our Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by The INEC Killarney so get your albums to us at this …


Added by TradConnect on October 20, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh announce US tour in Oct/Nov 2016

Press Release: Acclaimed musicians each in their own right, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh have joined forces to create one of traditional music’s most impressive acts.

They have just announced a US tour in October/November and the dates are included below.

The pair’s spirited music and dance is rooted in the…


Added by TradConnect on October 20, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Conor Caldwell & Danny Diamond explore the northern repertoire on NORTH

On their new duo album NORTH, Belfast-born fiddle players Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond blend a shared northern musical heritage with the fruits of further-afield musical adventures to create a landmark Irish fiddle recording. New compositions sit comfortably alongside forgotten gems from old manuscript collections;…


Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Exclusive Premiere : The new album from the Katie McNallyTrio, 'The Boston States'

"For generations, Boston was the American home for expatriate Cape Breton Islanders. Far from the rich Scottish culture of their island home in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and Maritime Canadian dancehalls grew up around the Watertown neighborhood and other parts of Boston. The Canadian-American Club, the French Victory Club, the Greenville Cafe; these…


Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Special ‘Céilí House’ programme with Siansa Gael Linn 2016 winners - 22nd Oct 2016

A special edition of the popular radio programme, ‘Céilí House’, featuring the winners of Siansa Gael Linn 2016 , ‘Círéib’ from Coláistí Eoin & Íosagáin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday next, 22 October next at 9.02p.m.

Hear musicians Fiona Nic Gamhna- Fiddle/Viola/Song; Mícheál Ó Grálaigh – Fiddle/Song; Seán Ó Casaide –…


Added by TradConnect on October 17, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Kevin Rowsome / The Very Man (16th Oct '16)

Our track of the week, with over 225 plays over the last 7 days is 'The Very Man' by Kevin Rowsome. It is taken from his new solo album called Cuisle Cheol na bPíob. 

Cuisle Cheol na bPíob is the culmination of over five years of research into ancient traditional Irish music. He analysed the…


Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

President Higgins to attend Féasta 100, 3rd December 2016 in Dublin

On Saturday, December 3rd 2016, the Irish language will be officially celebrated through Féasta 100, one of the main closing events of the 1916 commemorative year. No one can deny the power of the Irish language in the penmanship and communication of many of the…


Added by TradConnect on October 14, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

First listen to 'Good Time Old Time' from We Banjo 3

Here is track 2 off the new We Banjo 3 album called ‘String Theory’.

It includes the tunes Cousin Sally Brown, Green Tomato Pie and Bell Cow.  …


Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

'Pure drop' traditional Irish music from Gailfean - 'Won't You Come Out Tonight'

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 Download…


Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

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

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