Featured Blog Posts – October 2017 Archive (12)

Track of the Week : Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas / The Harp & Shamrock

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album called 'Mind will Never Be Easy', by Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas. The recording also features Brian Mooney on Bouzouki and Jack Talty on piano. It was recorded by Jack Talty in his studio in Lissycasey, Co. Clare.



Luke is a native Dubliner who grew up in Windy Arbour. He studied…

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Added by TradConnect on October 29, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

This is Julie Fowlis.. a new Spotify playlist

This is Julie Fowlis. This playlist has been added to Spotify by Julie herself, as an introduction to her music. In a Facebook post she said: "Today's news - my back catalogue is now finally available on Spotify. I'll be making some playlists in the weeks to come but to start with I have selected 90 minutes of my own music as an intro to who I am for those who don't know…

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Added by TradConnect on October 26, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat to live stream this years concerts

This year the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat will be live streaming their instructor concerts in a new move that is sure to gain interest.  They will stream the concerts live from the Chapel at Camp Hoblitzelle each night of the retreat featuring some of the top performers in the Irish music tradition.  And if you are unable to watch…

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Added by TradConnect on October 20, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Tell Us A Bit About Tommy Potts

In this Myles O'Reilly film, Irish traditional fiddle player Liam O’Connor pays tribute to legendary fiddler from The Coomb in Dublin’s inner city, Tommy Potts. Filmed at a house session hosted by the esteemed Irish traditional accordion player Tony MacMahon.…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Introducing Trio Dhoore + UK tour dates

Trio Dhoore are a young and talented band of musical brothers from Flanders in Belgium. Their extensive repertoire of traditional Flemish tunes is punctuated by song and many of their own compositions. This mix all goes to provide their audiences with a soundscape where traditional and contemporary music, melancholy melodies and intuitive interplay merge to unique effect. The…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Youthful energy from progressive Philadelphia trio 'Poor Man's Gambit'

Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhrán, dance), Dylan Richardson (guitar, tenor banjo, bouzouki, vocals), and Genevieve Gillespie (fiddle, vocals, dance). The band's roots can be traced to…

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Added by TradConnect on October 12, 2017 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Ye Vagabonds and Myles O’Reilly reunite on their new single 'Half Blind'

Ahead of their highly anticipated debut album due out Friday 13th October, brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, have released the second single from the album, “Half Blind”.

Accompanying the single release is a new video…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Karen Tweed and Tom McElvogue find the heart of the music on 'Luckpenny'

Luckpenny is the first recording collaboration between Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Tom McElvogue (flute) and embraces the music they grew up playing – Irish Traditional reels, jigs and hornpipes. The album…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Palace Sessions: Live recording from Foley & Alderson with proceeds going to Mexico/Puerto Rico charity

Dylan Foley and Isaac Anderson have release a live album of traditional music with all proceeds from online sales going to those affected by the recent disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. On their Bandcamp Page they write: "This album was recorded over two sessions in a tiny little apartment known affectionately…

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Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Two tracks from the new Martin Hayes album released 27th October 2017

The following is a first listen to music from the new Martin Hayes project called “The Martin Hayes Quartet.’ It expands on many of the musical ideas pursued by Martin in his longstanding partnership with Dennis Cahill. “The melody still remains central but now with an added range of sonic possibilities provided by the bass clarinet…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - September 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for September 2017.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …

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Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Listen to a classic Gael Linn reissue from 1985 - The Keane Family

Gael Linn continue their series of album reissues with a classic recording from 1985 by “The Keane Family”. It features music and song from Dolores and Seán Keane, their siblings, their parents Matt and Bridie, and their aunts Rita and Sarah. Truly, a family album of music and song! It is a bilingual album with tracks that include Cill…

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Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

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