November 2011 Blog Posts (24)

A tip for the timber-killing winter ahead.

Bought one of these, and it arrived today:


A case humidifier from Oasis humidifiers

I removed some padding from the lid of my flute case, stuck the steel holder, with adhesive back in the lid and attached the humidifier.

Might be overkill for a flute case,…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on November 30, 2011 at 20:43 — No Comments

Dulahan Irl - Airs & Gracenotes

The music that I most fondly remember has always been the late at night, behind locked doors type. When everyone has gone home bar the last few stragglers. Instruments have been put away in preparation for home, yet something says the night is not quite over. Fond memories linger of such nights when you may have a solo fiddle or accordian. Maybe someone doing some backing with guitar, maybe not. There is…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 29, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Strayaway Child

We got a chance to post up this popular 6-part jig today.…


Added by Dulahan on November 23, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

Dervish – bringing it all back home

YER MAMMY always told you to be nice to people when you’re on the way up, because it’s the same people you’ll pass when you’re on the way back down again.

And while Dervish, one of traditional Irish music’s greatest exports, are far from being on the way back down,…


Added by Micheál Ó Domhnaill on November 23, 2011 at 12:05 — No Comments

The Drunken Sailor

We wanted to post our take on this popular hornpipe.…


Added by Dulahan on November 22, 2011 at 16:00 — 4 Comments

Caladh Nua

Very good band! Went to see them in Copenhagen last friday, good gig and they were friendly people.

Eoin O'Meachair had a set of Sindt whistles ranging from A to Eb.. Lucky b-rd :)

Their albums are well worth buying, have a listen here:…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on November 21, 2011 at 21:49 — 7 Comments

Album review - At First Light / Idir

At First Light are back in fine form with their second album Idir, released close to six years after their debut release. 

The band was established in 2001 when ‘Lúnasa’ founders John McSherry and Michael McGoldrick released their critically acclaimed collaborative album, ‘At First Light’. The line up has changed since then with the addition of Uilleann piper and bodhrán…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 21, 2011 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

My Site

Added by Le Vaillant on November 21, 2011 at 15:03 — No Comments


We wanted to post up a lovely jig composed by a fine musician called Wilbur "Two Gun" Terry from Virginia USA. It was kindly sent to us by our friend and fellow tradconnector Charlie Pitchard. We hope you like it. It is called Two Gun's Jig.…


Added by Dulahan on November 20, 2011 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

I have updated my website, Learning Irish Music.


I've just updated my website, Learning Irish Music. 
Now more just for Learners of Irish…

Added by Jim McAuley on November 17, 2011 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

Back to the Well Sights and Sounds from Ennis Trad Festival 2011

Back to the Well Ennis Trad Festival  2011 Sights and Sounds

Added by Cathy desmond on November 17, 2011 at 22:05 — No Comments

' Leslie Bingham '

A Man who taught me Much about ITM ..

Especially when I started out on that lovely road.

' Leslie Bingham ' 

With his Son Terry and Daughter Tara. 

A place where I first met him.. At a Fleadh - lol..



Added by Jim McAuley on November 17, 2011 at 17:56 — 2 Comments

The Saturday slow session at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City

This from Riyaz Shaikh reporting on the Saturday slow session at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City:

Hi folks,

We had a good session last saturday, with a surprisingly big turnout (even though the 7 train wasnt running). There were some familiar faces and munchies as well (almost seemed like the monthly CCE sunday session they have downstairs).


There's been a good mix of beginner and experienced…


Added by Richard Sutor on November 10, 2011 at 11:22 — No Comments

Two Donegal Highland's

This video was submitted by Jim McAuley and I have added them as a blog because on TradConnect we are trying to keep the video library to videos only. Its one of the few rules we have on the site and we hope members will understand our reasoning. This is music to a slide show and a lovely tune that needs to be shared.


Two Donegal…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 9, 2011 at 17:25 — No Comments

Crazy Chicken Fiddle, as a way of thanking you all.

To thank you for showcasing a lowly american fiddler here on tradconnect, I present:




This fiddler is Lisa Haley, and when she's not singing like a chicken, she plays Cajun and Zydeco music with the Zydecats.  

Added by Katie Davis Henderson on November 9, 2011 at 16:30 — 3 Comments


We were delighted last weekend to do an online collaboration with the fine fiddle player and composer from Co Antrim, Jim McAuley.

We were humbled when he composed a tune in our name as Jim has been a great source of inspiration to musicians everywhere and we regard him very highly.

We hope that you enjoy the tunes.

 Strathspey " To My Dear Departed Friends "    Reel " Joe And Adele…


Added by Dulahan on November 9, 2011 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Copenhagen Irish festival

Went there yesterday, wanted to catch Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, which i indeed did *see below*

great concert, great to hear a lot of the 'old ones' again, and both Andy and Dónal are still cracking performers!

Had a nice session as well as the biggest chicken & bacon sandwich i have seen, let alone eaten in my life!

Kudos to the artists and to the hard working 'crew' who make it…


Added by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on November 6, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

Cork Members

For anyone interested we are building up a strong membership from Cork. At some stage it may be worth starting a Cork TradConnect group. If anyone is interested in doing this you can drop me an email or simply set up the group. As TradConnect grows so will the Cork membership and at some stage in the future as the group creator you will be be in contact with all Cork musicians.


Member list as at Nov 2011. ( 51 Pages )




Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 6, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Christmas Celtic getting under way in Boston

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is a concert series we started in Boston 8 years ago.  It has since grown to five cities and 10 shows!    While I produce it, I really feel it is like a hooley, a gathering with great musicians and singers and in turn, the audience.   Take a look at this video for example.   

Two young dancers from the Harney Academy here (headed by the well-known Liam Harney).  They are joined by Caitlin nic Gabhann herself an outstanding dancer and the star of last year's…


Added by Brian O'Donovan on November 4, 2011 at 17:28 — 1 Comment

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