November 2012 Blog Posts (53)

Superbelle - Streaching the tradition with electronic trad

Ok. You gotta give these tracks a bit of a chance as they start out quite electronic, but develop into something nice. From a group/person called Superbelle whom we will have to do a bit more digging on as their Facebook and Reverbnation pages are lacking in detail. We are stretching the tradition a bit here.  

Far end of the traditional spectrum but…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2012 at 23:03 — 1 Comment

Fullset and their Notes At Liberty - Some Tracks

We did a review of Fullset and their album Notes At Liberty some months back and what a good album it was. For those of you that may have missed that particular delight you will be glad to know that they have shared some tracks from the album…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Some tunes from Marie Fielding

A couple of nice tunes here from Marie Fielding who "is a full time musician, composer and fiddle tutor. Born in Edinburgh, Marie has played fiddle music from an early age and continues to be successful as a band fiddler, soloist and recording artiste. "

We must get to know a little more about the great wealth of Scottish music and artists that don't get too much coverage…

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Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Get ready for The Céilí Bandits..Rain and Snow

Here is a great track from the Ceili Bandits who are from County Clare in Ireland, mainly based in Lahinch. Presently the band is made up of four members...Yvonne Casey on fiddle, Eoin O'Neill on bazouki, Quentin Cooper on guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals and Jon O'Connell on double bass, guitar and vocals. The Céilí Bandits play Traditional Irish Music with heart and…

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Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Sandy Seisiun Relief Fund started in New York

The Sandy Sessions is a relief fund started by NY Irish musicians looking to band together and help raise much needed funds to benefit the NY Irish coastal communities that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.There is a concert series being put together by Irish musicians from around the NY area (with some as far…

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Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Sampler from Éamonn Coyne & Kris Drever new album

Nice sampler here from an album about to be released by Éamon Coyne and Kris Drever.  Éamon has performed at the highest level with stars like Tommy Peoples, Eileen Ivers and Sharon Shannon to name just a few.…

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Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

New album from Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre

We are delighted to say that we have just got a copy of the new album from Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre titled ‘Go Mairir I Bhfad_Long Life To You’. It is in fact their first studio album and on first listen its a cracker.



They will be launching it on Monday the 26th November 2012 in Whelans, Dublin at 8pm where they will perform all the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 16, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Altan - Back to the source ( A Short Film )

An interesting short film that we came across recently. Directed by Jeremy Howard, it documents an education residency project featuring world-renowned Donegal traditional music group Altan, organised by the Regional Cultural Centre RCC) and Donegal County Council (DCC) Public Art Office. It features performances with young traditional musicians and singers (from 7…

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Added by TradConnect on November 16, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

New album from Mike Considine - Permanent Resonance

We did a blog about Mike Considine some weeks ago including a track that was to appear on his new album.  Well the album is now out and is called Permanent Resonance. Have a listen on his Bandcamp…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Michelle O' Brien & Laoise Kelly / The Wishing Well - Live at The Dock ( Updated with audio )

On the strength of Michelle O' Brien's and Laoise Kelly's new album "The Wishing Well - Live At The Dock", you would wonder whether you need to go into a recording studio at all.  The quality of this album in terms of recording, production and mastering would suggest that side stepping the studio may be a more viable option for established artists.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 14, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Album Review: the olllam / the olllam

I'm usually incredibly averse to albums that mix Irish trad and jazz, but the olllam is one of the rare exceptions that manages to have something new to say in both genres. It's not really jazz, per se, or at least…

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Added by Devon Leger on November 13, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Lúnasa live-streaming their Wednesday 14th November Show

Lúnasa will be live-streaming their Wednesday 14th November show at The Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA USA. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! You can purchase online tickets for $5 anytime at www.concertwindow.com, and…

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

The fantastic story of Davoc Rynne and his new album " The Humours of Ennistymon"

Sleeve notes are an important part of most album releases and some can be more detailed than others.  Opening up the latest album by Davoc Rynne called The Humours of Ennistymon was therefore a delight, because inside was a very detailed story of Davoc's life in music. It's a down to earth story of a man and his music across several decades.

Its a…

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Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2012 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Lau tours starts in Whelan's Dublin, 1st June 2013

For those of you that may not have sampled the amazing music of the visionaries that are Lau then get your self acquainted with them right now.

Lau have become "a barometer of the fast-changing and increasingly all-embracing face of British folk music – it is now a by-word for an exceptionally creative community, inspiring a boldly…

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Whats buzzin....Sounds of the Week - 11th November 2012

So whats buzzin. Some sounds that we have been listening to over the course of the last week either as part of our album reviews or on Sound Cloud. 

If you have new music out send us a link or join one of our groups on  Facebook  or …

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

New Promotional Video From Goitse

This is a great new promotional video of the band Goitse with contributions from Donal Lunny and others.  We have often spoke about the quality of their music and even on the Dowd's No 10 track that goes with this video you can hear the quality that is involved.

They are making a very strong move towards being one of the top new groups…

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Added by TradConnect on November 9, 2012 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Shane Hayes / Small Towns in Built-up Areas

The name Shane Hayes will loom large on your musical horizon in the very near future.  There is a tune on this album called Socks in the Frying Pan. Remember that name because it is the name for a new band featuring Shane Hayes on accordion, Fiachra Hayes on fiddle/banjo and Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals.  Their debut album will be out…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 8, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Allow Céilí Band / Rince Go Maidin

This new album of Irish céilí music is just delightful. I'm used to my Irish music sounding pindrop precise, with virtuosic instrumentalists turning on a dime and…

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Added by Devon Leger on November 7, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Samples from "Nights In Shanaglish"

We posted a review on "Nights in Shanaglish" recently and spoke of the eclectic nature of the album reflecting as it did a typical session with music, songs and yarns. We came across this sampler of the tunes so have a listen. Very enjoyable and truly reflective of what a great night involves.

"Nights in Shanaglish continues a…

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Added by TradConnect on November 7, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review - John McEvoy / Traditional Irish Fiddle

John McEvoy has called his new album "Traditional Irish Fiddle".  It's a straightforward, no nonsense description that perfectly describes what is in store for you the listener. This is his third recording, with previous releases including critically acclaimed albums ‘The Kilmore Fancy’ with his sister Catherine McEvoy and ‘Pride of the West’ a…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 6, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

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