Traditional Irish Music
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments
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…
Added by TradConnect on November 16, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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.…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 14, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Devon Leger on November 13, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 8, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
Added by Devon Leger on November 7, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 7, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 6, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments