November 2012 Blog Posts (53)

Post-Ireland now

Well, it was fun while it lasted! Blayne and I drove around (and around) Ireland for the past ten days, clocking over a thousand miles (or 1600 Km), interviewing flute players, sitting in on sessions, and filming some of the most beautiful landscapes around, all for the sake of Patrick Olwell's documentary. OK, almost all for the sake of Patrick's doc...

In the end we had an amazing…


Added by Jem Moore on November 6, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Title track from Goitse and their album Transformed

We have added a new track to this article and its the title track from the new Goitse album Transformed.  Again its a nice involved track with their trademark interplay between instruments.  A band on the rise and worth checking out.  We have already reviewed Colm Phelan's solo…


Added by TradConnect on November 5, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Album Review - The Olllam

Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry and Detroit natives Tyler Duncan and Michael Shimmin have been planning this album for some time. In early 2012 they got together, not in a studio or rehearsal space as you would expect but over the Internet.  They composed and wrote the music and then tick tacked back and forth across the Atlantic divide via…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 4, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Following the Patrick Olwell story.

It's great when you come across stories and can follow them through their life cycle from idea to reality. You get to know the characters involved and the process that has to be gone through.  We have followed the story of the Patrick Olwell documentary for a little while now, from its early beginnings on Kick Starter where Tradconnect members…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 4, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Whats buzzin....Sounds of the Week - 4th November

So whats buzzin. Some sounds that have been occupying our time, on our IPod or generally have been getting played a lot.  Some we have already covered on album reviews.  Others have been emailed to us, or added to our Facebook group or …


Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

New Canadian group Nua.

For those of you that may have missed this new group when they posted a video recently on the site, it is worth a quick reminder.  For a group with just one melody player, unusual in itself, there is a lot going on. This synergy between bodhrán and guitar is something else and if it it sounds this good on a video their upcoming release should be worth checking out.…


Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Truancy and a track called Room 128

Truancy are another in the batch of innovative bands coming through at the moment.  We were quite taken with the track below. As a band they are primarily focused on fusing harmonic and rhythmic progressions with original compositions. Donal Linehan plays the accordion and Cian Dennehy plays Guitar and adds vocals. The other two members are …

Added by TradConnect on November 3, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Easy to Read Irish music Tutor

Ceol Tracks – Irish Traditional Music Tutor Book & CDs

Teaching yourself to play traditional Irish music using your instrument of choice has just become easier thanks to a new easy to read music tutor by Ceol Tracks. Created by Music Teacher Denis O’Toole,  he combines the most essential tutoring tools into an…


Added by Denis O Toole on November 2, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Copperplate Podcast 156

Delighted to inform you our latest podcast for November is available at
65 minutes of top trad. Full playlist at Feedback welcome, please like and enjoy.Copperplate Website

Added by Alan O'Leary on November 2, 2012 at 15:27 — No Comments

Top Ten Traditional Albums - October 2012

Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake are still taking the top spot with their Trip To Carrick album this month. We have also carried out some new reviews of a number of the top ten this month including John McEvoy, Eileen O' Brien and Eamonn Cotter.  Check them out if you get a chance. If you want your album reviewed and featured just send us a…


Added by TradConnect on November 2, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Nuala Kennedy / Noble Stranger

This is Nuala Kennedy’s third solo album and is a superb exploration of traditional music mixed with the best of the folk tradition, all wrapped up with a catchiness that some pop stars would die for. To say that the arrangements are adventurous would be an understatement.  They are imaginative, well constructed and layered with vocal harmonies and…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 2, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Shamrock Legends by Sylvester DeBray & Tiffany Gray

My fiance, Sylvester DeBray, and I have decided to work together, and make our own CD of Irish and Celtic music!  I will be singing, and he'll be playing the piano and/or keyboard.  I'm so excited to actually get to work with him.  He is incredibly talented!

The album will be titled "Shamrock…


Added by Tiffany Gray on November 2, 2012 at 4:59 — No Comments

Socks in the Frying Pan .....Album on the way

Well you won't hear a better name than this and the music is just as damn good.  Socks in the Frying Pan. Where do they come up with these names. It appeared as a new tune name on Shane Hayes's first album Small Towns in Built-up Areas. A classic name.  The band is made up of  brothers Shane and Fiachra Hayes on accordion and fiddle/banjo with Aodán Coyne on guitar and…


Added by TradConnect on November 1, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

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