Traditional Irish Music
We just wanted to say that we were particularly taken by the music from a group on this site called ' Caedan ' with Tradconnect members, Maurice McGrath and Caoimhe Hogarty. If you haven't had a listen…Continue
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 and Allow Céilí Band. Check them out if you get a chance. If you want your album reviewed and featured just send us a copy.
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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
It’s been an exciting year for Dervish and one they plan to end in style, with a special concert for fans and family on Thursday, December 27th 2012 at Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo with some surprise guests lined up for this unique concert. Dervish will also perform material from their forthcoming album or the first time. Tickets for DERVISH are available from the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 29, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
Renowned Kerry box player makes an anticipated return to Connemara this weekend where he will take to the stage at Tigh Mheaic in Carna on Saturday night (1st December). He will be accompanied by singer and bouzouki player, Cyril O'Donoghue, and they will kick off at 9.30pm.
Danny O’Mahony is a traditional musician from Ballyduff in North County Kerry. He grew up…
Added by Áine Ní Chuaig on November 28, 2012 at 23:53 — No Comments
Here is a couple of tunes from Tradconnect member Daithi Kearney who released a great album recently called Midleton Rare. This set is called Brosnan's/The Piper's Despair/Trip To Cullenstown. He recorded the album with accordion player John Cronin who he plays regularly with in Wallis's bar in Midleton. They are a well know set of tunes and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments
We did a review recently of a great traditional photography book called Traditional Notes by Stephen Power. A great book to have on your self to delve into every…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 27, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
Ok, this is a traditional promotion video like none other from a band called The Rapparees in support of their 2011 album called "Wrapped Up" The second video is included to show that they can actually play. Visit their site at www.therapparees.com
“The Rapparees are a five piece Folk outfit based in Belfast and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 27, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
We previously posted a piece regarding the Maurice Lennon fundraiser that took place on 4th November 2012 in Chicago. It was a great success by all accounts. As a follow up to that there is now a CD that can be bought on the Maurice Lennon website.
A whole group of outstanding musicians contributed tracks to this CD and the…
Added by TradConnect on November 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
Concept albums within the traditional Irish genre would not be the norm and the inspiration that brought Zoë Conway and John McIntyre to this project must be commended. Zoë's interpretive spirit and high regard internationally as a musician…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 25, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
For any of you that would like to hear the history of the Irish tradition we came across a four part radio show on Éamonn de Barra's website www.tradirishmusic.com Its worth checking out if you have the time.
Compass Ceoil is a four-part documentary series on the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 25, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
I Draw Slow will play the Grand Social Dublin on December 20th with other dates in Cork, Clare and Galway also detailed below. They play an alternative version of music with Appalachian and Irish influences telling dark stories of revenge and debauchery. Their second album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 24, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Peadar O’Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh are collectively known as Triúr, a tour de force of masterful playing of inspired composition. Together they share a deep understanding of their musical heritage. From the foot tapping polkas and reels to the delicate beauty of the airs and the courtly hornpipes and jigs the music is soulful,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Hi there trad fans. Sorry for the delay since my last blog update in April. I have been busy finishing my Masters in Limerick along with a few other things. I also misled you all a little in the last blog with the outline of the tune types on the album. I was finding it very hard to settle on tunes for the album. My repertoire has expanded a lot but I have…Continue
These boys are rocking and rolling new life and texture into traditional jigs and reels with a very accomplished debut album. It's a definite contender for one of the liveliest albums that I have heard in quite a while, and with some really tight arrangements it packs a punch. The name Socks in The Frying Pan turned up as a new tune composition on an earlier album called…Continue
We will have to try and find a way to encourage members to write short blogs about their life and music because within this growing community there are thousands of members with great music. With our limited resources we come across some gems and post them up. We hope it does some good in bringing members music to peoples attention and you never know, others…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 20, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
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