November 2013 Blog Posts (53)

Competition Time : Win a copy of Bernadette Morris's All The Ways You Wander

We have a copy of the new album by Bernadette Morris to give away. Its called All The Ways You Wander and it is the debut album from the Tyrone songstress.  Its title is taken from the John…

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Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2013 at 11:00 — 6 Comments

Talkin' Trad : Paddy O' Brien on his Tune Collection and Kickstarter Campaign for Vol. 3

Paddy O' Brien is a musician with a mission. He is presently undertaking a Kickstarter Campaign to complete the third part of his tune…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 18, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Best New Trad Music Playlist #7

Best new tracks from our Soundcloud followers over the last week or so. Follow us and we will Find You.Tradconnect on Soundcloud

Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2013 at 11:50 — No Comments

Competition : Win "The Hogan Collection" worth €170 as part of Album Launch 23rd November 2013

On Saturday 23rd November 2013 Dick Hogan will officially launch The Hogan Collection at the Teachers Club in Dublin.  The MC for the night will be Nicholas Carolan. 
The songs in this collection are almost entirely from the Irish tradition, a…
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Added by TradConnect on November 16, 2013 at 12:00 — 12 Comments

Notes From The Road : Kíla - End of Summer News

I know, I know, I shouldn't be talking about the end of summer like this but there was a chill in the air when we were on stage in …

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Added by TradConnect on November 15, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Exclusive track from The Beat of the Breath by Brian Hughes

This is a track taken from the outstanding whistle album The Beat of the Breath by Brian Hughes. Its a masterclass in the art of whistling with some great studio support from Garry O' Briain ( piano, guitar, mando cello ) Seán McElwain ( guitar, bouzouki), Donnchadh Gough ( Bodhrán) and David Day on African…

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Added by TradConnect on November 15, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Kiérah Raymond wins "Young Performer of the Year" at Canadian Folk Awards

Tradconnect member Kiérah Raymond has just been voted Young Performer of the Year for her "exuberant collection of Celtic fiddle music", titled Stonemason’s…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

In Their Own Words : Jimmy Keane on the new Liz Carroll Album "On The Offbeat"

Next Tuesday 17th November Liz Carroll will release her new studio album called On The Offbeat.  Its her first recording since her 2009 recording with John Doyle called Double Play. This album was nominated for a 2010 Grammy making Liz the first American-born artist nominated for playing Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Moxie Début Album Fundit Campaign

Sligo band Moxie have just launched a Fundit Campaign to raise the finance to record their first album.  They are without doubt one of the best new up and coming bands around.  Since we first discovered their music some time back we have become big fans of their music.  We also …

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

An Introduction to the Music of Dermot Byrne and Floriane Blancke

We reviewed a debut album in 2012 by Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke and this is an nice companion piece to that recording.  This is a YouTube introduction to their music and interview piece. Its…

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : An interview with Jack Talty & Neil Ó Loghlen on their Ensemble Ériu project

On our last outing with Jack Talty we were exploring his duet album with…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 12, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - November 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. This month we have a couple of new entrants with David Doocey, Shane McAleer and Ensemble Ériu making an appearance.  Also included is the new Téada album as well as Lá ag Ól Uisce.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great…

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Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

First Listen : Katie McNally - In and Out / Dud's Jig, from her album "Flourish"

Here is a track from the new Katie McNally album called Flourish. We have had the album for some time but have not got to formal review. Its an outstanding album from a new creative force in the Scottish and Cape Breton fiddling traditions. Beautifully and expressively played throughout it features Eric McDonald, Corey…

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Maurice Lennon / The Little Ones

It is quite remarkable to think that The Little Ones is Maurice Lennon's first purely traditional solo album, when his name is so synonymous with Irish music in both Ireland and the US where he now resides. Stockton's Wing put him on the map with his prior grounding in the tradition coming via his father Ben Lennon…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 11, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Track of the Week - Triúr - West Clare Reel / East Clare Reel

This track is taken from the new Triúr album called Omós which has just been released.  Its the third album from musicians Martin Hayes, Peadar Ó Riada and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh who make up the group.  They have also just announced a short Irish tour in support of the album starting in Derry on 23rd November 2013.  Check this …

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Added by TradConnect on November 10, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Best New Trad Music Playlist #6

Best new tracks from our Soundcloud followers over the last week or so. Follow us and we will Find You.Tradconnect on Soundcloud

Added by TradConnect on November 9, 2013 at 10:15 — No Comments

Shortlist announced for Scots Trad Music Awards 2014

The most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar, the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, are returning for their 12thconsecutive year and bringing the party to Inverness on Saturday 13 December.

After weeks of anticipation and thousands of nominations from the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Listen to the 1st Single by Aodán Coyne of Socks in the Frying Pan

It is nice to see the word "single" used again when referring to the release of music. It's been a while.  Aodán Coyne would be best known at the moment as a member of Socks in the Frying Pan with fellow socks…

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Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

New Soundcloud Additions

Remixed and Remastered. Hopefully a better and more balanced edited sound.

 

https://soundcloud.com/dhomhniall-faolchu/factory-girl

https://soundcloud.com/dhomhniall-faolchu/suicidal-bookends-peace-plenty…

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Added by Dhomhnaill A. Lopez on November 7, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

First Listen : New track from Triúr Omós featuring Martin Hayes, Peadar Ó Riada, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh + Tour News

The traditional music group Triúr have just published a new cd and are undertaking a nationwide tour at the end of November. This third album from Triúr is dedicated to the idea of voices of community. As our modern times homogenize the voices of individuals and communities, life is becoming a blander place. Community speaks through its poets, artists…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 7, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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