November 2014 Blog Posts (48)

Web Watch : Apps, Spotify, Apple Pay, Google Inbox, John Coltrane

Web Watch is a collection of articles from around the web that in one way or another have relevance to musicians.  

From trends on social media to technology, marketing and PR.  

From music streaming to Apps to iPhones and beyond.

We filter out what is important and present it as part of this…


Added by TradConnect on November 15, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - The Trí-Tones / George Peoples Set

This weeks track of the week comes from a very modern and accomplished  album and band that we featured a few weeks ago called The Trí-Tones. 

We wrote that "They band are Conor Moriarty from Kilcummin on button accordion, Tara Breen from County Clare on fiddle and Stephen Rooney from County Down on Guitar and vocals. All three…


Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments


Congratulations to THE FREELS from St. John's, Newfoundland on the release of their self titled debut CD.  It's a great combination of Tunes and songs from both Newfoundland and Ireland. 

Check it out at the attached links.…


Added by Fergus O'Byrne on November 14, 2014 at 13:28 — No Comments

New track released from Aodán Coyne's debut 'If We Only Knew'

This is the second track, just released from the debut album by Aodán Coyne.  Best know for his work with Socks in the Frying Pan, the track is called If You Only Knew and the album has been receiving very positive reviews.

Regarding the album he says that "The…

Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Dan Possumato / Tunes Inside

Tunes Inside is the new album by Dan Possumato and it is a rather joyous celebration of a long life in music. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he has moved around quite a bit over the years, ending up back in his hometown.  This is ‘bringing it all back home’ in many ways. The music is honest and authentic with a real session feel to it. The…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on November 13, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

First Listen to Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch and their new album 'Rolling On'

This is an exclusive track off the new album by Sliabh Luachra masters Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch.  

The first tune in the set comes from Kiskeam fiddler Maurice O' Keeffe and the second is based on the well-known Stephen Foster song which Pádraig O' Keeffe made a two-part polka.  Jackie composed the…


Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Kan announce break from recording and touring

Kan have announced that they will be taking an extended break from recording or touring for the foreseeable future.  In a statement just issued they have stated  "We're writing to you to say thank you for your support over the last four years. From taking a chance on our very first gigs, to buying our debut album Sleeper, to following our…


Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Songs # 36 - 40 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…


Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Outside Track : Kickstarter Appeal for their 4th Album ( 3 days to go )

The Outside Track have issued the following update regarding their 4th Album and a Kickstarter campaign that they have launched. 'We have 3 days to go so we would be thrilled with any support! You can pledge support at any level, from $1 to $1500. In exchange for your gift, you receive rewards that range from a single digital download to…


Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa Autumn Newsletter

Hello there Lùnasa peeps.  It’s been a crazy month or so between extensive UK and Swiss dates, rehearsals for upcoming US Christmas tour, various solo projects and the monumental departure of Stuart Ongley as manager.

Very emotional scenes in Salisbury during our UK tour when we had a farewell party for first and foremost our friend…


Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

New concert series for Clones, Co. Monaghan - 22nd & 23rd November + Playlist

Clones Concert Series is a new series of four concerts taking place on 22nd & 23rd November 2014 in the unique intimate setting of Clones Courthouse in county Monaghan.

Concerts are at 3pm and 8pm daily and tickets are €20 per concert.

Showcasing Ireland's finest musicians, singer songwriters and bands, the…


Added by TradConnect on November 10, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Talking to David Bremner about 'The Spirit of the Times - a startling blend of uilleann pipes & classical organ'

This is quite an unusual album featuring two instruments that are not often heard together, namely uilleann pipes and classical pipe organ.  The musicians involved are David Bremner who is Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and uilleann piper Mark Redmond. David is well-known for his advocacy of…


Added by TradConnect on November 10, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

20 Most Played Tracks in October 2014

Tradconnect has now got to such a scale that it is starting to throw up some interesting statistics with regard to activity on the site, and on our associated Soundcloud file.

Detailed below are the Top 20 most played tracks from our Soundcloud file over a one month period (1st - 31st October 2014)



Added by TradConnect on November 9, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Trad Tune Challenge : Walk in My Shoes - Supporting young adults with mental health

This is a fantastic initiative by Tommy McCarthy of the renowned Burren pub in Somerville MA, USA.  We had the Ice Bucket Challenge and now we have the Trad Tune Challenge.  It's in support St. Patrick's Mental Health…


Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Breaking the mould. Impressive traditional guitar debut from John O' Shea

This track is taken from an album that has just come through our doors and is genuinely exciting.  

The album is called Irish Guitar and the artist is John O' Shea.

Its the first fingerstyle guitar album we have received that has managed to overcome the problem of "sameness" that can…


Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Byrne and Kelly - Release Second Album "Live in Australia"

After three years of successfully touring America and most recently Australia and Canada - Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly release their second album "Byrne and Kelly - Live in Australia". Recorded in "The Vanguard" venue in Sydney, Australia on June 18th and 19th 2014 to a lively audience as part of the debut Australian tour. This new album features a selection of the most popular songs you will hear at a "Byrne and Kelly" show including the originals "American Dream", "Sadie Jones and I", Irish…


Added by Byrne and Kelly on November 8, 2014 at 2:53 — No Comments

Album Review : Tony Mac Mahon & Steve Cooney Live in Spiddal

For a man who has stressed his belief that the accordion is not suited to Irish traditional music, Tony Mac Mahon has succeeded in recording some classic albums that have helped to put the accordion to the fore in traditional Irish music. From his appearance on Paddy in the Smoke in 1966 to his own outstanding solo recordings,  Tony…


Added by TradConnect on November 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Outstanding debut from The Trí-Tones

This is an exceptional debut album of modern traditional music from a new trio called The Trí-Tones.  The exclusive track included below gives you an appreciation of their approach. Its reflective of the imaginative approach and musical heights that are now being reached by this generation of…


Added by TradConnect on November 6, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - October 2014

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for October 2014.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.

Why not also add a track to Soundcloud…


Added by TradConnect on November 5, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

11 Tradconnect fiddle tracks on SoundCloud!

Delighted to be included in this!

Added by David Doocey on November 5, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

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