December 2012 Blog Posts (52)

Album Review - Frankie Mulcahy / The Way of the Dreamer

Deliciously different is the best way to describe this album from Frankie Mulcahy. With European influences seeping into the recording you get a fresh and differently structured sound. This appreciation of European music has come from a time spent living in…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 4, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Davoc Rynne / The Humours of Ennistymon

Davoc Rynne writes an impressive autobiography within the sleeve notes of this his debut album.  From humble musical beginnings in 1952 when he cycled to his first piano lessons in Prosperous Co. Kildare to the present day, it is quite a stretch. A…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 3, 2012 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Tarmon's Polka

Another one of the practice tunes from The Clarke Tin Whistle Tutorial.  Bill Ochs is introducing cuts at this stage the recording I've done has a few he also said to practice slurring the whole tune as practice which I did but this recording is more tongued than slurred if slurred at all. So here's another recording added to the posterity archive (Tony Dixon Traditional D whistle)…


Added by J.D. Lemonhead on December 3, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Colleen Raney & Colm MacCárthaigh / Cuan

Cuan, is an album featuring Colleen Raney and Colm MacCárthaigh and it has been on our player quite a bit recently. It's a beautiful album by someone…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Latest Digitised Materials from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

A Chairde / Dear Friends,
Below are the links to our latest selection of…

Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on December 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Galway Rambler Live from Mórga's Irish Tour, Feb 2013

Mórga have finished their Irish tour and we are thankful to Tradconnect for their review which you can read here. We have added a few live audio tracks from the tour to Tradconnect so check our…


Added by Mórga on December 3, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Bonny Men - Some tracks from their debut album

Here is a couple of tracks from The Bonny Men's debut album. We reviewed the album earlier in the year after we saw them live here in Dublin.  Here is hoping they continue recording as they hold real promise.  An excerpt from the review is below.

"Since they formed in January 2011 The Bonny Men have started to…


Added by TradConnect on December 3, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Road to my Second Solo Album! Blog 4 by Enda Seery

Hi there again trad fans. Just back from the recording studio at Kilcock, Co. Kildare, Ireland with John Byrne from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on guitar with Rob Laird once again the Recording Engineer for the 'Síocháin na Tuaithe' album. Recording is really taking shape now so much so that recording is finished with the editing, mixing and mastering stage up next…


Added by Enda Seery on December 2, 2012 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

Niamh Parsons & Caoimhe Hogarty Duet

Well we always knew that Caoimhe Hogarty was under the wing of Niamh Parsons in learning her craft some years ago and of late has really come into her own. There has been recent reference to Caedan on this site, a group that Coaimhe and Maurice McGrath are part of.  Worth checking out at

It is great…

Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Lori Watson and Rule of Three

Lori Watson and Rule of Three are a little know Scottish band that formed in 2004. They play the best of the Scottish tradition combined with their own contemporary sounds. Singer and fiddler Lori Watson is joined by Innes Watson and John Somerville in a “sizzling triptych” of fiddle and voice, piano accordion and guitars.

Its a fresh approach to some of…


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

Oirialla promo video and new album

Oirialla are a group that draw on the rich musical heritage of the Oriel region, Gerry O'Connor, Nuala Kennedy, and Martin Quinn will be joined by Breton Guitarist Gilles le Bigot to showcase local songs and tunes. With strong influences from Scotland and Europe, Oriel music has developed as an eclectic mix of rhythms and melodies with strong poetical lyrics to the regional…


Added by TradConnect on December 1, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Lilt recieve two nominations in Irish Music Awards

Nice to see that Tradconnect members Tina Eck and Keith Carr have receieved two nomination for best Album and best Duo in The 2012 Irish Music Awards. Voting begins December 1st for the 2012 Irish Music Awards. We reviewed their album Onward some…


Added by TradConnect on December 1, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

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