December 2013 Blog Posts (57)

Notes from the Road : Ken Fleming on the O' Flaherty Retreat 10th Year Celebrations

Hello All.  The RTE Ceili House program that was recorded at our recent O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat aired last night, and although I'm pretty biased, I thought it was fantastic!  The music was outstanding, and the fact that it aired all over Ireland and throughout the world from the RTE website is quite a…


Added by TradConnect on December 9, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

First Listen : "Finally Tuned" by John Sherman & Randy Clepper

2013 has produced a significant number of albums with group recording, trio's, duet's featuring strongly.  Until now we have not had any fingerstyle guitar albums so this is a welcome addition to the catalogue.  We have had a first listen and it's a remarkably accomplished recording. John Sherman and …


Added by TradConnect on December 9, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Vote in Tradconnect "Album of the Year" Poll 2013

Welcome to the Tradconnect Album of the Year poll, 2013. Each year we ask our members to vote for their Album of the Year and this year we are allowing members to vote on all the albums that have featured on the site throughout 2013.  This member vote counts towards 20/25% of the final vote and assists us in selecting the final 10 - 12…

Added by TradConnect on December 7, 2013 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

7 Questions 7 to Lumiere on Italish Blog

Last Lumiere’s album My Dearest Dear has been considered one of the best in 2013; I am really pleased to meet Pauline Scanlon, who together with Éilís Kennedy forms the group Lumiere, to speak about it.

Legendary record producer …


Added by Aindréas Ridire on December 7, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Niamh Ní Charra and her band

It has been a very hectic year for Niamh and her band, no less so than on her recent tour of Germany. In 19 days, the Niamh Ní Charra Band played 16 concerts all over Germany, even crossing the border in to Saverne, France, and covered over 5,000kms. They performed to packed houses and regularly finished the concerts with…


Added by TradConnect on December 7, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

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Added by Irish Traditional Music Archive on December 6, 2013 at 16:20 — No Comments

Album production nearing the finishing line

Glad to be nearing the conclusion of the recording of an album of all my own compositions in the traditional style. I have many guests on the album playing my tunes, and i'll be fulfilling the role of composer, producer, arranger, accompanist and occasional melody player.  Most of the work is done. All the melody playing guests have been in studio and completed their…


Added by Michael Mc Cague on December 6, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup - 19th May 2016

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  This is a general update of lots of different things that are happening in and around the London area so check it out if you…


Added by TradConnect on December 6, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

First Listen : Lilt's new album "Little Falls" by Tina Eck and Keith Carr

Its good to see that Lilt have been back in the studio and have once again come up with a cracking new album called Little Falls.  We wrote some time ago when we reviewed their last album …


Added by TradConnect on December 6, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Supporting Leafzang's Fundit Campaign

Leafzang are a Dublin group that are presently undertaking a Fundit campaign for the recording of their new album.  One of our goals on Tradconnect has always been the creation of a community that gets behind and supports fellow musicians especially when it comes to the recording of new albums.  Funding is very limited these days…

Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Goitse December update & new videos

November is nearly finished and it has been one of the most surreal months in the bands history. We spent the first week of the month performing on The Celtic Thunder Caribbean Cruise. The five day cruise took in Jamaica and the Grand Cayman and by god was it spectacular. Never in our wildest dreams did we think as a band would we be visiting such cool places…


Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album of the Year - A list of this years Album Releases.

We have had a number of requests for information on this year's Album of the Year poll.  This is our second year to run it and most of the queries relate to how it will be run.  Last year we shortlisted 15 albums first and then asked our members to vote on them.  Members expressed a preference to make a change to this.  They…


Added by TradConnect on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - December 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Niamh Dunne and her debut solo album Portraits takes the top spot again.  A lot of Tradconnect members also featuring with Gavin Whelan, Edel Fox & Neill Byrne, Leonard Barry, Kevin Crawford, Niamh Ní Charra and The Outside Track also featuring.

Check out the…


Added by TradConnect on December 4, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month for December 2013 - David Doocey / Changing Time

For December Changing Time by David Doocey gets our Album of the Month slot.  There are lots of good albums around at the moment so choosing is difficult.  However this was a surprise hit on a number of fronts from music to production, brilliant arrangements, mixing an old style fiddle sound with a very…


Added by TradConnect on December 3, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Traditional Album Deals - December Special Offers

We have come across a number of albums that are on special offer at the moment, with prices that are just too good to pass on. This is just a hand full.  You can pick up some great music now at very reasonable prices and all of the attached are well worth investigating. It is especially good for members in the Euro, as exchange…


Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Watch the latest video from Blazin' Fiddles recorded at Celtic Connections

Here is a new video just released by Blazin'Fiddles. It was shot at their sold-out concert at Celtic Connections and captures the mood of a Blazers gig brilliantly! according to the band.  The group "came together not as a band but as a one-off project for the Highland Festival in 1998.  It was an attempt to showcase the particular styles and voices of the Highlands…


Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Sparkling new album from Karan Casey - Two More Hours

Karan Casey has released a stunning new album called Two More Hours which has her at her sparkling best.  Its all new compositions and she has brought on board a very impressive team of musicians, many of them with their roots firmly in the Irish Tradition. Karan has released 6 solo albums in total, a duo album as…


Added by TradConnect on December 1, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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