Traditional Irish Music
A real blast from the past to end 2013. Cho Chuk is a 2002 release by fiddler Jenny Gardner which I hadn't heard before this year, and since I finally got a copy a few months ago I've been playing it over and over. So I thought I'd share this wee hidden gem with you. Nine of the ten tracks are Jenny's own compositions,…
Added by Alex Monaghan on December 29, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
Our track of the week this week goes to Lucie Périer, a relatively new member of Tradconnect. The tracks are Josie McDermott's / The Snow Covered Hills / The Turnpike and Ned…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
This is the first single taken from the Johnny Duhan album called Winter. It is right up to date dealing with this countries present economic woes. Christy Moore has called Johnny “One of our greatest songwriters.” and the late Ronnie Drew also described him as “one of my favourite songwriters.” Fine praise indeed. His song "The Voyage" has become a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Our Album of the Month for January 2014 will be the great new release by Liz Carroll. Its called On The Offbeat and its Liz's first solo album in 11 years. Her duet work with John Doyle, a hectic touring schedule, multiple collaborations, Grammy nominations and more have kept her very…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 27, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
Wishing all our members and readers a very happy and peaceful Christmas, and we hope you enjoy the festive season with your family and friends. A big thank you to everyone who has engaged with Tradconnect throughout the year, helping us grow and grow.
Added by TradConnect on December 25, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments
Written by Seamus Egan and Mick McAuley, this song imagines what a newly arrived immigrant to Butte, Montana might have felt facing his or her first Christmas in foreign land far from the warm embrace of family and friends.
Another good year for Solas with their new album Shamrock City riding high in the charts. Check it out if you wish on their website…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 24, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
Their Facebook pages states that "The dynamic Lurgan duo of Fionntán McDonald and Eoin Kearns play an eclectic blend of Irish, American and contemporary instrumental music." They have just made a short 4 Track EP to mark their arrival on the scene and its pretty impressive. Fiddle with guitar, guitar with banjo, a tinge of old…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 23, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Recorded live - 6 tracks, 28 minutes. Two of the best exponents of the art of fiddling. Live at the Steeple Sessions by Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke is the gold nugget in a year of some exceptional fiddle music. Synchronised, stripped bare and measured fiddling by two musicians who embody the tradition through their free spirited and…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 23, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
It is not often that a single artist defines a genre, but then there is John Doyle and Traditional Irish music to consider. Doyle seems to be a Jack of all musical trades and a master of all. Great composer, lyricist and performer. I had the pleasure of watching him perform in an old church in Knoxville, Tennessee on a cold January night. The turnout was not as large as I thought it would be, but…Continue
Added by R J Lannan on December 21, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
For those interested in following the progress of the Sliabh Beagh music project or finding out some more about the background to the project, you can now visit the website: http://www.ourdeardarkmountain.com.
I've added a little bit of information about the Sliabh Beagh area there, to give you an idea of the…Continue
Added by Sean Mc Elwain on December 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
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Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
"THE GLOAMING dwells at a musical crossroads, enhancing traditional Irish music’s rich, melancholic tones with modern hues of jazz, contemporary classical, and experimental music. Steeped in traditional Irish music since birth, fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
We have just got a copy of Mórga's new album For The Sake of Auld Decency and like a few other December releases it will have to form part of our 2014 Album of the Year poll. The one thing that can be said about Mórga is that they are unique. They have a distinctive sound that is all there own and combined with their vibrant approach…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Timing is Everything is the new debut album by Siobhán Smith. By way of background Siobhán grew up in New York and was classically trained in her formative years. With traditional Irish music a constant feature in her home environment it was not long before she was learning the art of traditional fiddling and developing her own…Continue
Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
The cream of Ireland’s traditional musicians and singers will perform in a fund-raising concert in Dungarvan this weekend for the people of the Philippines struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Feis for Philippines will take place in St Mary’s Church of Ireland,…
Added by TradConnect on December 18, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
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This video was recorded in 2013 as part of an annual summer concert series at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway, Ireland. Concerts are held in two other church venues; St. Mary's Church, Killarney, Co. Kerry, and the 'Holy Trinity Church', Westport, Co. Mayo.
For more information about this summer's series please visit…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 17, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Music Network's spring season "gets off to a flying start as multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, piper Michael McGoldrick and guitarist Francis Gaffney are joined by actor Brendan Gleeson on fiddle in a musical road trip from Kentucky to Ireland via the Louisiana bayous. Join them on tour from 7 – 17 January…Continue