Traditional Irish Music
MacDara Ó Raghallaígh has created a live album of outstanding fiddle music on his debut Ego Trip. Powerful, driving, invigorating and passionate fiddle playing that is very reminiscent of a young Brendan McGlinchey on his…Continue
As Tradconnect grows we are looking at presenting members with some tips on how to best make use of Tradconnect, especially for professional artists. We will do a few tips every now and again and then collate them together on the home page.
Our first tip is for members to start to view their "My Page" as they would their own website. As we grow…Continue
This post originally appeared in The Celtic Music Fan and I am sharing it here because this is all about Trad Music!
1. How does it feel to share the space with other talented musicians in the field of traditional Irish music?…Continue
To mark the first anniversary of the public launch of the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s revamped website, the ITMA has posted here the Scorch files of the first 100 tunes from the first ITMA book publication Tunes of the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
Never short of innovative ideas in their music, Celtic band, The Outside Track, are taking it a step further by becoming the first traditional music group to release a charity single. The single, The Mountain Road, is released on Monday 23 April and all the proceeds are going to charity.
The band’s harp player, Ailie Robertson, explains:…Continue
Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
The Winding Clock is the debut album by Enda Seery from Streamstown in Co. Westmeath. We are well aware on Tradconnect of his abilities both as a musician and as a composer. From the opening notes of the first tune on the album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on October 24, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
Nothing like getting the week off to a good start and no better way to do that then to hop on the LUAS and get dropped outside the door of the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin. No car, no parking and the friendly face of Mary…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on April 17, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
TUESDAY, 17 APRIL 2012 A magical evening of music promised in the company of fiddler CIARÁN Ó MAONAIGH from Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, former TG4 Young Musician of the Year and member of the group ‘Fidil’ & CAITLÍN NIC GABHANN from Co. Meath on concertina, a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on April 17, 2012 at 7:56 — No Comments
Last week I was at a music event, taking part in an autoharp course taught by John Hollandsworth, who is a bluegrass/old time player from Virginia. And one evening I watched an extraordinary duet, involving John and Heather Farrell-Roberts, my own autoharp teacher. Heather has developed a very personal style of autoharp playing - very lyrical and English, like Delius.
To find a…Continue
Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on April 17, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments
Tradconnect celebrates it 1st anniversary today. Twelve months and over 2,100 members. A great start and a big thank you to all our members for your support. Our goals remain the same. Connecting musicians across the world and providing an online space for the promotion of this great music. What has been great about our development over the last year is that fact that a lot of…Continue
This year Drumshanbo in County Leitrim will host the County Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil from 26th to 29th April. The…Continue
Added by Deirdre Parnell on April 14, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments
We were absolutely delighted to get this message from a new fan on our Facebook page: "You were absolute brilliant in Takoma Park last night! I can't remember the last time I heard such a wonderful band. Last night felt…Continue
Added by The Outside Track on April 13, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
Pete St. John is one of modern Ireland's great songwriters. Within the past 40 years or so, he's created many of those songs that you probably imagined your great-grandparents sang on the boat coming over-- including "The Rare Old Times" and "The Fields of Athenry." This timelessness is the gold standard of folk music, and Pete St. John has met and exceeded it time and…Continue
Added by Patrick Clifford on April 12, 2012 at 14:58 — No Comments
Discovering great albums that may have passed you by can be a real treat. Albums and artists that you may not have known about, or albums that simply went off the radar and got lost in the mass market that we now have to deal with. At the moment we have been doing reviews on current albums which we view as a way of providing good content, helping promote artists and most of all trying…Continue
Colm Phelan, also a member of Goitse, has gathered some exceptionally talented musicians around him for this his first solo album. Solo might be a wrong description because we are treated to a number of duo and trio sets that allow his…Continue
The Road to My Second Solo Album
Blog 2: by Enda Seery
At this stage, the layout and plan for the new album is complete. I have planned meticulously to work out a varied structure for this recording. The Winding Clock album was quite…Continue
Added by Enda Seery on April 11, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments
Some material that is loaded onto Tradconnect needs to be resurected from the video vaults such is it's quality. Cuisle Cheoil had a recording of 39 minutes of Micheal O' Raghallaigh which has since been taken down off Youtube.…
Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Your My Page is a very important feature on Tradconnect. It is so important that you add as much information as possible and that you upload a couple of mp3's of your music, add a few blogs, videos, links to your website and any other items that you think are important. You should provide information about what you are doing, gigs, your time in the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
To celebrate 40 years of Radio Na Gaeltachta, RTE are putting together some concerts featuring the best of Traditional Irish Music. Here are the details and the line-up for one of these concerts which is being held in the Cultúrlann, Derry City on Thursday, April 19th 2012.
Ceolchoirm sa Chultúrlann i nDoire Cholmcille le:
A concert in An Chultúrlann in Derry…
Added by Dónal Mc Cague on April 7, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments