Traditional Irish Music
Within his cover notes Antrim flute player Brendan Mulholland informs us he was ‘talking about this CD for years’ and clearly the end product is a labour…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on March 19, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments
We composed this slow air to mark the occasion when we met with traditional musician and fellow tradconnect member Michael Orme in Oundle, Northamptonshire. The photos are of Oundle village.
We have Fullset's new album Notes At Liberty on the iPod at the moment and what a cracker it is turning out to be. We should get a review out shortly. However it is worth reminding ourselves about what an exciting group Fullset are and where they can take it…Continue
Its a delight to have Noreen O' Sullivan on Tradconnect and the sound clips from her new album, The Quiet House, sound great. Can't wait to get our hands on a copy of the album. We have already had the pleasure of Carmel Gunning and…Continue
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Halsingland to Howth is the result of a collaboration between Ralph Doyle, Peter Puma Hedlund and Leo Rickard that has been in the making for over 20 years. Finally they have recognised that this journey needed to be recorded to bring their unique take on the tradition to a wider audience.…Continue
Denis Liddy and Elvie Miller have crafted a captivating album of traditional Irish music. It has substance, quality and likability stamped all over it. It features Denis on fiddle and Elvie on piano and accordion and they have…Continue
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Sharon Shannon has just released her new album Flying Circus which features the RTE Concert Ochestra. Its an album of mostly new music and has been a long time in the making. Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2012 at 8:57 — No Comments
This is a recently composed polka by ourselves entitled " The Rock Of Dunamase" which we were inspired to write after a visit there. We also took some photos of the castle and its views.
Martin Hayes will be giving a weekend masterclass at the OaC, Clare Institute For Traditional Studies. In the class he will be working on phrasing, rhythms, variations and interpretation of tunes. The class will involve practical learning of tunes and techniques alongside discussion, which can cover many other areas of the music.
Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
For centuries, America and Ireland have built a…Continue
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A host of leading Irish and Ireland based musicians were on hand today to launch love:live music presented by Music Network in association with RTÉ Lyric fm. The love:live music movement will take place on the Summer Solstice, Thursday 21st June as part of celebrations for…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
The virtuoso flute and whistle player Kevin Crawford has gifted us once again with a superb exposition of the finest in flute and tin whistle playing with his latest solo album…Continue
Concertina players in here, might like to know that I've just launched a new Concertina Blog, where I'm planning on posting MP3 versions of tunes from this area, played on a variety of Concertinas. So if you are looking for some less familiar tunes for your repertoire, you might like to check them out.
Although I launched this site with a few studio recordings, with me playing a C/G Concertina, I really love playing the more…Continue
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As banjo players go Adrian McAuliffe is up there with the great and the good. After many a year learning his trade he finally got round to making a album, and he did do in the company of Cathal Flood. What a fine album it was too. They called it Between the Strings and we…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
Over the past while at Tradconnect we have become a little bit facinated by this rather unknown instrument, the mountain dulcimer that has been showing up recently in the able hands of member Mark Gilston. In the busy lives that we lead it sometimes takes something as interesting…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
The band was established in 2001 when ‘Lúnasa’ founders John McSherry and Michael McGoldrick released their critically acclaimed collaborative album, ‘At First Light’. The line up has changed since then with the addition of Uilleann piper and bodhrán…Continue
At one of the busiest times of her life, Julie Fowlis is putting Hollywood on hold and taking herself off to a deserted Scottish island.
The Gaelic singer is to appear at this year’s Hebridean Celtic…
Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
Sometimes you simply have to sit back and bask in the glory of someone else's creation. Take in the view, sample that fine wine or listen to that song one more time and think, how did they do that. This is one such moment and for this you may need headphones, settle in and let's begin.…Continue
Added by Tony Lawless on March 7, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments