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Liz Carroll "Collected" now on sale

For fans of Liz Carroll and I know there are many out there you wll be glad to know that her long-awaited book of original compositions is now available for purchase. Published originally by Liz in 2010 she has had  launches at major music festivals throughout 2010…


Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments

Album Release - Eoin Duigan - Timeless

Eoin Duignan is a gifted musician and composer and has lived in Dingle since 1979. We are also glad to have him as a member on TradConnect.  He has released a selection of tunes, in a Greatest Hits type…


Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2012 at 10:45 — No Comments

3/Triúr - Featuring Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh at The Abbey

If you missed Martin Hayes the last time he was in town with The Teatotallers than don't feel too disappointed. Coming up at the Abbey we have an intimate evening of traditional music with Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh. Collectively known as 3/Triúr, these highly acclaimed musicians present…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 12:39 — No Comments

Session with the Pipers - 7th February 2012

This is a popular series that is always worth checking out if you are in Dublin. Starting from 7th Feb 2012 (Tue) from 21:30 - 23:30 Session with the Pipers will recommence at one of the best pubs for traditional music in Dublin. The Cobblestone Bar, 77 North King Street, Dublin. Starts at 9.30 Admission…


Added by Tony Lawless on February 4, 2012 at 12:08 — No Comments

21st Century Trad

By Garbhan Downey

City of Culture media director Garbhan Downey on an exciting new trad social…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Brian Rooney - TG4 Musician of The Year 2012

Fiddler Brian Rooney has won the honour of musician of the year in the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards. We are big fans of Brian's here on TradConnect and he is a vry worthy winner. Brian was born in 1951 and hails from the townland of Derragoon, near Kiltyclogher, in north Leitrim, one of…


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

The Chieftains announce their 50th Anniversary 2012 US Tour

The Chieftains, six-time Grammy winners and world-renowned Irish traditional folk ensemble, have announced a UK tour to celebrate 50 years of their music!

Grammy-winning Irish musical group…


Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2012 at 9:07 — No Comments

New Album from Cormac Breatnach

2012 heralds the release of a new album featuring 7 tracks, each lasting at least 6 minutes long, including 2 songs, new compositions and re-worked traditional tunes according to Cormac's website. We are big fans of Cormac here on TradConnect so this will be an eagerly awaited release

The new CD will be called ‘…


Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2012 at 12:57 — No Comments

Our January Monthly Session

Good afternoon all,
                                       So I think it's fair to say that we had yet another very successful session on Sunday 22nd January. The beginner's got the ball rolling shortly after 3pm with…

Added by Brady Music on January 31, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Fun with iMovie ~ 21 movies!

Ballycastle Harbour and Fair Head, with the Mull of Kintyre & Argyll in the distance.…


Added by Dick Glasgow on January 31, 2012 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

Fleadh success a result of strong teamwork

TradConnect are delighted for the team in Derry responsible for the work put into winning the fleadh.

Culture Company 2013 Chief Executive, Shona McCarthy, has highlighted the success of…


Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2012 at 21:38 — No Comments

The Swing In Irish music....

The Swing In Irish music




Medium - and lovely way with reel's


In Jig's -


In Hornpipe's - …


Added by Jim McAuley on January 29, 2012 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

Kíla's Book of Tunes Released

TradConnect and Kíla member Colm Ó Snodaigh can rest because they have finally completed and released the Kíla book of tunes. This includes over 100 of Kíla's tunes in the staff and ABC notation. The…


Added by TradConnect on January 29, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Derry To Host Fleadh in 2013

Londonderry has won its bid to host the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2013.

Members of the central executive of traditional Irish music body Comhaltas met in Dublin to decide the venue on Saturday.

Sligo was also in the running to host the fleadh. Ennis had withdrawn its…


Added by TradConnect on January 28, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Temple Bar Tradfest has kicked off.

Don't for get folks that Dublin’s biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture, the Temple Bar TradFest has just kicked off and runs January 25-29th 2012. The 2012 festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall and The Button Factory. Other highlights include…


Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Eddie Butcher - In his own words. Book Publication

All the days of his life: Eddie Butcher in his own words: songs, stories and memories of Magilligan, Co Derry’ is the latest publication in the Studies in Irish traditional music / Taighde ar cheol dúchais Éireann series from the Irish Traditional Music Archive. 

This illustrated record of the life and…


Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2012 at 22:20 — No Comments

The Westmeath Hunt - William Mullaly - The First Irish Concertina Player

This might be on interest to concertina players who want to delve back into time and discover some historical information regarding Irelands First recorded concertina pplayer. ‘The Westmeath Hunt: William Mullaly: The First Irish Concertina Player on Record’, a CD and booklet of the historic 1926 & 1927…


Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Caladh Nua / Happy Days

As debuts go this establishes Caladh Nua as a band of the future. I love an album that kicks off with an energetic set of tunes, giving you a real sense of what the rest of the album will be like. This is Caladh Nua's first album and this is their first set. It's a set of reels called The Windmill Reel…


Added by Tony Lawless on January 24, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Now thats busking

A sort of cool thing happened on the way to our gig in Liege. Raphael DeCock and I were cutting our Northern Lights stickers on the train and I was telling him about my new song, Captain Rock, and so I sang it for him. A woman sitting besides us on the train was looking at us and noticed the stickers, and asked if we had an album, and bought one. -first impressions eh! Captain Rock isn't…

Added by Lorcán Mac Mathúna on January 24, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Davy Rogers Book Of Original Tunes due for release

In the next few weeks Davy Rogers will release his first book of traditional tunes called "108 Original Compositions in the Traditional Irish Style"

Davy has  been working on it for quite some time now. He says he has been composing tunes…


Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2012 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

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