Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – January 2014 Archive (4)

Album Review - The Friel Sisters

Glasgow based but with strong connections to Donegal, sisters Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel pack more artistic punch than the Kilfenora and Tulla Céilí bands combined on their debut recording. Their versatility on a range of instruments including uilleann pipes, flute, whistle and mouth organ adds depth to the recording. They take each set with a determined and focused intent, biting…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 27, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Gavin Whelan / Catch The Air

Catch the Air is Gavin Whelan's fifth album and follows very much in the footsteps of Homelands, released in 2011. It also features some of the tunes from that album in new settings. While Homelands featured 8 slow airs among its 15 tracks, this album goes a step further with the entire album devoted to airs and hence the album’s name.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 25, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review : John Blake / The Narrow Edge

John Blake has finally stood out from behind the mixing desk to deliver his first solo flute album. As a musician, producer and engineer his name is attached to literally dozens of albums.  Not alone as a flute player but also on guitar and piano where his talents are always in demand for supporting roles.  Apart from his early work…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 22, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Nua /BOLD

Bold is the new debut album by Canadian group Nua whose members include Jacob McCauley on bodhrán, James Law on fiddle and Graeme McGillivray on guitar. Rooted in traditional Irish and Scottish music their music absorbs external influences from their varied backgrounds in Jazz and other world music. This debut is predominantly made up of…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on January 11, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

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