Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – February 2012 Archive (15)

Album Review - Deluce's Patent

Deluce's Patent are a four piece band hailing from the Counties Kerry and Cork. Featuring Deirdre Granville, Adrian Spillett, Conor O' Sullivan and Evelyn O' Connor, they play music with varying influences.  On this their debut album…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 29, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

A Fiddlers Irish Adventure

Well we have just had the pleasure of having Tradconnect member Connie Rae Crone in Ireland for the last few weeks from her native Ohio in the US. While she travelled the length of the country attending some Paddy Keenan gigs she also spent some time here in Dublin where…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 26, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Help Sergio O Connor Benefit Gig and Appeal

My ears are still ringing after what was a great nights entertainment at Vicar St in Dublin last night in aid of Sergio O' Connor. The benefit gig was headlined by the Dubliners and consisted of over three hours of great entertainment by a list of musicians too long to start to mention. A full house which was fantastic. Great to see people giving of their time to support this.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 26, 2012 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Concertina Music in a Church

See the attached article published in Irish America today. If you could visit it and give it a facebook like, +1, if indeed you like it, it would be great. Thanks.

Concertina Music In A…

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 23, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Dan Gurney / Traditional Irish Music on the Button Accordion

Dan Gurney's debut album is an impressive and worthy recording that shows this New York born accordion player as a musician with the Irish tradition embedded into his very marrow.  What is even more amazing is the fact that it was…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 22, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Best of January 2012 on Tradconnect

What a start to the year we have had here on Tradconnect. In late 2011 we started doing album reviews as a way of helping SEO, providing original content and supporting member albums and it has turned into quite a success. While we may struggle in the near future to review everything that comes through our doors, for now we are covering it. If we can't do a full review we will still be able to feature what we receive, so if you want to be included please keep sending your CD's in to us and…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 21, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Album Review - The Alan Kelly Gang / Small Towns And Famous Nights

Not having yet seen The Alan Kelly Gang live, it is now most definitely on my list of things to do. If they work as hard on stage as they work on this their debut album, then it will be an evening well spent. These guys are working, playing, interacting and creating something special in the process and applying the word "Gang" in their name…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 20, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Lilt / Onward

Lilt present a very appealing ramble through the tune list of their lives on their album Onward. Tina…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 16, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Gavin Whelan / Homelands

Gavin Whelan is quite prolific as an artist with this being his fourth studio album. It's called Homelands and on it he features some of his long time playing partners in the form of Deirdre Smith on fiddle, Paul Doyle on guitar and bouzouki, as well as Daire Bracken, Peter…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 16, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Light Touch Dancing Bow / The Music of Joseph Browne

Organising traditional music festivals is not easy in the present climate, especially at a time when funding is not available. In Kinvara, County Galway this weekend we have the Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music, commemorating Joseph Browne who was from the area. We have posted previous blogs …


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 15, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Magic of Paddy Keenan Live - Harcourt Hotel, Dublin 13th Feb 2012

There is a certain magic in the air when Paddy Keenan takes to the stage. This veteran Bothy Band member seems to be constantly touring the world weaving his own spell of musical magic as he goes. He kicked off a new season of gigs in the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin last night in the company of James Riley on Guitar and Eamonn De Barra on flute, bodhrán and keyboards. And what a…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 14, 2012 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Adrian McAuliffe & Cathal Flood / Between The Strings

There is a quote in the album notes to the effect that when Adrian and Cathal met as younger men in Cork "they didn't speak much, just started playing, tentatively tiptoeing around each other" If their music was at this level back then, words were…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 8, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Lilt / Onward

This is an album release that I just came across today and by the sound of the clips ( CD Baby ) it sounds like a cracker. Whats more it's from one of our own TradConnect members Tina Eck Lilt is a duo featuring  Tina on…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 6, 2012 at 20:01 — 1 Comment

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 €12 ( concession €8.00 )


Tuesday 7th February…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 4, 2012 at 12:08 — No Comments

Album Review - Patty Furlong / Traditional Irish Music On Button Accordion

Reviewing an album such as this, many years after it's release gets me thinking about the timeless nature of traditional Irish music and the need for albums like this to be highlighted or possibly re-released. Maybe others are aware of this album but for me discovering something as special as this, no matter what the release date is always worth it. …


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 2, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

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