Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – February 2013 Archive (10)

Live Review - Moxie, UCD, 28th February 2013

We are blessed here in Dublin because in the last 6 weeks we have been given the opportunity to see three of the best up and coming traditional acts around.  Crossharbour, a London band who played in January. Last week we saw We Banjo 3 and today Moxie.   Today, despite being in the sterile environment of a university lecture room at lunchtime, Moxie treated us to a half hour…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 28, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Live Review - We Banjo 3, Mill Theatre Dundrum, 25th February 2013

Having enjoyed the album Roots of The Banjo Tree by We Banjo 3 the opportunity to see them live could not be passed up. It won The Irish Times album of 2012 award and set them on course for a tour of live shows.  Could their stage shows live…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 26, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Verena Commins & Julie Langan / Fonnchaoi

Every now and again a delightful discovery from the past shows up on our desk.  Fonnchaoi was recorded by Verena Commins and Julie Langan back in 2001 and was only recently revealed to us by a member of Tradconnect.  Both musicians are part of the vibrant Galway music scene. This is without doubt an album I could play every day and never tire of,…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 23, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Mike Considine / Permanent Resonance

Here is an interesting 6 track EP from Mike Considine who now lives in Hollywood, USA but has roots in The Burren region of Clare. It’s not all that often that you come across a bouzouki and guitar driven album, which are Mike's instruments of choice. He describes the album as a trip around the places he loves to call home,…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 22, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Live Review - Tim Edey & Brendan Power, Harcourt Hotel Dublin, 18th February 2013

The following is a quote from Mike Harding  "Two blokes at the top of their mark, one of the world's best melodeon players and one of the world's best mouth organ players"  This very well describes Brendan Power and Tim Edey live at the Harcourt Sessions last night.  Supported by the Jennifer Byrne Band…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 19, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Elle Marie O' Dwyer / Where The Allow Waters Flow

It is evident when you read the biography of Elle Marie O' Dwyer that traditional song has played a major part in her life. From her younger days in Freemont Cork she was fortunate enough to receive…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 15, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Robbie MacGowran / Basically

Robbie MacGowran has been playing whistle now for over 30 years. His interest in music goes back to the '70's where he found inspiration listening to The Chieftans, Séan O Riada, Planxty and others. Meeting lots of great musicians over…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 14, 2013 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Celebrating 3,000 Members

We like to celebrate our milestones here on Tradconnect and this week we have passed the 3,000 members mark which is indeed cause for celebration. In addition , April 2013 is our 2nd anniversary and we have already reached Page 1 on Google when you search the keywords Traditional Irish Music. Thanks to everyone for your support and…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 12, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Live Review - Mórga at The Grand Social, Dublin, 6th February 2013

It’s Wednesday night at The Grand Social in Dublin and Mórga are kicking off their Irish tour.  What better way to spend some time than in the company of four top musicians - this being their first tour in some time. You will be familiar with…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 8, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review - The Willis Clan / Chapter One - Roots

With its mixture of traditional, pop and folk this new album by The Willis Clan is a highly polished and professional piece of work. A family of 12 The Willis Clan have been making inroads to a wider international audience, deservedly so. They can trace their roots back to their Scotch-Irish…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 6, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

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