Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – February 2014 Archive (8)

Talkin' Trad : New Clare group Crag Road talk to us about their music

It’s funny what catches your eye these days, especially when it comes to the online presentation of music.  Crag Road are a new group that have recently released a debut video to announce their arrival. …

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 24, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Mórga / For The Sake of Auld Decency

There is a wild and joyous sense of mischief in the music of Mórga.  They have an identity and sound that sets them apart and makes them a little bit unique.  It was evident on David Munnelly's 'Tis What it Is album with Mick Conneely last year and it is stamped all over this recording. This is the second manifestation of…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 22, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : Leonard Barry on his New Road album and band.

Traditional albums bring together various ensembles of musicians.   Accompanists are required to provide the necessary texture and base on which the music of the main recording artist can rest.  Sometimes those relationships develop as…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 21, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Brian Hughes / The Beat of the Breath

On The Beat of the Breath, Brian Hughes's keen ear for phrasing and his intricate ornamentation go without question.  Listening to The Roscommon Reel / Ah Surely, the audio included below, will give a strong indication of the quality that we are dealing with here. Whistle albums sometimes need a strong…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 13, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Triúr / Omós

Triúr take us back once again to the fireside in Cúil Aodha, to the relaxed and ambient atmosphere that gives them their trademark sound.  Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh make up Triúr and this is their third outing. …

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 6, 2014 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Album Review - North Texas School of Music / Winter Air

From the opening song Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair on Winter Air you could easily be listening to a track by any mainstream recording artist, such is the quality and production values herein. The album is in fact by a music school, namely North Texas School of Music. You simply don't expect this quality from…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 4, 2014 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Book Review : Pete Mullineaux / Session

Poetry, it is said should be read aloud.  You need to listen to it, like music.  When the poetry is about music, this approach gains an even more significant hue.  It brings forth images that you have seen, heard and experienced, but in the rush through life may have passed you by. You know those moments.  The anticipation of a concert…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 4, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Lilt / Little Falls

Lilt have been back in the studio and have just released their third album called Little Falls.  Its name comes from one of the waterfalls on the Potomac River that runs through Washington DC where Tina Eck ( flute ) and Keith Carr ( bouzouki, banjo, mandolin )  live and play a lot of their music. It’s a follow up to…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on February 3, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

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