Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – March 2012 Archive (11)

Members Dulahan Irl and Michael Orme's Visit Go Global

It is interesting to note that World Irish have picked up on Tradconnect and have run a piece that includes a recent composition by our very good members Joe and Adele better know as Dulahan Irl. They state that

"Irish trad musicians and those who love traditional…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 29, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

An Appreciation of Michelle O' Brien & Laoise Kellys's, The Wishing Well

This is not so much a review as an appreciation of what is a truly great album. I say that as a lover of fiddle music and have to add that the harp playing of Laoise Kelly is equally as outstanding. However not being a harp player my focus is on fiddle. What get's me on this subject is a visit I had today to…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 27, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

2,000 Members on Tradconnect.

We have reached the 2,000 member mark. Thanks to everyone for your great support which is very much appreciated. We are still a new and young site and have not as yet reached our true potential. Our central goal is still to connect musicians across the globe and to do that we will need lots and lots more members. Our short term goal therefore is to continue to…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 24, 2012 at 10:26 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Brendan Mulholland / Jean's Hill

Within his cover notes Antrim flute player Brendan Mulholland informs us he was ‘talking about this CD for years’ and clearly the end product is a labour of love wrought from those years of diligent research and hard work.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 19, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Denis Liddy & Elvie Miller / Tradaree

Denis Liddy and Elvie Miller have crafted a captivating album of traditional Irish music. It has substance, quality and likability stamped all over it. It features Denis on fiddle and Elvie on piano and accordion and they have…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 17, 2012 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

From the vaults - Dick Glasgow & Friends

Dick Glasgow has added some great clips up onto Tradconnect, this one included. And what a great profile page as well, check it out. They will be erecting a statue to you up there on the Antrim coast soon such is your contribution to the music. Keep up the good work…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 9, 2012 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Jack Talty & Cormac Begley / Na Fir Bolg

Sometimes you simply have to sit back and bask in the glory of someone else's creation.  Take in the view, sample that fine wine or listen to that song one more time and think, how did they do that.  This is one such moment and for this you may need headphones, settle in and let's begin.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 7, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Cathal Clohessy & Éamonn Costello / Bosca Ceoil and Fiddle

There are times when we should treat ourselves to music that has at its core the essence of what it's all about. This is always best appreciated in duo's or trio's.  The accordion and fiddle combo have featured over the years on many great…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 5, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Review - The Magic Square / Isn't anyone going to stop them?

The Magic Square features a number of Boston musicians that ran into each other when playing in the thriving trad scene that exists in that city. The group are Dan Isaacson, Elliot Grasso, Aaron Olwell, Dave Cory…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 4, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Kevin Crawford / Carrying The Tune

The virtuoso flute and whistle player Kevin Crawford has gifted us once again with a superb exposition of the finest in flute and tin whistle playing with his latest solo album ‘Carrying the Tune’.  His last solo album was entitled ‘D’ flute album (1994) so…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 2, 2012 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

Connaughtman's Rambles By Dónal McCague

Its good to hear some of the old tunes reinvented and presented again for our entertainment. I loved Dónal McCague's version of this on his Bits 'N' Pieces album which was one of the highlights of last year. Its nice…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 1, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

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