Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – March 2013 Archive (7)

Album Review - Kyle Carey / Monongah

Kyle Carey describes her music as Gaelic Americana and as a big fan of Americana and Country or Folk infused variants of it I can quite confidently say it is an outstanding debut.  Its Gaelic component is subtle it must be said.  The songs are from the American Folk Anthology with influences from Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 27, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Niamh Ní Charra / Cuz - A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan

Niamh Ní Charra grew up in Killarney, Ireland and is recognised internationally for her music on both fiddle and concertina. She performed with Riverdance for close to a decade as a soloist before returning once again to…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 26, 2013 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Kilfenora Céili Band / Chapter Eight

When it come to institutions in the Irish tradition you need look no further than The Kilfenora Céilí Band.  In existence for over 100 years they have seen highs and lows and have emerged in the last decade as an energised and relevant part of our traditional music scene.  The leadership of…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 20, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Caitlín Nic Gabhann wins Traditional Album of the Year 2012

Caitlín Nic Gabhann's debut album Caitlín has been voted TradConnect's Traditional Album of the Year 2012. 1,500 members voted and we combined those votes with the expert views of 15 independent judges. This resulted in a fair and unbiased view of the shortlisted albums.  Caitlin's album is without doubt outstanding.  It wins you…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 18, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Dannsair / Breton

Breton is the latest album from Dannsair, a band currently based in Santa Barbara, California that comprises Russ Doherty on guitar, Linda Holland on flute, Jocelyn Tipple on whistle, Rachel Galvin on violin and Karl Burrelsmann on fiddle - Rachel Galvin and Andrea Arredondo also provide…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 11, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Máirtín De Cógáin / From Cork With Love ( CD & DVD )

In a country full of colourful characters Máirtín De Cógáin would probably be the one leading a chorus of The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee at the back of the Cork to Dublin bus on All Ireland Football Final day.  He has all the…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 7, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Matt Dean / Trasna na Farraíge

It looks like 2013 will be another great year for flute albums with this new release from Matt Dean.  Matt is a Newcastle upon Tyne musician whose name may not be that familiar to people this side of the water. He has been a stalwart of the Newcastle traditional scene for some time…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 1, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

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