Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – March 2014 Archive (6)

Talkin' Trad : Interview with Liz Carroll ( Last date of Irish tour tonight 1st June, Co. Clare )

Liz Carroll concludes her Irish tour tonight 1st June 2014 in Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee, Co. Clare.  Here is an interview we did earlier in the year :: Traditional music in the age of the internet is coming under a lot of scrutiny.  The web is filled with comment and analysis on the state of the industry, the…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 27, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

The Henry Girls deliver on "Louder Than Words"

The Henry Girls from Donegal continue their journey through Gaelic Americana with this very accomplished recording called Louder than Words.  Why we in Ireland are not producing more music of this quality is beyond me.  We have been hijacked for too long with pale crossover country folk music that is lacking and…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 24, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Gradam Ceoil TG4 : Interview with Bryan O' Leary

Talking to Bryan O’ Leary is a refreshing experience and his respect for both his music and his community is evident from the outset.  In 10 years or so he has gone from novice to seasoned musician with alarming pace.  This is all the more…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 18, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Album Review : The O' Carolan Family / A Language Within

A Language Within from the O' Carolan Family is one of those unassuming recordings that hits all the right notes from the off.  Like The Friel Sisters debut from this year or Lá Ag Ól Uisce from 2013 its one of those great recording that could easily go under the radar without the recognition it deserves.  It delivers…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 12, 2014 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - The Quarter Mile / Almost There

"This is a recording of songs and music that we enjoy singing and playing." The opening words by the trio of Anne Marie Furlong, Ger Furlong and Ger Keane who make up the group The Quarter Mile.  All pursue their own individual projects and following a series of gigs together in 2012 they decided to make this recording.  They…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Stolen Notes / The Loot

Stolen Notes have to be Spain's hottest ticket when it comes to traditional music.  We don't often drift south to Andalusia in search of new music but we’re delighted that this little gem came through our door. They cover music from Ireland, Scotland, Asturias and Brittany.  It’s a really enjoyable album with echoes of Guidewires…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on March 5, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

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