Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – April 2013 Archive (9)

Album Review / The Yanks

The Yanks are Dan Gurney on accordion, Dylan Foley on fiddle, Isaac Alderson on uilleann…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 30, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

TradConnect Interview - Dónal McCague on his TG4 Gradam Young Musician Award

When you are sitting at home on a dreary January afternoon with a cold eastern front outside freezing every creative spark from your fingers, excitement may seem like a thousand miles away.  The first couple of weeks are over in the day job teaching primary school children.  The old saying that January is a very long month seems very true.

A phone call from TG4 is…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 29, 2013 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Garry O' Meara / Pickin' Time

Pickin' Time is Garry O' Meara's debut recording and is a banjo album with varying influences.  On it he introduces us to the music that has inspired him over the last decade or so, and it is a mixture of Irish, old-time and bluegrass music.  Garry would…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 28, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Bernadette Morris / All The Ways You Wander

All The Ways You Wander is the debut album from Tyrone songstress Bernadette Morris.  Its title is taken from the John Spillane song of the same name which is also included on the album. This is vintage Spillane indeed and Bernadette re-imagines it in her own individualistic way. As a singer Bernadette has been steadily building up her career, and…

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

TradConnect Interview - Enda Seery on his new album and life as a musician

They say the second album is the most difficult for a musician.  The lessons and experience gained on the first recording must now be channelled into a new project.  For Enda Seery the challenge was no different. His first album…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 21, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Enda Seery / Peace of the Countryside

Peace of the Countryside is the second album from Enda Seery and follows very much in the footsteps of his debut The Winding Clock which he released over two years ago. We…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 15, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Fleadh / The Clegan Bay Disaster

Fleadh was formed in 1999 by the German Uilleann Pipe player Frank Weber and like a lot of bands went through a period of development.  Frank Dürschner (banjo, mando, harp ) and Tommy Gorny (guitar) have been with the band from the start with the addition of Irish singer songwriter…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 12, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Baile an Salsa / Salsa - Trad

This is the debut EP featuring 5 tracks from Galway band Baile an Salsa.  As the name suggests this is a truly international band that mixes traditional music with Latin rhythms and beats. When I first encountered Baile an Salsa my interest was immediately drawn to their fresh sound.  What started as a general curiosity changed when I got my hands on the EP.  The members that make…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 10, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Superbelle

With most groups you can talk about their members, their background and inspiration.  With Superbelle that is not an option as they have chosen to remain anonymous for this artistic project called Superbelle. For their live shows they are disguised with appropriate…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 8, 2013 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

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