Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – April 2014 Archive (5)

Album Review - Sásta / Pure Wreckín' Match

This is a strong and focused recording by Australian group Sásta.  It’s their second album and takes them on a new journey as a trio having lost one member since their self-titled debut in 2012.  If anything this has focused their music because they deliver a fine recording of modern traditional music with a folk edge. Newly arrived…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 26, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello / Grace Bay

Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello display an intuitive understanding of duet playing on their debut album, Grace Bay.  The music flows from them with precision and ease as they extract the essence from some standard tunes and breathe new life into them.  Their delivery and sound has an old world feel to it…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 24, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Pádraig Rynne / Notify

Notify shows Pádraig Rynne to be one of our most progressive traditional musicians around.  This is a bold adventurous recording that features musicians Tyler Duncan - Guitars, Mike Shimmin – Drums, Joe Dart – Bass and Jeremy Kittel – Strings. This form of progressive exploratory music was previously explored by The Olllam in 2012 with Tyler…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 12, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Gradam Ceoil TG4 : Interview with Mick Moloney

In a recent telephone conversation with Joanie Madden our discussion turned to this year’s Gradam Ceoil recipients and Mick Moloney in particular.  Joanie and Mick go back a long way, and she more than anyone is very aware of his significant…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 11, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Gradam Ceoil TG4 : Interview with Mick O' Brien on The Goodman Project

This year the TG4 Gradam Ceoil awards have introduced a new category into their annual award ceremony.  It celebrates the idea of collaboration in traditional music and the first recipients are a trio of musicians who’ve had the foresight to see new opportunity in some very old music. The musicians involved…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on April 2, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

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