Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – May 2012 Archive (9)

Album Review - The House Devils / Crossing The Ocean

"Street Angel, House Devil". That's the saying that The House Devils appear to have acquired their great name from, in a long ago reference to Matt Fahey's father from an astute neighbour. Great name for a band that comprises Matt Fahy on guitar, Tradconnect member…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 31, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra / Voices & Harps

The cover of Moya Brennan's new album Voices & Harps tells the tale of what lies inside for the listener.  The cover is refreshing and stark with its white and gold.  All that lies inside does indeed glitter and is most assuredly…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 30, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

The Bonny Men come out to play - Live Harcourt Sessions 28th May 2012

On a hot and balmy night in Dublin The Bonny Men came out to play. The venue of choice was the long established Harcourt sessions in the heart of Dublin, with this being their first gig here. Always a popular venue for traditional music they were greeted by a very appreciative audience and ably supported by folk duo Lynched. Despite the 30 minutes that it…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 29, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

MacDara Ó Raghallaigh - Ego Trip - Broderick's/McDermott's

Well if MacDara is too modest to share this himself then I am going to do so on his behalf because it is the opening track from the album that I raved on about some time back. MacDara Ó Raghallaigh live in concert playing reels composed by Vincent Broderick and Josie McDermott. This video was recorded by Antóin MacGabhann during the live recording of MacDara's…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 22, 2012 at 23:16 — No Comments

Album Review - Donall Donnelly / Tremolo

The "Fiddler of Dooney" champion Donall Donnelly has moved on, found his musical inspiration and has delivered a debut album of stunning proportions. Comprised of mostly self compositions Tremolo is an album that was so creatively inspiring that it…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 18, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Dan Brouder / The Lark's Air

The Lark's Air is described by Dan Brouder as "an album born out of years of  listening and learning from past and present masters of traditional music". For a musician that comes from Monagea, in west Limerick,  just outside the boundary of Sliabh…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 17, 2012 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Album Review - The Bonny Men

Since they formed in January 2011 The Bonny Men have started to make a name for themselves on the live circuit and we had the chance to see them recently at a charity concert where they did indeed impress. As traditional groups go they must be one of the largest with seven members in total covering fiddle, bodhrán, piano, uilleann…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 15, 2012 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

Album Review - Natalie Padilla & Blayne Chastain / Fiddle & Flute

You will probably be familiar with Blayne Chastain as the creator of the excellent i -Teach web resource, which has now been further enhanced with a new bodhrán course. What you would like to know…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 15, 2012 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

Album Review - Noreen O' Sullivan / The Quiet House

Noreen O' Sullivan was born in Corrandulla in County Galway, where her father J.J Gavin owned a small thatched pub. Music inhabited that house and she has fond memories of listening…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 2, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

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