Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – May 2013 Archive (10)

Album Review - Sylvain Barou, Dónal Lunny, Pádraig Rynne / Triad

Triad brings together three of the leading lights in Irish traditional music. Dónal Lunny needs no introduction being one of the founding members of groups like Planxty, The Bothy Band and Moving Hearts.  Pádraig Rynne has for some time been cementing his position as one of our most creative concertina players through his…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 29, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Legendary musician Brendan Mulkere to be honoured at Fleadh Nua - 25th May

I was fortunate enough to have been in London in the late 80's and early '90's.  I say that because despite the fact that we had to emigrate, the London experience was something that any young person should experience. I lived initially in Finchley but decided to move down to Kilburn/Queens Park area for one reason only.  That was…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 24, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Interview : Garry O' Meara on his new album, and life on the road.

The first observation you make when talking to Garry O’ Meara is that he is a character. He has spent a long time on tour with various shows and groups and when we ask for some stories from all those late nights he simply says “They were good times” and laughs.  Mindful of the interview being recorded we move on from…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 23, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Séan Mac Donnchadha & Máirtín Ó Cualain / Bruach na Beirtrí

This is another re release from Gael-Linn. For people interested in traditional sean nós singing it features Seán Mac Donnchadha who is considered one of this countries finest singers.  Seán is a native of Carna in the Connemara Gaeltacht and he grew up in a rich musical culture. In the social life of the area he mixed with a host of legendary sean…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 21, 2013 at 9:48 — No Comments

Album Review - Seoda Ceoil 1 & 2

When we review albums on Tradconnect the inspiration that drives musicians on is often referred to. More often then not it will include people like Willie Clancy, John Kelly, Séan Ó Conaire, Seán Keane, Séamus Ennis, John Joe Gannon and Seosamh Ó hÉanaí.  



Released as part of Gael Linn’s 60th anniversary celebrations, this double CD comprises a set of…
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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 18, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Éanna Ó Cróinín / Ceol Ársa na bPíob

Éanna Ó Cróinín hails from the Gaeltacht area of County Meath and has devoted much time to the playing of the uilleann pipes.  His influences as you might guess include the greats.  Leo Rowsome, Seamus Ennis, Patsy…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 14, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Eithne Ní Uallacháin, Gerry O' Connor, Desi Wilkinson / Cosa gan Bhróga

Gael Linn continue their work of re releasing classic albums that may have been forgotten about over the decades.  If nothing else it displays the timeless nature of this music and how 26 years later it can still retain its creative edge. "First released in 1987, this classic album features music from Oirialla in County…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 13, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Interview with London contemporary trad group Superbelle

Over the months of March and April we have reviewed two albums that truly represent the opposite ends of the traditional spectrum.  We have just reviewed the debut album from…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 7, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Zoë Conway talks to TradConnect about her upcoming Irish tour with Máirtín O' Connor & Dónal Lunny

On Tuesday 7th May Zoë Conway, Donal Lunny and Máirtín O’ Connor start a seven date Irish tour.  Their first concert will be in Whelan’s in Dublin and they follow this with concerts in Kerry, Cork, Westmeath, Letterkenny, Sligo, Castlebar and Roscommon. As musicians they need no introductions such is the high regard with which they are…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 4, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Kevin O' Donnell / Deep Is The Well

Following a number of recent concept or themed albums we have this much anticipated release from Kevin O' Donnell called Deep is the Well. Kevin has been on a 15 year hiatus from music and has spent the intervening time acting in various stage shows as well as following his passion for writing.  A chance encounter with Maurice Lennon re ignited his desire to get back…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 2, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

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