Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – June 2015 Archive (4)

Album Review - The Music and Life of John McKenna

The John McKenna Society have done a remarkable job in remastering his works, in what must be one of the best presented packages released in recent times.  Not only do you get the complete McKenna works but you get a great 104 page booklet with great detail about his homeland in North Leitrim and the people he played his music with. The world…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 19, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Noel O' Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty and Marcus Hernon / The Good Mixer

The album of the year for 2015 may well have been recorded 26 years ago, and were that to happen it would be quite an achievement. Give added consideration to the fact that there were no sound engineers, producers or the like present, and that it was recorded on basic equipment in the home of John Carty and you have quite a story.…



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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 17, 2015 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Connla

New group Connla display all the right ingredients on their debut E.P. Recorded and mixed at RedBox studios in Belfast by Cormac O’ Kane, it contains two pipe and flute driven instrumental tracks and two vocal tracks. Instrumentally they layer on pipes and flute to a strong guitar and bodhrán back beat with shifts in tempo breaking up tracks that extend to over 6 minutes.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Haley Richardson / Heart on a String (with Dylan Richardson)

The New York traditional community is strong at nurturing talent and the support of musicians like Brian Conway and John Whelan has enabled this recording to come to fruition.  Haley Richardson is a precocious​ young talent, and with the help of Brian, John and others has made this recording. There have been a…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 10, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

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