Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – July 2014 Archive (6)

Interview with Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden

I met Kevin Madden many years ago on the London trad scene in the early 90’s. That was…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Review - The Drowsy Lads / Wide Awake

The Drowsy Lads came together in 2003 when brothers Daniel and John McKewen got together with high school friend Bryan Brookes. From there Josh and Phil Franck joined and over the years they built things up, gigging around Columbus and making two albums in the process. This is their third release and they have produced a…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 25, 2014 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - The Yanks / Haymaker

There is no denying that the tight combo that is The Yanks lacks nothing in the way of…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

Album Review - David Power / the eighteen Moloney

For anyone in search of the raw majesty at the heart of uilleann piping, David Power's the eighteen Moloney is a recommended entry point into this great art.  It is a beautifully paced recording throughout with a strong, emotive guiding hand on each set. His approach on most tracks is restrained, with his slow airs in particular benefiting from this approach.…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 10, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

Book & Album Review - Tom Morley "Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle" & "Banna De Dhá" with Hazel Ketchum

Tom Morley has channelled a lot of experience and effort into a new fiddle tutor called Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle.  Despite the proliferation of free tune setting online, you still can’t beat having a book that you know comes with a quality stamp on it.  That…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on July 4, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

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