Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – August 2011 Archive (10)

A Gem of an Album - Deiseal / The Long Long Note

This may well be the best kept secret or the worst kept secret in traditional music. When Cormac Breatnach, Niall Ó Callanáin and Paul O’Driscoll went into the studio all those years ago they really created something special with this album. They brought…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 25, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

John Carthy - I Will if I Can ( Earle Hitchner / Alex Monaghan )

John Carty has quietly but quickly become one of Irish music's leading players. An astonishing fiddler, the London-born musician is equally gifted at banjo, flute and tenor guitar. He has three acclaimed solo fiddle albums, two banjo albums and two band albums already under his belt, and his musical sparring partners include such trad giants as Matt Molloy and Arty McGlynn. In the last… Continue

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 21, 2011 at 13:38 — No Comments

Images of Fleadh 2011 in Cavan

 

Some selected images of Fleadh 2011 in Cavan that I took yesterday.

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 21, 2011 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

John Carthy - At It Again ( Irish Herald )

“At It Again” is the third CD in a series of outstanding traditional Irish music CDs from John Carty, each as good as the last, if not better.



This third traditional CD from Shanachie also features John’s brother James, a wonderful flute player well-known in the London trad music…
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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 18, 2011 at 13:22 — No Comments

Summer's End

OK, so another summer is nearly over and our 6 week move to our mobile home down in Ballymoney Wexford is nearly over. It's time to pack the bags and head up to Cavan for the weekend to get a flavour of the Fleadh. Not much music these last few weeks in Wexford apart from checking into TradConnect twice a day on a crappy laptop in an area with little or no reception. Apologies if the approval process has slowed down a bit. No music but plenty of swimming, kayaking, a bit of golf. Lots of…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 18, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Kiérah - A Fiddle Affair

Kiérah Raymond lives near White Rock, B.C. in a community that is very supportive of the arts. She started classical violin with the Suzuki program at 4 years old and is now doing her ARCT with the Royal…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 16, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Album reviews

You will notice that I have recently started to add Album Reviews to my Blog posts. What I think would be good is that on the home page we have an album review section by members. This gives other members a chance to comment on albums and could provide a good resource for people in choosing which albums to buy. It is also an opportunity for members to try out their writing/blogging skills. A couple of issues with this.

 

Firstly I personally feel I can comment on certain types…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 14, 2011 at 12:22 — No Comments

TRADCONNECT ANNOUNCEMENT - First TradConnect Meet Up.

OK folks. We are a bit ahead of schedule but we have had the first TradConnect meetup for a few tunes. And it was'nt in the same town, it was across the water. Kildare based duo Dulahan-Irl and North of England Michael Robert Orme, based in Chesterfield. To mark the occasion they made a video.

http://tradconnect.com/video/the-lark-in-the-morning

 

Here is what Michael had to say about…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 14, 2011 at 11:42 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Dónal McCague / Bits 'N' Pieces

Dónal McCague - Bits 'N' Pieces

Well we all knew this album was on the way from TradConnect member Dónal McCague. I first heard a soundbite on Twitter…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 9, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Online social forum for Irish traditional musicians

Article on Irish Music Forever

http://www.irishmusicforever.com/general/irish-traditional-musicians

 

 

Online social forum for Irish traditional musicians

Tony Lawless is the founder of TradConnect which aims to connect musicians from all over the world who like to play Irish music.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on August 2, 2011 at 17:36 — 1 Comment

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