Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – September 2012 Archive (6)

Album Review - Danny & Aki / Music From the Irish, American and Nordic Traditions

The gentle sway of a Finnish minuet followed by two slides from the playing of  Denis Murphy from Sliabh Luachra would seem like an unusual combination.  Not so, especially in the hands of Danny Diamond and Aki on this their new duet…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 20, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Album Review - We Banjo 3 / Roots of the Banjo Tree

Considering the place that the banjo holds in old time and bluegrass music it would seem the most natural thing for someone to mix it in with traditional Irish.  We Banjo 3 have done just that.  The result is an invigorating and magical exploration.  It mixes North Carolina with North Sligo and southwards to the home of the Flanagan brothers…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 15, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Damien Mullane / 13

Magical rhythms and pulsating beats with accompaniment from a stellar team of musicians. That's 13.  Damien Mullane has come of age with a subtlety of approach to his art that leaves you in awe of the…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 11, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Deep End of the Ford / An Táin

Lorcán Mac Mathúna's latest musical project The Deep End of the Ford explores An Táin which is drawn from the text of The Book of Leinster.  "An Táin has a place amoungst the epic myths of the world.  Its relevant and contemporary lessons have echoed throughout…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 5, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Album review - Mick Conneely & David Munnelly / 'Tis What It Is

'Tis what it is indeed. The coming together of Mick Conneely and David Munnelly brings with it a joyous and feverish selection of tunes that bristle with energy and pace.  It is definitely more in the style of early…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 5, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Cara /Long Distance Love

When you get a copy of Long Distance love and start to look at the history of Cara, a German based group that has been touring extensively in Europe and the USA, you start to realise the quality of music that operates beyond these shores.  With members from Ireland and Scotland they should rightly feature among the list of great groups of our day. They don't tour here and…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 3, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

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