Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – September 2013 Archive (6)

Album Review - Ensemble Ériu

Creativity in traditional music, the pushing of boundaries and the creation of new rhythms and melodies is an essential part of the onward development of the tradition. It’s a direction that will never threaten the pure drop or the exploration of our back catalogue.  However new music is very much needed and this project headed up by…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 29, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Interview : With Alan Jordan on his new duet album with Yvonne Bolton called Silver Threads

When Yvonne Bolton and Alan Jordan sat down to plan out an album they had one thing in mind.  They wanted to make an album that delivered something they could stand over.  It needed to represent their music and outlook in a tangible and meaningful way. …

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 23, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Skipper's Alley

Skippers Alley are a new group of musicians that have come together with some ideas and a bunch of tunes and songs. They are testing things out I would say on this short 4 track EP that could be described as straight and contemporary traditional, mixed in with some folk elements.  Not really sure where to place them on the traditional ladder . The EP includes two songs and two…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 21, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Fullset / Notes After Dark

Fullset are back with a second album that takes up very much from where they left off with their debut Notes At Liberty.  They have changed their uilleann piper with Martino Vacca joining the party with an expressive attacking style of play that fits…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 11, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Tomas Ó Gealbháin & Caoimhín & Seán Ó Fearghail / Lá ag Ól Uisce

Caoimhín Ó Fearghail turns up once again on an album of outstanding quality following his recent work on the new Edel Fox and Neill Byrne album The Sunny Banks.  This time Caoimhín is joined by Tomas Ó Gealbháin on accordion and  …

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 10, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Film Review / The Irish Pub

Reposted :The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone.  In an age when we are hooked by the latest box sets from HBO, Netflix or RTE, this film stands alone as the finest example of documentary film making that has come our way in quite a while.  That the subject matter should be so close to home makes it all the more refreshing.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on September 8, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

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