Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – October 2012 Archive (11)

New Pipe and Fiddle album from Emmett Gill and Jesse Smith

Here is a sample of some of the music being produced by Emmett Gill and Jesse Smith who have a new album out at the moment called the rookery.  They play uilleann pipes and fiddle respectively.  I had the pleasure of knowing and listening to Emmett as a young piper many years ago in London and his talent was self evident even at that time.

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 25, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Getting your music promoted for FREE

Every day we look online for great new traditional Irish music.  Discovering new artists and music is central to us promoting artists. This can be anything from established artists with several albums out to new artists with their first recording.  These days with the way technology has gone it can also apply to unsigned artists with demo's and music loaded onto Soundcloud and…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 24, 2012 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Album Review - Réalta / Open The Door For Three

Réalta are a new group from Belfast featuring Conor Lamb on uilleann pipes and whistles, Deirdre Galway on guitar, bouzouki and vocals and Aaron O' Hagan on uilleann pipes,…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 22, 2012 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Patrick Olwell Documentary Reaching A Conclusion

TradConnect members Blayne Chastain and Jem Moore have been working away on their upcoming documentary on flute maker Patrick Olwell.  It is fast coming to a…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 22, 2012 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Introducing.......Claire and Sinead Egan

I am glad to say that I had the pleasure of knowing Sinead and Claire Egan many years ago in London where they attended music classes with with me down in Aras Na Gael in Kilburn. We attended classes by the great Clare fiddle teacher Brendan Mulkaire. We also have the pleasure of their company in Dublin every now and again when they are travelling back to the west. That…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 20, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album Review - The Outside Track / Flash Company

Being blunt for a moment, Flash Company is a bloody good album by any measure. It is smart, sophisticated, well produced and layered with some great tracks grounded in traditional music.  The Outside Track are getting quite a reputation for their very polished take on folk and traditional music.  This album builds on that reputation and their previous…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 19, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Nights in Shanaglish

Nights in Shanaglish continues a recent trend of live recordings that take place in non studio environments such as kitchens, churches and village halls.  Ideas that have germinated in the minds of musicians over a quiet pint or phone conversation finally take shape and come to fruition.  This is one such idea, and what an inspired one…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 13, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Eamonn Cotter / The Knotted Chord

The purity of a tune well played, the clarity and distinction of the music, flowing with effortless ease in the hands of an "unsung hero. It's a pleasure to behold and in traditional terms you won't get more traditional.  Authentic in its interpretation of the tunes and stripped bare enough to know that the musician is centre…

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

Album Review - Patrick Clifford / Chance of A Start

Experiencing something new without expectations can sometimes reveal some surprising hidden depths.  This is a case in point. Chance of A Start by Patrick Clifford is an…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 5, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Album Review - J.P. Downes / Traditional Flute Music From Quilty County Clare

This is an album that should be in everyones collection.  Unknown to a young Jack Talty when he visited the home of J.P. Downes in 2006 for this field recording, he captured a snapshot in time of a great and honest musician.  On this basis, the World…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 3, 2012 at 22:06 — No Comments

Caedan - Live at The Mercantile, Dublin, 2nd October 2012

In the cosy environment of the backroom at the Mercantile Bar in Dublin city centre, Caedan took to the stage for one of their initial gigs in Dublin.  For those unfamiliar with these newcomers Caedan are a collaboration between traditional singer Caoimhe…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 3, 2012 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

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