Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – October 2013 Archive (8)

Album Review - Colleen Raney / Here This Is Home

Colleen Raney's new album called Here This is Home herald's a development of her sound and reputation as one of America’s best traditional singers. She recorded it in Dublin in the Summer of 2013 with production by Aidan Brennan and engineering by Trevor Hutchinson, who both…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 24, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Téada / In Spite of the Storm

I was fortunate enough to see Téada live recently at the Gael Linn 60th Birthday celebration in the National Concert Hall in Dublin where they launched this album called In Spite of the Storm.  One thing became immediately obvious on the night was the extra dimension that newest member Séamus Begley brings to the group. His voice is unique and his stage presence…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 23, 2013 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Talkin' Trad : Caitlín Nic Gabhann on 2013 and her Album of the Year

With the Autumn upon us it will soon be time to carry out our end of year poll to find the public’s favourite record of the year for 2013.  While it has been an astounding year once again for albums it is worth reflecting on our poll from 2012 and its winner Caitlín Nic Gabhann.  Her debut…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 16, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - David Doocey / Changing Time

Changing Time is one of the surprise fiddle hits of the year.  As an album it succeeds because David Doocey has managed to combine the elements of a classic fiddle sound with twists and turns that are polished and modern. Accompanists Patrick and Kevin Doocey, Stephen and Kevin…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 9, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Shane McAleer / Long Time No See

Shane McAleer returns to the limelight with an outstanding new album called Long Time No See.  It’s a mellowed out affair with some outstanding music played to the backdrop of Eamon Mc Elholm on guitars, keyboard and cello, Eamon Murray on Bodhrán and Ryan O' Donnell on Bouzouki. His playing is stripped back to the essentials, making it a real fiddle players’ album.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 7, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Talkin' Trad : Bernadette Morris on her album and Dublin Gig on 8th October

Bernadette Morris will play The Mercantile in Dublin on Tuesday 8th October and will be playing songs from her debut album called All the Ways you Wander.  The title comes from a composition by John Spillane, which…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 6, 2013 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Interview : Niamh Dunne on her new solo album Portraits

Niamh Dunne has just relased a debut album of traditional song. It’s an outstanding album that now firmly places her on the top rung of the ladder when it comes to traditional singers in this country.  She called the album…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 2, 2013 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Cara / Horizon

Cara have been making music for 10 years and this is their 4th studio album. With each offering their sound is developing and strengthening and on this album called Horizon they must be reaching their creative peak. It’s a definite evolution of their sound and by the second listen you are hooked. Original compositions dominate, 8 in total with arrangements that push them into new…

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

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