Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – October 2014 Archive (5)

Album Review : Justin Bonar-Bridges / Truth Be Told

We covered this debut album earlier in the year when we spoke to Justin as part of an official online album launch. In the main, this is an album of solo fiddle music played with relaxed ease by a musician who was inspired by…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 28, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Rónán Regan and Irene Guckian /Drumshanbows

Rónán Regan and Irene Guckian must take great delight in the musical entwinement of their fiddles as they explore the music of Leitrim and the surrounding hinterland.  Their interest in this area has formed the basis of an MA thesis by Irene, with her research covering the South Leitrim and Longford area which is historically known as Conmhaicne.  They…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 24, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Four Star Trio / Magnetic South

Magnetic South by Four Star Trio is the second album by musicians Con Fada Ó Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy and Pat “Herring” Ahern.  The music of Sliabh Luachra is centre stage as you can imagine. If you like your slides and polkas, then this group unravel a gem of an album that paints a vivid picture of the music, the area, and the people that inhabit it. As a listening…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 21, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Moxie / Planted

The much anticipated debut from Moxie follows very much in the path of other boundary pushing artists, like Rynne, Talty, McSherry, who seek freedom in an expansive form of traditional inspired music.  Moxie have been much touted of late for their creative and clean sound and their EP released in 2012 hinted very much at what was to come. The fact that my media copy of the album…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 15, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Talking to Bernie Pháid about her new album Síol + Exclusive track

Included below is an exclusive track off the new album by Bernie Pháid called Síol.  It a vocal album that delves into the traditional folk music of Ireland, Scotland and America and is the second release from Bernie.  When we spoke to her she confirmed that her first album 'Spideoigín' was released in 2004. That recording…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on October 12, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

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