Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – December 2011 Archive (8)

Thanks, Merry Christmas and what a year it's been.

Firstly to all our members, a very Merry Christmas and New Year. And what a year it's been. It was this time last year that myself and a couple of flute players who had been playing together every now and again decided to try and do a weekly practice, get a few more players involved and start a session. All with the goal of improving from where we were at and playing some…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 23, 2011 at 11:35 — 1 Comment

Session TV - Session Barber and Tattoo Shop, Blackrock

There is no end to the many ideas that can be generated to promote music. At a local market beside me in Blackrock, Co. Dublin we have the wonderful idea thought up by the local barber. They came up with the idea of sessions in their barber and tattoo shop. They simply brought bands and musicians in and gave them a platform to perform and called it Session TV, creating a…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 22, 2011 at 16:52 — No Comments

Whistle Tutor - Online flute and whistle lessons

This is a site we have highlighted before that provides some great tutorials on whistle and flute.  You can also check out the You Tube Channel.  Its been set up by a musician called Sean Cunningham. According to the site it was " created out of an interest in playing traditional Irish music and an interest in web design. The site went live on December 2nd, 2000, although it…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 18, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

What it takes to win an All Ireland Fiddle title

Ever wondered what was involved in winning an All Ireland Fiddle title. Here is Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh competing in 1990. He didn't win that year but came back in 1992 to take the title. Little bit of a wait at the beginning but its worth it

Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 15, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Josephine Keegan - Now and Then

I have long been a fan of Josephine Keegan having many years ago bought some old tapes which I still have and still listen to. It simple and uncomplicated music, but oh so wonderful. She has a new album out called Now and Then. Listen to the sound clips below and see if you agree. Its an album that I will invest in. Check it out.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 15, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Anton Emery / Noone Lasses

Delivering an album of Celtic fingerstyle guitar is as difficult a task as any in the Irish tradition. Doing it on your own, with your skill stripped bare for all to see is an even more daunting task. Maintaining the highest of  standards throughout the album takes a player of some technical skill and in…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 12, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

The Sea Stallions - Halsingland To Howth

Halsingland to Howth is the result of a collaboration between Ralph Doyle,  Peter Puma Hedlund and Leo Rickard that has been in the making for over 20 years. Finally they have recognised that this journey needed to be recorded to bring their unique take on the tradition to a wider audience.…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 8, 2011 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Fiddlers Corner - Helpers/Administrators wanted

I thought it might be useful to set up a group for fiddlers and all things fiddle related. More of resource center actually taking all the best from YouTube and other places. The idea is to compile only good material, videos, links to articles, sites etc.

Some help with this would be appreciated so if you are interested let me know and I can make you an administrator on…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 5, 2011 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

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