Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – December 2012 Archive (8)

Happy Christmas to all our members

I'd like to wish all our members a very happy Christmas and good health and happiness for the new year.  I hope you are all surrounded by your families, friends and those close to you.  If you have family home from abroad it's an extra Christmas treat so really enjoy it.  Thanks for your continued support for the great community that has developed and grown here on…

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

Album Review - Patrick D'Arcy / Wallop The Spot

Originally from Dublin, Patrick D'Arcy has spent most of his musical life in California.  He tours regularly in the US as well as being the founding member of the Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club and creator of UilleannObsession.com. Getting around to recording has been put on…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 18, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Nua!

This is an EP which features Tradconnect member Jacob McCauley, James M Law and Graeme McGillivray and introduces us to their new group called NUA. It consists of 4 tracks and is their first official release. Rooted in traditional Irish and Scottish music from a very young age they have…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 12, 2012 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire / A Winters Solstice Celebration

If you want something a little festive you would not go too far wrong by giving A Winters Solstice Celebration by Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire a spin. As featured in their very successful touring shows, it’s the first in a series of four recordings reflecting the music of the seasons. In their notes to the album they state that "the longest night of…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 12, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Demaris Woods / With a Banjo on my Knee

I had the pleasure many years ago of listening in to sessions which included Damaris Woods and her mesmerising banjo playing.  Memories such as dates and locations may have faded, but what will not fade is the music or the talent that was, and still is so evident.  She was born in Luton and was part of what could be described as a ‘golden generation’ of young…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 9, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Frankie Mulcahy / The Way of the Dreamer

Deliciously different is the best way to describe this album from Frankie Mulcahy. With European influences seeping into the recording you get a fresh and differently structured sound. This appreciation of European music has come from a time spent living in…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 4, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Davoc Rynne / The Humours of Ennistymon

Davoc Rynne writes an impressive autobiography within the sleeve notes of this his debut album.  From humble musical beginnings in 1952 when he cycled to his first piano lessons in Prosperous Co. Kildare to the present day, it is quite a stretch. A…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 3, 2012 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Colleen Raney & Colm MacCárthaigh / Cuan

Cuan, is an album featuring Colleen Raney and Colm MacCárthaigh and it has been on our player quite a bit recently. It's a beautiful album by someone…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 3, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

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