Tradconnect Reviews's Blog – December 2013 Archive (5)

The Tradconnect Music Review of 2013

We have covered 60+ albums over the course of 2013. Despite perceptions that the internet along with Spotify and a host of other social media resources are destroying music, the albums…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 30, 2013 at 20:30 — 5 Comments

Album Review - Toner Quinn & Malachy Bourke / Live at the Steeple Sessions

Recorded live - 6 tracks, 28 minutes.  Two of the best exponents of the art of fiddling. Live at the Steeple Sessions by Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke is the gold nugget in a year of some exceptional fiddle music. Synchronised, stripped bare and measured fiddling by two musicians who embody the tradition through their free spirited…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 23, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Siobhán Smith / Timing Is Everything

Timing is Everything is the new debut album by Siobhán Smith.  By way of background Siobhán grew up in New York and was classically trained in her formative years.  With traditional Irish music a constant feature in her home environment it was not long before she was learning the art of traditional fiddling and developing her own…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Dick Hogan / The Hogan Collection

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dick Hogan recently to discuss his major new recording called The Hogan Collection. It has taken 6 years to complete and is a new collection of 200 traditional songs. They are largely unknown but "reflect the true Irish tradition like no other" he says.  We sit…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 12, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Liz Carroll / On The Offbeat

On The Offbeat is Liz Carroll's first solo album in 11 years.  Her duet work with John Doyle, a hectic touring schedule, multiple collaborations, Grammy nominations and more have kept her very busy. On The Offbeat brings her back to her dizzy best. Strong on self…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on December 10, 2013 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

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