TradConnect's Blog – February 2012 Archive (28)

Album Release - Eoin Duigan - Timeless

Eoin Duignan is a gifted musician and composer and has lived in Dingle since 1979. We are also glad to have him as a member on TradConnect.  He has released a selection of tunes, in a Greatest Hits type package called Timeless. His enchanting and uplifting melodies have…

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Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2012 at 10:45 — No Comments

3/Triúr - Featuring Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh at The Abbey

If you missed Martin Hayes the last time he was in town with The Teatotallers than don't feel too disappointed. Coming up at the Abbey we have an intimate evening of traditional music with Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh. Collectively known as 3/Triúr, these highly acclaimed musicians present this one-off concert to celebrate the launch of their latest…

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Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 12:39 — No Comments

21st Century Trad

By Garbhan Downey

City of Culture media director Garbhan Downey on an exciting new trad social network site....

In Dublin for the Fleadh bid last…

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Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

TONIGHT - Transatlantic Session in NCH

Don't forget tonight, The Transatlantic Sessions. After winning the 2010 Good Tradition title at the Radio 2 Folk Awards and embarking on their first-ever UK tour, the Transatlantic Sessions settle in Ireland, for one night only, where…

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Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Gerry Diver's "The Speech Project" named in Tom Robinson's Top 13 Albums

We feature this again because Gerry's album The Speech Project has been named in BBC6's Tom Robinson's Top 13 Albums of all time.  Tom has been around the block for a good few years and knows a thing or two about music.  He says that

"The reason I’ve chosen Speech Project is because these days there’s such a danger that…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Brian Rooney - TG4 Musician of The Year 2012

Fiddler Brian Rooney has won the honour of musician of the year in the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards. We are big fans of Brian's here on TradConnect and he is a vry worthy winner. Brian was born in 1951 and hails from the townland of Derragoon, near Kiltyclogher, in north Leitrim, one of fourteen children born to Jack and Mary Rooney. His father played…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Chieftains announce their 50th Anniversary 2012 US Tour

The Chieftains, six-time Grammy winners and world-renowned Irish traditional folk ensemble, have announced a UK tour to celebrate 50 years of their music!

Grammy-winning Irish musical group founded in 1962, The Chieftains are best known for being one of the first bands to make…

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Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2012 at 9:07 — No Comments

New Album from Cormac Breatnach

2012 heralds the release of a new album featuring 7 tracks, each lasting at least 6 minutes long, including 2 songs, new compositions and re-worked traditional tunes according to Cormac's website. We are big fans of Cormac here on TradConnect so this will be an eagerly awaited release

The new CD will be called ‘…

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Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2012 at 12:57 — No Comments

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