TradConnect's Blog – February 2014 Archive (32)

German band Cara announce the departure of piper Ryan Murphy

It is with regret that German band Cara have announced the departure of piper Ryan Murphy.  In a statement just released Cara have said that "Ryan is sorry to leave the band, but as a member of the band Mànran, as well as Cara, it is proving impossible for him to perform in two bands which are both in…
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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Music Network Industry News - February 2014

Music Network Industry Newsletter No.…
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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

A Moment of Inspiration...Sadhbh O' Brien

We have a bit of a youth theme going on this week as we were looking back at past winners of Gradam Ceoil in the Young Musician of the Year category.  Then this video was sent to us featuring a young fiddler that we had not heard of before called Sadhbh O' Brien from County Clare. …

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Added by TradConnect on February 27, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

First Listen: The Fretless from Canada

This is a pretty interesting combination of musicians and sounds from four of Canada's most accomplished players. In November 2011, Karrnnel Sawitsky (Fiddle), Ivonne Hernandez (Fiddle), Eric Wright (Cello) and Trent Freeman (Fiddle) got together with some experimentation in…

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Added by TradConnect on February 26, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

The future is bright....Scéal Eile from Waterford

In the lead up to the Gradam Ceoil awards for 2014 you can't help but think that a future Young Musician of the Year may come from this group of teenagers from Waterford.  Thanks to Edel Fox, a Gradam winner herself, for highlighting it.  Marvelous mature music from the next generation of musicians.  The group features Sally…

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Added by TradConnect on February 26, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Outside Track announce UK tour July 22nd - August 4th.

The Outside Track have announced a tour in the UK starting this month.

Its a 8 date tour that that will see them playing music from their acclaimed new Light Up The Dark. Regular members Ailie…

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Added by TradConnect on February 25, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Irish - Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - February 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. On the back of their recent concerts Ensemble Ériu has climbed to the No. 1 spot in the Top 10.  Another new entrant is The Dróle featuring Éamon McGivney, John Kelly, Peadar Ó Riada. 

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music.

 

Don't…

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Added by TradConnect on February 25, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Tracks of the Week

10 tracks that you should hear.  Compiled from our Soundcloud News Stream and from tracks sent to us during the week.  

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Added by TradConnect on February 23, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Begley & Cooney show the way in new live streamed "Tunes in the Church" concert. - Watch Now

For anyone that missed the recent Begley & Cooney concert that was broadcast on February 13th its available at the moment online. It was broadcast as part of the Tunes in the Church series and received a very positive response. They also streamed it live on Concert Window with production, sound and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 22, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

First Listen : The O' Carolan Family / A Language Within

This is a track from an excellent new album by The O' Carolan Family from Derry called A Language Within.  The members are Karen, Ciaran, and Steven and they were born and raised in Derry and have been steeped in traditional music from a very young age.  We get a lot of music through our door and this is one that…

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Added by TradConnect on February 20, 2014 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox and Neill Byrne wins Tradconnect Album of the Year 2013

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Traditional Album of the Year for 2013 is The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2014 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

New track from Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra - Casu

This track called Casu is taken from Lúnasa's album with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recorded in 2013. The tracks on the album were arranged by Niall Vallely and the majority of the tracks feature the RTÉ Orchestra.  Lúnasa are on tour in the US at the moment and their upcoming dates are as…

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Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

New track from "Finally Tuned" by John Sherman and Randy Clepper

We featured an initial track from this album late in 2013 as the release of guitar/bouzouki albums are not a frequent event on Tradconnect.  Randy and John have released another track called Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her/Humours of Ennistymon/Geese in the Bog/Calliope House. Some well know jigs…

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Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

First track off the new Lynched album due for May release

This is the first track from Dublin band Lynched and their new album Cold Old Fire that will be released in May 2014. Their strap line reads "Gritty folk songs from the heart of Dublin city" and when you hear this new track you will realise why.  If you follow this …

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Noel Battle & Roisin Broderick / Up and About in the Morning

The humble harmonica makes a rather spectacular re entry into the tradition on Up and About In The Morning.  It’s a duet album featuring the talents of Noel Battle on harmonica and Roisin Broderick…

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Crag Road / McHugh's & The Mist Covered Mountain

Next week we have an interview with new Clare group Crag Road. Our interest in their music came from this very well presented video shot in one of their local pubs in Clare.  Its clear from this that the visual medium, when presented well, can bring you so much closer to the personality of the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2014 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Top 10 Tracks of the Week

10 tracks that you should hear.  Compiled from our Soundcloud News Stream and from tracks sent to us during the week.  

Follow us on Soundcloud and we will pick up on your music.  …

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Added by TradConnect on February 15, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Track from Luka Bloom's new album Head & Heart released today.

Here is the brand new video release from Luka Blooms's new album released today called Head & Heart. Beautiful stripped back track with the song front and center.  Here are some word from the man himself on this release

"Yes I still buy records, and I still love to make them. This little body of work represents a painless…

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Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Mid-Atlantic Session Listing, USA - 20th February 2014

The following is a session listing for the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA.  It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at Ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session  events taking place over the coming week. …

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Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

You ain't heard "Follow Me Up To Carlow" like this before.

We covered Mike Considine and his EP Permanent Resonance last year.  He is based in Hollywood, with roots in The Burren region of Co.Clare.  Mike is a self-taught musician who plays by ear and has an intuitive knowledge of melody, harmony, rhythm and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

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