TradConnect's Blog – February 2014 Archive (32)

New video of "The Day is Mine" by The Bonny Men

We covered The Bonny Men and their debut album back  in 2012.  They are back in the studio again finishing off their 2nd album which is due for release in the Spring.  Its going to be split evenly between songs…


Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

The first Begley & Cooney concert in 15 years! - Thursday 13th Feb, Galway

During the 90s, the duet Begley and Cooney reached national acclaim and were regarded as one of the foremost performers of Irish music. Cooney pioneered a new approach to traditional accompaniment and formed a perfect marriage with the energetic West-Kerry style of Seamus Begley.…


Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2014 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Supporting Australian band Sásta and their crowdfunding campaign

Not many people will be familiar with Australian band Sásta. They are leading the way down under as one of our best trad exports with a busy gigging schedule and a second album in production.  We received their debut album last year but didn't quite get round to a review.  As you can tell from the included audio they are a highly…


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

Top 10 Traditional 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.  …


Added by TradConnect on February 8, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Gradam Ceoil 2014 : Honouring our finest Traditional Musicians - Recipients announced

Youthful endeavour and decade long contribution and achievements were once again honoured at The Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin last night. Gradam Ceoil, Ireland's foremost award in traditional Irish music took centre stage in the unveiling of this year’s recipients.  TG4 Deputy CEO Pádhraic Ó…


Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal - Friday 7th February 2014

Fifteen traditional musicians will take to the stage in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on 7 February at 7 pm to compete in the final for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal.  The event will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and also webcast on…


Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

New Release 4th February : The Friel Sisters on TG4's Róisín

Last week we reviewed The Friel Sisters debut album and spoke about their versatility on a range of instruments including uilleann pipes, flute, whistle and mouth organ and how it adds great depth to their debut recording.

This video has just been released as…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

Tradconnect's Member Poll for "Album of Traditional Song" 2013

Welcome to the Tradconnect "Album of Traditional Song Poll, 2013". Each year we ask our members to vote for their Album of the Year and this year we have separated it between traditional instrumental albums, and traditional song.  The poll for instrumental albums has closed and a winner will be announced shortly.

We have…


Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2014 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Album of the Month for February 2014 - Peter Carberry & Pádraig McGovern / Forgotten Gems

Our Album of the Month for February 2014 is Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern and their magical Forgotten Gems.  It is without doubt one of the top 10 albums from 2013 and displays two musicians that get to the very heart of the music.…


Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Shortlist for "Irish Traditional Album of Song" 2013

Our poll for traditional album of the year 2013 has closed and we will shortly be announcing the winner. This as you know was for instrumental albums. We intentionally excluded albums of traditional song as it is difficult to judge them against instrumental albums.…

Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Texas music alive on Jonathan Milton's "Just One More.." ( New tracks added)

We have added two new tracks to this blog.  Texas would not at first thought seem like the center of the trad universe.  It's the second largest state and is close to ten times larger than Ireland.  Maybe its pure scale gives it an advantage on the web when it comes to traditional Irish music.  With its piping clubs, music retreats and active…

Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Remembering Pete Seeger

This is a really interesting tribute to the late Pete Seeger.  It's a compilation of 11  tracks gathered from Soundcloud that provides great insight into his legend.  Included also is a duet with Bruce Springsteen.

This Land is your Land also appears as well as a duet with…


Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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