TradConnect's Blog – February 2015 Archive (49)

The Gathering 2015 : Interview with Caoimhín Ó Feargháil plus tracks

Over the last couple of weeks we have featured a number of articles that highlight The Gathering traditional music festival which takes place in Killarney, County Kerry this week.  The festival runs from this Wednesday 18th through to Sunday 22nd. We have already…

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2015 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

The Gathering announces the three finalists for their 'Rising Stars' stage

The Gathering Festival have announced the three finalists for their Rising Stars stage.  In a statement just released they said.

“We’re delighted to announce the 3 finalists of the Rising Stars stage as Four Winds, The Jeremiahs and Le Chéile. Unfortunately due to reasons beyond our control, The Rising Stars Live Performance Final will be rescheduled for a…

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Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

First listen to Paul O'Shaughnessy's new album 'The Friendly Visit'

This is track 1 off the new album by Paul O'Shaughnessy called The Friendly Visit. The first tune called Ryan's Rant came into his head one day in Dublin Airport and it "hasn't left me alone since" he says.  

The second and third tunes came from the recordings of John Doherty.  Paul says that "One of the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Greatest Little Record Shop In Dingle

Another outstanding short music film from Myles O'Reilly.  "A quick story about Mazz O’Flaherty and The Dingle Record Shop filmed during the Dingle arts festival Féile Na Bealtaine in 2013 with music from Lumiere with Donogh Hennessy, Walking On Cars, Avril Bowler, Laurence Courtney, John O’Brien, Mazz & Íde (Keogh) O’Flaherty"



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Added by TradConnect on February 15, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Cherish the Ladies Celebrates 30 Years!

Hi Folks.  We hope everyone is surviving the cold winter months that we have been having, I think we are all ready for a little bit of Spring!!

We're so thrilled on this past January 5th to have hit a major milestone of 30 years of music making and touring.  We can't express how thankful we are to all of you for supporting us down through…

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Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

A track from the new Kate Crossan album "Away"

This is a track taken from the new album by Kate Crossan which was released late last year. Kate is from Randalstown County Antrim and she has already recorded with the Irish-Canadian band, “Kitty’s Kitchen” while she was living in Toronto. Following that she recorded a second album of traditional standards called “Celtic Heart” with Oliver Shroer…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2015 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Eddi Reader Irish tour starts on 12th February 2015

Eddi Reader has announced a short Irish tour starting on 12th February in Kilkenny. It's her seventh annual Irish tour, and there will be nine performances nationwide between 12th and 22nd February. She will be performing with John Douglas and Boo Hewerdine on guitars, Alan Kelly on piano accordion and Kevin McGuire on double bass.

Full tour…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Trí-Tones announced as Tradconnect Album of the Year 2014

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Traditional Album of the Year for 2014 is the debut album by The Trí-Tones.  They band are Conor Moriarty from Kilcummin on button accordion, Tara Breen from County Clare on fiddle and Stephen Rooney from County Down on guitar and vocals. We reviewed the album late last year…

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2015 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Cruinn Nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2015

Acclaimed Highland based Gaelic singing quartet Cruinn have received a nomination of Best Traditional Track in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015.  The track, Manus Mo Rùin, is from the band's latest album Stòras which was released on their…

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Niall Vallely – Malfunction Junction – 101 tunes now on release

Niall Vallely’s new book of tunes has just been released. It features 101 tunes that Niall has composed over the last 25 years. As well as 54 tunes that have been recorded by Niall himself (solo and as part of Nomos and Buille) and by the likes of Lunasa, Zoe Conway, Michael McGoldrick, Kan, Dàimh and the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Watch the new We Banjo 3 video featuring Sharon Shannon

Here is the brand new single and video from We Banjo 3.  It's called The Fox and features Sharon Shannon with a release date set for 14th February.  It follows on from their Gather The Good album which was released last year. "In style and sound that album follows in the same vein as their debut recording as they once…

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Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Gathering announce plans for their Rising Star's stage

The Gathering Festival have announced their plans for their inagural Rising Star's stage, with an additional support slot to be give to one act for their Saturday 21st show.  

Marketing executive Noretta Brosnan has said "We’re delighted to have introduced…

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Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

5 New Fiddle Tracks from Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Colin Farrell & Danny Diamond

There have been a number of fiddle tracks released in the last few weeks from some of last years best fiddle albums.  

Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen released the absolutely glorious Life is all Checkered late in the year and included below is The Heights of Muingbhathá/Jerry Holland's/The Old Grey…

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Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Southern Tenant Folk Union announce new album and Irish tour

February 16th sees the release in Ireland of the sixth SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION album ‘The Chuck Norris Project’, the band’s most ambitious album to date. Reviews for the album in the UK have cemented the award winning band’s stature as one of the leading alt-roots groups in the country.  The Scottish based…

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Added by TradConnect on February 9, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Member Vote in the Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

Our Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore ended on January 31st and all the songs are presently with Christy.

While we await his thoughts we are are going to ask our loyal members to cast their vote as well.

Now we don't expect you to sit down and listen to all 65 songs, although you can if you wish.  However if you were following the showcase,…

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Added by TradConnect on February 9, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

2nd track released from The O' Carolan Family debut - A Language Within

A Language Within from the O' Carolan Family is one of those unassuming recordings that hits all the right notes from the off.  Like The Friel Sisters debut from this year or Lá Ag Ól Uisce from 2013 its one of those great recording that could easily go under the radar without the recognition it deserves.  

It was released a year ago this week and a…

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Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

The Gathering 2015 : Playlist of artists appearing

On 18th-22nd February The Gathering Festival kicks off in Killarney, County Kerry.  It offers over 5 days of the best in traditional music and dance, and over the last few weeks we have published a number of articles in connection with the festival.

This year the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

New documentary "Coming Home" - Irish emigrants and their journeys back

‘Coming Home’ is a feature length documentary following a selection of Irish emigrants on their journeys as they return to and depart from Ireland in search of a better life. The concept of home and what it means to different people is at the heart of this intimate portrayal of Irish emigrant…
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Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

KÍLA release their 10th studio Album ‘Suas Síos’

Kíla released their tenth studio album, ‘Suas Síos’ on 23 January with an instore performance in Tower Records, Dawson Street to celebrate. Suas Síos a work of rugged beauty, a work of maturity; a work that encapsulates their exuberance, their    surprising tenderness and their sheer talent.Recorded, mixed and mastered by the ubiquitous Mr Karl…

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Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

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