TradConnect's Blog – February 2015 Archive (49)

Track of the Week : Danú / Slides, Reels: Kerry to Donegal Set

Our track of the week goes to Danú and their new release Buan.  We covered it earlier in the month with one of our Official Online Releases.

Over the last 7 days on Soundcloud it has received 455 plays making it our No.1.  The track is called …

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Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Godfather by Brian Rooney now available to download.

The Godfather album by Brian Rooney is now available to download.  This was the first release by Rooney and should be in the record collections of anyone that is serious about trad music or fiddling in particular.  At the time of its release Alex Monaghan described it as "a joy to review". He goes on to say that "Brian Rooney is a…

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Added by TradConnect on February 5, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

St. John's Waltz from the debut album by The Freels

This is a track off a new album by a young group from St. John, Newfoundland called The Freels.  The band include Andrew Fitzgerald (Fiddle), Danny Mills (Guitar,Flute), Maria Peddle (Fiddle,Vocals), Anthony Chafe (Guitar,Bodhrán) and Fergus Brown-O' Byrne. In a recent discussion with Fergus he confirmed that "a core of four members met through a local…

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Added by TradConnect on February 5, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season

BOSTON, Mass., February 4, 2015 – WGBH’s “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan” returns for its 10th season this March with performances in Boston and New Bedford.

Based on the popular 89.7 WGBH radio program “A Celtic Sojourn,”this year’s…

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Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2015 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Trad Music Statistics for - January 2015 - Tracks, Countries, Cities

The growth of our Soundcloud file over the last 12 months is starting to provide statistical information that is useful for both artists and fans alike.

At the moment we have passed the 125,000 mark for total plays received and are now achieving in excess of 3,500 plays a week. We can now look at the information in a bit more depth over a monthly period…

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Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Salsa trad from Galway - Baile an Salsa and their new album Tribu

In April 2013 we featured a review of an EP by Galway based band Baile an Salsa.  With a name like that it really is an international line up.  The EP charted at No.2 in Colombia, which must have been a first for a trad based group. According to their website…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Bernadette Morris starts first US Tour 7th February 2015

This month Bernadette Morris undertakes a short US tour in support of her debut album All the Ways you Wander. We reviewed the album some time ago and you can read the review here.  Its song choice is particularly strong with some great arrangements of…

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Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month February 2015 - Pádraig Rynne's Notify & Pauline Scanlon

Our album of the month for February is the new EP by Pádraig Rynne and Notify, featuring Pauline Scanlon.

"Ambient melodies, traditional compositions and groovy beats with layers of electronic sounds.  This is Pádraig and Co at their experimental best. This time it’s more refined, more observed and with its traditional core more intact.  The Carrington…

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Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Socks in the Frying Pan - Kickstarter Campaign for third album (Finishes today )

Clare trio Socks in the Frying Pan are back in the studio working on their third album.  To get it complete they have started a Kickstarter campaign. We always encourage members to get behind these campaigns and support new groups and artists.  It is not a charity.  In exchange for your support you get a copy of the album, or more, depending on what…

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Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

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