TradConnect's Blog – March 2012 Archive (25)

New Band Tremolo to launch

Just came across the news on the Tradconnect Latest Activity feed that musicians Karl Nesbitt, Donall Donnelly, Stijn Van Beek and Donncha Moyihan working on a new album for a new band that they are calling Tremolo.

Great name and by the sound of this clip and interview some great music coming our way as well. We will have to look out for them. They will be mixing some…

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Added by TradConnect on March 31, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Reaching out to all you Irish bloggers

With a growing membership we are reaching out to all you members that have blogs elsewhere on the net, just to let you know that you are welcome to post blogs from elsewhere here on Tradconnect, with a link back to your own blog or website. It is a great way to bring people into your own blog or site elsewhere. In addition on Tradconnect we simply want to share great stories…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

Reaching out to all you Irish bloggers

With a growing membership we are reaching out to all members that have blogs elsewhere on the net, just to let you know that you are welcome to post blogs from elsewhere here on Tradconnect, with a link back to your own blog or website. It is a great way to bring people into your own blog or site elsewhere. In addition on Tradconnect we simply want to share great stories and…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Séamus Begley Joins Téada

Hot off the Twitter machine is the news that Séamus Begley is to join Téada. He has been working recently with Oisín Mac Diarmada and we recently did a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2012 at 9:24 — No Comments

Understanding the Importance of your "My Page" in promoting your music

Your My Page is a very important feature on Tradconnect. It is so important that you add as much information as possible and that you upload a couple of mp3's of your music, add a few blogs, videos,  links to your website and any other items that you think are important. You should provide information about what you are doing, gigs, your time in the…

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Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Profile of Enda Seery

Enda Seery is currently a member of new ensemble ‘Thar an Uisce’ (Over the Water) and on the MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance course at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick, whistle fanatic and flute player Enda Seery hails from the heart of Ireland in…

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Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Profile of Tara Breen

Presently a member of Ciorras Tara Breen is from Clare, a county that has produced some of the best music and musicians over the decades. Her talent was evident at a very early age on a range of instruments and at the age of thirteen she won the All-Ireland U-15 Fiddle, U-15 Fiddle slow airs, U-15 Flute, U-15 Flute slow airs.

She didn't stop at that and continues to…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Whats on the Tradconnect iPod in March 2012?

The music just keeps getting better. So what have we been listening to this month?. Its been a mixture of old and new. Been having a good listen to Denis Liddy and Elvie Miller and their album…

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Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Noreen O' Sullivan and The Quiet House

Its a delight to have Noreen O' Sullivan on Tradconnect and the sound clips from her new album, The Quiet House,  sound great. Can't wait to get our hands on a copy of the album. We have already had the pleasure of Carmel Gunning and Enda Seery and their whistle music so this will add nicely to our…

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Added by TradConnect on March 18, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Profile of Jimmy Keane

Its great to hear the piano accordion popping up on more and more albums these day. We had the great Small Towns and Famous Nights by Alan Kelly and we are now listening…

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Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Harcourt Sessions 28th May 2012 - The Bonny Men

The Harcourt Sessions continue their season of gigs with that up and coming band The Bonny Men on Monday 28th May 2012. The gig kicks off at 8.45pm with support from New Folk Band 'Lynched' and some Special Guests duringthe night. 

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We have recently done a review of their debut album simply called…

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Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2012 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Sharon Shannon New Album Flying Circus on Release

Sharon Shannon has just released her new album Flying Circus which features the RTE Concert Ochestra. Its an album of mostly new music and has been a long time in the making. Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the…

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Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2012 at 8:57 — No Comments

Master Classes In Traditional Music - Martin Hayes 23rd - 25th March 2012

Martin Hayes will be giving a weekend masterclass at the OaC, Clare Institute For Traditional Studies. In the class he will be working on phrasing, rhythms, variations and interpretation of tunes. The class will involve practical learning of tunes and techniques alongside discussion, which can cover many other areas of the music.

Although there…

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Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Presidential Proclamation -- Irish-American Heritage Month, 2012

March 2012 gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the contribution made by millions of Irish Americans and Obama has announced March as Irish-American Heritage month.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

For centuries, America and Ireland have built a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Leading Irish Musicians call on Irish Music Community to join the love:live music movement

A host of leading Irish and Ireland based musicians were on hand today to launch love:live music presented by Music Network in association with RTÉ Lyric fm. The love:live music movement will take place on the Summer Solstice, Thursday 21st June as part of celebrations for…

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Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Profile of Banjo Player Adrian McAuliffe

As banjo players go Adrian McAuliffe is up there with the great and the good. After many a year learning his trade he finally got round to making a album, and he did do in the company of Cathal Flood. What a fine album it was too. They called it Between the Strings and we…

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Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Top Ten Traditional Albums - March 2012

1. Na Fir Bolg

Jack Talty and Cormac Begley

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2. In Retrospect

Danny O'…

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Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2012 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Exploring The World of The Mountain Dulcimer - Profile Mark Gilston

Over the past while at Tradconnect we have become a little bit facinated by this rather unknown instrument, the mountain dulcimer that has been showing up recently in the able hands of member Mark Gilston. In the busy lives that we lead it sometimes takes something as interesting…

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Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Traditional Arts Collective Present Summer Solstice Céilí in the Grand Social

Weds June 20th: TAC (Traditional Arts Collective) presents Summer Solstice Céilí Doors: 8pm Admission: €8 TAC are celebrating Summer Solstice June 20th

MC Jerry O'Reilly will be teaching lively set dances from the floor and sean-nós dancer Sibeal Davitt will be on hand(or foot) to strut her stuff.  The collective have a modern approach when it…

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Added by TradConnect on March 9, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

JULIE HEADS FOR INTERNATIONAL STARDOM VIA STORNOWAY

At one of the busiest times of her life, Julie Fowlis is putting Hollywood on hold and taking herself off to a deserted Scottish island.



The Gaelic singer is to appear at this year’s Hebridean Celtic…

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Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

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