TradConnect's Blog – March 2013 Archive (33)

Early track from The Rambling Boys new album

The Rambling Boys are Gino Lupari (Bodhran and vocals), David Munnelly (Accordion) Sean Regan (Fiddle, Mandola and Vocals) Alan Burke (Guitar and Vocals). They have just released a track from their forthcoming album and we include it below.

Their aim is to "explore the influence of Celtic music in different cultures…

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Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

New release from singer-songwriter Kevin O’Donnell.

After a 15 year hiatus from playing Irish music, Kevin O’Donnell now presents his first ever solo work.  3 years in the making, DEEP IS THE WELL is an ambitious collection of original songs telling the tale of an Irish-American family through multiple generations.  It has been produced by Maurice Lennon (Stockton’s Wing) and in addition to…

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Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  

Included in this update

  • Danny O’Mahony…
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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2013 at 16:33 — No Comments

JD's reels by Sylvain Barou

Some rocking good reels here played by Sylvain Barou, from Brittany.  He is rightly considered one of the most versatile and exciting flute players on the circuit today. 

You will know Sylvian best from his new collaboration with Pádraig Rynne and Dónal Lunny as part of the new group Triad. Apart from that he…

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

RUNA - Somewhere Along The Road

RUNA are a group that have been getting a lot of positive coverage of late. Its contemporary traditional or Celtic music, a fusion of sorts from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States.  Add in some great songs and you have the ingredients for a great group. They are not dissimilar to The Outside Track or Shantalla in their approach…

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Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Some additional tracks from our Album of the Year 2012 - Caitlín

In the week where we announced the winner of our Album of the Year 2012 ( Caitlín Nic Gabhann and her debut Caitlín )  it is worth taking a few more…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

We Banjo 3 - Live in Whelan's Dublin - Great Live Video

They have reached the end of their present tour and for anyone that got to see We Banjo 3 we are sure you had a good night.  We saw them in Dublin at the Mill Theatre in Dundrum and they most definitely put on a good show.  We did a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Today's Ireland - Irish TV in the USA

This is a new initiative that may benefit some of our USA members who may want to watch come RTE, TV3 and TG4 programmes State side. UK members have for some time been able to view some of this programming through Setanta and other cable options. This new USA initiative may carry some entertainment programming which may be of benefit to members.

WHAT IS TODAY’S…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Its Doolin Folk Festival Weekend, 14th - 16th June 2013

Luka Bloom, Martin Hayes, Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Hermitage Green are amongst the acts lined up to perform during the inaugural Doolin Folk Festival on June 14th to 16th 2013. Sponsored by Smithwick’s Pale Ale, the three-day festival will take place on the grounds of Hotel Doolin.

The Doolin Folk Festival line-up so far includes…

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Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Where Irish-Americans Live

As you know we have been trying to create a map of all the traditional Irish musicians in the world and it has been slowly growing over the last while.  We were trying to estimate how many people play traditional Irish music and were putting it at about 150,000.  No exact science for this figure so if you have a more accurate idea let us…

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Added by TradConnect on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - May 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. This month we have a couple of new entrants with Johnny McCarthy & Alph Duggan and their new album Steele's Rock.  Also creeping in at 10th place is Lumiere and their album My Dearest Dear.  Eamonn Cotter still holds the top spot again for this month

Check out the attached and see how many you have in…

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Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

A couple of tunes from Dylan Foley

We have been following the exploits of New York's Dylan Foley for a little while.  This covers his solo efforts last year with the release of his debut album Hup! and this year with his new super group The Yanks.  See this recent…

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Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

11 Free Flute & Whistle Tutorial's from Enda Seery

For any of you flute or whistle players out there we note that Enda Seery has built up quite a collection of tutorial videos on Tradconnect, all for your benefit.  Some great tunes including a few self compositions.  So if you want to catch up on some tunes by one of the countries best new whistle players then check out the tunes listed below.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Lúnasa & The RTÉ Concert Orchestra live at the National Concert Hall

Lúnasa have produced a live film clip with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra from the show last summer at the National Concert Hall. It previews some of the material from the album (which is also enhanced with a live video) and it was directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Myles O’Reilly of Arbutus Yarns.

Enjoy it this St.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Geantraí Clár 5 on TG4 - Sunday 24th March at 10pm presented by Michael Harrison

Here is the line up for Geantraí Clar 5 that will go out on Sunday night. The fiddler Michael Harrison will present this program from the  pub The Derg Inn in Terryglass Tipperary. Among his guests Gavin and Jamie Strappe, Bobby Gardiner and Eileen O'Brien and FullSet…

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Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

TG4 Music Award 2013 - Saturday 30th March

The TG4  Awards will be presented at University Concert Hall Limerick Announced concert on Saturday 30 March, presented by Aoife Ní Thuairisg Lionáird. TG4 will broadcast the next night, Easter Sunday. The event is being organized as part of and supported from Ireland Tóstal / The Gathering and have pretty good present as donors and playing on…

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Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Moxie / Extended Play

Moxie is a band that deserves to be heard.  They have just released a four track CD featuring  some of the music that has been highlighted on here previously.  We had the opportunity of seeing them live at the UCD lunch time recitals and they are…

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Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Final Date Tonight,14th April in Roscommon - Máirtín Ó Connor, Zoë Conway & Dónal Lunny Tour

This tour ends tonight in King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon. You can check out our recent  interview with Zoë Conway where she talks about her music and preparation.  The tour was supported by Music Network and brings together the…

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Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

The Gathering - Socks In The Frying Pan

Songwriter and Ennis native Peter Keane penned 'The Gathering' in 1999 following years spent playing the vibrant music scene in New York and Boston.

The song reflects an emigrant's absence from his homeland and looking forward to a home-coming in Ireland. His ambition was always to professionally produce the song and make it available to a wider audience. In mid 2012 Peter approached the Gathering Clare 2013 Steering Group for support and advice. The Steering…

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Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Outside Track's UK/Europe Tour Dates - September / October 2014

This is a band that are well worth seeing if you are on their tour route through the UK and Europe. We covered a review of The Outside Track and their new album Flash Company towards the end of 2012.  The album is…

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Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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