Traditional Irish Music
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.
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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2013 at 16:33 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 15, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments