TradConnect's Blog – March 2014 Archive (47)

Supporting the We Banjo 3 Fund It campaign ( 3 days to go )

So 4 days to go on this campaign and they are almost there. We are big fans of We Banjo 3 and reviewed their Roots of the Banjo Tree album in 2012.  We also saw them in concert last year and their live…

Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month for March 2014 - The Friel Sisters

The March 2014 album of the month will be the debut recording by The Friel Sisters.  "Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Derrynamansher). Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann…


Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Gradam Ceoil TG4 : 16 Years, 79 awards and Young Musicians making their mark

Between now and 12th April we will be featuring a number of articles that celebrate The Gradam Ceoil TG4 Awards.  They are Ireland's traditional Oscars and arguably the highlight of the traditional music year.  There won't be…


Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

New video track from Athena Tergis and Micheal G. Rose - Gypsy Dance/The Golden Castle

Athena Tergis and Michael G. Rose have been playing together for some time. They have just released a new video set to some great shots of the Tuscan landscape.  There is always a great vibrancy to their music and it is on display here again on this track. …


Added by TradConnect on March 2, 2014 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Top 10 Tracks of the Week

10 tracks that you should hear.  Compiled from our Soundcloud News Stream and from tracks sent to us during the week.  

Follow us on Soundcloud and we will pick up on your music.  …


Added by TradConnect on March 2, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Hands Up For Trad - Exlporing Scottish & Irish Music at the World Academy, Feb '14

HANDS UP FOR TRAD was formed in 2002 and exists to increase the profile and visibility of Scottish Traditional Music through Information, Education and Advocacy. This is a set of tracks they recorded on the 28th February 2014 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. They say that they "set out on…


Added by TradConnect on March 1, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

First Listen - Seán McKeon's piping album "To The City"

This is the final track on the outstanding Seán McKeon album called To The City that was released last year.  It was one of the highlights of the piping year and featured the additional talents of John Blake on guitar and bouzouki and Liam O' Connor on fiddle. 



Added by TradConnect on March 1, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

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