TradConnect's Blog – March 2015 Archive (40)

Pádraig Rynne's NOTIFY & Pauline Scanlon close Irish tour at Dublin Castle for St Patrick’s Festival

Pádraig Rynne's NOTIFY & Pauline Scanlon will bring their Irish tour to a close at St Patrick’s Festival on 17th March in Dublin at the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle. This is a free registered gig with registration at

The night before, on…


Added by TradConnect on March 14, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Book of new compositions from Enda Seery - "Tunes of the Streams"

Enda Seery has just released a self published book of new compositions from the last 10 years or so.  

He says "I was motivated by the ease of uploading files via the Internet. Electronic formats seems to be getting stronger and stronger and I will follow up this release with a hardback version. It's important to…


Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Video of winning song in the Tradconnect Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

In the Autumn of 2014 we undertook a Songwriters Showcase on Tradconnect and were delighted when Christy Moore came on board with us to listen to the material.  We expected maybe 30 songs, and in the end we received 65. The showcase was about giving exposure to writers and proved a major success. Thousands of readers listened to the songs and it…


Added by TradConnect on March 13, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Exclusive track from the new Kilfenora Céili Band album released 13th March

The legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band are set to release their latest album “Now Is The Hour” on 13th March 2015. The launch coincides with their pulsating new tour which is set to showcase a musical gear-change arising from the appointment of Lunasa’s Kevin Crawford as producer.  

With tunes forged out of raw native dance riffs from the Burren…


Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

New track released by Spain's 'Stolen Notes"

Stolen Notes have released a new track from their album The Loot.  We reviewed the album last year stating that "they cover music from Ireland, Scotland, Asturias and Brittany.  It’s a really enjoyable album with echoes of Guidewires and Sylvain Barou within its beautifully crafted tracks. The band comprises Juan J. Almaraz -…


Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2015 at 10:01 — No Comments

US Band The River Drivers to launch new album on 4th April

The River Drivers are a four-piece band from Bristol Borough, PA in the US and this is their self titled debut release.  

Its a rousing mix of rebel inspired folk music reminiscent of The Wolfe…


Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Exclusive track from the forthcoming Norah Rendell album 'Spinning Yarns'

Norah Rendell has just released a sample track from her forthcoming album Spinning Yarns. The track is called St.Patrick's Day and is released to celebrate both our annual festival and this new album release.  A recent press release states that she is "Known for her work with cutting-edge, multi-national ensemble The Outside…


Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Two new tracks from Kiérah Raymond's "Stonemason's Daughter"

In a recent review here on Tradconnect Devon Leger of Hearth Music wrote about Kiérah Raymond and her recent album Stonemason's Daughter.

"It's not just her technical prowess as a traditional fiddler that makes her new album, Stonemason's Daughter, note-worthy, it's her…


Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Unfolding the young musicians of East Clare

Unfolding is a compilation album that was at No.1 on our ‘Top 10 Albums of the Month’, on several occasions throughout 2014.  Regardless of its genesis, it is an exceptional album of traditional music.  When consideration is given to the young musicians that appear on it, and the fact that it was a fundraising recording then you start to appreciate…


Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Two Artists, One Song : Canadee-I-O

Reposted : Here are two versions of Canadee-I-O. Nic Jones provides the first from his classic Penguin Eggs album from 1980.  

The second is a version from the new Here This is Home album by Colleen…


Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : The Bonny Men - D/C

Our most played track over the last 7 days is D/C, a track from the new album by The Bonny Men.  We did an Official Launch of their album in February and you can read all about it here.

The album was produced by guitarist…

Added by TradConnect on March 7, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

"The New Blackthorn Stick" Irish Clarinet Album reaching its final stages

The much anticipated first album of traditional Irish music featuring clarinet called "The New Blackthorn Stick" will soon be available to purchase. The driving force behind the project Andy Lamy has commented on progress stating "I cannot overstate the degree to which I am honored that the album received some wonderful reviews this week from some of the very best…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2015 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Kyle Carey European Tour starts 7th March 2015

Kyle Carey starts a European tour on 8th March 2015 in support of her new album North which we reviewed last year.  North was the "breezy laid back follow up on her Monongah debut from 2012.  Intricately woven music provided by some household names in…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Audio Engineering/Music Production Scholarship in Canada - 2015/16 ( Worth €33,000 )

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Music Generation and Nimbus School of Recording Arts are excited to announce a one-year scholarship opportunity to study in Vancouver, Canada, and earn the professionally-recognised…


Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Exclusive track from the new Kíla album "Suas Síos"

This is track No.1 from the new Kíla album.  Like the album it is also called Suas Síos and features the exhilarating vocals of Rónán Ó Snodaigh on a high paced track of rhythm and vocal.  This is Kíla's 10th album and displays once again a band that are truly out on their own.  …


Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

The fresh new sound of The Mariannes

A first listen to this new EP by Dublin band The Mariannes reveals an exciting new prospect on the music scene. We are either going through a fertile patch in Dublin at the moment or we were simply not listening hard enough previously.  The pre-release material reaching us these days…


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

Top 20 Tracks - February 2015

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 135,000 mark for total plays received and are now achieving in excess of 4,000 plays a week. We can now look at the information in a bit more depth over a monthly period to show…


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

Broadcast premiere for Linda Marie Smith’s 'Mearra: Selkie From the Sea' - 7th March

Kai Harding Entertainment is proud to announce that Emmy®-winning producer/director Christopher Kai Olsen has partnered with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Linda Marie Smith to bring her legendary celtic story told through original…


Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Session with the Pipers - Cobblestone Bar, Dublin - 3rd March - Michael Cooney, Helen Diamond, Paul Smyth and Rick Epping

The Session with the Pipers is the monthly concert series that takes place in The Cobblestone Pub in Dublin every month. The Cobblestone is in one of Dublin’s oldest neighbourhoods, Smithfield, one minute from the Luas stop and fifteen minutes walk from the city centre.  As well as hosting Na Piobairí Uilleann(Pipers Seisiún) on the first Tuesday night of every month The…


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

Official "Online Album Release" - Jayne Pomplas / Traditional Irish music on fiddle

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch Series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with…


Added by TradConnect on March 2, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

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