TradConnect's Blog – March 2017 Archive (29)

Top 10 Traditional Albums - February 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for February 2017.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …


Added by TradConnect on March 7, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

A steady rhythm and deep respect for the music from Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta

After a seventeen year hiatus, Connemara melodeon player, Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta, is back on the music scene with a new album, An Rithim Réidh. The title, roughly translated as ‘the steady rhythm’ is an apt description of Mícheál’s distinctive melodeon playing: an unassuming, mellow, easy going style that underscores a…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Major new survey on the issue of 'Session Etiquette'

Concertina player and 'Tunes in the Church' founder Cormac Begley is undertaking a major new survey on session etiquette, the outcome of which you can post anonymously (or not), to those musicians in your circle that you think may be in need of such guidance. You can take part and have your say.  Here is Cormac's message via his Facebook…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

A world of contemporary trad from Atlas

ATLAS is a new duo featuring Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina), both natives of Limerick, Ireland, who first crossed paths through the Irish traditional music festival circuit as teenagers. They immediately struck up an intense musical friendship having…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Éilís Kennedy / The Flannel Red (5th March 2017)

Our most played track on Tradconnect this week is The Flannel Red taken from WESTWARD, the new album by Éilís Kennedy. The album is a product of life on the Atlantic fringe, with songs in English and Irish inspired by famous musical nights in Dingle and beyond. Having travelled to the west coast of…


Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

New Kickstarter from Alan Doherty and the ALDOC crew

ALDOC are recording their 2nd album in Wellington, New Zealand this March and have just launched a new Kickstarter campaign.

Anchor ALDOC members Alan Doherty and Gerry Paul are returning to the same city where they recorded their debut album, 'From Tallaght To Halle'. They have…


Added by TradConnect on March 4, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - February 2017

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of February 2017. This month The Mulcahy Family take the No.1 spot following their award of Album of the Year 2016 for 'The Reel Note'. Read all about it here .…


Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Interview: Talking Ed Sheeran, Galway Girl and ÷ (Divide) with Beoga

After 14 years of making music together Northern Irish trad band Beoga hit the headlines last month when they got involved with Ed Sheeran on his new album called, ÷, which is released today.

Co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show last month,…


Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Irish trad album releases from far

Keep up to date with the latest album releases throughout 2017 with this guide.  We will feature all the albums that we officially launch on Tradconnect throughout the year. These releases are added to our Digital Download Centre where over 110 Irish Radio Broadcasters across the globe can download them for free. If you want your album to feature in this guide…


Added by TradConnect on March 1, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

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