TradConnect's Blog – March 2018 Archive (10)

Song Of Granite: Pat Collins on his remarkable sean nós biopic

Via RTE Culture Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins writes for Culture about his acclaimed film Song of Granite, a impressionistic…


Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy launch 2018 programme

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy have just published their official programme for this years music festival that takes place on July 7th - 15th 2018.

The festival is a week-long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. The first and biggest of such events, it commemorates…


Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Brewing up a Gaelic storm on her second solo album - 'The Second Story' by Katie Grennan

Fresh off of her tour with global sensation Gaelic Storm, fiddler Katie Grennan has just released her second solo fiddle album titled The Second Story, which we are featuring today on Tradconnect. On the recording…


Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Getting back to basics with Ímar on their outstanding new album 'Afterlight'

There are many reasons to be excited about new Glasgow-based five-piece Ímar – not least a line-up featuring current and former members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk, Barrule, Cara, Mabon and The Lowground, whose collectively crammed trophy-cabinet includes a BBC Young Folk Award and several All-Britain/All-Ireland titles. By far the best and biggest reason, however, is how…


Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2018 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Dates for Dervish USA tour in March 2018

Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rio to Glastonbury. They are regular visitors to the US, performing sell out shows from coast to coast. However, their fan base stretches across several continents, including Europe,…


Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - February 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for February 2018.  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 6, 2018 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

A concept album, inspired by revivalist singers of Aberdeenshire - Iona Fyfe

Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. At twenty-years-old, she has established a strong voicing of place in her repertoire and was nominated as Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots…


Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

'Here To Play' with Bernadette Nic Gabhann - Inspiring fiddle music from Co.Meath

Here To Play’ is the debut album release from Bernadette Nic Gabhann. Born into a musical family in Ashbourne, Co. Meath Ireland, Bernadette learned to play fiddle from her father Antóin, a well known Co. Cavan fiddle player. Her mother's dancing side of the family…


Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2018 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Altan release their new album 'The Gap of Dreams'

Ireland's premiere traditional band, Altan, released their new studio album, THE GAP OF DREAMS, just time for St Patrick's…

Added by TradConnect on March 4, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

March release for 'The Blue Tar Road' by Brendan Nugent

The Blue Tar Road is the new release from Fermanagh native, Brendan Nugent. Brendan, son of All-Ireland fiddle and céilí band maestro Sean Nugent, and a brother to a host of All-Ireland winning champions, now takes this opportunity to share the talent which saw him achieve his own All-Ireland success, in Ennis…


Added by TradConnect on March 4, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

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