TradConnect's Blog – April 2012 Archive (25)

Teaspach winners of the 2012 Siansa Gael Linn

Teaspach were last night declared winners of the 2012 Siansa Gael Linn which is a competition aimed at young traditional music and singing groups. The competition has being going from strength to strength since it was first held in 2001. The final took place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and was broadcasted on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Teaspach hail from a…


Added by TradConnect on April 30, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

An Bothy Boy - in omós do Mhícheál Ó Domhnaill,

Well worth watching is this TG4 documentary on the life and music of Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, legendary singer and guitar player and member of The Bothy Band -- the most influential traditional group of all. His career spanned 50 years and he is hailed as one of the legends of traditional Irish music. He died tragically in his home in Dublin in 2006. In this programme…


Added by TradConnect on April 29, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Tradconnect - Tip 2 : Add Music To Your My Page

Recently we have added a new facility to Tradconnect to allow members to upload mp3 files of their music. This is a great addition as it gives members the opportunity to hear some of your music without having to move to another location or site. It is important to note that you can only load music that you have the rights to or the permission for. Once…


Added by TradConnect on April 28, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Only days until O' Flaherty Irish Music Retreat - Oct 26th - 28th

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, who's director is our own Ken Fleming,  are busy getting ready for this years retreat.  Time is running out!  It's going to be another great event based on the line up listed below.  This gathering takes place on October…


Added by TradConnect on April 26, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Tommy Peoples Elected to Aosdána

Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland elected 3 new members at its General Assembly at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham today, bringing its total membership to 247. Those elected were Frances Hegarty, Patrick McCabe, and Tommy Peoples.

Aosdána was established in 1981 by The Arts Council in order to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding…


Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa update and tour details for December 2013

Yes, it IS that time of year … and to celebrate we’ve decided to have our first go at a special Lúnasa Holiday/Christmas show. Our friends in the USA will be the first recipients of our Christmas cheer. If that works, we intend to make it an annual event in the US and maybe elsewhere. One of the great Irish singers, Karan…


Added by TradConnect on April 24, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Line Up For Irish Fest in Chicago Revealed

A full roster of Irish music nobility will be onstage over Memorial weekend at Chicago Gaelic Park’s Irish Fest in Oak Forest. A Chicago area tradition for all ages, the Fest not only brings the best of contemporary and traditional Irish headliners to six lively stages but also features a full carnival with rides, special events for children, Gaelic football and hurling, Ceiling dancing, pony and dog exhibits, shopping and Irish cultural exhibits all surrounded by food, refreshments and…


Added by TradConnect on April 23, 2012 at 8:55 — No Comments

Tradconnect - Tip 1 : View Your "My Page" As a Website

As Tradconnect grows we are looking at presenting members with some tips on how to best make use of Tradconnect, especially for professional artists. We will do a few tips every now and again and then collate them together on the home page.

Our first tip is for members to start to view their "My Page" as they would their own website. As we grow…


Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2012 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Siansa Gael Linn Final - 29th April 2012, National Concert Hall. Dublin

Eight young traditional groups are tuning up in readiness for the Siansa Gael Linn 2012 Grand Finale which will take place on Sunday, 29 April next in the National Concert Hall at 7.30p.m. !  Siansa is a unique fusion of the Irish language, Irish music and young people…


Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Traditional Irish Music Festivals Planned For May 2012

For festival lovers we are entering the warmer months now and there are a number of festivals coming up in May…


Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

ITMA Post Tunes of Munster Pipers

To mark the first anniversary of the public launch of the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s revamped website, the ITMA has posted here the Scorch files of the first 100 tunes from the first ITMA book publication Tunes of the…


Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Tradconnect Members "The Outside Track" Release Charity Single

Never short of innovative ideas in their music, Celtic band, The Outside Track, are taking it a step further by becoming the first traditional music group to release a charity single.  The single, The Mountain Road, is released on Monday 23 April and all the proceeds are going to charity.

 The band’s harp player, Ailie Robertson, explains:…


Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Worlds Largest Session Listing - 600+ And Growing

A feature that is really working well on Tradconnect at the moment is the session listing . We are now close to 600 listed sessions making us the largest single up to date session list in the world.

As with most ideas the keep it simple approach has worked.…


Added by TradConnect on April 18, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & Caitlín Nic Gabhann in Bewleys 17th April 2012

TUESDAY, 17 APRIL 2012     A magical evening of music promised in the company of fiddler CIARÁN Ó MAONAIGH from Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, former TG4 Young Musician of the Year and member of the group ‘Fidil’ & CAITLÍN NIC GABHANN from Co. Meath on concertina, a three times winner at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and a regular…


Added by TradConnect on April 17, 2012 at 7:56 — No Comments

Great Line Up For Harcourt Session 16th April 2012 - Steve Cooney & Brendan Begley / Jack Talty & Cormac Begley

The Harcourt Sessions have a great line up for their gig on Monday 16th April at 9pm with Steve Cooney and Brendan Begley who are an act always worth watching. To add to this you will also have the pleasure of Jack Talty and Cormac Begley on concertina and what a treat that will be. We raved on about their album …


Added by TradConnect on April 13, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Discovering Great Lost Albums

Discovering great albums that may have passed you by can be a real treat. Albums and artists that you may not have known about, or albums that simply went off the radar and got lost in the mass market that we now have to deal with. At the moment we have been doing reviews on current albums which we view as a way of providing good content, helping promote artists and most of all trying…


Added by TradConnect on April 12, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

The Teetotallers On Tour: Final US Dates

The Teetotallers On Tour: Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle…

Added by TradConnect on April 11, 2012 at 22:20 — No Comments

39 minutes of Micheal O' Raghallaigh

Some material that is loaded onto Tradconnect needs to be resurected from the video vaults such is it's quality. Cuisle Cheoil had a recording of 39 minutes of Micheal O' Raghallaigh which has since been taken down off Youtube.…


Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Launch At The Harcourt Hotel, Dublin - Karen Ryan - The Coast Road - 9th April 2012

There is free admission to the launch of the solo Karen Ryan album "The Coast Road" on Monday 9th April 2012 in The Hardcourt Hotel in Dublin.

"Karen started playing music at the age of nine, taught by the North Leitrim musician Tommy Maguire at the London Irish Centre, where she herself now teaches. It was here that she met lifelong friends…


Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Profile of Joe Burke

Joe Burke is among the greatest exponents of traditional Irish Music. His sheer musical brilliance, his knowledge and love of his land, its music and culture has earned him an immortal place in the history of Irish music and Folklore. His technical virtuosity is unique, but that is just part of his great artistry. Joe traces the sources and melodic forms of Irish Music back to…


Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

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