TradConnect's Blog – April 2012 Archive (25)

MacDara Ó Raghallaigh and his Ego Trip - Master Fiddle Playing Unplugged

We have just got our hands on MacDara Ó Raghallaigh's album Ego trip and words at this early stage escape us. What a powerhouse of an album. A kind of MacDara Ó Raghallaigh unplugged for the non MTV trad loving generation. It just goes to show what you can do with a few microphones, a thousand or so people and a bucket load of talent.

Live and raw with no editing of any…

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Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Flute Meeting April 8th-11th 2015

If you play the wooden flute then this might just be for you. Cruinniú na bhFliúit (The Flute meeting) is an annual festival celebrating the use of the wooden simple system flute in Irish traditional music.

Based in the West Cork Gaeltacht village of Baile Bhuirne the event runs in the week after Easter Sunday each year.…

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Added by TradConnect on April 5, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend June 14-17, 2012

Things are hotting up with the festival season starting to kick off. Here is one that might be worth checking out.

The Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival presented by the Center for Irish Music that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with youth and adult learners for a weekend of workshops, lectures and a rare and virtuosic…

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Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

ITMA and Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle Collaboration

This is an Internet partnership project which is bringing the traditional songs of the Inishowen peninsula, Co Donegal, to a local audience in Donegal, to a national audience throughout Ireland, and to an international audience in all corners of the world.

The once-remote rural peninsula of Inishowen in north-east Co Donegal has a rich living…

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Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

3-Triúr - In Search of Musical Form

3-Triúr (In Search of Musical Form)' is a creative documentary on the ongoing collaboration between 3 of Ireland’s most distinguished musicians - Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - in an intimate portrait of "the act and art of making music". It offers an opportunity to explore the music in an intimate and…

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Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2012 at 22:45 — No Comments

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