TradConnect's Blog – April 2013 Archive (28)

Kíla - Button Factory - Saturday April 27th (with Paddy Casey, The Pale & Glen Hansard)

From Kíla's Newsletter, written by Colm O' Snodaigh . When I began this music lark way back when I was in thrall of the lads in Kíla - their enthusiasm, their willingness to listen, to learn, to play, to experiment. I was still…

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Added by TradConnect on April 27, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Isaac Alderson/Sam Amidon/Keith Murphy with Swinging on the Gate/My Marianne/The Abbey Reel

Isaac Alderson has been in the news of late as a result of his collaboration with Dan Gurney, Dylan Foley and Sean Earnest as part of The Yanks. Their debut album is outstanding and we will have a review shortly.  Isaac Anderson could be…

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Added by TradConnect on April 26, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

TG4 wins award for "John Doherty – Ar Leirg na Gaoithe"

TG4 has won  the Arts  Programme Award at the Celtic Media Festival 2013 in Swansea.      John Doherty – Ar Leirg na Gaoithe won this category in competition with major programmes from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The programme celebrates the musical legacy of Donegal’s  John Doherty:  a master fiddler, storyteller,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup 25th April 2013

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  This is a general update of lots of different things that are happening in and around the London area so check it out…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Colm Naughton launch of "The Space Between The Notes" - 29th May 2013

Galway based musician Colm Naughton will be launching his new album called The Space Between The Notes on Wednesday 29th May at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Like most musicians these days he started playing music at…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Caladh Nua donating 50% of sales to Sweet Relief charity

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need.

Caladh Nua a band that hail from the south-eastern counties of…

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Added by TradConnect on April 22, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Geantraí Clár 8 on TG4 - Sunday 21st April at 10pm presented by Holly Geraghty

The concertina player Holly Geraghty will present this program for Dolan pub in Limerick City.Among the musicians will boscadóirí Graham Wells and Brian O'Leary, Jonathon Roche and Matt Griffin and the singer Elaine Cormican.

Here are her musicians to be…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Watch Out - The Tradconnect Interview Series...coming soon

To celebrate our 2nd Anniversary we will be starting a Tradconnect Interview Series, with a whole range of people. While there will be a big concentration on new music from artists across the world we also hope to cover members with an interesting story to tell involved in various projects and undertakings. Its a way to share some of…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

London Irish Trad Scene News Roundup 19th April 2013

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  

Included in this email:

  • Original crew at Auld Triangle this evening including Reg Hall…
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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2013 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Live video from MacDara Ó Raghallaígh's Ego Trip Album

This looks like a live video taken during the recording of MacDara Ó Raghallaígh's outstanding Ego Trip album from last…

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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Tradconnect Track of the Week - The Yanks/The Gooseberry Bush

We have just received The Yanks new album in the post and are looking forward to playing it over the weekend. Every now and again when we get a good track we are going to feature it as track of the week. If you have a track from Soundcloud that you would like to be featured send it to us.…

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Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2013 at 11:11 — 1 Comment

New Video from The Murphy Beds - The Old Churchyard

This is a great new video release from The Murphy Beds which shows what a superb duo they are.  Great harmonies and the addition of Stephanie Coleman on violin. The Murphy Beds  consists of Eamon O’Leary on Vocals, Bouzouki, Guitar and Jefferson Hamer and Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin.…

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Added by TradConnect on April 18, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Traditional Artist Funding Campaigns

One of our aspirations on Tradconnect has always been to create a community of members that gave help and support to fellow members. This can include grass roots members involved at community level to artists that are touring the world. Encouragement to beginners, advice on instruments, inviting a travelling tourist to your session etc. There are many ways in which…
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Added by TradConnect on April 16, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

New video from Siansa Gael Linn winners Nuada

Its always worth following the exploits of our bright young folk as they make their way up the ladder of musical endeavor.  This is a new video just released of the Sinsa Gael Linn winners from 2013.  It was shot at the recent Temple Bar Trad Festival in January of this year.  The group is called Nuada and they are from Meánscoil San Nioclás…

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Added by TradConnect on April 16, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Songs of Jed Marum

Jed Marum has been on our radar for a little while as we sometimes wander a little off the pure traditional grove and into some of the folk/celtic that is integral to most Irish sessions.  This track which we recently came across is taken from his 2004 album Miles from Home.  There is an inherent mellowness to his voice that can easily compete with…

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Added by TradConnect on April 14, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Geantraí Clár 7 - Presented by Tradconnect member, Donall Donnelly - Sunday 14th April

Gleantraí Episode 7 airs on Sunday 14th April at 10pm on TG4 and will be presented by Tradconnect member Donall Donnelly. You will remember Donall's great debut album from last year called…

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Added by TradConnect on April 12, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Great New video from Mórga - Fitzmaurice's Flight

We do like a well made video and think its a great way for artists to promote themselves.  All to often the videos are of inferior quality or else they are a little outdated. However this is changing of late and artists and groups are producing very slick promotional videos.  Here is a new video release that shows…

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Added by TradConnect on April 12, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Steeple Sessions 2013 Programme

The Steeple Sessions have significantly increased the scale of their programme for 2013 and it now spans 11 weeks across the summer. They have also added the additional feature of having the performing musicians do a Master Class on the day of their performance from 12 - 4pm, with some really big names involved. See the list below. They also have a special session trail in pub…

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Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tommy Peoples on Music Composition

This is a short but interesting promo video filmed in advance of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil awards 2013 with the legendary fiddler Tommy Peoples.  He talks about his life in music, especially on the area of composition for which he received this award.  

With upwards of 150 tunes written over the years only a small number are in circulation with many of them not…

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Added by TradConnect on April 8, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Niamh Ní Charra - "Cailleach An Airgid"

Lets have a Niamh Ní Charra month here on Tradconnect.  We have her as our album of the month already so in for a penny in for a pound.  We note she is doing a launch of her "Cuz" album on April 27th at the gathering in Killarney.  Check out www.thegathering.ie for more detail.  

You can also check out our…

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Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2013 at 21:03 — 1 Comment

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