Traditional Irish Music
Based on recommendations from members we have started a Group called " Professional Trad Musicians Noticeboard" This is as group for professional musicians that want to be made aware of opportunities where professionals are required for any number of reasons. This could be a short notice fill in for a group, for corporate work where a specific…Continue
Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, along with the rest of the country will be brimming with free live music events to celebrate love:live music, Ireland’s National Music Day on 21st June. This day-long celebration of Irish music of all genres will see thousands of musicians stage free live music events across the country. love:live music is presented by…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 28, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
The Teetotallers On Tour: Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle
May 24, Thurs: North Carolina: Asheville, Diana Wortham Theatre, Mainstage Series,www.dwtheatre.com 828-257-4530.
May 25, Fri: Circular Congregation Church, 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC. For…
Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
To help us with the "connection" process we have now added to the site a Member Map which you will find under the main Member Tab on the home page. Here is a link Member Map
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Just dropping by to give you the latest news from the band.
You may have seen/heard that we have a new album ‘Going Places’. Yes it is finally here and available in the web site shop at www.mairtinoconnorband.com There you will…
Added by TradConnect on May 23, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
Following the very quick sell out of Andy's first show on 16th June 2012 a second Andy Irvine show has since been added on June 17th 2012. It will be a very special night indeed as it is an evening of celebration to for Andy's 7oth birthday. The concert will also feature Sweeney’s Men, Paul Brady, Dónal…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
Continuing the theme of music in Churches The Tunes in the Church series of concerts which is the brainchild of our own Cormac Begley have just announced their series of concerts for this year. While in Dublin we have our own…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
The Steeple Sessions have announced their second series of concerts. They present traditional Irish music in its purest form and concerts are geared towards those who seek the genuine, elusive musical traditions of Ireland. Held in the beautiful surroundings of a candle-lit church in Dublin, the line up of renowned musicians/performers changes nightly throughout the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2012 at 20:06 — No Comments
Well we all live busy lives and its not always possible to read through the whole site for all the articles that have been posted. So every now and again we are going to sumarise some of the more interesting material that has been posted on Tradconnect. We will also use this for our monthly newsletter for members that may not have the time to get to Tradconnect as often as they like.
Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
102 years and still on the road! From village parties in the early 1900’s to bigger dances in the ‘30’s, broadcasts in the ‘40’s, commercial recordings in the ‘50’s, foreign tours in the ‘60’s right down to their current international profile, each new generation slots into the groove of their forebears.
Their music has been recorded both on CD, (eight to…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
Our very own Sean McCarthy has been busy of late and his new album Freewheel is on our iPod at the moment. It's a lively album with some great tracks on it. He has teamed up with Fergal Scahill on fiddle and David Howley on guitar as part of a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
Tradconnect member Phil Callery has just launched a solo album titled Landscape of the Past and by the sound of the audio clips it sounds great. Colm Toibin has stated that "…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Clare musician and fiddler Orla Harrington has joined up with Altan's Jim Higgins and Clare accordionist Andrew McNamara for a collection of traditional music rooted in the Clare style, gathered from an assortment of old recordings.
We look forward to getting our hands on a copy and reviewing it. Check out the sound file here at…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Tradconnect does not sell music directly from the site. However we would like to encourage our members to support the community that is Tradconnect and to support the musicians on here who have recorded. For that purpose we have today added a new tab onto the main navigation bar on the main page. Its called "Buy Music" In here we have started to list the members that have released albums…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 8, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
Music Mad is a theatrical musical drama that celebrates the life and times of Francis O’Neill, one of Chicago’s most venerated personalities from the turn of the Century.
Formatted as a “historical interview”, O’Neill is given voice as he recounts for us the stories of his life as derived from his actual…
Added by TradConnect on May 6, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments
We were in the US for our usual March tour to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and travelled to Holland, Belgium and Germany in April for a few Celtic Super Night dates having a little time off in between for individual projects and some very important sleep catch…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
Dervish have today been forced to cancel a tour of Israel following an avalanche of negative comment and "venom" posted on their website. They say they have opted out of the tour as they were unaware of the cultural boycott that was in place in Israel. Members of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign claimed responsibility for forcing the band to…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
For all you bodhrán players out there that may be looking for some inspiration and lessons we have just come across this new bodhrán course from Tradconnect member Blayne Chastain. We have no specific interest other than it looks good and the lifetime…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2012 at 8:13 — No Comments
During May 2012 Dogstar Theatre Company will tour the revived production of The Captain’s Collection. First seen by audiences in the Highlands and Islands and Northern Scotland in 1999 and 2000 – this early play by Dogstar was adapted into an international award-winning series on BBC Radio Scotland and its music produced as an acclaimed CD on the Greentrax…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
Here is a simple tip. Starting a tour, got a new album coming out, got an album launch, collaborating with another artist. Whatever it may be if you have some trad news why not share it with our growing membership. You have three choices
1. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org : For those of you that are touring and are busy, simply email us…Continue
Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments