TradConnect's Blog – May 2012 Archive (22)

Professional Trad Musicians Noticeboard

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 29, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Dublin City, Free Music Event - 21st June 2012

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 28, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Teetotallers On Tour: Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle - May/June 2012

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

May 24, Thurs: North Carolina: Asheville, Diana Wortham Theatre, Mainstage Series, 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

Add your details to our Member Map

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

Please consider adding your…


Added by TradConnect on May 24, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

News Update from Martin O' Connor Band

Hello friends,

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 There you will…


Added by TradConnect on May 23, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Andy Irvine 70th Birthday Gig 16th & 17th June 2012 - Second Show Added

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Tunes In the Church - Final Dates July 2012

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Steeple Sessions, Dublin announce new series of concerts, Summer 2012.

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2012 at 20:06 — No Comments

Tradconnect News Roundup March/April 2012

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

Kilfenora Céilí Band - Cork Opera House - 18th May 2012

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…


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

"Freewheel" on our iPod with Séan McCarthy

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Tradconnect member Phil Callery releases solo album - Landscape of the Past

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 "…


Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album Release - Flagstone Memories

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Buy Music on Tradconnect

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 8, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Music Mad Opens at Chief O' Neill's Chicago, May 6th

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

Lúnasa UK Tour Update & Competition

The sun may not be shining as much as we would all like but hopefully some music will help lift the spirits.

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Dervish Forced To Cancel Israel Tour

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

New Bodhrán Course From Blayne Chastain

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…


Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2012 at 8:13 — No Comments

The Captain’s Collection - Touring Schedule May 2012

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…


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

Tradconnect - Tip 3 : Email Us Your Trad News

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 : For those of you that are touring and are busy, simply email us…


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

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