TradConnect's Blog – May 2014 Archive (43)

New album release - Séan Ó Riada / Port nPúcaí

Gael Linn today release a very special album that has been 40 years in the making. Port na bPúcaí is a major new album that features previously unreleased material from Séan Ó Riada's final concert recorded in 1971.  This was just five months before his untimely death at the age of 40.  In addition to recordings from…
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Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Peadar Ó Riada announced as adjudicator of Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Traditional Tune 2014" Award

We are delighted to announce that Peadar O' Riada will be the adjudicator of a major new Irish traditional tune competition that we will launch here on Tradconnect on 19th May.  A "New Tune Composition for 2014" is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series…

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Added by TradConnect on May 15, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - Kevin Madden / The Sugar Loaf

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and audience is…

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Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2014 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

New album release from Hanneke Cassel - Dot The Dragons Eyes

"Raised on the Oregon Coast, Hanneke Cassel (“hahn-uh-kah castle”) began playing violin at eight years-old, but a local fiddle competition inspired her to take up traditional fiddling. A few years later, at fourteen years old, she entered a Scottish fiddle contest, winning the national title. Years later, after numerous trips to…

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Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2014 at 6:49 — No Comments

Custy's Interview Series - Music Video #108 - Aoife Granville

Video No. 108 from the Custy Music Session Interviews features flautist Aoife Granville.  We featured Aoife as part of our online launch series as she had a new album on release called Sáimhsin Só.  It's a fine album that includes a lot of new compositions by present day musicians that are quite outstanding. …

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Added by TradConnect on May 13, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Crossharbour iTunes Download

Please note that due to an error by iTunes in the "uploading" of Crossharbour's album the displayed link will not work at present. 

Crossharbour apologises for any inconvenience and will aim to have this link and download facility in place shortly.

If you wish to be notified when it…

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Added by TradConnect on May 12, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - Crossharbour

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with your…

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Added by TradConnect on May 12, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Shannon’s Lovely Vale: New Album set for Summer release

Following on from their St. Patrick’s Day performance at Áras an Uachtaráin, the Shannon Vale Céilí Band are preparing to launch their debut album in Listowel Co. Kerry on Saturday June 7th. The official launch will take place in The Listowel Arms Hotel at 8pm.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Aoife Granville - Kitty Gone A Milking/The Abbey/Come up to the room

Our track of the week for this week comes from the new album by Aoife Granville called Sáimhín Só.  

The album was just released on 1st May and we launched it as part of our online series.

The tunes…

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Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

New EP from Glasgow duo Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees

Gráinne Brady and Tina Jordan Rees are a fiddle and piano duo with roots in Cavan and Clitheroe.  At the moment they live in Glasgow and have released an EP that may evolve into an album.  It includes 4 impressive tracks that…

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Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Sadhbh O' Brien - A Question concerning that gap in the floor

In February we posted up a short clip of Clare fiddler Sadhbh O'Brien called A Moment of Inspiration.  It was taken from the Fleadh Live TV series presently showing on TG4.  Within the space of a week it received close to 1,000 views. 

Sadhbh is from Ennis in Country Clare and is…

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Added by TradConnect on May 9, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 most played Traditional Tracks on Soundcloud.......ever (updated)

So how many plays does it take to get into the Top 10 most played tracks on Soundcloud ever?  We have been watching the number of plays of late and have come up with this Top 10. 

Now we can't claim to have listened to every trad track on Soundcloud.  However if you want to get…

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Added by TradConnect on May 8, 2014 at 8:30 — 4 Comments

Crossharbour to launch debut album on Tradconnect - 12th May 2014

London band Crossharbour will launch their debut album on Tradconnect on Monday 12th May.  They have been making waves on the London scene for some time now and their music is a fresh and exciting mix of new compositions and traditional standards.  Flautist Órlaith McAuliffe has won 19 All Ireland…

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Added by TradConnect on May 7, 2014 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Ye Lovers All - New video from Goitse's "Tall Tales & Misadventures" album

We are tracking the best traditional music videos for 2014 for an end of year Top 10, and this one by Goitse will definitely be in it.  As a band they have stepped things up a notch this year and this video was made in support of their new album Tall Tales & Misadventures.  We featured it as part of of Online…

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Added by TradConnect on May 7, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden to launch his debut album "The Sugar Loaf" on Tradconnect

Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden will be launching his debut album The Sugar Loaf on Tradconnect on 14th May 2014.  Kevin is an All Ireland Senior champion from 1996 and this launch will be part of our …

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Added by TradConnect on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Additional audio clips from Michael Mc Cague's "The Waylaid Man" album

For those of you that have been following our Online Launch Series The Waylaid Man by Michael Mc Cague was the first album in the series that we launched on 30th March this year.  Together with some great guests that include Dónal Mc Cague, John Mc Sherry, Oisín MacDiarmada, Brian McGrath and Nollaig Casey he…

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Added by TradConnect on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Moxie sign to Lyte Records + New album due in August 2014

Sligo/Limerick band Moxie have announced that they have signed to Lyte Records and will release their debut album Planted this August.  "Merging elements of Irish traditional, jazz…
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Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Music Network Tour - Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, 7th-18th May

The remote Hebridean isle of Iona is a unique place, sitting at the crossroads of Irish and Scottish culture and at the same time a sending place for monks and travellers sailing west to the New World. It’s the inspiration for Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native…

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Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month for May 2014 - Louise Mulcahy / Tuning The Road

Our album of the month for May 2014 is Tuning The Road by Louise Mulcahy.  We featured it as part of our Official Online Album release series in April and it shows Louise to be in fine form.  That online launch received 2,500+ views which is a record here on Tradconnect.  She finely balances…

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Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

First Listen : David Power / the eighteen Moloney

In the liner notes to the eighteen Moloney David Power sets out a rather interesting history to a chanter that he received in 2003 when he was moving to the USA with his family. It was given to him as a parting gift by Mal Whyte and its history became a journey of discovery.  Once referred to as the eighteen Moloney and…
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Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

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