TradConnect's Blog – June 2012 Archive (33)

A Trio of Great Flute Albums

It has definitely been a great time for flute albums. Over the last six months or so and we have been treated to three of the best by some of the best in the business. First up we had a seasoned veteran in the shape of Paul McGlinchey. Born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, his family were steeped in the music and it…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Tunes In The Church - Concert Schedule - Galway

Don't miss out on the remaining schedule of gigs called Tunes in The Church in Galway this June

It's an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers. Concerts are held in an unparalleled acoustic…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

RAAP | RTÉ Breakthrough Bursary 2012

The RAAP | RTÉ Breakthrough Bursary 2012 is a series of bursaries awarded to emerging musical performers across a wide range of genres. RTÉ and RAAP want to help emerging artists by giving them the chance to break through to the next level of their musical career. A total bursary of €24,500 will be available to the winning entries. This will be broken down…

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Added by TradConnect on June 14, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Lúnasa and the Brain, National Concert Hall. Tuesday 19th June, 8pm

For those of you who are fans of Kevin Crawford and super group Lúnasa you will have the opportunity on 19th June 2012 to see the band in the National Concert Hall in Dublin in a rather unusual context. Together with the RTÉ Orchestra it will be "an evening of mind blowing discussion and a full concert performance .   Music and the brain is an area of endless fascination…

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

Galway Sessions starts today.

The 11th Galway Music Sessions Festival kicks off today and takes place in multiple venues in Galway City from the 11th-17th June, 2012. It is the third year of a growing partnership and friendship with Stirling in Scotland. This year, the Scots are welcome back as well as a great line up of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

We are starting to like Caoimhe Hogarty

We posted some time back on the fact that we were starting to get to like Caoimhe Hogarty and her musical partner Maurice McGrath. We shared a…

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Teetotallers Live at the Burren, Somerville MA, USA

The Teetotallers USA tour may have just finished and for anyone that saw it what a treat it must have been.  Here is a great live video shot at the Burren in Somerville MA this month. 

The Teetotallers are gaining fans all over the USA at the moment with some rave reviews. Check out this review by one of our own members …

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2012 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour - Additional Dates

The Chieftains 50th Anniversary Tour marches on in the US, Canada and Switzerland!  Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains are currently touring the UK and Ireland with performances that have received standing…
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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Absolutely Irish - A Film By Paul Wagner

We have raved on a bit about this video from the film by Paul Wagner. Check out his website www.paulwagnerfilms.com

"Absolutely Irish brings together the brightest stars of traditional Irish music for a once-in-a-lifetime concert that will leave folk music fans stunned by the virtuoso performances.

Filmed…

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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Hire Me - Sourcing Professional Traditional Musicians in Ireland & USA

While Tradconnect is always going to be about musicians from grass roots to professional there are times when we can cater for one or the other. Hire Me was set up following a suggestion made by a member of Tradconnect.  This was basically aimed at professional musicians based in Ireland or travelling to Ireland looking to source other…

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Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Tunes in the Church - Westport, Co. Mayo, Concert Schedule July 2012

Tunes in the Church is an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers.

 

Concerts are held in…

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

Blas Synergy with Meitheal Residential Summer School 2012

Blas 2012 is delighted to announce that it is continuing it's synergy with Meitheal Residential Summer School 2012 for a number of co-operative projects. Under the auspices of Blas, they are delighted to announce that a Scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 Meitheal student enabling him/her to attend Blas 2013. See below and at…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Our growing map of Traditional Irish Musicians

We have had a great response to our Member Map which we added to the site recently. We would like to keep up the good work in filling it out…

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

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