TradConnect's Blog – June 2013 Archive (23)

Final Week at The Steeple Sessions - 20th & 22nd August 2013

The final concerts in the excellent Steeple Sessions series take place this week at Dublin's Unitarian Church on St Stephens Green in Dublin.  On Tuesday 20th August you have Mick, Aoife, Ciara and Cormac O'…


Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Joey Abarta - They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay / The Galtee Reel

Track of the Week goes to the new album release from Joey Abarta.  We featured this track earlier and it would be a crime against traditional music not to give it this slot. Its from his new album release called Swimming Against the Falls,  which is a solo piping album.  Very nice indeed. Tunes played are They Sailed away from Dublin and the…


Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Pay What You Will for "Coleen Raney Band Live in Seattle"

Colleen, Casey, and Johnny sat down with 40 of their favorite people in a studio in Seattle, Washington on a bitterly cold night in January of 2013 and played some music and told some jokes. These are the 5 best tracks from that night. They are being released for a very limited time, on a pay-what-you-will basis, in order to…

Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Sneak Preview of Joey Abarta's debut album - Swimming Against the Falls

We have had the pleasure of listening to an advance copy of Joey Abarta's new Uilleann Piping album called Swimming Against the Falls.  He has released an early audio which you can listen to below. The album kicks off from this opener and simply gets better and better. Makes you pine for the days when you could get a beautiful Vinyl Record to hold and read…


Added by TradConnect on June 25, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Tradconnect's - Tracks of the Week Compiled

We have compiled our Tracks of the Week together for your ease of reference. You can now catch up on some of the great music that is being recorded across the globe.  This compilation covers all the tracks we have featured since the beginning.

If you have a new album out why not send us a copy and we can add you to our Soundcloud file and feature your tracks. Follow us…


Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich & Cormac Begley - Bold Doherty's / P. Joe's ( Tunes in the Church )

We are in receipt of the new CD from the "Tunes in The Church" concert series that runs in the west coast towns of Galway, Wesport and Killarney.  This album was recorded at St Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway and has been released as part of the launch of the 2013 series of concerts that starts this Monday 24th June.  Its an…


Added by TradConnect on June 21, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Love : Live Music Day - 21st June 2013

Love:Live Music – our name for Ireland’s National Music Day on tomorrow, 21st of June.  According to the Love: Live Music website "is will be a glorious and all-inclusive celebration of live music-making in Ireland embracing all forms of music, without exception.  Whether you’re into rock and pop, choral music, rhythm and blues, freestyle jazz or operatic arias, then this is for…


Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track from Seán McKeon's new Uilleann Piping Album "To The City" Launch 27th June

The much anticipated launch of Séan McKeon's new uilleann pipe album called To The City will take place on Thursday 27th June in The Irish House Pub, Francis Street, Dublin 8.  Admission is Free and the evening kicks off at 8pm.

Special guests on the night will…


Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Final performances at Tunes in the Church - 26th, 28th and 30th August 2013

Tunes in the Church enters its last week of concerts in Galway this week with performances on Monday 26th, Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th. First up is Jack Talty on concertina and Emma Ó sullivan a sean nós dancer.  On Wednesday you can see Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – fiddle and Caitlín Nic Gabhann – concertina and dancer.  On Friday Páraic Mac Donnacha on banjo…


Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

New song and video from Niamh Dunne's solo album "Portraits"

Here is the latest video from Beoga singer Niamh Dunne with a track taken from here debut album called Portraits. Its a snapshot of were she is at the moment with here music. The title " The Beauty of Limerick" is a theme that runs through the album with a number of songs having a Limerick theme, sourced…

Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Tradconnect Interviews

We have pulled together the Tradconnect interviews so far,  for your ease of reference.  We will continue to do interviews over the coming months bringing the best and latest news from artists in Ireland, USA, UK and across the globe.

If you have an interesting story, project, album release or news item that you think may interest our readers then make…


Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Matt Cranitch/Jackie Daly/Paul De Grae live in The Burren Backroom Series - 23rd July 2014

Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly and Paul De Grae will play a concert as part of  The Burren Backroom Series in Somerville, Masachusetts, USA on 23rd July 2014.  It will also be broadcast live on Concert Window.…

Added by TradConnect on June 17, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Alan Kelly Gang - August Tour 2013 with Eddi Reader & John Douglas

The Alan Kelly Gang are: Alan Kelly (piano accordion) Steph Geremia (flute, whistle & vocals) Tony Byrne (guitar & vocals) Maureen Browne (fiddle).  In 2012 we reviewed their amazing debut album called Small Towns and…


Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Yvonne Bolton & Alan Jordan / The Mermaid

We have recently received the new album by Yvonne Bolton and Alan Jordan called Silver Threads, and what a beautiful album it is.  Some outstanding new compositions including this, the opening track from the album called The Mermaid.…


Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Tommy Maguire Memorial Concert - August 30th, The Valley Hotel, Co Tyrone

Cathal McConnell will headline a one off concert on Friday 30th August in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone to celebrate the life and music of accordion player Tommy Maguire.  Also on the bill will be Laurence Nugent, Jim Mcgrath, Clare Egan, Peter McGuire and Aine Murphy and many more.…


Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Lúnasa News and Tour Update

Lúnasa must be one of the busiest gigging bands at the moment. They always have a tour schedule that seems to stretch into the distant future with dates already set up to two years in advance.  The schedule below is no different.  So check out their dates and if they are at a location near you then book a ticket. We include below their fan newsletter for any Tradconnectors that follow one…


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

Album Release by Mike O' Laughlin - Irish Songs, Traditional and Sean Nós

Tradconnect member Mike O' Laughlin has this month released an album which is now available on CD Baby.  He invites you to " Feel, hear and experience the origins of Irish music, in the Irish (gaeilge) and…


Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album launch by Yvonne Bolton & Alan Jordan - Silver Threads

Yvonne Bolton from Co. Laois is an accomplished fiddle and concertina player, while Alan Jordan (guitar, vocals, low whistle) is from Co. Mayo and now lives in Limerick. Both are graduates of the Irish World Academy and have rich and…


Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Éanna Ó Cróinín - The Lady's Cup of Tea / The Galway Reel / The Top of the Cliff

We reviewed the album that this track by Éanna Ó Cróinín was taken from some weeks ago and a very fine album it is indeed.  The album is called…


Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Outstanding track from soon to be released duet album by Edel Fox & Neill Byrne

We have only hear one track from the much awaited album by Edel Fox and Neill Byrne and if this is anything to go by we are talking about a very strong contender for album of the year.  On this track they play a set of Jigs and it features Edel Fox (concertina), Neill Byrne (fiddle), Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (guitar) and Richie Lyons (bodhrán). album due for release in July 2013. We can't…


Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2013 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

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