TradConnect's Blog – June 2014 Archive (35)

Exclusive new track from The Yanks - Haymaker

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month - July 2014 - Lynched / Cold Old Fire

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Celtic Colours announces lineup for 2014 festival.

Celtic Colours International Festival is an experience like no other. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island comes alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate the island’s rich culture. From concerts and dances, to workshops and community suppers, Celtic Colours offers a full range of events against a gorgeous fall…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Official Online Launch of Justin Bonar-Bridges "Truth be Told" - 3rd July 2014

On Thursday 3rd July we will have an Official Online Launch for a new album of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 29, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Moment to Moment - 5 Video shorts on The Gloaming

Here are the 5 video shorts released to date on the documentary 'Moment To Moment,' a biographical film about The Gloaming directed by Philip King & produced by South Wind Blows. These teasers give us a short introduction to each member of the group. They have already aired on Ireland's national television network RTÉ.…

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Added by TradConnect on June 29, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

4 track playlist - Adrian McAuliffe & Cathal Flood / Between the Strings

Here is a playlist taken from an album by Adrian McAuliffe and Cathal Flood that we covered back in 2012 called Between the Strings.  These 4 tracks have been added in the last day or so. “Through design, or not, the album flows extremely well. From the opening they…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tunes 21 to 25 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"

Welcome to the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This award is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley. The winning composer will receive a prize of €500 plus the chance to have…

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Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - June 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment with audio where they are available to us. 

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music.

Don't forget that if you have an album on release, new sounds or videos or some general trad news just email us and we will feature it on the fastest growing trad…

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Added by TradConnect on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Tunes in the Church - August Concert Schedule 2014

Tunes in the Church, the west cost concert series have just announced their summer line up for this year. 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 setting, in a drink-free…

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Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

2 days left on Kickstarter by Colm & Kelly Gannon - Seachtain Ceol Cois Fharraige

2 days left to support this.  Galway based musicians Colm and Kelly Gannon are nearing the end of their Kickstarter campaign to try and raise funds for a new summer school in Spiddal, Co. Galway.  Recently on their Facebook page they wrote that "We are looking for some help to get our project going. We are organising…

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Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Martin Tourish / The TG4 Set

This track is taken from Under a Red Sky Night, the new album by accordionist Martin Tourish.  He is a musician, composer and producer from Donegal that has become a major force on the traditional music scene in Ireland and abroad.  This…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Scullys Music Festival - Sliabh Luachra Music Playlist

Scullys Traditional Festival weekend have uploaded this playlist that covers the music of the Sliabh Luachra area in Cork/Kerry.  Its features both the old masters as well as the young pretenders to the throne.  Bryan O’ Leary, grandson of the legendary Johnny O’ Leary is also in there with a track he gave us around the time of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 21, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - RUNA / Current Affairs

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 June 20, 2014 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Introducing new band Jiggy

We included a track earlier in the week from new Irish band Jiggy.The band include Daire Bracken (fiddle), Garry O’Meara (banjo), Éamonn Galldubh (pipes), and Robbie Harris (percussion).  They have also teamed up with DJ Jacks and his decks and the results, as they say themselves amount to “serious toe-tap-ability.” You will also be familiar with Garry O’ Meara from an…

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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Tunes 16 to 20 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"

Welcome to the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This award is a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley. The winning composer will receive a prize of €500 plus the chance to…
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Added by TradConnect on June 17, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

RUNA to launch new album "Current Affairs" on Tradconnect - 20th June 2014

In a continuation of our online album launch series Celtic band Runa will launch their new album Current Affairs on Tradconnect on 20th June 2014.  RUNA are Philadelphia based and have an Irish-American roots sound. The new album they state draws “equal inspiration from both the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 17, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Notes From the Road : John McKenna "The Buck from the Mountain", Album Launch

The interest in the definitive McKenna story is approaching fever…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Irish Traditional Music Festivals - September 2014

With the summer nearly through here is an updated schedule of the festivals that we are aware of that take place in September 2014.

To assist us and our members please comment on this blog with any festival that has been omitted.  

This will allow us to update it year on year as the most complete festival listing around.…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2014 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Top 10 Traditional Tracks of the Week - 15th June 2014

Top 10 Traditional Tracks of the Week

A selection of some of the best sounds that have come our way over…

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

2nd Track from Goite's "Tall Tales & Misadventures

Goite have released a second track from their new album called Tall Tales & Misadventures. Its called Trip to Dixie and features some influence from Brazil  with tracks called Trip to Dixie and Bate’ Coxa.  In all there are 11 tracks on…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

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