TradConnect's Blog – June 2014 Archive (35)

First listen to a track from The Yanks new album "Haymaker"

Here is the first track that has been released from the much anticipated new album by The Yanks.  It's the last track on the first of 2 CD's, containing 22 tracks in total.  On this track which we must say does not represent the traditional theme of the album, they visit the 20's and 30's dance hall music with The Flanagan…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2014 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

New track from Mórga's - For The Sake of Auld Decency

This is a new track taken from Mórga’s 2013 album For The Sake of Auld Decency. We reviewed it earlier in the the year and found that there is a wild and joyous sense of mischief in the music of Mórga.  They have an identity and sound that sets them apart and makes them a little bit unique.  It was evident on David Munnelly's 'Tis What it Is album…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

New Release - The Music and Life of John McKenna

The Music and Life of John McKenna is a new double CD release with accompanying book that has been in development for some time. After years of painstaking work the collection has been released with its first launch already complete.  “Vibrant, virtuosic, and infectiously rhythmic, the gifted music of John McKenna made him the first superstar of the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Listen to ALDOC's "Takaka Rain"

Takaka Rain - ALDOC

Taken from the album From Tallaght to Halle

This is Takaka Rain, taken from the new ALDOC album From…

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Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

New Album Release - Bridget Fitzgerald / Two Sides of a Coyne

We have just received a copy and had a first listen to a refreshingly enjoyable new album from Bridget Fitzgerald.  When it comes to sean nós singing it takes a special voice to do true justice to the material and this is one such recording.  We will hopefully follow up with a audio track and review for you.  In the meantime here is what the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Lineup announced for The Doolin Folk Festival - 13th-15th June 2014

The lineup has been announced for the Doolin Folk Festival. It will take place over 3 days, June 13th-15th 2014, in a marquee on the lawn of Hotel Doolin. Doolin is famed the world over for its traditional Irish music and the idea of the festival is to bring back to Doolin any traditional & folk musicians who have had a…

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Added by TradConnect on June 9, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Tracks of the Week -

Top 10 Traditional Tracks of the Week

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

the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Tunes 11 to 15 - 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…

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Added by TradConnect on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Listen to Goitse's "Ye Lovers All"

Goitse - Ye Lovers All

Taken from the album Tall Tales & Misadventures

Goitse are on form again with a new album called Tall Tales & New Adventures which we…

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

Official "Online Album Release" - Martin Tourish / Under a Red Sky Night

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…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Album of the Month June 2014 - Kevin Madden / The Sugar Loaf

Our album of the month for June 2014 is the new fiddle album by Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden. For his debut he has crafted a beautiful restrained and measured album of traditional fiddle music. His playing here is reserved, articulate and moderately paced and for any lovers of traditional fiddle this is well worth checking out. You can read our …

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Added by TradConnect on June 3, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

New vocal track from Solas called Silver Dagger

Here is a newly released vocal from Solas who are presently on tour in Japan. They say they "recorded it in hotel rooms and backstage areas while on tour in America in the winter of 2014.

It features Noriana Kennedy on vocals and Mari Nakamura on harmony vocals". Mari is based in Japan where she recorded her parts. 

Visit Solas at …

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Added by TradConnect on June 3, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Official "Online Album Release" - We Banjo 3 / Gather The Good

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…

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Added by TradConnect on June 3, 2014 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Introducing Haley Richardson and her Concert Window gig - 3rd June

Concert Window is proving to have quite a range of uses.  In this instance it is acting as a much needed fundraiser for a very young and very talented fiddler called Haley Richardson from the Philadelphia region of the States.

Eleven year old Haley was the 2013 All Ireland under 12 fiddle champion at last years…

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Added by TradConnect on June 2, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - CrossHarbour / Chicago

We have an interview coming up with this London band next week in which we will be talking about their new debut album that this track is taken from.  

This track Chicago features The Chicago Jig which is…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

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