TradConnect's Blog – August 2012 Archive (25)

Tradconnect members Tom McElvogue and Des Hurley on short UK Tour

TradConnect members Tom McElvogue and Des Hurley are commencing a UK tour  with Karen Tweed and Chris O' Malley. They have joined forces to bring…


Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Culture Night, Tonight - 21st September

Music Network Announces Line-up for Culture Night - An evening of free live music at The Coach House, Dublin Castle on Friday 21st September

Music Network today announced an exciting…


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

Album Release - Nuala Kennedy - Noble Stranger

Although her repertoire is rooted in the traditional music of her native Ireland and adopted homeland of Scotland, Nuala Kennedy has also gained critical attention for her eclectic cross-genre work, featuring liltingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences. For her Noble Stranger album release tour, her American band accompanies…


Added by TradConnect on August 29, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

The South Donegal Fiddle

This programme explores a unique strand of traditional music in Ireland: the fiddle tradition of Donegal.

Part 1

Part 2…


Added by TradConnect on August 28, 2012 at 15:59 — No Comments

Chance of a Start - Patrick Clifford Supporting Tradconnect member Patrick Clifford

Now this is something that is at the heart of Tradconnect and some day if we have enough members we may start our own "Trad Fund" on this very site. For now meet member…


Added by TradConnect on August 27, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Celebrating our Fleadh Champions 2012 - Niall Ó Murchú - Fiddle

It is always worth admiring and aspiring to the levels achieved by our All Ireland Champions. For 2012 the  Senior Fiddle winner was Niall Ó Murchú.

On this clip he plays a well known south Sligo reel in the Senior Fiddle competition at the 2010 Cavan…


Added by TradConnect on August 27, 2012 at 9:09 — No Comments

Super Cool Band, Super Cool Video....I Draw Slow

Dublin roots band I Draw Slow present a mixture of Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana drawing on traditional Irish music as well. Killiney Hill never looked so good

They have been drumming up enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the release of their top 10 selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE made Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the playlists of stations across the…


Added by TradConnect on August 25, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Award and Tour Dates for We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3 have just been granted the prestigious Music Network Young Musicwide Award, a professional development award for the best and brightest young music ensembles. This with the release of their first album Roots of The Banjo Tree makes for an exciting time for one of the hottest talents around.

Featuring 3 tenor banjos,…


Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

At First Light - Tour Update & News

At First Light will embark on their first tour of the North of Ireland for some time, visiting Strabane, Limavady, Downpatrick and Belfast. They will no doubt be playing lots of music from their album Idir. Check out our …


Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012 - Competition Results

Celebrating the musicians who have given their all to compete at the very highest level in the instrument of their choice at the Fleadh Cheoil 2012 which took place again for the third time in Cavan. From across the globe they have gathered and it is worth celebrating some of the…


Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2012 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - August 2012

Jack Talty and Cormac Begley still hold the No.1 spot on our Top Ten for August 2012. Only one new entrant into the top ten this month and that is Damien Mullane with his album 13.

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

1. Jack Talty & Cormac Begley - …


Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2012 at 8:31 — No Comments

Let' get behind Máirtin de Cógaín and his Kickstarter campaign

Let' get behind Máirtin de Cógaín and his Kickstarter campaign.

In 2010, he released From Cork with Love as the Máirtín de Cógáin Project. It’s an album filled with songs,…


Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

We Banjo 3 announce US Tour in August and September 2013

We Banjo 3 have just released details of a US tour starting at the Dublin Irish Fest in Ohio on August 2nd - 4th and finishing up in late September in Wisconsin in The University of Whitewater.

You can read a review of their Album Roots of the Banjo Tree  …


Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Solas Live in Long Beach

A good video of Solas with some behind the scenes interviews etc. The band performs live in Long Beach, CA on St. Patrick's Day 2012. Filmed and recorded by Voltage Productions. Special interviews and live footage of the band performing at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.…


Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2012 at 19:20 — No Comments

Damien Mullane to launch new album at Fleadh Cheoil

This is an exciting prospect and by the sound of Emma's Waltz below we are in for a treat. "In a short space of time Damien Mullane has a musical cv that any veteran musician would be proud of. Still only 26, he has been described as a virtuoso with an avant-garde style of playing. Damien won numerous All-Ireland titles on both accordion and melodeon and began his…


Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Music Workshop in the West of Ireland with John Carty, Arty McGlynn and Others Announced for October, 2012

Now here is a great end of year opportunity to learn from the masters of their art. If you are a fan, as we are, of John Carty and Arty McGlynn it will hold extra appeal. Connemara Ireland Workshops is pleased to announce a 5-day /4-night traditional Irish music workshop for October 19-23, 2012. Hosted by and held at the award-winning country…


Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Fiddler Marie Reilly launches debut fiddle album.

Fiddler and TradConnect member Marie Reilly has just released a debut album called The Anvil which is a fantastic compilation of tunes from the Longford  and South Leitrim area. Inspired by the fiddle playing and music of her late father Micheal Reilly it is an inspiring album of new compositions.

The album is on our iPod at the moment and we…


Added by TradConnect on August 11, 2012 at 12:53 — No Comments

Introducing .......Cara.

We have Cara on our iPod at the moment and are about to do a review of their album Long Distance Love. Cara are something new to us and are worth checking out

Its a very accomplished album and they are a band capable of fantastic arrangements and interpretations of songs. Cara was formed in 2003, rooted in Irish and Scottish traditional music, but with…


Added by TradConnect on August 10, 2012 at 11:15 — No Comments

The Wonderful JPTrio

We hope these guys are still gigging.  We have added a new Soundcloud track to this blog and you still gotta wonder are we ready for the JP Trio. Listen to the track below and you know we are entering some new and wonderful territory. Magical and trance inducing. We have been waiting for someone to break the mould and pop their heads a little bit above…


Added by TradConnect on August 10, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sounds from .the olllam .....a classic album

We have updated this blog with some tracks from this amazing album that we reviewed last year. For any of you that have not discovered it to date here is your chance to check it…

Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

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