TradConnect's Blog – August 2012 Archive (25)

Soldiers' Songs: The Irish Abroad and Soldiering

Corkmen Máirtín de Cógáin and Jimmy Crowley have given their whole lives to the promulgation and nurture of the ballad. Both men hail from the rebel county of Cork and now reside in America. Máirtín and Jimmy proudly speak the Irish language and have won degrees in the subject from the University of…


Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - Gorey, 1962

The ITMA have just released a series of photo's from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 1962 in Gorey. It's an interesting collection.  The annual all-Ireland competitive traditional music festival of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, was first held in 1952, in Co Monaghan. Ten years later, by June 1962 when it was held in the town of Gorey, Co Wexford, the fleadh had grown…


Added by TradConnect on August 4, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

Tuam Trad festival have just announced details of their YOUNG TRADITIONAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012. Entries are now being accepted. Eight finalists will be selected by the Judging Panel and invited to perform in a live final at this years festival held in Tuam on September 15th 2012. The competition will be judged on Traditional…


Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Documentary - From Shore To Shore

This is a documentary that is well worth watching. This is a two minute trailer. You can watch the full movie at

Using New York City as its focus, this video examines both the continuity and the changes that have affected Irish traditional music since the turn of the…


Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2012 at 9:50 — No Comments

Bodhrán Soup with Eamonn Murray

This looks like a fun and informative way of learning bodhrán and Eamon Murray comes across very well on the videos. Check out this free introduction first.

It can also be downloaded in parts if you want to ease yourself in.

"Eamon Murray from Randalstown, Co. Antrim,…


Added by TradConnect on August 1, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

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