TradConnect's Blog – August 2013 Archive (35)

Some Glorious Barndance's from Edel Fox and Niall Byrne

Some beautiful tunes from Edel Fox and Niall Byrne who's album The Sunny Banks we have just reviewed.  An outstanding album it is as well.  You get an immediate sense of their beautiful melodic style on these tunes.  If you like this the…

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Added by TradConnect on August 11, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Tony McManus releases new album Mysterious Boundaries

It is worth watching this video by acclaimed guitarist Tony McManus who has been called “the best Celtic guitarist in the world,” by legendary English guitarist John Renbourn.  In 2012, Mike Marshall, an esteemed mandolinist in his own right, challenged McManus first to learn a Bach Prelude, then a Bach Chaconne, and McManus, never one to turn down a challenge,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 11, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

New Video from Goitse - The Burst Togs

We have become big fans of Goitse who are presently touring in the US.  Here is the brand new video from them with a track called The Burst Togs.  The set is named after an incident in a water park where a certain Bodhrán player ripped his swimming shorts down the back.  Paddy Fahey would have a few things to say about that if he had ever met the band.  He…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Debut release from Papilio called Taking Flight

We are delighted to announce the debut release by Papilio who are a neo-celtic/world contemporary/traditional trio based in Nova Scotia.  They feature Tradconnect members Phil Schappert and  …

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

Track of The Week - Réalta / Gathering Mushrooms

Track of the Week goes to a song taken from the excellent Réalta album Open The Door For Three which was released last year.  Réalta feature Conor Lamb on uilleann pipes and whistles, Deirdre Galway on…

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

Poetry, Music & Song featuring Niamh Parsons, Colm Tóibín & Scullion - 18th August Kilkenny

The Kilkenny arts festival gets under way on 9th August and features a very interesting evening of Poerty, Music and Song featuring Tradconnect member Niamh Parsons. Folk rock band Scullion rounded off the 2011…

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Added by TradConnect on August 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Great Compilation Album of Irish Traditional Music - Irish Ways

For anyone interested in a compilation album of Irish music that is modern, up to date and reflective of present day Irish music we have just received a copy of Irish Ways - Music & Song of Ireland.  Its a compilation that features some of the new artists and groups that are presently touring and recording.  Modern day artists include…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Goitse US tour starts 8th August 2013

For all our US members and readers be aware that Goitse are busy preparing for their upcoming tour dates for America, France and then Germany this month. Check out the tour dates below to see if they are playing anywhere near you.

We were at them recently in an intimate venue in Dublin where they were…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

The House Devils - Autumn Tour of the UK - Sept/Oct 2013

The House Devils are a UK group that feature Tradconnect member Mat Walklate on harmonica,  Matt Fahey on guitar and vocals, Jonny Hulme on banjo and Graham MacKenzie on fiddle.…
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Added by TradConnect on August 6, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Competition Time - Win a copy of Lá ag Ól Uisce

Its competition time on TradConnect and we have a few albums to give away throughout the month of August to brighten up your month. Lá ag Ól Uisce is a fantastic new album by Tomás Ó Gealbháin, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Seán Ó Fearghail.  It is perfectly paced traditional music that is sweet and melodic. Music the way it should…

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Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2013 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

Some tracks from Réalta's debut album - Open The Door For Three

Réalta are a new group from Belfast featuring Conor Lamb on uilleann pipes and whistles, Deirdre Galway on guitar, bouzouki and vocals and Aaron O' Hagan on uilleann pipes, whistles and bodhrán.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 4, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Track of the Week - Michelle O' Brien & Laoise Kelly - Dowd's No.9/Green Fields of Glentown/Miss Monaghan's

We are big fans of Michelle O' Brien and Laoise Kelly and in particular their album The Wishing Well.  We added this track to our Soundcloud file recently and it is very worthy of Track of the Week.  For any fiddle or harp players out there an investment in this live album is well worth it. It is one of the best live recording in recent years.

You can read our …

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Release - Burning Bridget Cleary - Pressed For Time

PRESS RELEASE : Burning Bridget Cleary, the high-energy Celtic folk band from SE Pennsylvania, has broken new ground with their fourth release, "Pressed for Time."  The CD was named #2 album in its first month of release on the June Folk DJ Chart.

 

Brian McNeill, founding member of the Battlefield Band,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

London Trad Scene Roundup - 2nd August 2013

Find detailed below the London Trad Scene Roundup as prepared and issued by Karen Ryan as part of her email newsletter.  This is a general update of lots of different things that are happening in and around the London area so…

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Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Invest $5 in the Irish Traditional Music Industry and Get an Amazing return.

How do you invest €5 in the traditional Irish music industry and get an amazing  return?  This is a question that we get asked a lot.  With the recession still rumbling through our piggy banks we would advise that any investment of this considerable sum should be done wisely.  You have a number of competing choices when it comes to parting…

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Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

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