TradConnect's Blog – August 2014 Archive (33)

Makem & Spain: The Making of Sessions

Makem & Spain have released a documentary on the recording of their new album called Sessions Vol. 1. It details some great collaboration work with some of their folk heroes from the 1960's and '70s including: David Mallett, Tom Paxton, Bill…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sample tracks from " Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over it"

In a recent blog Sean McElwain posted about an upcoming album called Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It.  For more background read this blog.  He has now released an number of sample tracks from the album and they are…

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Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Moxie's Official New Video + Interview with the band on the new album

Moxie have arrived.  Their debut album called Planted has will be released on 25th August.  To accompany the release they have today posted an official video of the opening track, also called Planted.  As an official music video it sets new standards, especially within traditional music. We spoke to Darren…
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Added by TradConnect on August 12, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Danny Diamond's Fiddle Music album to be launched 21st August in The Cobblestone, Dublin

Danny Diamond’s new album Fiddle Music will be launched with a concert on Thursday 21st August in The Cobblestone, Dublin.  The press releases states that the album “brings together wide-ranging musical influences from the Irish tradition and beyond in 45 minutes of full-blooded fiddle music. Diamond's unique and distinctive fiddle…

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

The Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area of the US

This is an interesting undertaking in compiling an oral history of the Irish in the San Francisco Bay area of the US. It is being compiled by Irish American Crossroads. According to their website "The Crossroads Irish-American Festival aims to produce a comprehensive archive of the life stories of the Irish in the San…
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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

The latest band on the scene.....Breaking Trad

The latest band on the scene, with a name that was probably a certainty.  They describe themselves as "a dynamic Irish band featuring Donal Murphy (accordion) Niall Murphy (Fiddle) Mike Galvin (Guitar) and Pauline Hartigan (vocals).  Here is their first sound which has not been mixed or mastered as of yet.  Album to follow in December.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 8, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Tunes 41 to 45 - 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…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Steeple Sessions Autumn Schedule - 3rd October - Séan Keane

The Steeple Sessions returned to Dublin in September for their Autumn schedule and on Friday 3rd October Séan Keane will be on stage.  Here is the lineup for the rest of the shows.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 6, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Moxie Planted - behind the scenes footage by Colin Gillen

Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - July 2014

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Louise Mulcahy and her album Tuning the Road takes the top spot.  Dónal Clancy and Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello make up the rest of the Top 3.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection.

If you have an album on release or about to be released…

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Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dave Curley Kickstarter Campaign

Here is a Kickstarter campaign that has nearly reached its goal. Here is what Dave Curley had to say.  "Dave Curley here to tell you about my new CD that I have coming out, hopefully, with your support, by the end of this summer. For those who don't know me, I'm a musician and singer with SLIDE (www.slide.ie) and also with RUNA (…

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Added by TradConnect on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Album of the Month - August 2014 - ALDOC / From Tallaght to Halle

This month's album of the month goes to the outstanding From Tallaght to Halle by ALDOC.  We have a review about to be issued but for now check out…

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Added by TradConnect on August 3, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore - Closing Date 31st December 2014

We are reaching the final few weeks of this Songwriter Showcase and so far we have a tremendous response with over 50 songs submitted to date.  

The showcase will now close on December 31st with the final selected song being announced in January.…

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Added by TradConnect on August 1, 2014 at 8:00 — 4 Comments

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