TradConnect's Blog – September 2012 Archive (30)

The Sopranos of Trad..........Slide get creative,

We like this.  Like the Sopranos, Slide show what can be done with a handheld camera, a good soundtrack and a bit of creative spirit. There is something about journeys and music.  They seem to go together and help you create a larger landscape, a story, a journey. Slide produced this in support of their Kickstarter campaign which we posted about a couple of days ago.…


Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

TradConnect member Niall Vallely and Buílle on short Irish Tour,

TradConnect member Niall Vallely and friends were so inspired by the success of a series of experimental concerts they did in 2011 that they will under the band name Buille unleash their new musical extravaganza on a 7-date tour across Ireland.…


Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Online Tips For Traditional Musicians

Tradconnect has been live for close to 18 months and in that time we have learned a little, observed a lot and now we are ready to feed some of that back into the online space, hopefully for the benefit of traditional Irish musicians.  In no particular order and with an emphasis on Tradconnect we point out some tips that may seem obvious but if followed through can…


Added by TradConnect on September 10, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Support Slide and their Kickstarter Project

Between Kickstarter and Fund It a few Irish artists are now following this route in raising much needed funds for the production of their albums. Lets hear what Slide have to say.

The best part of this is that you are not giving your much needed funds away for the sake of it.  It is the same as buying an album, all be it…


Added by TradConnect on September 10, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Outside Track release new album Flash Company

In a world of international music festivals, arts centres and traditional music academies, it shouldn’t be surprising that a new generation of roots musicians have arisen to push the boundaries and explore common ground between old musical traditions.

The Outside Track is just such a group. Formed by five virtuosic artists from Ireland,…


Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Buy & Sell Traditional Irish Instruments

We are starting to build up a nice Buy and Sell section for Traditional Irish instruments on TradConnect. And why not. We now have thousands of members and non members visiting our site on a monthly basis. So if you have a traditional Irish instrument to sell,  it may be well worth your time to post it on tradconnect. We are still a growing site but do have a very dedicated…


Added by TradConnect on September 6, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Alan Kelly Gang - September 2012 tour with Eddi Reader and John Douglas

Well we said that when we reviewed The Alan Kelly Gang's fantastic album…


Added by TradConnect on September 6, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Introducing ....Éamonn de Barra and Slide

We are big fans of Éamonn de Barra here on Tradconnect and are glad that he has joined our merry bunch of musicians. We had the pleasure of hearing Eamonn playing with Paddy Keenan recently. Apart from his work with dozens of our top…


Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exciting new fiddle album from Eileen O' Brien

This is an exciting prospect from Eileen O' Brien, a Tipperary fiddler with a background that you could say is truly steeped in the tradition.  Her father Paddy was instrumental in establishing the B/C style of button accordion playing as we know it today.  Paddy was also one of the most prolific composers of traditional music. Dinny O'Brien,…


Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2012 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

The power of social media in promoting your Traditional Album

The power of social media when promoting your album can be seen in our top ten traditional albums by views received on TradConnect.   This is a slightly imperfect way of viewing albums but it does give some indication of the power of social media these days. It is also true to say that you can't really compare…


Added by TradConnect on September 3, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

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