TradConnect's Blog – September 2013 Archive (44)

Return To Camden 2013 - Starts 26th October

The Return To Camden festival will be starting in London this weekend and detailed below is the updated schedule of events. "Camden Town is recognised in the traditional Irish music community as playing an important role in nurturing the tradition as many immigrants from Ireland came together in the local pubs to practice the…

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Added by TradConnect on September 20, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top Ten Traditional Irish Albums - September 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. This month we have a couple of new entrants with David Doocey, Shane McAleer and Yvonne Bolton and Alan Jordan making an appearance.   Edel Fox and Neil Byrne take up the No.1 spot with their outstanding album called The Sunny Banks.

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

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

1,000 Plays in a Month - Must be good ? - Skipper's Alley / Wild Bill Jones

With 1,000 plays in 1 month on Soundcloud it must be good?.  Well yes it is.  We have just got a copy of the debut EP from Dublin band Skipper's Alley.  It's only got four tracks but weighs in at 18 minutes which is not bad.  There are 7 members including John Flynn - Vocals, Guitar, Flute, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - Vocals, Flute, Concertina, Cathal Caulfield -…

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Fullset US and European Tour Dates - Sept - Nov 2013

Fullset this month embark on a long US and European tour in support of their brilliant new album called Notes after Dark.  We reviewed the album recently and it is without doubt one of the years highlights when it comes to new releases. The band members include new uilleann piper Martino Vacca,  Andrew Meaney ( guitar ),…

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road - Téada and T with The Maggies, Live at the NCH Dublin, 15th September

On Sunday 15th September Gael Linn celebrated their 60th anniversary at the National Concert Hall in Dublin with a concert that featured two of our finest groups. Téada were first up with a set that included lots of material from their new album which they launched on the night.  Its called In Spite of…

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Added by TradConnect on September 17, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, September 20th - 8 Nights in New York City

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will be doing a rare 8-night residency this month at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. For each night of eight concerts, a different special guest will perform a unique collaboration with the duo. Highlighted in the New York Times Fall Preview, this will be the duo's only NYC appearance…
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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2013 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

The Making of an Album - Cara and their new album "Horizon"

Cara are a German based group that have been touring extensively in Europe and the USA. With members from Ireland and Scotland they should rightly feature among the list of great groups of our day. They don't tour here and so their name may not be familiar to many.  They present an enlightening take on this music,…

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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Notes from The Road - KAN latest news

AUTUMN NEWS

Well, it's been a long and fantastic summer, a few Kan gigs here and there, and separately the Kan lads have been all over the place for various exciting reasons - Aidan launched his new album Hotline, Brian has been all over the…
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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Fullset / The Glen Road to Carrick

Track of the Week this week goes to Fullset and their outstanding new album Notes After Dark. It will be up there with the best of the best in this years search for Album of the Year. Its a progressive recording with both high energy sets and more reflective numbers sitting side by side.  

We include below the opening track from the…

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Added by TradConnect on September 15, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Exclusive Track from Teada's new album In Spite of the Storm

On Sunday 15th September at the National Concert Hall in Dublin Téada will be launching their new album called In Spite of the Storm.  We are delighted to be able to bring you an exclusive track from the album which we have already listened to.  Its a really confident recording by one of our best traditional groups.  They have  released it on the…

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Added by TradConnect on September 13, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

All roads lead to Dingle Tradfest

For those of you that have not quite had enough music of late you will be glad to know that Dingle Tradfest returns for its third year after the success of 2011 & 2012 festivals. It starts on Thursday 12th September 2013 and will run until September 15th in Dingle town.  This…
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Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Hot & Happening - Crossharbour from London

Can't wait for a copy of the new album that is about to be released by London band Crossharbour.  We saw them live in January in Dublin which we wrote about here and if the album delivers on the quality of their live performance that night we will have a treat in…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

September 2013 Festival Guide

With the summer months behind us the number of festivals are starting to decrease. For those of you that have not had enough yet here is our list of September Festivals across the world.  I am sure there are some more so if we are missing any please add a comment below.  In that way we can build up a comprehensive list.  

You can also find our complete 2013…

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Added by TradConnect on September 8, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Track of The Week - Skippers Alley - Rockin' the Boat / Wreckin The Gaff / The Swallows Tail

One of Tradconnect's latest members is Skipper’s Alley, an exciting new 7-piece trad/folk band formed in January 2012. The band’s first major success was winning the UCC Tradfest competition in February 2012.  In 2013 they recorded a four track EP, which they launched in Whelan’s…

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Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

10th O’ Flaherty Irish Music Retreat To Be Held October 25th - 27th 2013

The O' Flaherty Music Retreat will take place again on October 25th - 27th.  In their press release they say that "If you play or sing Irish music or want to learn, then you could consider spending three relaxing days in a comfortable, scenic setting saturating yourself in Irish trad with a community of motivated students and teachers!  On October…

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Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

An Artist on the Rise - Daoirí Farrell

Daoiri­ Farrell is a folk singer and bouzouki, guitar and banjo player from Dublin who is a graduate of the Ceoltoir, Higher National Diploma In Traditional Music Performance course in BCFE. Winning this years All Ireland Fleadh in Derry in the senior Songs in English category will have raised his profile somewhat and rightly so.  We had the pleasure of seeing…

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Added by TradConnect on September 6, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Notes from the Road - Lúnasa - March 2015

Happy St Patrick's Month everyone!! Having an absolute blast out and about on our extensive coast to coast run around the States and Canada.

Hilarious goings on with young Colin Farrell providing the entertainment most of the time.…

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Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Charity Single from Cara's new album Horizon

Here is the charity single and first track from the fantastic new album by Cara.  The album is called Horizon and this track is called Take Flight.  We have been listening to it and will hopefully have a review up shortly.  Cracking album.  Its a new and more complex sound from their previous recording and is very rewarding.

We would encourage anyone that clicks…

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Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Hogan Collection - Songs from the Repertoire of Dick Hogan

There are not many times in life when you get completely blown away by the pure scale of a musical project undertaken by an individual.  This however is such an occasion. We have just received a review copy of  The Hogan Collection by Tradconnect member…

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Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2013 at 9:11 — No Comments

New single from the forthcoming NUA album featuring Jacob McCauley

You don't often hear the words single, these days in reference to tracks released from an album, especially a traditional album.  Tradconnect member Jacob McCauley and his new group Nua have made such a reference to this track from their soon to be…

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Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

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