Traditional Irish Music
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 20, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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 -…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 ),…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 17, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
AUTUMN NEWSWell, 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…
Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 15, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 8, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2013 at 9:11 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments