TradConnect's Blog – September 2014 Archive (38)

Job Opportunities for musicians...including €1,500 for a Spoon player

These job opportunities including €1,500 for a spoon player have come through to us via Ali Coffey Casting. "We are casting a series of very short ads and we are looking for musicians, particularly a man who can play the spoons. He should preferably be aged over 45. If cast he would receive a fee of…

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Added by TradConnect on September 14, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Songs # 1 - 5 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are…

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Added by TradConnect on September 13, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Vote - New Tune Composition 2014 ( Voting now Closed )

VOTING NOW CLOSED : We have just closed our campaign to find a New Tune Composition for 2014.  It has proved to be very popular with 63 tunes in total submitted. To assist with the selection process we are providing our members with a chance to Vote for the tune that they most like. You need to be a member of the site to vote and you need to be…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

Tunes 56 to 63 - Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition 2014"(Final Tunes)

Welcome to the last 6 tunes in the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014.  This is now closed and we will not be accepting any more submissions.  61 tunes in total have been received which is nearly double what we were expecting.  This award has been a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Introducing new group "The Alt" featuring John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O' Leary

This week see’s the launch of a new group and a new album by three well established musicians.  The group is called The Alt and it features John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’ Leary.  Included below is the first track from the album plus the official press release.

The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2014 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

15 Best Trad Tracks from August 2014

The 15 best tracks from August

A playlist of some of the best tracks that we have featured on Tradconnect throughout the month of August 2014…

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Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album of the Month September - Danny Diamond / Fiddle Music

Our album of the month for September is Fiddle Music by Danny Diamond.  "Before this solo album, Danny's fiddle music was hidden deep within the high energy music of Mórga as displayed on their recent 2013 album For The…

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

Listen to the first track off the new Moxie album

Here is the first track off the new Moxie album called Planted.  The tune is also called Planted and gives you a real insight into what to expect from this much talked about Sligo/Limerick group. The album is predominately new material, like this, with a couple of traditional tracks also included.  Even the traditional tunes however get…

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

New track from Niamh Ní Charra 2013 album "Cuz - A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan"

For anyone that missed the 2013 album by Niamh Ní Charra called "Cuz - A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan" here is a new track just released. 

Niamh found a perfect musical vehicle for this project in the life of Terry "Cuz" Teahan.  It combines music, composition, emigration and life on a foreign shore.  

Cuz emigrated in 1928 at the age…

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Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Liz Carroll - Jerome Lacy / The Rogue's Reel

Liz Carroll has just released a few new tracks from her 2013 album On the Offbeat. It's Liz's first solo album in 11 years.  Her duet work with John Doyle, a hectic touring schedule, multiple collaborations, Grammy…

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Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Alan Kelly Gang September 2014 Tour + album samples

The Alan Kelly Gang have announced…

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Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Newly released track from the Máirtín de Cógaín project "From Cork with Love"

From Cork With Love was a DVD and CD released by Máirtín De Cógáin back in 2011. Recorded in St Paul, Minnesota in 2010 both the CD and DVD projects are held together by a strong…

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Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2014 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Introducing new group....Ivy Creek

Here is a new group who are setting out…

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Added by TradConnect on September 3, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Album Review - Olaf Sickmann / Whistle Man

This is track…

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Added by TradConnect on September 3, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

New album and September tour by The Alan Kelly Gang

The Alan Kelly Gang have announced the release of their anticipated new album, The Last Bell followed by an 8 venue nationwide tour joined by special guests, the inimitable Eddi Reader and John Douglas between September 27th and October 5th, 2014.

Stalwarts of contemporary trad, the Alan Kelly Gang are a creative force all about…

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Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Tunes 51 to 55 - 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 winning concert series Tunes in the Church, organised by Cormac Begley. The winning composer will receive a prize of €500 plus…

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Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

First track from the new Kyle Carey album "North Star" - Release 2nd September

Here is the first track from the new Kyle Carey album called North Star which will be released tomorrow.  We have had a preview and it is an exceptionally confident follow up to her 2011 debut album Monongah released in 2011. Once again she teams up with some well know…

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Added by TradConnect on September 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

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