TradConnect's Blog – October 2012 Archive (31)

The Orphan by Damien Mullane

For any of you that missed our recent review and article on Damien Mullane and his debut album 13 then have a listen to this track , The Orphan. Its a great little arrangement that shows the versatility and skills of Damien on the box. "Magical rhythms and pulsating beats with…


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

More Moxie Music

We have added in some different sound files to this blog.  All worth a listen to because this is one inventive group with a very creative take on traditional music.  May not be for the purists but it is definitely great to see young guys like these taking us to some new places.  

Formed in late 2011 as part of the annual folk festival, Sligo Live, they are a Sligo and Limerick based band that…


Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2012 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

The Kíla World tour of Dublin

When it comes to longevity in the Irish music industry there are not many bands that can match Kíla.  With a twenty year history, nine albums and live shows that have become legendary, it's little wonder that the appetite for their music remains strong.  Constantly evolving…


Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Review - Doma Beo

Liam Doherty, Laura Doherty and Maria Matthews have moved on from their time with Ríl Og and have formed a new group called Doma Beo.  They have wasted no time in getting back into the studio to record an album.  Seeing teenagers aged from 13 to 16 bringing out an album must be a fairly rare event. Liam ( banjo and guitar ), Laura ( fiddle,…


Added by TradConnect on October 7, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments

We need more Jimmy Keane in the world.

We came across this great little tune called Gweneen by Chicago's own irrepressible piano accordion maestro Jimmy Keane. Don't know much about its origins but it is most definitely beautiful. "Many regard Keane as the premier exponent of traditional Irish music on the piano…


Added by TradConnect on October 6, 2012 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Notes from... Cherish The Ladies

We hope you are enjoying the fall as we drop you a line with some of our latest news.  We just returned from a fantastic tour around Ireland playing dates in Sligo, Offaly, Louth, Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Donegal and Leitrim.  We had packed houses every night, touring with our special guest singing sensation, Maura O'Connell, and we have to let you know that it was just fantastic to be…


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

Listen Up........Dan Gurney

One of New York's finest up and coming traditional musicians who has made some real waves with his debut album.  24-year-old Dan Gurney was born in upstate New York to artist parents, first picked up an accordion by chance in a toy store. He learned Irish music from Galway-born concertina player Father Charlie Coen. Over the years he has also been heavily influenced by Billy…


Added by TradConnect on October 4, 2012 at 11:02 — No Comments

InsideOut of the Lunch Box - Eileen Ivers - The Culture of Irish Music in America, Oct 25th, Nashville

Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, original musical star of Riverdance, The Chieftains, Sting, Hall and Oates, Randy Brecker, Patti Smith, Paula Cole, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, Grammy awarded…


Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Some new tracks from Deluce's Patent

We came across some new audio clips recently uploaded on Soundcloud of Deluce's Patent. Newly formed they are a contemporary folk group covering traditional English, Irish, America and Scottish folk songs, as well as performing their original material. The four band members are: Conor O' Sullivan (Guitar, Banjo and Vocal), Adrian Spillett (Vocal, Guitar, Bouzouki and Box), Evelyn O'…


Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac / Seinn

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy Maclsaac are preeminent interpreters of traditional Cape Breton music, renowned for their mastery of the traditions as well as their bold innovations. Mary Jane became internationally known through her single, "Sleepy Maggie," with fiddler Ashley MacIsaac on his double-platinum selling album, but she's also one of the few remaining Scots…


Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Online music of Clare project launched

The first stage of the project concentrates on the traditional music of the county and featuring the biographies and music of some of Clare’s best known traditional music artists, including Martin Hayes, Micho Russell, Willie Clancy, Sharon Shannon, Chris Droney, Dennis Cahill, The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Martin Junior Crehan, Elizabeth Crotty, Kevin…


Added by TradConnect on October 1, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

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