TradConnect's Blog – October 2013 Archive (43)

New TV series by TG4 called "Glaoch An Cheoil" - starts on 7th November 2013

Imagine an Ireland where everyone in the country has the chance to learn to play a musical instrument, from the fiddle to the guitar, the drums or even the saxophone. This is the driving ambition of…

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Added by TradConnect on October 31, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

New live video from We Banjo 3 - Live in Cardiff, October 2013

2013 has been the year of the banjo for one group in particular.  We Banjo 3 have been rocking up a storm with their never ending tour of the Ireland, the US and Europe.  In case you have been in hibernation for the last while We Banjo 3 includes Enda Scahill, Martin Howley, David Howley, Fergal Scahill and their live shows include a mixture of Irish traditional, Old-Time American, ragtime and bluegrass with some semi pop type melodies thrown in for…

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Added by TradConnect on October 30, 2013 at 13:15 — No Comments

Album Review - The Drôle

Any recording that includes Peadar O' Riada always brings with it an air of solid authenticity. If you liked his work with Triúr then you will like this as well. It’s stripped back traditional music recorded at his home in Cúil Aodha.  With a strap line to the album that reads "A few tunes for our Friends" he brings along two long term fiddle playing…

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Added by TradConnect on October 30, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Listen to Paddy Callaghan's award winning BBC produced EP

Paddy Callaghan is a multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow, Scotland.  He has been a regular member of St. Roch's Ceili Band winning the Comhaltas All Britain Senior Ceili band trophy in 2013 for a record 8th successive year. In addition to his more traditional work he has also been part of Glasgow band 'The Chihuahuas' playing…
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Added by TradConnect on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Notes From The Road : Goitse Autumn Schedule

From the Goitse Newsletter : We have been very busy in the last few weeks between gigging, putting together new material for a 3rd Album and getting some press and promo material together. At the start of the month we spent two days in Limerick with master sound engineer Sean Horsman working on a few tracks for a top secret project. We also shot a music video to go with the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Cúig - Shaking up the Irish trad scene!

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Added by TradConnect on October 28, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Listen to a track from the new Pádraig Rynne solo album "Notify"

 

2013 is proving to be a very fruitful year for Pádraig Rynne.  His collaboration with Guidwire's flute player and long time friend Sylvain Barou and Dónal Lunny was one of…

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Added by TradConnect on October 28, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Best New Trad Music Playlist # 5

Best new tracks from our Soundcloud followers over the last week or so. Follow us and we will Find You.Tradconnect on Soundcloud

Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments

Track of The Week - North Texas School of Irish Music / Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair

This track is taken from the new CD released by North Texas School of Traditional Irish Music called Winter Air. It demonstrates that the ability to produce commercially viable recordings from within their own ranks is a goal worth reaching for. In support of a fundraiser to bring students to…

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Added by TradConnect on October 26, 2013 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

USA - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - October 2013

C heck out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the USA.  This month Slide and their new album Mendicity takes the top spot.  A lot of Tradconnect members in the Top 10 with We Banjo 3, Fullset, Réalta and Niamh Ní Charra also featuring.…

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Added by TradConnect on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Last 4 Concerts on the Sharon Shannon Nov '13 UK Tour

Sharon Shannon's short UK tour is presently under way and will be finishing up next Saturday 24th in Cambridge Junction. In total she will be playing 12 concerts across the UK.

She is also fresh from her sky diving exploits in aid of AHAR ( Animal Haven Animal Rescue ) raising much needed money in the process for this great…

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Added by TradConnect on October 23, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Taisce a Concert for the ITMA - 10th November 2013, Abbey Theatre Dublin

On November 10th 2013 the ITMA will be holding its first ever concert at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.  It will feature a very strong line up that will include Liam O’Flynn (uilleann pipes), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (piano) and Niall Martin (cello), Matt Molloy (flute) & Dónal Lunny (bouzouki) ,  Brooks Academy Set Dancers with…

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Added by TradConnect on October 23, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

12th Annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat - Dates and registration details announced.

The O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat have issued a press release announcing that in less than three weeks on May 2nd at 9 a.m., they will begin their online registration for their 12th annual …

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Added by TradConnect on October 22, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

First Listen : Exclusive track from The Leitrim Equation 3 feat. John Carty, Séamus Begley and Dónal Lunny

Yesterday we wrote about the launch of the new CD called The Leitrim Equation 3 which will take place as part of Return To Camden festival on 27th October 2013 in The London Irish Centre. Today we have an exclusive track from the album.  Its the first track and its a set of Polkas: My Love is but a Lassie / Dark Girl Dressed in…

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Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Leitrim Equation 3 CD Launch Announced - 27th October 2013

What: Gala Concert at the 15th Return to Camden Town Festival celebrating ‘Leitrim Equation 3’ – Leitrim County Council’s musician-in-residence programme.

Who: Dónal Lunny, John Carty, Séamus Begley along with 20+ Leitrim…

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Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Competition : Win a copy of David Doocey's new album Changing Time

For any fiddle fans out there, or non fiddle fans for that matter here is a chance to win a copy of one of the best fiddle albums of the year without a shadow of a doubt.  Mixing the best of traditional fiddle with some modern arrangements musician David Doocey has hit on a bit of a doozy.  Its classic traditional fiddle…

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Added by TradConnect on October 21, 2013 at 8:00 — 10 Comments

Track of the Week - Niamh Ní Charra / The Dolly Varden / Moll Roe

This week we uploaded a new track from Niamh Ní Charra's tribute album to Terry "Cuz" Teahan called "Cuz". Cuz emigrated from Ireland  in 1928 at the age of 23 and brought the music of Sliabh Luachra with him to his new…

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Added by TradConnect on October 20, 2013 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Enda Seery releases new track "Loving Hannah" from Peace of the Countryside album

Enda Seery has released a new track from his second whistle album released earlier in the year.  The album was called Peace of the Countryside and in addition to the normal whistle and flute numbers it also featured a number of songs.  This…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Téada / In Spite of the Storm

This is about as good as it get in traditional music.  The first album release by Téada with new member Séamus Begley on board.  The rest of the group comprise Oisín Mac Diarmada on fiddle, Paul Finn on accordion, Damien Stenson on flute, Seán Mc Elwain on guitar and Tristan Rosenstock on bodhrán. Confident and assured it shows Téada settling into…

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Added by TradConnect on October 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Máirtín de Cógáin and John Blake live on Concert Window 19th December

This week you will get the opportunity to hear 2 concerts on the Concert Window live streaming OPEN series featuring two well know traditional artists. It will be another real opportunity for Irish/European audiences to see this…
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Added by TradConnect on October 18, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

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