TradConnect's Blog – October 2013 Archive (43)

Best New Trad Music Playlist # 4

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 18, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

UK - Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - October 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Niamh Dunne and her debut solo album Portraits takes the top spot.  A lot of Tradconnect members also featuring with Gavin Whelan, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Kevin Crawford and Niamh Ní Charra also featuring.

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

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Added by TradConnect on October 17, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

New track released from The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox & Neil Byrne

In advance of the launch of their album The Sunny Banks at the John Dwyer Trad Weekend in Waterford this weekend, Edel Fox and Neil Byrne have released a new track from the album.  It the opening track called McKenna Country / Breffini Ó Reilly's / The Meadow.  McKenna Country was written by Leitrim fiddle…

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Added by TradConnect on October 17, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Winter Air - Supporting North Texas School of Irish Music

One of our goals on Tradconnect is the establishment of a trad community that are able to connect with each other and support each other with some of the marvelous work that is been done at community level.  While we write about all the latest happenings and sounds from our top musicians we also like to get behind…

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Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

The John Dwyer Trad Weekend - 18th to 20th October

We are entering the last few weeks of traditional festivals with The John Dwyer Trad Weekend (in conjunction with the Imagine Arts Festival) taking place in Waterford city from the 18th – 20th October. This year’s festival features the cream of Irish Traditional talent from all over the country. Friday night in the Medieval Museum, Viking Quarter will see Clare…

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Added by TradConnect on October 15, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Debut release If Only I Could Fly by Boston roots musician Emerald Rae

Boston musician Emerald Rae has released her debut album titled If Only I Could Fly. She would not be widely known on these shores but as a Boston roots musician she is known as a powerful…

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Added by TradConnect on October 15, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Watch the Celtic Colours International Festival Live! Tonight.

Celtic Colours have been streaming a number of their concerts live this year on their website.  Tonight 14th October and next Saturday 19th October you can catch the last two live streams. 

Tonight’s show is “Celtic Cabaret” from the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre featuring Beolach, The Teetotallers, Dry Bones and The Modern Grass.  To watch…

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Added by TradConnect on October 14, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Socks in the Frying Pan / Aoife Johnsons Freakout

This week Socks in the Frying Pan released two new sounds from their debut album of the same name that was released last year.  In was in our final selection for album of the year in 2012 and you can read our review here. This track is called…

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Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Double CD Launch - The Sunny Banks & Lá ag Ól Úisce

There will be a double CD launch of two of the years best albums next weekend. The Sunny Banks by Edel Fox and Neill Byrne and Lá ag Ól Uisce by Sean and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Tomas Ó Gealbháin.  The albums have a number of things in common.  Caoimhín Ó Fearghail appears on both and they were both recorded in Donal Clancy's Waterford Studio

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Added by TradConnect on October 13, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Inspiration : Enda Seery on the music that has inspired him

Enda Seery has this year released his second whistle album called Peace of the Countryside and has had a busy summer with launches, gigs and concerts.  Its a follow up to his debut the Winding Clock from a few years…

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Added by TradConnect on October 12, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Live Review : Bernadette Morris / At The Folk Club Dublin. 8th October 2013

The Grand Folk Club that operated in The Grand Social in Dublin has moved to The Mercantile Bar on Dame Street, Dublin. It will be known as The Folk Club. Jonny Tenant, he of the Traditional Arts…
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Added by TradConnect on October 11, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Best New Trad Music Playlist # 3

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

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

The Willis Clan Announce April 2014 Tour of Ireland...with fans.

Here is a novel idea. Organise a tour of Ireland and bring you fans along for the ride. Its a bit like the Joanie Madden Folk N Irish Cruise without the ship. Following the success of their first season on TV in their own programme called The Willis Clan ( runs on GAC TV in the US ) that same family are organising an…

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Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

First Listen : Maurice Lennon / The Little Ones

A number of albums have come to us in the last while and this is one of them. Its Maurice Lennon's first solo fiddle release although he did feature in a number of collaborations over the years. This album shows classic Maurice Lennon in action.  For any of you that were fans of his great…

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Added by TradConnect on October 10, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Album Release - Acoustically Irish / Neil Byrne & Ryan Kelly

We have received and listened to the new release by Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly called Acoustically Irish.  If you want to hear a reworking of some Irish standards in an acoustic setting then this album may be for you.  They also include some more modern songs such as Don't Go by the Hothouse Flowers and Captured by…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Talkin' Trad : Skipper's Alley on their formation and influences.(Updated Nov. 2014)

[This is a reposting of an interview we did with Skipper's Alley in October 2013, with updated audio. They are back in the news as a result of their new album, released in November 2014].

As a platform Tradconnect is all about discovering new music and bringing it to the attention of our many members and readers.  New groups and artists at the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

October 2013 Traditional Irish Music Festival Guide

Féile Frank McGann was established to honour the memory of one of Ireland’s best loved traditional Irish musicians, Frank Mc Gann. This music weekend kicks off this Friday 11th and runs to Sunday 13th October. Frank, a bodhrán player born in Lisalway, Co.…

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

Track of the Week - April's Fool / Ensemble Ériu

This week has seen the release of a new album of contemporary traditional Irish music by a group called Ensemble Ériu.  It headed up by Jack Talty and Neil O' Loghlen and we reviewed it earlier in the week. This weeks track of the week is taken from it.

Its a reworking or a tune written by Chicago accordion player Jimmy Keane called…

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Added by TradConnect on October 6, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Leonard Barry / New Road

Leonard Barry has just released his second piping album and he has brought along an impressive array of guests including the Sligo Mafia of Rick Epping, Cathy Jordan, Andy Morrow, Seamie O' Dowd as well as John Carty, Conor Byrne, Tony Byrne and Cyril O' Donoghue.  Unlike recent piping albums he has decided not to make it a solo effort, filling out the tracks and adding…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Best New Trad Music Playlist # 2

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

Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

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