Traditional Irish Music
Lamond Gillespie, Cormac Cannon and John Blake are still taking the top spot with their Trip To Carrick album this month. We have also carried out some new reviews of a number of the top ten this month including John McEvoy and Allow Céilí Band. Check them out if you get a chance. If you want your album reviewed and featured just send us a copy.
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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
It’s been an exciting year for Dervish and one they plan to end in style, with a special concert for fans and family on Thursday, December 27th 2012 at Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo with some surprise guests lined up for this unique concert. Dervish will also perform material from their forthcoming album or the first time. Tickets for DERVISH are available from the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 29, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
Here is a couple of tunes from Tradconnect member Daithi Kearney who released a great album recently called Midleton Rare. This set is called Brosnan's/The Piper's Despair/Trip To Cullenstown. He recorded the album with accordion player John Cronin who he plays regularly with in Wallis's bar in Midleton. They are a well know set of tunes and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments
We did a review recently of a great traditional photography book called Traditional Notes by Stephen Power. A great book to have on your self to delve into every…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
Ok, this is a traditional promotion video like none other from a band called The Rapparees in support of their 2011 album called "Wrapped Up" The second video is included to show that they can actually play. Visit their site at www.therapparees.com
“The Rapparees are a five piece Folk outfit based in Belfast and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 27, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
We previously posted a piece regarding the Maurice Lennon fundraiser that took place on 4th November 2012 in Chicago. It was a great success by all accounts. As a follow up to that there is now a CD that can be bought on the Maurice Lennon website.
A whole group of outstanding musicians contributed tracks to this CD and the…
Added by TradConnect on November 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
For any of you that would like to hear the history of the Irish tradition we came across a four part radio show on Éamonn de Barra's website www.tradirishmusic.com Its worth checking out if you have the time.
Compass Ceoil is a four-part documentary series on the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 25, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
I Draw Slow will play the Grand Social Dublin on December 20th with other dates in Cork, Clare and Galway also detailed below. They play an alternative version of music with Appalachian and Irish influences telling dark stories of revenge and debauchery. Their second album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 24, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Peadar O’Riada, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh are collectively known as Triúr, a tour de force of masterful playing of inspired composition. Together they share a deep understanding of their musical heritage. From the foot tapping polkas and reels to the delicate beauty of the airs and the courtly hornpipes and jigs the music is soulful,…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre will be launching their new album on Monday 26th November at 8pm in Whelan's of Wexford Street, Dublin. Its called ‘Go Mairir I Bhfad - Long Life To You’ and we have just done a review of it which you can read…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 22, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
We will have to try and find a way to encourage members to write short blogs about their life and music because within this growing community there are thousands of members with great music. With our limited resources we come across some gems and post them up. We hope it does some good in bringing members music to peoples attention and you never know, others…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 20, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
Ok. You gotta give these tracks a bit of a chance as they start out quite electronic, but develop into something nice. From a group/person called Superbelle whom we will have to do a bit more digging on as their Facebook and Reverbnation pages are lacking in detail. We are stretching the tradition a bit here.
Far end of the traditional spectrum but…Continue
We did a review of Fullset and their album Notes At Liberty some months back and what a good album it was. For those of you that may have missed that particular delight you will be glad to know that they have shared some tracks from the album…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
A couple of nice tunes here from Marie Fielding who "is a full time musician, composer and fiddle tutor. Born in Edinburgh, Marie has played fiddle music from an early age and continues to be successful as a band fiddler, soloist and recording artiste. "
We must get to know a little more about the great wealth of Scottish music and artists that don't get too much coverage…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
Here is a great track from the Ceili Bandits who are from County Clare in Ireland, mainly based in Lahinch. Presently the band is made up of four members...Yvonne Casey on fiddle, Eoin O'Neill on bazouki, Quentin Cooper on guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals and Jon O'Connell on double bass, guitar and vocals. The Céilí Bandits play Traditional Irish Music with heart and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
The Sandy Sessions is a relief fund started by NY Irish musicians looking to band together and help raise much needed funds to benefit the NY Irish coastal communities that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.There is a concert series being put together by Irish musicians from around the NY area (with some as far…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
Nice sampler here from an album about to be released by Éamon Coyne and Kris Drever. Éamon has performed at the highest level with stars like Tommy Peoples, Eileen Ivers and Sharon Shannon to name just a few.…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 17, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments
We are delighted to say that we have just got a copy of the new album from Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre titled ‘Go Mairir I Bhfad_Long Life To You’. It is in fact their first studio album and on first listen its a cracker.
They will be launching it on Monday the 26th November 2012 in Whelans, Dublin at 8pm where they will perform all the…
Added by TradConnect on November 16, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
An interesting short film that we came across recently. Directed by Jeremy Howard, it documents an education residency project featuring world-renowned Donegal traditional music group Altan, organised by the Regional Cultural Centre RCC) and Donegal County Council (DCC) Public Art Office. It features performances with young traditional musicians and singers (from 7…Continue
Added by TradConnect on November 16, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
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