TradConnect's Blog – November 2013 Archive (37)

Notes From The Road : Kíla - End of Summer News

I know, I know, I shouldn't be talking about the end of summer like this but there was a chill in the air when we were on stage in …

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Added by TradConnect on November 15, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

First Listen : Exclusive track from The Beat of the Breath by Brian Hughes

This is a track taken from the outstanding whistle album The Beat of the Breath by Brian Hughes. Its a masterclass in the art of whistling with some great studio support from Garry O' Briain ( piano, guitar, mando cello ) Seán McElwain ( guitar, bouzouki), Donnchadh Gough ( Bodhrán) and David Day on African…

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Added by TradConnect on November 15, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Kiérah Raymond wins "Young Performer of the Year" at Canadian Folk Awards

Tradconnect member Kiérah Raymond has just been voted Young Performer of the Year for her "exuberant collection of Celtic fiddle music", titled Stonemason’s…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

In Their Own Words : Jimmy Keane on the new Liz Carroll Album "On The Offbeat"

Next Tuesday 17th November Liz Carroll will release her new studio album called On The Offbeat.  Its her first recording since her 2009 recording with John Doyle called Double Play. This album was nominated for a 2010 Grammy making Liz the first American-born artist nominated for playing Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Moxie Début Album Fundit Campaign

Sligo band Moxie have just launched a Fundit Campaign to raise the finance to record their first album.  They are without doubt one of the best new up and coming bands around.  Since we first discovered their music some time back we have become big fans of their music.  We also …

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

An Introduction to the Music of Dermot Byrne and Floriane Blancke

We reviewed a debut album in 2012 by Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke and this is an nice companion piece to that recording.  This is a YouTube introduction to their music and interview piece. Its…

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums - November 2013

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. This month we have a couple of new entrants with David Doocey, Shane McAleer and Ensemble Ériu making an appearance.  Also included is the new Téada album as well as Lá ag Ól Uisce.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great…

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

First Listen : Katie McNally - In and Out / Dud's Jig, from her album "Flourish"

Here is a track from the new Katie McNally album called Flourish. We have had the album for some time but have not got to formal review. Its an outstanding album from a new creative force in the Scottish and Cape Breton fiddling traditions. Beautifully and expressively played throughout it features Eric McDonald, Corey…

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week - Triúr - West Clare Reel / East Clare Reel

This track is taken from the new Triúr album called Omós which has just been released.  Its the third album from musicians Martin Hayes, Peadar Ó Riada and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh who make up the group.  They have also just announced a short Irish tour in support of the album starting in Derry on 23rd November 2013.  Check this …

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

Best New Trad Music Playlist #6

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 November 9, 2013 at 10:15 — No Comments

Shortlist announced for Scots Trad Music Awards 2014

The most prestigious awards ceremony in the traditional music calendar, the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, are returning for their 12thconsecutive year and bringing the party to Inverness on Saturday 13 December.

After weeks of anticipation and thousands of nominations from the…

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

Listen to the 1st Single by Aodán Coyne of Socks in the Frying Pan

It is nice to see the word "single" used again when referring to the release of music. It's been a while.  Aodán Coyne would be best known at the moment as a member of Socks in the Frying Pan with fellow socks…

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

Samples from the new Tim Edey album "Sailing over the 7th String"

The new Tim Edey album called Sailing Over the 7th String has just gone on release and some great audio samples are included below.  Tim Edey is a successful Solo Artist,…

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Added by TradConnect on November 7, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Trad Bites........Monday 11th - Sunday 17th November 2013

This is a selection of odds and ends from the online world.  Events, launches, writings and other such articles. If you have relevant event or interesting Trad bites simply add them as a comment to this article and we will re feature and re post it out to Facebook, Twitter etc at the weekend.…

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

Album of the Month for November 2013 - Ensemble Ériu

We have a really interesting interview coming up with Jack Talty and Neil Ó Loghren who are the creative minds behind the new group called Ensemble Ériu.  Its album of the month for November 2013 and is a fascinating exploration of traditional music in a new contemporary and world influenced setting. It is being critically…

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Added by TradConnect on November 6, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

New Liz Carroll Album + Promotional Video

 

So here it is.  The new album from Liz Carroll called "On the Offbeat" which is on release on November 19th 2013 but can be bought from her website from today.  Always an occasion worth marking.  She has assembled a fine team of…

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Added by TradConnect on November 6, 2013 at 9:22 — No Comments

Kickstarter Campaign's by Paddy O' Brien and The Yanks

The great resource that is Kickstarter has two projects by artists associated with Tradconnect that are looking for support for their campaigns.

Paddy O' Brien…

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Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

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