TradConnect's Blog – November 2014 Archive (39)

First Listen to Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch and their new album 'Rolling On'

This is an exclusive track off the new album by Sliabh Luachra masters Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch.  

The first tune in the set comes from Kiskeam fiddler Maurice O' Keeffe and the second is based on the well-known Stephen Foster song which Pádraig O' Keeffe made a two-part polka.  Jackie composed the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Kan announce break from recording and touring

Kan have announced that they will be taking an extended break from recording or touring for the foreseeable future.  In a statement just issued they have stated  "We're writing to you to say thank you for your support over the last four years. From taking a chance on our very first gigs, to buying our debut album Sleeper, to following our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Songs # 36 - 40 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…

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Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Outside Track : Kickstarter Appeal for their 4th Album ( 3 days to go )

The Outside Track have issued the following update regarding their 4th Album and a Kickstarter campaign that they have launched. 'We have 3 days to go so we would be thrilled with any support! You can pledge support at any level, from $1 to $1500. In exchange for your gift, you receive rewards that range from a single digital download to…

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa Autumn Newsletter

Hello there Lùnasa peeps.  It’s been a crazy month or so between extensive UK and Swiss dates, rehearsals for upcoming US Christmas tour, various solo projects and the monumental departure of Stuart Ongley as manager.

Very emotional scenes in Salisbury during our UK tour when we had a farewell party for first and foremost our friend…

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

New concert series for Clones, Co. Monaghan - 22nd & 23rd November + Playlist

Clones Concert Series is a new series of four concerts taking place on 22nd & 23rd November 2014 in the unique intimate setting of Clones Courthouse in county Monaghan.

Concerts are at 3pm and 8pm daily and tickets are €20 per concert.

Showcasing Ireland's finest musicians, singer songwriters and bands, the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 10, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Talking to David Bremner about 'The Spirit of the Times - a startling blend of uilleann pipes & classical organ'

This is quite an unusual album featuring two instruments that are not often heard together, namely uilleann pipes and classical pipe organ.  The musicians involved are David Bremner who is Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and uilleann piper Mark Redmond. David is well-known for his advocacy of…

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Added by TradConnect on November 10, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

20 Most Played Tracks in October 2014

Tradconnect has now got to such a scale that it is starting to throw up some interesting statistics with regard to activity on the site, and on our associated Soundcloud file.

Detailed below are the Top 20 most played tracks from our Soundcloud file over a one month period (1st - 31st October 2014)

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Added by TradConnect on November 9, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Trad Tune Challenge : Walk in My Shoes - Supporting young adults with mental health

This is a fantastic initiative by Tommy McCarthy of the renowned Burren pub in Somerville MA, USA.  We had the Ice Bucket Challenge and now we have the Trad Tune Challenge.  It's in support St. Patrick's Mental Health…

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Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Breaking the mould. Impressive traditional guitar debut from John O' Shea

This track is taken from an album that has just come through our doors and is genuinely exciting.  

The album is called Irish Guitar and the artist is John O' Shea.

Its the first fingerstyle guitar album we have received that has managed to overcome the problem of "sameness" that can…

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Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Review : Tony Mac Mahon & Steve Cooney Live in Spiddal

For a man who has stressed his belief that the accordion is not suited to Irish traditional music, Tony Mac Mahon has succeeded in recording some classic albums that have helped to put the accordion to the fore in traditional Irish music. From his appearance on Paddy in the Smoke in 1966 to his own outstanding solo recordings,  Tony…

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Added by TradConnect on November 7, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Outstanding debut from The Trí-Tones

This is an exceptional debut album of modern traditional music from a new trio called The Trí-Tones.  The exclusive track included below gives you an appreciation of their approach. Its reflective of the imaginative approach and musical heights that are now being reached by this generation of…

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Added by TradConnect on November 6, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - October 2014

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for October 2014.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums and write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.

Why not also add a track to Soundcloud…

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Added by TradConnect on November 5, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Music from Quebec with Bonhomme Setter + exclusive track

This track is off the new album by Bonhomme Setter called OBIA.  The band is from Quebec and on this track you get an insight to their expansive view of some traditional tunes.

This is the well known Man of the House, is it is given a thorough reworking.  Some delicate percussion interludes, a…

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Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Songs # 31 - 35 - Songwriter Showcase with Christy Moore

This Songwriters Showcase is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore.  Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…

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Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

First release from Slow Moving Clouds, a new Dublin-­based acoustic string­ trio

Here are some tracks that are hot off the press from a new Dublin string trio called Slow Moving Clouds.  This album will shortly be added to our Download Centre.

Slow Moving Clouds are Dublin-­based and once again for those who enjoyed …

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Added by TradConnect on November 3, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Celebrating 100,000 Plays - 11 Fiddle tracks

As we approach 100,000 plays on our Soundcloud file we are looking back over the many tracks we have added, and are selecting some of the best tracks.  

We start with fiddle and 11 great tracks by artists like David Doocey,…

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Added by TradConnect on November 3, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Listen to a track from the new album by Borja Baragaño

This is a track from the new debut album by Borja Baragaño who is a Asturian bagpipe, flute and uilleann pipe player. He plays Asturian, Irish, Scottish and Breton music and lives in Germany.  This track is called "Now" and has three tunes in the set. The first is a self composition driven by flute with a clear and…

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Added by TradConnect on November 1, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

20 Best Trad Tracks from October 2014

The 20 best tracks from October

A playlist of some of the best tracks that we have featured on Tradconnect throughout the month of October…

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Added by TradConnect on November 1, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

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