TradConnect's Blog – November 2015 Archive (34)

Jiggy are back with new video and single called 'Head Rush'

Jiggy are back with a new video and single called Head Rush. Inventive, creative and different, the band features an array of talent including Éamonn Galldubh - Uilleann Pipes, Matthew Noone - Sarod, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - Vocals, Debojyoti Sanyal - Vocals & Tabla, Mark Murphy - Keyboards, Guy Rickarby - Drums and Robbie Harris -…

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Cara / Yet We Sing

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre. For artists this makes an online…

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Album Launch - Éamon McGivney / 16 tracks of traditional Irish music on fiddle from Longford & Clare

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 30, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Insight : An interview with Séamus McGuire of Buttons & Bows

In August this year we launched the new album by Buttons & Bows on Tradconnect, and added it to our Download Centre where broadcasters can download it for free.  It’s their…

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Added by TradConnect on November 29, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Kickstarter Campaign for New York band Gailfean - Máirtín de Cógáin, Brian Conway, John Whelan and Don Penzien

Gailfean is a new band that are currently recording a debut album in New York.  The members are Máirtín de Cógáin, Brian Conway, John Whelan and Don Penzien.They have started a Kickstarter campaign for the album and write the following about the goals and aspirations of the recording.

"Gailfean, a word…

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Added by TradConnect on November 28, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

New resources for 'Instrument Makers' and 'Music Teachers'

As part of the ongoing development of Tradconnect we are looking at the provision of a number of new resources on the site.  

The recent addition of our Download Centre…

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Added by TradConnect on November 27, 2015 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Worldwide Album Launch : Slow Moving Clouds / Os

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre. For…

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Added by TradConnect on November 26, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Preview from the new Tremolo EP.

Tremolo are Dónall Donnelly (Fiddle), Stijn Van Beek (Uilleann Pipes) and Kaspar Laval (Bouzouki/E-Guitar), and this is a preview of a track called Barralin / Dave Collin's / Pull The Knife And Stick It Again, which they have just released.  …

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Added by TradConnect on November 25, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

First listen to a track from An Mhaighdean Mhara by Noeleen Ní Cholla

This is the opening track from An Mhaighdean Mhara by Noeleen Ní Cholla, an award-winning sean-nós singer from Gweedore in the Donegal Gaeltacht. There are thirteen tracks in all each with accompaniment by Manus Lunny. The album includes songs from the Irish tradition, the Scottish tradition and it…

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Added by TradConnect on November 24, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

BBC 'World on 3' - Dublin band Lynched in Session

Following their well deserved BBC appearance on Later ...with Jools Holland, Dublin band Lynched turned up 'In Session'on BBC3 Radio with Verity Sharpe during the week. They talk about their background in Dublin and their music.

"Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with…

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Added by TradConnect on November 22, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : 'The Floorglass Set' by Freya Rae and Louis Bingham

Our most played track over the last 7 days on our Soundcloud file is from the new release by Freya Rae and Louis Bingham.  The album is called Curlicue and this is the opening track featuring The Foorglass Jig (Tom McElvogue), The Orphan (trad.), Drag Her Round the…

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Added by TradConnect on November 22, 2015 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

3 Tracks from the debut album by Gráinne Brady & Tina Jordan Rees - 'High Spirits'

Here are three tracks from the debut album by Gráinne Brady and Tina Jordan Rees called High Spirits. They first met at a session in the Ben Nevis Bar in Glasgow in 2011 and have been playing as a duo ever since. They write a lot of their own music, and entered a composition into our recent 'New Tune…

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Added by TradConnect on November 21, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

New live track from Danny Diamond & David Munnelley - Live at the Cobblestone - 17th November 2015

Here is a new track from a recent live gig in The Cobblestone Bar, Dublin, featuring fiddle player Danny Diamond (Mórga, Slow Moving Clouds) & accordionist David Munnelly (Dave Munnelly Band, Mórga).  It was a one-off gig showcasing material from their new duo project.…

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Added by TradConnect on November 20, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Elaine Hogan & Sheila Garry / The Shores of Lough Breda

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2015 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Trip to Birmingham Tradfest, 26th - 29th November 2015 + Playlist

The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest takes place on 26th to 29th of November and this year it looks quite impressive. They have a great lineup of musicians, many of whom we have featured on the site throughout the year. We include a playlist that we have compiled from our Soundcloud tracks, featuring artists like Claire Egan…

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Added by TradConnect on November 19, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

2 tracks from The Whileaways new album 'Saltwater Kisses'

This is the first listen to two track from the new album by The Whileaways.  It’s called Saltwater Kisses and is the follow up to their self-titled debut released in 2013. Laden with their distinctive harmonies and a layer of mellow guitar this folk and roots trio have been building quite…

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Added by TradConnect on November 18, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

New Fund It campaign by Pauline Scanlon for solo album

This is the latest Fund It campaign for a new album.  This time it’s by Pauline Scanlon who we have covered regularly on Tradconnect.  Here is what she had to say.  

“I am about to record my first solo album in ten years!  Over the last decade, I have been busy with fellow west Kerry singer Éilís…

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Added by TradConnect on November 15, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Freya Rae & Louis Bingham / Curlicue

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Tracks : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Rodney Crowell / The Travelling Kind

This is a track from the recent Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell album of the same name called ‘The Travelling Kind’. It’s a classic country/folk song that will inevitably show up on a traditional album in the not too distant future. The album is a follow up to their 2013's Grammy-winning Old Yellow Moon, recording.…

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Added by TradConnect on November 14, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Irish Top 10 Traditional Albums - October 2015

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for October 2015.  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.

Don't forget that if you have an album…

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Added by TradConnect on November 13, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

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