TradConnect's Blog – November 2015 Archive (34)

New release from Derry singer Eamon Friel

Press Release : Eamon Friel from Derry, has released a new album called ‘In My Time’. Eamon is the son of a Mayo mother and Derry father. He writes about his life, experiences and his observations of the ever changing world that he sees around him. Friel’s writing is mystical painting pictures with his word play which could be compared with…

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Added by TradConnect on November 12, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Interview with Marie Reilly on 'The Road to Glannagh'

We featured the music of Marie Reilly in 2012 when we wrote about her debut album called The Anvil. That album featured the music of South Leitrim and Longford as handed down to her by her late father…

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Added by TradConnect on November 11, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Samples from the new album, 'Ulaid' by John McSherry, Dónal O’Connor and Seán Óg Graham

Ulaid is the new release by John McSherry, Dónal O’Connor and  Seán Óg Graham. John and Dónal are the creative force behind the highly innovative traditional band At First Light.  All three have toured the world extensively and produced some of the most influential albums in Irish music…

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Added by TradConnect on November 10, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

First listen to a track from the debut album by Claire Egan - Turning Tides

This is track 1 from the much anticipated debut album by London fiddler Claire Egan.  A student of renowned London music teacher Brendan Mulkere he says that on the recordings she “demonstrates her command and mastery of the violin and of the medium, the moods and modes of the traditional Irish music repertoire.”

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Added by TradConnect on November 9, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin and Tom Delany / Seamus Connolly's (14th August 2016)

This track is back to the top of our playlist after 9 months and is our track of the week. It's from the album 'Well For Some' which is the new recording from Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin and Tom Delany.  It features uilleann pipes, flute and guitar, and was recorded in the summer of 2015.

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Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

New Sounds, New Traditional Music - October 2015

This is a playlist of all the new tracks and sounds that we have featured on Tradconnect throughout the month of October 2015.
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They are all collected together on a single playlist that you play on your phone or PC.…
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Added by TradConnect on November 8, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

New track from 'The Master's Return' - Frankie Gavin, Malachy Bourke & Brian Bourke

This is track 3 from 'The master's return : A tribute to Paddy Killoran." It includes the barndances The Glenbeigh and Memories of Sligo. The record has just been released on the ergodos.ie label and features 13 tracks of outstanding fiddle music.  …

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Added by TradConnect on November 7, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Fleadh / The Peacock's Feather

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 5, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Scottish Trad Music Awards 2015 - Last Day to Vote - 19th Nov 2015

Voting in the The Scottish Trad Awards is presently ongoing, and it is interesting to look across the water at the strength of the music this year, and in particular their album of the year award.  Ten albums have been shortlisted and they are listed below, with links, as well as a playlist of the tracks that we could find on Soundcloud.  …

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Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin, Tom Delany / Well For Some

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally,making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 3, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

The new video from Kelly Oliver - Miles to Tralee

Such was our enthusiasm for this video a week ago we inadvertently posted it on the site before its Premiere on Folk Radio UK  had expired, so apologies all round.  It's now available to all so enjoy Miles to Tralee by  Kelly Oliver.  It's all about her Grandmother and her journey to London…

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Added by TradConnect on November 2, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

€1,500 Prize for this year's Album of the Year, sponsored by The INEC Killarney

Earlier in the year we announced a major new  sponsorship deal with The INEC Killarney, for our ‘Album of the Year’ award.  

A total sponsorship of €4,500 has been agreed, with a prize of €1,500 for the 2015 winner and €3,000 for the winner in 2016.

If you want to be included…

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Added by TradConnect on November 2, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : The Carty Sisters / Cogar

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 65 radio broadcasters globally,making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on November 1, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Tracks - MacDara Ó Raghallaígh - The Maids of Mount Cisco

This track comes from the 2011 recording by MacDara Ó Raghallaígh called Ego Trip.  Regarding the album Antóin MacGabhan said that “This first anticipated and…

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Added by TradConnect on November 1, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

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