Traditional Irish Music
Our track of the week this week goes to Lucie Périer, a relatively new member of Tradconnect. The tracks are Josie McDermott's / The Snow Covered Hills / The Turnpike and Ned…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
This is the first single taken from the Johnny Duhan album called Winter. It is right up to date dealing with this countries present economic woes. Christy Moore has called Johnny “One of our greatest songwriters.” and the late Ronnie Drew also described him as “one of my favourite songwriters.” Fine praise indeed. His song "The Voyage" has become a…Continue
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Our Album of the Month for January 2014 will be the great new release by Liz Carroll. Its called On The Offbeat and its Liz's first solo album in 11 years. Her duet work with John Doyle, a hectic touring schedule, multiple collaborations, Grammy nominations and more have kept her very…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 27, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
Wishing all our members and readers a very happy and peaceful Christmas, and we hope you enjoy the festive season with your family and friends. A big thank you to everyone who has engaged with Tradconnect throughout the year, helping us grow and grow.
Added by TradConnect on December 25, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments
Written by Seamus Egan and Mick McAuley, this song imagines what a newly arrived immigrant to Butte, Montana might have felt facing his or her first Christmas in foreign land far from the warm embrace of family and friends.
Another good year for Solas with their new album Shamrock City riding high in the charts. Check it out if you wish on their website…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 24, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
Their Facebook pages states that "The dynamic Lurgan duo of Fionntán McDonald and Eoin Kearns play an eclectic blend of Irish, American and contemporary instrumental music." They have just made a short 4 Track EP to mark their arrival on the scene and its pretty impressive. Fiddle with guitar, guitar with banjo, a tinge of old…Continue
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"THE GLOAMING dwells at a musical crossroads, enhancing traditional Irish music’s rich, melancholic tones with modern hues of jazz, contemporary classical, and experimental music. Steeped in traditional Irish music since birth, fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
We have just got a copy of Mórga's new album For The Sake of Auld Decency and like a few other December releases it will have to form part of our 2014 Album of the Year poll. The one thing that can be said about Mórga is that they are unique. They have a distinctive sound that is all there own and combined with their vibrant approach…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
The cream of Ireland’s traditional musicians and singers will perform in a fund-raising concert in Dungarvan this weekend for the people of the Philippines struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Feis for Philippines will take place in St Mary’s Church of Ireland,…
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This video was recorded in 2013 as part of an annual summer concert series at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway, Ireland. Concerts are held in two other church venues; St. Mary's Church, Killarney, Co. Kerry, and the 'Holy Trinity Church', Westport, Co. Mayo.
For more information about this summer's series please visit…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 17, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Music Network's spring season "gets off to a flying start as multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, piper Michael McGoldrick and guitarist Francis Gaffney are joined by actor Brendan Gleeson on fiddle in a musical road trip from Kentucky to Ireland via the Louisiana bayous. Join them on tour from 7 – 17 January…Continue
Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment. Not much change from last month with Damien Mullane still at No.1. This month we also have a couple of new entrants with Martin Hayes DVD Natural Grace also included as well as Up and About in the Morning from Noel Battle and Róisín Broderick.
Check out the attached and see how many…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 16, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
This week's selected track is from the much anticipated John Blake solo flute album called The Narrow Edge. There are 14 tracks in total with John playing Flute, Guitar, Piano and Whistle. Ruairí McGorman provides accompaniment on Bouzouki.
The album was released a few weeks ago and John will…
Added by TradConnect on December 15, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
Its our Album of the Month at the moment so it would seem appropriate to highlight a double launch. The album is Changing Time and the artist is David Doocey. American born and now living in Foxford County Mayo, David is part of the band Gráda when he is not doing solo albums. The track below is one of the most…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 14, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
A selection of tracks that are coming to us via Soundcloud that need to be heard. Some old and some new. Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake from their 2010 album The Ewe with the Crooked Horn, and Fionntán McDonald and Eoin Kearns from what we think is a new…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 13, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
Imeall – TG4’s award-winning arts series – presents a special edition of the programme with presenter Tristan Rosenstock talking to Christy Moore about his journey through life and the songs he wrote along the way.
Marking the release of Where I Come From – a complete collection of Christy’s self-penned…
Added by TradConnect on December 13, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments