TradConnect's Blog – December 2014 Archive (35)

Notes from the Road : Norah Rendell Newsletter

Dear Friends and supporters.  Thank you for showing such strong support for my Kickstarter project to release a solo album of traditional songs from Canada’s countryside.  With…


Added by TradConnect on December 12, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Launch of 'The Tunes Foundry' by Áine Heslin - 12th Dec in Daly's Ballynacally, Co. Clare

There will be an album launch of "The Tunes Foundry" by by Áine Heslin this Friday night,12th December at Daly's Bar in Ballynacally, Co Clare.
Proceedings will get…

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

Daniel Neely's 'Trad Music in the Echo' Facebook Page launched

For those of you that like to keep up to date with what is happening in the trad world then Daniel Neely's weekly column with the Irish Echo is essential reading.  

The Irish Echo Newspaper is the USA’s largest and most widely-read Irish-American weekly.  Daniel's column on…


Added by TradConnect on December 10, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Songs # 46 - 50 - 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…


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

Notes From The Road : Kíla - December 2016 News

A Chairde, Exciting times ahead! 

Live Tour

Here are the dates and the ticket booking details. By the way if anyone wants to buy 10 tickets we can do 10 for the price of 9! But to avail of this please contact me at and I can arrange it.…


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

Official "Online Album Release" - Caladh Nua / Honest to Goodness

Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch Series.  For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”.  The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and…


Added by TradConnect on December 9, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sea Road Sessions Playlist in support of Irish Tour starting 8th January 2015

Sea Road Sessions have uploaded a number of tracks from their new album and we include them below as a playlist. The ‘Sea Road’ designates the maritime route historically linking Sweden, Scotland and Ireland, the home countries of a brand new six-piece line-up comprising singer/guitarist Kris Drever (Lau), accordionist…


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

Watch the superb Peter Staunton 'Céilí Band Aid' video on the Trad Tune Challenge - Supporting 'Walk in My Shoes'

This is the superb new video by Peter Staunton in support of an 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…


Added by TradConnect on December 6, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Angelina Carberry's 'Pluckin' Mad' tonight 5th December at 10pm in Ennis

Tonight Angelina Carberry launches her new album 'Pluckin' Mad' in Ennis.  We spoke to her today and on the album and launch, and she said. 

'I am relieved to have the album complete and in truth it was more enjoyable than difficult. We are launching it tonight, 5th December at the Rowan Tree Café Bar in Ennis.  I am so grateful to have great friends that are supporting me on…

Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

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Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Tracks from November 2014

The 20 best tracks from November

A playlist of some of the best tracks that we have featured on Tradconnect throughout the month of November 2014…


Added by TradConnect on December 4, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Extraordinary story of PJ and JJ Monserrat who have 5.5m YouTube views & new debut album

It was only a matter of time until an album evolved out of an internet experiment of quite significant proportions. Gain a very large audience first, then put out an album. Tin Whistler came to us like many albums.  However behind it is the intriguing story of brothers PJ and JJ Monserrat from the Island of Mallorca, Spain.  



Added by TradConnect on December 4, 2014 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Wendy MacIsaac releases 4th solo recording - 'Off The Floor'

Wendy MacIsaac has long been recognized as one of the finest fiddlers to ever come out of the Cape Breton music scene. With the release of her 4th solo recording, Off The Floor, she has accomplished what many traditional fiddlers strive for and few achieve... a recording that truly captures the energy and passion of a Cape Breton…


Added by TradConnect on December 3, 2014 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

First listen to a track from Angelina Carberry's new album 'Pluckin' Mad'

This track is a milestone for Tradconnect as it is our 100th upload to our Soundcloud file.  It's taken from the new album by Angelina Carberry called Pluckin' Mad.  

The album will be launched by Siobhán Peoples on 5th December at the Rowan Tree Café Bar in Ennis, starting at 10 pm.  Also joining Angelina…


Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2014 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Album of the Month December 2014 - Dan Possumato / Tunes Inside

Our album of the month for December 2014 is Dan Possumato and his Tunes Inside recording.  Earlier in the month we reviewed it said that 'it is a rather joyous celebration of a long life in music. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he has moved around quite a bit over the years, ending up back in his hometown. 

This is ‘bringing it…


Added by TradConnect on December 1, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

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