TradConnect's Blog – December 2016 Archive (27)

A major new Irish folk talent - Fintan McHugh with Wait Till The Clouds Roll By

Fintan McHugh was born in Dublin into a musical household. His father Joe McHugh plays the uilleann pipes and whistles, and his mother Lizzie plays the fiddle.

Wait Till The Clouds Roll By is his debut recording and it is already receiving very positive reviews. Music journalist John O’…


Added by TradConnect on December 6, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

An Exploration of Irish Traditional Music on Piano from Caoimhín Vallely

This self-titled album is the long-awaited follow-up to Caoimhín's 2005 debut release "Strayaway". It encompasses just over 75 minutes of near continuous music, exploring the many different moods and emotions, and forms and styles this music has to offer.

Along the way there are  experiments with unconventional tonalities and…


Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Strictly within the tradition - Out of the Ashes by Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn

Do they really have to make it look so easy? So remarked one reviewer having just seen the trad superstar ensemble of Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn on stage. You can decide for yourself as the most exciting trad combination of recent times release their second album, Out of the Ashes featuring the flute and…


Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2016 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Notes from the Road : Caitlín Nic Gabhann - December 2016

Hi all.  Caitlín here! I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy, healthy, peaceful, loving, warm and fun Christmas. Hopefully there'll also be a few tunes, a few songs, and a dance in it for you all too!

NEWS : Want a discount on my solo CD 'Caitlín'? Listen up! I'm running…


Added by TradConnect on December 4, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Irish traditional music as chamber music

In an unusual alignment, the mostly classical production company, Music Room Reflections (responsible for @TheDrawingRoom and the Mountjoy Square Music Series) and the Irish traditional music label, Raelach Records (who recently launched Tony Mac Mahon’s final album at a star-studded tribute concert in Dublin City Hall), have come together to programme an…


Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Tom Walsh is all Fired Up on his new release

Tom Walsh grew up in a musical family in the Dublin suburb of Rathmines. His father Fergus was a noted dance bandleader. In the late 1960s, Tom began to play guitar and mandolin, and as his expertise quickly developed he became captivated by the emergence of a generation of Irish traditional and folk groups, spearheaded by Planxty. He formed an early…


Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Andrew Finn Magill

Happy World AIDS Day to everyone :) The 25 days of Christmas have officially begun and I've been dusting off some old holiday chestnuts (of the musical variety) in anticipation of some fun holiday gigs.

I had a great tour in the Northeast playing with 6'5'' multi-talented …


Added by TradConnect on December 2, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

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