TradConnect's Blog – December 2018 Archive (9)

The Henshaw Family & Sharon Shannon release charity album

Picture it, the traditional music world colliding with the rugby world…it can only be a magical thing! The Henshaw Family, who are steeped in Irish traditional music heritage, team up with the queen of trad, Sharon Shannon, to record a very special album all in aid of the South Westmeath…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Lankum US Tour January 2019 - dates announced

Lankum, one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades, have announced a series of US dates in January 2019. Rough Trade released their second critically acclaimed album 'Between The Earth And Sky', last fall. Since then, Lankum have won and been nominated for multiple awards (Best Group & Best Song wins at the BBC Folk Awards,…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Women's Christmas in aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre - 5th & 6th January

The Workman's Club Dublin have announced 2 days of music and comedy in order to raise funds for The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Tickets for this event are priced at just €12 and are valid for 2 days of events across The Main Venue and The Vintage Room. They have brought together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists to perform for…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Adieu du Village - The new release from Le Vent du Nord

Internationally renowned traditional music group Le Vent du Nord will launch their 10th album February 15, 2019.

With unparalleled musicality, the five band members of Le Vent bring to life the stories, memories and tunes of Québec. From unaccompanied songs to sophisticated musical arrangements, TERRITOIRES brings new energy to the music of…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

An exciting prospect for 2019 - video teaser from Trú

This time last year we covered the music of TRÚ, a trio from Northern Ireland that describes themselves as having an “eclectic musical heritage, absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to create their own soulful vibe”. On the release of a new teaser video for their new album, they wrote for Tradconnect about the past…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

New video from 'Slow Moving Clouds'

Aki (nyckelharpa, vocals), Kevin Murphy (cello, vocals), and the group’s newest member Ultan O’Brien (fiddle), make up the acclaimed Dublin-based trio SLOW MOVING CLOUDS, who combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound. 

They have just…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Oran Bagraidh Residency - Release date announced as 2nd February 2019

Oran Bagraidh is the collaborative album from the Knockengorroch Off-Site residency that took place in Galloway, Scotland in September 2018.

A multi-lingual music residency and recording based on an ancient song set in Galloway, the musical works incorporate Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Scots and English. Following the success of the…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - November 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for November 2018.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …

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Added by TradConnect on December 13, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Jobs: 'Amy Rowan Casting' looking for Trad Musicians with €8k salary each

Amy Rowan Casting is looking for musicians and have provided the following brief. "We are looking for trad/folk musicians who can sing and play banjo, fiddle and/or bodhran. These musicians will play together and pretend to be friendly singing butchers in the ad! These characters are a mix of a friendly butcher and a folk musician…

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Added by TradConnect on December 13, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

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