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A Guide To Irish Flute

Its always nice when you come across a website that someone had put a lot of effort into. Check out this site all about flute. This site is a resource for people who are interested in learning Irish music on the flute—particularly the simple-system (six-hole) transverse flute, sometimes referred to as the "Irish flute."

If you're new to the flute, you can check out a…

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Added by TradConnect on January 20, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album Release - The Alan Kelly Gang - Small Towns and Famous Nights

The Alan Kelly Gang - Small Towns & Famous Nights

This sounds like an exciting prospect from the Alan Kelly Gang and I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of it.

The band is fronted by Ireland’s piano accordion maestro, described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’, and with three of…

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Teetotaller's Tour Dates Announced

The three greats of Irish music, Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle are starting their Irish tour off. Get in early as tickets are going like hotcakes, for what is a much anticipated set of gigs.

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2012 at 14:19 — No Comments

Solas April 2013 Irish Tour and their Shamrock Project

For fans of Solas you can catch them on the second part of their Irish tour at the moment where they are getting great reviews.  This tour celebrates their latest recording Shamrock City which has a great story behind it.

"This project is somewhat of a milestone for us. It marks the first time in our 15 year history that we are making an album without the support of a…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Jim Murray Guitar Site Launched

J im Murray is one of the best and most respected accompanists in traditional Irish music. Hailing from County Cork Jim has toured both nationally and internationally with the A-Z of Irelands top musicians. His new trad Guitar site teaches rhythms, accents and strumming patterns for the Reel, Jig, Slip Jig, Fast Slide, Slow Slide, Polka and Hornpipe. Learn about choosing chords,…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

Fleadh Nua, Ennis, Co. Clare 20th - 28th May 2012 - Ennis, Co Clare

There are many Irish traditional festivals organised throughout the summer months but there are few people who will dispute that Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of them all. The concept of bringing together concerts, céilithe, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, pageants/parades and much more was innovative in its time.…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Paddy O' Brien Tune Collection Launched

TradConnect member Paddy O’Brien of County Offaly has just released a second volume of his ground breaking tune collection. Paddy is an All-Ireland accordion champion renowned as one of the most powerful and passionate players of Irish traditional music today.

The collection is called The Paddy O’Brien Tune…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Frankie Gavin In Concert - Tonight - 27th January 2012



Don't forget tonights folks. Check for tickets first. Frankie started playing the tin whistle at age four, making his first T.V. appearance three years later. At the age of ten years old Frankie began to play fiddle and at the age of seventeen he placed first in the All Ireland Fiddle Competition and in the All Ireland Flute Competition, both on the same…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Temple Bar Trad Fest 2012

Plans for the 2012 festival are well underway, we are creating the biggest and best festival programme to date.  As part of the 2012 festival the Dubliners will celebrate their 50th anniversary concert in the historic surrounds of Christ Church Cathedral, some very special well know guests will join in the celebrations on Friday the 27th and Saturday the…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

John Doyle Releases Shadow & Light

For fans of John Doyle who has just teamed up with Martin Hayes and Kevin Crawford under the name the Teetotallers, you can catch is latest release called Shadow and Light, This is his second solo effort and the follow up to Wayward Son(2005), Doyle establishes…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Northern Lights music from the album Dubh agus Geal Loric

Submitted by Lorcán MacMathuna

Northern Lights brings a new program in which Traditional Irish music and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 13:11 — No Comments

Liz Carroll Touring Schedule

For any fans of Liz Carroll Stateside check out her upcoming schedule

Wednesday, January 18 – Saturday, January 21

  • Montana: Liz appears with Ensemble Galilei
  • Five concerts…
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Added by TradConnect on January 9, 2012 at 14:26 — No Comments

Miss Fogartys Christmas Cake - added by Mark Gilston

Song Miss Fogartys Christmas Cake added by Mark Gilston

Added by TradConnect on December 25, 2011 at 16:31 — No Comments

Debut album by Brien Friel

Following the Swedish influence with the Sea Stallions recent album we have similar influences here. Karusell is the debut album from Brian Friel. Official release was on November 18th at St Johns Theatre Listowel,Co Kerry. Brian is joined on the album by friends and fellow musicians Kieran O Loughlin (Guitars), Mick McAuley (Solas,Box),Perry Stenbäck( Nyckelharpa,Dobro),Paddy…

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Added by TradConnect on December 16, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

We Banjo Three Win Awards

We Banjo 3 have just a Music Network Award for being one of the brightest yound music ensembles.

Featuring 3 tenor banjos, mandolins, tenor guitars, guitars, banjolin and vocals We Banjo 3 combine Irish music…

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Added by TradConnect on December 15, 2011 at 12:10 — No Comments

Derek McGinley & Tara Connaghan - The Far Side of the Glen

Came across this album which sounds great . Its an album that focuses  solely on the fiddle music from the south west area of Donegal and is called the The Far Side of the Glen. It was launched at this year’s Ennis Trad Festival.



The album  features two well respected Donegal fiddle players, Derek McGinley from Mín A’Chearrbhaigh, in the…

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Added by TradConnect on December 15, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Profile - John Carty

There is no doubt that John Carty can be described as one of our greatest living traditional musicians on the circuit at the moment. His roots go back a long way from an upbringing in London where he was born and where he began his musical adventure. His father was a member of the Glenside Ceili Band in London in the early '60's where they played extensively in London and the…

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Added by TradConnect on December 9, 2011 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Album Review - Enda Seery / The Winding Clock

The Winding Clock is the debut album by Enda Seery from Streamstown in Co. Westmeath. We are well aware on Tradconnect of his abilities both as a musician and as a composer.  From the opening notes of the first tune on the album…

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Added by TradConnect on October 24, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Kavan Donohoe - Kavan From Cavan

Kavan Donohoe - Kavan from Cavan

This has to be a first. A traditional album that starts off with Clocks by Coldplay. If you were unaware of who Coldplay were you would not pass much remarks such is the skill by which the set evolves into the better known Hunter's Purse.

For 19-year-old UCD student Kavan, this CD-launch will mark another milestone in his fast-moving…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2011 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

Member Make Up By Country

As of a couple of days ago with 785 members, the following is the member make up by country. 

 

Argentina 1

Australia 8

Belgium 2

Brazil 4

Canada 22

Czech rep 1

Denmark 4

Finland 1

France 9

Germany 12

Hungary 1

Indonesia 1

Ireland 332

Isreal 6

Italy 3

Japan 2

Madasgar 1

Netherdlands 4

New Zealand 2

Nicaragua 1

Norway 1

Phillippines…

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Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2011 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

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