Traditional Irish Music
Detailed below is a summary of the albums that we covered in 2015. If you have a traditional album in production and want to take part then please contact us.
Departures is the much anticipated second album by New York fiddler Patrick Mangan. His debut album was released in 2003 and introduced a young musician with immense potential. For over 10 years he has been touring as the fiddle soloist with the show Riverdance. This has expanded his influences and exposed him to a wide variety of music and styles and this feeds into this recording.
Jayne Pomplas has just released her debut album called “Traditional Irish music on fiddle.” She is from upstate New York and like many fiddlers from that city she received her early tuition and inspiration from the likes of Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. DeMarco also features on the album as well as producing it. He is joined by a number of other household names that include Alan Murray on guitar
Moyne Road is the new album by The Bonny Men. Fresh from their appearance on Gradam Ceoil TG4 where uilleann piper Maitiú Ó Casaide received his Young Musician of the Year award, the band launch into the promotional cycle for this, their second album. The album was produced by guitarist Barry Lyonsand Trevor Hutchinson, who also provides bass on a couple of tracks.
Danú are back on sparkling form with their new album called Buan. With members from County Waterford, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal they have for over a decade been one of Ireland’s leading groups and this new release will win them many new fans. The four years since the release of their last album Seanchas has seen all the members involved in a variety of different musical projects and that according to Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh has led to a more mature sound on this recording.
Other 2015 releases featured on Tradconnect
On our radar
John Kerr - Two Old Black Sticks
Add a Comment