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Top Traditional Irish Song Album for 2013
How I Made the Short List
Here is an update on our Irish Language Band and
my first album, given some notice on Tradconnect !
From Genealogist to Sean Nós Singer
It all started with genealogy; writing and publishing
books and CDs in the cause of connecting with my
family history, and helping others do so.
My Irish families fault
One day I realized that for some 2000 years my
family could communicate in Irish gaelic, and
now, here I am, not knowing how to speak to
my own hr-grandfather in our native tongue !
Starting from scratch
I sat forth 5 years ago to learn the language
through song, for I had not enough years or
help to become a ‘native’ speaker, or even close.
So then, here is my first album, in Irish and
English, on the shortlist for Trad. Irish song
album of 2013 !
Number 7 on the list is Michael O’Laughlin -
Irish Song: Traditional and Sean Nós*. You
can take a listen to all the entries, it is
interesting to see the styles, and the different
Here are the top contenders:
The following is the shortlist for “Irish Traditional Album of Song 2013.”
11 sample songs from these 11 albums are shown on Tradconnect:
Bernadette Morris – All The Ways You Wander
Cathy Maguire – Ireland in Song
Colleen Raney – Here This Is Home
Kevin Ó Donnell – Deep is The Well
Mary Dillon – North
*Michael O’ Laughlin – Irish Song : Traditional & Sean Nos
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh – Ar Uair Bhig an Lae – The Small Hours
Niamh Dunne – Portraits
Paddy Homan – The Hard Way Home
Vincent Doherty – The High Walls of Derry
You can vote for your favorite from a link on the above page,
or by going here: http://tradconnect.com/page/tradconnect-s-album-of-traditional-song-2013
Listen and even Vote on Tradconnect
“As shown above, Mikes first album (also featuring Stevies solo!)
is on the top 10 list for the best ‘Irish Traditional Album of Song’
in 2013. Awarded by Tradconnect, out of Dublin, Ireland.”
Meanwhile,the band is working on its first album for 2014 and we
are playing for dinners and breakfasts and Irish language events.
(be sure to check us out if you need some Irish entertainment !)
Our Thanks to Tradconnect for serving the community
of Traditional Irish musicians worldwide !
Family Researchers beware!
You never know where it will lead you….
All the best of family history and song to you !
P.S. All readers of my column are invited to our
Sean Nós ‘old style’ and traditional singer & dancer
gathering in Kansas City, focused around April 25, 2014.
P.S.S. If you like my album, you can buy a song or a whole album here, all support appreciated: