Description:Since the release of their debutCD "Beyond the Borders", life on the road has brought TRADISH together not only with audiences apparently hungry for their eclectic approach to Irish music, but also with many diverse and innovative musicians within the vibrant Irish music scene that's scattered throughout Europe, providing new ideas and fresh material for the new album, "Roots and Shoots".
"Roots and Shoots" consists of traditional and self-written material, and takes us on a journey that draws on the energy that flows from the roots of Irish music. It starts with a crazy trip through Galway, and ends up going out to wherever Irish music is loved and nurtured.
As part of a living tradition, Tradish are interested in exploring ways to connect the old and the new, the past and the present, respecting the roots yet keeping the music fresh and alive. Every member of Tradish has spent the best part of their lives playing everything from small pub sessions to concert and festival performances, giving Tradish the ability to not only satisfy the hardcore trad. crowd, but also to reach out to a wider audience who might not otherwise listen to traditional music.
John Pilkington: vocals, guitar, bouzouki, stepping
Louise Ring Vangsgaard: fiddle, viola, vocals
Brian Woetmann: bodhrán, percussion, vocals, stepping
Irish Traditional Music has a long and fascinating evolution. With the hub of activity centred of course in Ireland, it's sometimes forgotten that many of the great developments in the tradition haven't been confined to within the borders, but owe a huge debt to musicians either born outside Ireland, or born in Ireland and subsequently emigrating to other parts of the world, taking their music and their culture with them and allowing it evolve.
Over the past 200 years, Traditional Irish Music has grown into a mighty tree with branches stretching around the world. A combination of Irish emigration and the sheer passion of its traditional music has blossomed into what can only be described as a truly global phenomenon.
1. What you do with what you got / Last bus to Dublin (5:17)
2. Sloping Floor (3:42)
3. Eighteen years old (5:04)
4. The lift (3:33)
5. Sixteen Jolly Ravers (3:28)
6. Catching the bus and the late train (2:28)
7. Head (3:46)
8. China charter (3:04)
9. Galway Reels (3:54)
10. The Stormbringer (2:57)
11. Stony steps (3:39)
12. Humours of Ballyloughlin (5:01)
13. Rosie knows (5:06)