Tradish celebrate their 10-year anniversary this year with the release
of their third album "Handmade
15 tracks, handcrafted for acoustic instruments, each with its own
story, each telling its own tale. It’s a distillation of the
band’s special sound, combining their own original numbers
with traditional material from Ireland and beyond.
John Pilkington: vocals,
Louise Ring Vangsgaard:
fiddle, viola, vocals
Brian Woetmann: bodhrán,
percussion, mandolin, vocals, stepping
the past 10 years, Tradish have been travelling around telling stories
with their music to hundreds of audiences around Europe open to
their eclectic embrace of Irish music. As part of this great living
tradition, Tradish are interested in exploring ways to connect the
old and the new, the past and the present, respecting the roots
while still keeping the music fresh and alive.
Irish music has grown into a mighty tree over the past 200 years,
with branches stretching around the world. The band’s second
album Roots and Shoots, takes us on a journey that starts with a
crazy trip through Galway, and then out into the world beyond, drawing
on the energy that flows from the roots of Irish music; 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. Enthusiastic reviews from around Europe led to Tradish
being chosen as one of the 10 bands representing Denmark as part
of the “Danish Roots – Growing in the world” music
Tradish release their third album, Handmade
tales: a snapshot of the way Tradish’s distinctive sound
has evolved after 10 years of playing together: the sound of 3
voices and 6 hands picking, bowing and beating instruments handmade
from wood, strings and goatskin.
tours in Greenland have provided the opportunity to soak up inspiration
from some the Greenlandic song tradition. “Nuilersup Qilaap
Seequinersuata”, a beautiful Greenlandic song, became a
feature of their concert repertoire and is included on the album.
past 3 years has also seen a series of acclaimed concerts with
Gunilla Odsbøll, a phenomenal stepdancer and winner of
the European Irish Stepdance Championship. Gunilla’s stepping
adds a new element to the Tradish sound, with Gunilla’s
feet featuring on one of the album’s dance numbers.
up on the release of Handmade
tales, Tradish continue with their busy schedule of concerts
and festivals both within Scandinavia and beyond. 2020 is going
to be an exciting year.
for a recent interview with "Folk World"