the release of “Beyond the Borders” in 2010, 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
John Pilkington: vocals,
guitar, bouzouki, stepping
Louise Ring Vangsgaard:
fiddle, viola, vocals
Brian Woetmann: bodhrán,
percussion, vocals, stepping
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.
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
“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.
Tradish have now released their second album “Roots and
Shoots”, which has gathered some enthusiastic reviews from
around Europe (see
and led to Tradish being were chosen as one of the 10 bands representing
Denmark as part of the “Danish
Roots –Growing in the world” music export project.
up on the CD release, with tours planned to Norway and Germany,
2018 continues to be an exciting year.
for a recent interview with "Folk World"