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The Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader and John Douglas - August/September Irish Tour

Posted by TradConnect on August 19, 2015 at 15:00 0 Comments

The Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland’s mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas for a short Irish tour this August/September.They will…

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Sound investment in instruments as €210,000 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2015

Posted by TradConnect on September 2, 2015 at 12:30 0 Comments

Music Network today welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming capital funds of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2015.

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to…

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Moxie's take on the tradition being broken.

Posted by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 20:00 0 Comments

We often ask artists to describe their music and replies in the main are gentle and reserved.  One band that we admire a lot are Sligo outfit Moxie who bring a refreshing alternative sound to the table. We listen to in excess of 120 albums each year and at least 80%+ are traditional or predominately traditional.  There are only a handful of artists that are creating…

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Worldwide Album Launch : Paul Meehan / The Lower Road

Posted by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 11:00 0 Comments

The Lower Road is the much anticipated solo release by a musician that has generally remained in the shadows of the many bands and projects that he has been involved with over the years.  Paul Meehan was born in Manchester where contemporaries like Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly & John Joe Kelly provided the early…

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Side Lines : Want to know the Irish traditional Soundcloud track that has passed 32,000 plays?

Posted by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 14:30 1 Comment

Want to know what the most played Irish traditional track on Soundcloud is? Over the last year or so we have monitored Soundcloud to establish a Top 10 and we posted it recently here.

However for…

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Exciting prospect from Kelliher, O' Loughlin and Delany

Posted by TradConnect on August 31, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

This is an exciting prospect from Tom Delany, Dessie Kelliher and Brian O'Loughlin.  Its a new album recorded this summer called "Well for Some" and will be released in the coming weeks. It a vibrant and tightly arranged combination of pipes, flute and guitar. It may also find it's way into our Download Centre for Broadcasters in…

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Ensemble Ériu announce tour for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats

Posted by TradConnect on August 31, 2015 at 13:30 0 Comments

Press Release : Ensemble Ériu are proud to announce a nationwide tour for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, presented with Ensemble Music and funded by The Arts…

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Artist Guide to the Tradconnect Download Centre

Posted by TradConnect on July 7, 2015 at 16:30 0 Comments

Last month we announced a new initiative to connect artists with broadcasters globally, and to allow for a truly global album launch.

The initial response to our Music Download Centre has been hugely positive. We have been inundated with emails and comments since we posted this…

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Track of the Week : Bryan O'Leary & Colm Guilfoyle - The Bicycle/Johnny O' Leary's (30th August'15)

Posted by TradConnect on August 30, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

Our track of the week this week is taken from the debut album by Bryan O’Leary and Colm Guilfoyle called Where the Bog Is.  We did a Worldwide Album Launch recently and you can read it…

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Competition : 5 Copies of the new compilation album "The Wild Atlantic Way" to give away ( Closes today 29th August )

Posted by TradConnect on July 28, 2015 at 17:30 34 Comments

We have 5 copies of a new outstanding compilation album of traditional Irish music to give away to our readers.  The album is called The Wild Atlantic Way - A Journey in Irish Music and its goal is to "tells stories, invite reflection and capture the sense of fun that is an essential part of any trip along THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

It features…

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Joe Bowbeer commented on TradConnect's blog post Side Lines : Want to know the Irish traditional Soundcloud track that has passed 32,000 plays?
"Thanks for making these tracks available on SoundCloud! The trad tunes continue to do well in the World Music genre on iTunes as well -- and St. Paddy's Day pushes even more trad tunes toward the top for a few weeks every year. An album of…"
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Trad Music Tune Swap in Ballyfermot, Dublin

Hi All,A few weeks ago, I started a gathering for traditional musicians in and around the Ballyfermot area of Dublin to meet up and swap/play tunes.The Tune Swap runs every Thursday @ 6pm in Ballyfermot Library until around 7.45pm (the library…See More
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Premier Entertainment Ireland are an agency that represents musicians for cruise line work. We are currently recruiting all sorts of musicians, including trad/folk duos on our website…See More
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hey, running a small pub in Dublin 8 and looking to get a bit of a session going if there is any interest. Mid week night, perhaps a Thursday.
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