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Marie Reilly revisits the Grier and Sutherland manuscripts on her new album

Posted by TradConnect on April 1, 2015 at 8:30 0 Comments

We featured the music of Marie Reilly in 2012 when we wrote about her debut album called The Anvil.  That album featured the music of South Leitrim and Longford as handed down to her by her late father Michael Reilly.  The main source of the material for that recording was the newly discovered manuscripts of Stephen Grier (late…

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Album sampler from Boston singer Lindsay Straw

Posted by TradConnect on April 1, 2015 at 8:44 0 Comments

This is an album sampler from an upcoming album by Boston based musician Lindsay Straw. The album will be released in the Spring and is called "My Mind from Love Being Free."  Lindsay is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player, originally from Montana.  According to her website "she began to explore…

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Exceptionally inspired album from Damien Connolly

Posted by TradConnect on March 31, 2015 at 16:00 0 Comments

Dan Neely of The Irish Echo wrote a glowing review of this new album by Damien Connolly in this week's edition of the paper. 

He said "Inspired is an exceptional album from one of Irish music's bright lights. Connolly is supported by an exceptional cast of musicians who complement his masterful…

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Heart's Desire - An afternoon of Story & Song celebrating W.B.Yeat's Sligo - April 12th Irish Arts Center NYC

Posted by TradConnect on March 31, 2015 at 9:30 0 Comments

In a stunning blend of storytelling, poetry, conversation, and music, this gala will explore Irish poet W.B. Yeats’s relationship to Sligo, the “land of heart’s desire.”

Onstage program 2-3:30pm features flutist Kevin Crawford of Lúnasa, Yeats scholar Dr. James Pethica, actor Neil Bradley, Irish America mag’s Adam Farley,…

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Groups/bands needed for summer markets in Dublin

Posted by TradConnect on March 30, 2015 at 18:00 0 Comments

The Co Co Market Section of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are looking for bands/groups for a summer festival. This summer the Co Co Markets are celebrating the restoration of the Peoples’ Park Victorian Bandstand in their stunning Park in Dún Laoghaire and are looking for musical acts to bring this great resource to life with family friendly…

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First Listen : Le Vent du Nord and their new album "Têtu"

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

This is the final track from the new album called Têtu by Quebec’s most progressive folk band Le Vent du Nord.

"With Têtu, Le Vent du Nord have remained true to their Québecois roots whilst at the same time introducing new ideas to their music. The album…

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Album Review - Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen / Life is all Checkered

Posted by Tony Lawless on March 30, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

Life is all Checkered by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen was one of the musical highlights of 2014. It was in our top 5 albums of the year and could easily have taken the top spot.  Its use of complementary drones and chordal harmonies and the musicians general approach to the arrangements unearthed…

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Tradconnect's 5 Minute Interview - Áine Heslin

Posted by TradConnect on March 29, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

Wecome to the Tradconnect 5 minute interview. Each week we will put a few questions to someone involved with the traditional music scene. 

If you would like to take part in this then simply get in touch with us. It applies to people involved with music, community, broadcasting, festivals etc.

Why are you in the…

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The Traditional Albums of 2015....so far.

Posted by TradConnect on March 28, 2015 at 11:00 0 Comments

In 2014 we undertook to create an online space for traditional album launches and it has proven to be a great success.
This launch series refers to the online environment only and not to radio or live launches. 
As we progress, the advantages of an "Official Online Launch" are becoming even more apparent as it gives you access to our…
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The Tradconnect Playlist Archives

Posted by TradConnect on January 19, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

For those members that want to gain access to the Tradconnect Playlist Archive there is a link below that will take you there.  This is a collection of the playlists that we have featured on the site over the last couple of years.  There are a lot of monthly 'best of collections' as well as features on specific artists that we have covered on the site.…

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