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Texas native Karen Ballew and 'Suantraí Hiúdaí'

Posted by TradConnect on November 28, 2014 at 12:00 0 Comments

In February of this year we came into contact with Tim Kennedy from North Texas School of Music about an album they had produced at the school called Winter Air.  It was quite an inspirational recording in many respects.  The music itself was outstanding and the funds it generated enabled a large party of students…
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Supporting the Four Winds Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by TradConnect on November 27, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

We have always been a big supporter of any artist trying to raise funds to record or complete albums.  Kickstarter and other funding vehicles are a great opportunity to get behind artists at an earlier stage by simply buying the album in advance.  Here is the latest campaign by a band called Four Winds.  We have previously…

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Celebrating 100,000 Plays - Uilleann Pipes - 5 Great Tracks

Posted by TradConnect on November 27, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

As we approach 100,000 plays on our Soundcloud file we are looking back over the many tracks we have added, and are selecting some of the best tracks.  

Here are 5 great piping tracks from our vaults from artists like David Power, Mick O' Brien, Séan McKeon, Jimmy O' Brien Moran as well as a track from the duet album featuring Josie…

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The Outside Track : Kickstarter Appeal for their 4th Album ( 13 days to go )

Posted by TradConnect on November 11, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

The Outside Track have issued the following update regarding their 4th Album and a Kickstarter campaign that they have launched. 'We have 13 days to go and still have $838 to raise still, so we would be thrilled if you would head on over to our page and pledge! You can pledge support at any level, from $1 to $1500. In exchange for your…

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The Jaskane Café Trio - Lake of Shadows

Posted by TradConnect on November 26, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

This is a track off a new album by Ennis based The Jaskane Café Trio. We don't get a lot of groups that specialise in what could be called 'café culture' music, especially in Ennis.  The track included below is a composition recorded by Moving Hearts many years ago and is probably the most traditional of the tracks on the album.

The trio have included…

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The Trip to Birmingham TradFest - 27th - 30th November + Playlist

Posted by TradConnect on November 25, 2014 at 10:30 1 Comment

The Trip to Birmingham TradFest is the UK's newest Traditional Irish Music Festival.  It overcomes the congested summer schedules by taking a calender spot in late November when people may need a boost before the Christmas madness.The festival will be staged this weekend, 27th - 30th November and will be held in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth) and will…

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Podcasts : Celtic Bridge

Posted by TradConnect on October 11, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

This is a selection of Podcasts from around the web and around the world.

If you have a radio show, interview, recording in the general area of traditional music and the arts why not add it to Soundcloud and send us a link, for inclusion on future postings.

You can send it to this email address. Once we add it to…

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Celebrating 100,000 Plays - 11 Fiddle tracks

Posted by TradConnect on November 3, 2014 at 8:30 0 Comments

As we approach 100,000 plays on our Soundcloud file we are looking back over the many tracks we have added, and are selecting some of the best tracks.  

We start with fiddle and 11 great tracks by artists like David Doocey,…

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First Listen to a track from new band JigJam - 'Ringing the Bell / The Banks of Newfoundland

Posted by TradConnect on November 24, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments

This is track 3 off the new album by Irish band JigJam. The track includes Ringing the Bell / The Banks of Newfoundland.

This is a debut album with music that blends Irish traditional with folk and bluegrass.  They originally started as a 5 piece party band playing mostly mainstream covers at the weekends. They lost 2 members due to work…

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Irish tour by guitarist John O' Shea starts on 29th November

Posted by TradConnect on November 24, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

We recently featured a track from a new guitar album by John O' Shea, and he will be undertaking a short Irish tour in November/December in support of the album it is taken from, called Irish Guitar.

It starts in The Hunt Museum in Limerick on 29th November.

"Its the…

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