Traditional Irish Music
Supporting artists, Connecting musicians and Discovering great traditional Irish music. From a member base of over 3,500 traditional Irish musicians across the globe TradConnect has quickly become the new home for traditional Irish music online. It's free, it connects you with musicians around you, and when you join you gain access to lots of additional site facilities. So join our merry band and connect. Amateur or professional, we are all here.
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We have pulled together the Tradconnect interviews from January to June 2013 onto this page for ease of reference. We will continue to do interviews over the coming months bringing the best and latest news from artists in Ireland, USA, UK and across the globe.
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Joy Dunlop’s sophomore solo recording is a deeply felt and carefully curated showcase of Gaelic music from her native Argyll. Joy notes in the CD jacket that every part of the project was sourced locally, which is sure to win her well-deserved praise. As an American Gaelic learner and musician, I’m accustomed to most every song I encounter having a connection to one of the…Continue
Welcome to our Spotify playlist, where we post up some of the great tunes and songs that we are listening to at the moment. It is constantly being updated so check back in every now and again and you may discover some great music. If you find an artist you like we would encourage you to seek out the album and purchase it. Its supports the artists and keeps the…Continue
We have previously highlighted a new album release by Emer Mayock, piper Mick O' Brien and fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain. Entitled Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts, the repertoire is drawn from original sources collected by Canon James Goodman in the mid 19th Century in his native province of Munster. From these manuscripts, Mick, Emer and Aoife have chosen music…Continue
Luka Bloom, Martin Hayes, Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Hermitage Green are amongst the acts lined up to perform during the inaugural Doolin Folk Festival on June 14th to 16th 2013. Sponsored by Smithwick’s Pale Ale, the three-day festival will take place on the grounds of Hotel Doolin.
The Doolin Folk Festival line-up so far includes…Continue
I've got a huge love for the music of Québécois folk legend Yves Lambert. To me, he is one of the two great voices of Québec (the other being his former bandmate from La Bottine Souriante, André Marchand), with a voice that embodies the truly Québécois lust-for-life. Thankfully Yves has been getting his due as…Continue