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Tonnta Ceoil are a three piece group from Clare featuring Mark Burke on accordion, Shane Coughlan on flute, whistles and vocals and Gavin Coughlan on guitar, keyboards, low whistle and vocals. All accomplished musicians they bring their traditional and youthful rock and pop influences to a record that is amazingly cohesive despite the mix. On the…Continue
These job opportunities including €1,500 for a spoon player have come through to us via Ali Coffey Casting. "We are casting a series of very short ads and we are looking for musicians, particularly a man who can play the spoons. He should preferably be aged over 45. If cast he would receive a fee of…Continue
The gentle swing of a Jerry Holland hornpipe called Mary Claire’s introduces this piano accordion debut by Sinéad Healy. An All-Ireland winner in 2007, she has in place all the right credentials to deliver an impressive first recording. There is a light and breezy Breton feel to a large part of the album. After the opening pair of hornpipes…Continue
This Songwriters Showcase on is a new collaboration with the legendary Christy Moore. Providing an outlet for composers and writers is an essential goal of Tradconnect and it is hoped that this showcase will highlight some great new writers and performers. We are honoured to have Christy listening to this…Continue
The Steeple Sessions returned to Dublin on 5th September for their Autumn schedule and tonight is their second concert. It features The Máirtín O' Connor Band. Here is the lineup for the rest of the shows.…Continue
We have just closed our campaign to find a New Tune Composition for 2014. It has proved to be very popular with 62 tunes in total submitted. To assist with the selection process we are providing our members with a chance to Vote for the tune that they most like. You need to be a member of the site to vote and you need to be signed…Continue
This week see’s the launch of a new group and a new album by three well established musicians. The group is called The Alt and it features John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’ Leary. Included below is the first track from the album plus the official press release.
The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County…Continue
Welcome to the last 6 tunes in the Tradconnect/Tunes in the Church "New Tune Composition Award" 2014. This is now closed and we will not be accepting any more submissions. 61 tunes in total have been received which is nearly double what we were expecting. This award has been a partnership between Tradconnect and the award winning concert…Continue