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Songs from the new album by legendary singer Frank Harte - 'When Adam was in Paradise'

Posted by TradConnect on January 17, 2017 at 9:00 0 Comments

This is a first listen to a track from the new Frank Harte album called “When Adam was in Paradise - Traditional Songs of Love and Courtship.” The album was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and features accompaniment from Donal Lunny.

Frank was born and reared in…


Ruaile Buaile taking on the world on 'This Very Moment'

Posted by TradConnect on January 16, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

In the few short years since they formed Ruaile Buaile, Niall Kelly, Arthur Stones, Jack Godley and Shane Lynam, have gone from being considered a highly thought-of young local act, to being a wanted band the length and breadth of Ireland. And not only Ireland, as it happens. The lads have also taken their brand of high-energy Celtic…


VOTE : With a €3,000 Award from INEC Killarney - Cast Your Vote

Posted by TradConnect on December 27, 2016 at 13:00 0 Comments

Welcome to the Tradconnect Readers Poll to select our Traditional Album of the Year 2016. This year the award is sponsored by The INEC Killarney and the winning artist will receive a cheque for €3,000, as well as the opportunity to appear at one or both of the…


Track of the Week : John & Maggie Carty - Lough Erne Shore

Posted by TradConnect on January 15, 2017 at 10:30 0 Comments

Our track of the week with over 200 plays over the last 7 days is taken from "Settle Out of Court," the debut album by John Carty and daughter Maggie Carty. John is one of the most respected traditional musicians in the country and is going through a prolific period at the moment with the release of a number of outstanding…


Supporting the Ulaid & Duke Special 'Pledge Now' campaign for their new record

Posted by TradConnect on January 9, 2017 at 21:00 0 Comments

Continuing our support for Kickstarter, Fund It and Pledge Now campaigns, here is the start of a new one by Ulaid and Duke Special. Here is their message.

"Ulaid & Duke Special have been writing/arranging and performing together since early 2016 and would love to make a live record of the material that they have…


Song of the Week : Randall Stephen Hall / Re-wired

Posted by TradConnect on January 14, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Taken from the album Re-Wired by Randall Stephen Hall. "I suppose that what I am trying to say in this song is that I have reached a point in my life where my early conditioning, my label or initial branding, no longer have the same hold on me. I see things in a different way, because my life experience has provided me with information and insight which…


Perfect piece to complete a trilogy of albums - Socks in the Frying Pan and 'Without a Paddle'

Posted by TradConnect on January 13, 2017 at 9:30 0 Comments

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 110 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…


Féile na Tána is back for a second year on 5th and 6th February 2017 - Cooley Peninsula in County Louth

Posted by TradConnect on January 12, 2017 at 14:00 0 Comments

Féile na Tána is back for a second year and will be celebrating all things traditional the heart of the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth. It takes place on 5th and 6th February 2017.

The festival is voluntarily run by a small committee and the artistic directors are local musicians, Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre. It is funded…


Top 15 Traditional Artists on Spotify in 2016

Posted by TradConnect on January 12, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

Listeners are not consuming their traditional music on Spotify based on a survey of over 70 albums releases on Spotify throughout 2016. Only a very small proportion of all releases have any song that exceeds 1,000 plays in total. Albums released earlier in the year will have an obvious advantage, and that may have helped The Gloaming and their…


Martin Hayes and David Power set for end of January 2017 tour in Ireland and UK

Posted by TradConnect on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 0 Comments

Martin Hayes and David Power are back on tour in both Ireland and the UK. In a recent review Robert McMillen said "two great masters of the tradition, fiddler Martin Hayes and Waterford piper David Power will take the audience to the other side of reality with music to make the heavens…


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