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Rónán Regan and Irene Guckian must take great delight in the musical entwinement of their fiddles as they explore the music of Leitrim and the surrounding hinterland. Their interest in this area has formed the basis of an MA thesis by Irene, with her research covering the South Leitrim and Longford area which is historically known as Conmhaicne. They…Continue
Ré is a live album recorded as part of the "Tunes in the Church" concert series in St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church in Galway. Included below is an exclusive track from the album plus a video of Rian the show. In trying to describe that stage show Rian, and this record Ré, it is best to quote…Continue
Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch Series. For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”. The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and…Continue
Return to Camden Town (RtCT) is a Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance including over 40 events: concerts, céilis, workshops, free performances and sessions. They have put together a playlist of 17 tracks from artists that will feature this year, including several tracks from the Tradconnect Soundcloud file. This year the festival will feature many high…Continue
This is a first listen to a track from the new album by Leo Mac Namara from Scariff, Co. Clare. It features Triona Marshall of the Chieftains who he met up with at the 2013 Masters of Tradition Festival.
We posted one of the Custy's Short Video interviews recently where they both spoke…Continue
Magnetic South by Four Star Trio is the second album by musicians Con Fada Ó Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy and Pat “Herring” Ahern. The music of Sliabh Luachra is centre stage as you can imagine. If you like your slides and polkas, then this group unravel a gem of an album that paints a vivid picture of the music, the area, and the people that inhabit it. As a listening…Continue
This is a live track taken from one of Danny Diamond's recent album launch gigs, for his new fiddle album called Fiddle Music. It will become one of those "must have" fiddle albums and when we interviewed Danny recently he said
"I aimed to make something innovative but with the…Continue
This Songwriters Showcase 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 honored to have Christy listening to this material and giving his…Continue
Here are a couple of tracks by Miltown based musician Liam O' Brien. They were released onto Soundcloud last week and are testament to the fact that good music can exist outside the official album release. In fact the slow demise of the album format will mean that musicians will need to adopt to a steady stream of releases.