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Songwriter Showcase - Submit Your Songs

Posted by TradConnect on August 1, 2014 at 8:00 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our new Songwriters Showcase.  For this showcase we have teamed up with Christy Moore who will be listening to all of the songs submitted.  He is excited by the prospect of discovering some great new material, and has also kindly offered an award of €500 for a song and writer that really…


New York Trad Scene Roundup 1st - 8th August 2014

Posted by TradConnect on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

The following is a session listing for New York  city.  It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at www.ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session  events taking place over the coming…


Tunes in the Church - August Concert Schedule 2014

Posted by TradConnect on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

Tunes in the Church, the west cost concert series have just announced their summer line up for this year. It's an authentic and intimate musical and cultural experience, featuring the best traditional Irish musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers. Concerts are held in an unparalleled acoustic setting, in a drink-free…


Irish Traditional Music Festivals - August 2014

Posted by TradConnect on June 16, 2014 at 9:30 1 Comment

With the summer half way through here is an updated schedule of the festivals that we are aware of that take place in August 2014.

To assist us and our members please comment on this blog with any festival that has been omitted.  

This will allow us to update it year on year as the most complete festival listing around.…


Album Review - Rose Flanagan & Laura Byrne/Forget Me Not

Posted by Devon Leger on July 31, 2014 at 0:30 0 Comments

My favorite topic of conversation in Celtic music is always the difference between Irish and Irish-American music. Few people even admit there is a difference and fewer still can put their finger on it, but I’m convinced that there are differences between Irish-American music in the States and music back in the home country. The new album, Forget Me…


New Playlist from Sásta's new album Pure Wreckin' Match

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

Sásta for those that don’t know are made up of Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Joe Murray on fiddle and Rocky Towey on accordion. They play their music in Australia with Joe arriving there in 2010 and Mick and Rocky in 2007.  When we interviewed them recently they confirmed that like a lot of groups they came together via the session circuit.  These…


Notes from the Road : Lúnasa Newsletter – Summer 2014

Posted by Aindréas Ridire on July 30, 2014 at 6:30 0 Comments

Hi Folks, We hope you’re happy and well out there in what seems to be an increasingly crazy world. Music is probably more important to our lives than ever before so we’ll continue to do our bit!


We’re packing our bags for a…


FleadhTV - This years TG4 live coverage from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo announced

Posted by TradConnect on July 29, 2014 at 6:00 0 Comments

It was announced today that, TG4 will once again bring some of Ireland, and the worlds, best traditional and folk musicians to TV screens for a weekend of spectacular music from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo 2014. Broadcast live on TG4 over three nights (August 15/16/17) from 5th on Teeling in Sligo, FleadhTV will see presenters…


'Our Dear Dark Mountain' Album complete

Posted by Sean Mc Elwain on July 28, 2014 at 21:00 0 Comments

Finally done!  After 8 months of work on the CD and nearly 7 years research on the project, the finished product goes to the printers tomorrow. I'm delighted with every aspect of the album and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the process.

It has been great to work so closely with TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2013 - Dónal McCague in the preparation and recording…


Dónal Clancy - Interview, songs and playlist from Songs of a Roving Blade

Posted by TradConnect on July 28, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

A well produced video here in support of Dónal Clancy's new album called Songs of a Roving Blade. This album has featured in our top 10 albums over several months. He discusses his influences and sings three songs from the album including Blackwater Side, Brennan On the Moor and…


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This group is for professional  traditional musicians in Ireland who want to be automatically notified of vacancies for last minute fill in's, studio work, album work, tour opportunities, vocalist requirements etc.It also applies to non Irish…See More
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