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150 Years of Patsy Touhey

Posted by Ward Irish Music Archives on February 26, 2015 at 18:00 0 Comments

Uilleann piper Patsy Touhey was born 150 years ago today (February 26, 1865). To celebrate, we've compiled a playlist of all Touhey's cylinder recordings from the Dunn Family Collection and UCC's Henebry/O'Neill Wax Cylinder Collection.

It includes 40 tracks clocking in at 1 hour 35 minutes.…

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New Music Festival for Dublin City : MusicTown 2015 – A Capital Celebration of a Symphony of Sounds

Posted by TradConnect on February 27, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

Dublin’s musical heritage and vibrant music scene are the inspiration for a brand new music festival, MusicTown 2015 taking place from April 10th – 19th across the city. Organised by Dublin City Council, it’s a celebration of all music, created and enjoyed in Dublin. Tapping into our lyrical, musical and storytelling culture, its eclectic programme will thrill all…

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Winner announced in the 'Songwriter Showcase' with Christy Moore

Posted by TradConnect on February 26, 2015 at 12:00 0 Comments

In the Autumn of 2014 we undertook a Songwriters Showcase on Tradconnect and were delighted when Christy Moore came on board with us to listen to the material.  We expected maybe 30 songs, and in the end we received 65.

The showcase was about giving exposure to writers and proved a major success. Thousands…

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Official "Online Album Release" - The Bonny Men / Moyne Road

Posted by TradConnect on February 26, 2015 at 10:30 0 Comments

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 audience is…

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New York Trad Scene Roundup - 25th February - 5th March 2015

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…

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New release from the outstanding 'Mendicity' by Slide

Posted by TradConnect on February 25, 2015 at 12:30 0 Comments

Slide have released a new track from their Mendicity album from last year.  As an album it is nearly split 50/50 between songs and instrumental.  Each part is very strongly structured, arranged and played. They include 6 songs on the album with 5 instrumental tracks. The voice of Dave…

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Traditional Music Festivals - March 2015

Posted by TradConnect on February 24, 2015 at 15:30 0 Comments

With the festival season upon us here are a list of the Irish festivals taking place in May and June 2014.  If you know of others that are not listed below simply add a comment below and we will update this list. 

For a full list of festivals throughout the year visit our …

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Watch the new video for The Irish Festival of Oulu Finland

Posted by TradConnect on February 24, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

2015 marks the 10th anniversary Irish Festival of Oulu, the world’s most northern Irish festival.  Since 2006, nearly 60,000 participants have attended the versatile cultural event from Finland and abroad (Italy, Russia, Australia, etc.)  The organisers have made a short promotional film which sets out some information on the festival which takes place…

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'For The Sake of Auld Decency' - New track from Mórga

Posted by TradConnect on February 23, 2015 at 17:30 0 Comments

Mórga have released a new track from their 2014 album "For the sake of Auld Decency". We reviewed it last year and stated that "they have an identity and sound that sets them apart and makes them a little bit unique.  It was evident on David Munnelly's 'Tis What it Is album with Mick Conneely last year and it is…

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Ályth McCormack releases 3 tracks from 'People Like Me'

Posted by TradConnect on February 23, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

Ályth McCormack has released a selection of songs from her second solo album called  'People Like Me'. The album was released on Navigator Records and includes traditional and contemporary songs in both English and Gaelic. She includes the work of songwriters like Boo Hewerdine, Justin Currie and Jim Malcolm. "The Gaelic…

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