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Tradconnect was established in 2011 as an independent traditional music channel that connects musicians globally.  Since then the site has experienced phenomenal growth.

Over the 12 months of 2014 Tradconnect received 530,000 page hits from 135,000 users and every day achieve close to 1,000 unique visits.

Tradconnect’s goal has been to create a strong independent channel that allows musicians to access a global audience.  This we have achieved, and as our numbers continue to demonstrate we are growing in strength and popularity by the day.

We Are Not Your Friends : Yes that’s right, we are not your friends or to be more precise we are not your Facebook friends, and this believe it or not, is one of the many advantages of being part of Tradconnect.

Have a look at your Facebook friends and you will find that most of them are fellow musicians.  These friends are great for keeping in touch with what is happening in the industry but are not necessarily the audience of fans that you should be trying to reach.

The truth is that most people are constrained by the reach of their Facebook marketing and are looking for ways to connect with a wider audience.  Just because your news stream is full of trad news, don’t assume that the average fan is seeing the same content as you.  They are not.

Welcome to your new audience : Visit Tradconnect and you can see all the content posted.  Over 130,000 people visited Tradconnect over the last 12 months, so that’s a lot of people that you may be missing out on.  Every week we email our 6,000 members with a very concise newsletter.  Writers, broadcasters and other bloggers visit our pages to find out what is happening and they in turn write about it.  So if you want to reach a whole new audience then all you need to do is engage with us.

How to access this new channel : To access this new channel there are a number of things that you can do.  

  • Firstly join up and add your events, album launches, videos, community events etc.  Use our blog section to write more detailed content and send us your albums by post or digitally via Dropbox.

  • Secondly write to us.  Most content on the site comes from people who write and inform us about their events, tours, new videos and Soundcloud uploads.  Send us some detailed content with your email to provide us with some additional insight.  We have limited resources to do what we do so the more you give, the better.  Make the content original - no cut and paste.

  • Advertise with us.  Our rates are reasonable and we help with design. Read this page.

Remember, growing your fanbase outside of your Facebook friends is important. Engage with Tradconnect and you are entering our news stream and engaging with our 100,000+ readers.  So connect today and say hello to a whole new audience.

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Youthful energy from progressive Philadelphia trio 'Poor Man's Gambit'

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 7:30 1 Comment

Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhrán, dance), Dylan Richardson (guitar, tenor banjo, bouzouki, vocals), and Genevieve Gillespie (fiddle, vocals, dance). The band's roots can be traced to…

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Ye Vagabonds and Myles O’Reilly reunite on their new single 'Half Blind'

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 14:30 0 Comments

Ahead of their highly anticipated debut album due out Friday 13th October, brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, have released the second single from the album, “Half Blind”.

Accompanying the single release is a new video…

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Karen Tweed and Tom McElvogue find the heart of the music on 'Luckpenny'

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Luckpenny is the first recording collaboration between Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Tom McElvogue (flute) and embraces the music they grew up playing – Irish Traditional reels, jigs and hornpipes. The album…

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The Palace Sessions: Live recording from Foley & Alderson with proceeds going to Mexico/Puerto Rico charity

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 14:55 0 Comments

Dylan Foley and Isaac Anderson have release a live album of traditional music with all proceeds from online sales going to those affected by the recent disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. On their Bandcamp Page they write: "This album was recorded over two sessions in a…

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The Palace Sessions: Live recording from Foley & Alderson with proceeds going to Mexico/Puerto Rico charity

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 14:30 0 Comments

Dylan Foley and Isaac Anderson have release a live album of traditional music with all proceeds from online sales going to those affected by the recent disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. On their Bandcamp Page they write: "This album was recorded over two sessions in a tiny little apartment known affectionately…

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First listen to samples from the new Martin Hayes album released 27th October 2017

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

The following is a first listen to music from the new Martin Hayes project called “The Martin Hayes Quartet.’ It expands on many of the musical ideas pursued by Martin in his longstanding partnership with Dennis Cahill. “The melody still remains central but now with an added range of sonic possibilities provided by the bass clarinet…

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Trad musicians needed for 'Abbey Theatre' production of Jimmy's Hall - Auditions 1st April

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The Abbey Theatre have put a call-out for Irish traditional…Continue

What do traditional musicians want from Social Media?

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What are musicians looking for when it comes to social media and the online…Continue

Jobs : Irish Speaking Voice Actors needed for new Video Game

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We recently linked this producer up with a singer as part of a video…Continue

3 Musicians Wanted for pre Wedding drinks reception. 19th Dec 2015

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elish Quinn Oct 21, 2015. 1 Reply

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In late 2015 we covered a new folk band that had just formed in Galway called The Living Stream. What started out as a rather simple project to record some demo tracks in a Galway studio, developed into something much more involved. Brian Kelly was the driving force behind the project and explained that “the plan was to record a handful of tunes with a group of traditional Irish session musicians.…See More
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Youthful energy from progressive Philadelphia trio 'Poor Man's Gambit'

Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhrán, dance), Dylan Richardson (guitar, tenor banjo, bouzouki, vocals), and Genevieve Gillespie (fiddle, vocals, dance). The band's roots can be traced to the early 90's when Gillespie and Purcell met in Irish dance class at the age of five. The two…See More
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Karen Tweed and Tom McElvogue find the heart of the music on 'Luckpenny'

Luckpenny is the first recording collaboration between Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Tom McElvogue (flute) and embraces the music they grew up playing – Irish Traditional reels, jigs and hornpipes. The album has been described as “a delightful musical conversation shared by two musicians on top of the world celebrating the repertoire they used to share at the…See More
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The Palace Sessions: Live recording from Foley & Alderson with proceeds going to Mexico/Puerto Rico charity

Dylan Foley and Isaac Anderson have release a live album of traditional music with all proceeds from online sales going to those affected by the recent disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. On their Bandcamp Page they write: "This album was recorded over two sessions in a tiny little apartment known affectionately throughout the Irish music world as The Palace, where the…See More
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Listen to a classic Gael Linn reissue from 1985 - The Keane Family

Gael Linn continue their series of album reissues with a classic recording from 1985 by “The Keane Family”. It features music and song from Dolores and Seán Keane, their siblings, their parents Matt and Bridie, and their aunts Rita and Sarah. Truly, a family album of music and song! It is a bilingual album with tracks that include Cill Chais, Dónal Óg, Anach…See More
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Supporting Altan's 'Pledge Music' campaign for their new album

Altan have launched a Pledge Music campaign for their new album which will be called "The Gap of Dreams". As always Tradconnect gets behind these campaigns, lending our support through our network.  Here is the band's message:"Thirty years on the road (hard to believe!) and we’re at work on a new album to celebrate our long and happy road. We are looking for your help…See More
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At 16:26 on February 14, 2015, Mick O'Florida said…
Ah, thank you for sharing that. Exhilirating!
At 22:01 on January 18, 2014, Chont said…

Great. Thanks for that

At 21:26 on January 18, 2014, Chont said…
Could you please tell me the end date of the Acoustically Irish competition, and if it's open worldwide? Couldn't find the T&C. Thank you
At 16:26 on September 17, 2013, Tony Lawless said…

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At 13:10 on November 4, 2011, Patrick O'Leary said…

Just starting to explore this site......looks very interesting!!!....love the music and the videos are terrific!....looking forward to learning more as i naviagate my way!....Many thanks!!

At 13:24 on July 27, 2011, Stephen Daly said…
Sounds great. Any more info at all?
At 19:24 on July 19, 2011, James Tinnelly said…
Yes I am very much interest. Can you forward me details where and when it is taking place please?... Cheers!!
At 9:14 on July 19, 2011, Ger O'Grady said…
thanks - how can i join up ? - can i get more information ? where do we meet to play the tunes
 
 
 

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