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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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Bright Young Trad Musicians raising awareness with charity CD

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

Two years ago New York fiddler Haley Richardson was visiting friends Lindsay and Brian O'Donovan in Boston. In their wide-ranging discussions about music, Haley learned about a charity CD Lindsay had produced which included legendary Irish musicians that had strongly influenced her playing.…

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Listen to the second single from 'The Magpie's Nest' by Robin James Hurt and Ailbhe Nolan.

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

This is the second single from the debut album by Dublin duo Robin James Hurt and Ailbhe Nolan. Featuring concertina and guitar, the album is called "The Magpie’s Nest". We launched it in January this year and you can read about it …

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First listen to the new Liam O'Connor album - The Loom

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 8:30 0 Comments

Liam O’Connor has just released a video featuring a track from his much anticipated second album. Liam is one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players, and was born into a musical family in Dublin. His father Mick O’Connor is a flute player and researcher of music who was a founder member of the Castle Céilí Band. During his youth, Liam was…

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String On String from Amy McAllister on her debut release - 1st April 2017

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

String On String is the debut album from traditional singer and harpist Amy McAllister. The album will be released on Saturday 1st April with a launch concert in the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, followed by a launch in the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul, Dublin on 29th April.

Hailing from Glenariffe Co. Antrim, Amy…

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Dromore Tradfest returns for a second year to Tyrone April 7th - 9th 2017

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Dromore Tradfest this April returns following a hugely successful launch last year and this time the offering is bigger and better than ever! The traditional music festival was hailed as a mini-fleadh with the streets and venues alive with music, song and dance. The festival features a series of concerts, recitals, workshops, sessions and much more.…

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Track of the Week : The Here & Now / Madison Avenue

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Our track of the week with the most plays comes from Ladybird the debut album from Austin based quartet The Here & Now. Formed in 2015 The Here & Now are Niamh Fahy (Fiddle & Voice), Chris Buckley (Fiddle & Viola), Rob Forkner (Bodhrán) and Joseph Carmichael (Guitar &…

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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

We have had a request…Continue

3 Trad Musicians + Dance Instructor required for Dublin event 3rd & 4th May 2015

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Airfield Farm and Gardens in Dundrum, Dublin are looking for 3 trad…Continue

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Bright Young Trad Musicians raising awareness with charity CD

Two years ago New York fiddler Haley Richardson was visiting friends Lindsay and Brian O'Donovan in Boston. In their wide-ranging discussions about music, Haley learned about a charity CD Lindsay had produced which included legendary Irish musicians that had strongly influenced her playing.“Lindsay's idea was very thought provoking and I decided I wanted to do something similar” Haley…See More
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String On String from Amy McAllister on her debut release - 1st April 2017

String On String is the debut album from traditional singer and harpist Amy McAllister. The album will be released on Saturday 1st April with a launch concert in the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, followed by a launch in the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul, Dublin on 29th April.Hailing from Glenariffe Co. Antrim, Amy is a new exciting talent on the traditional music…See More
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Dromore Tradfest returns for a second year to Tyrone April 7th - 9th 2017

Dromore Tradfest this April returns following a hugely successful launch last year and this time the offering is bigger and better than ever! The traditional music festival was hailed as a mini-fleadh with the streets and venues alive with music, song and dance. The festival features a series of concerts, recitals, workshops, sessions and much more. Ireland’s…See More
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"We rarely comment unless we really like something and we are fans of Maurice McGrath's music.Please keep doing what you are doing Maurice because we think you are gifted! Good wishes from Joe and Adele."
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Track of the Week : The Here & Now / Madison Avenue

Our track of the week with the most plays comes from Ladybird the debut album from Austin based quartet The Here & Now. Formed in 2015 The Here & Now are Niamh Fahy (Fiddle & Voice), Chris Buckley (Fiddle & Viola), Rob Forkner (Bodhrán) and Joseph Carmichael (Guitar & Voice).All accomplished musicians in their own right, together they create a rich and captivating…See More
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Keeping tradition at the heart of their music - 'The Here & Now' and their new release 'Ladybird'

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 120 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre. For artists this…See More
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A modern folk album with a fresh new sound - The Living Stream

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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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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