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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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October 2017 tour for a new trad super-group 'Atlantic Arc Orchestra'

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 6:00 0 Comments

Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a specially commissioned Irish collaborative project that brings together some of the world’s most respected traditional musicians. The group is a traditional collaboration with artists from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany and they are about to embark on a 5 date tour of Ireland supported by the Arts Council's Touring…

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Music Under the Mountain : Final concerts to feature The Voice Squad, Tim Edey, Gay McKeon and more

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:30 0 Comments

Music Under the Mountains is an annual festival of traditional Irish music hosted in Hollywood County Wicklow. The festival has been in running since 1991 and has attracted some of the countrys biggest names in traditional Irish music including The Chieftans, Altan, Liam O’Flynn, The Kilfenora Ceili bandand Martin Hayes (to name but a few!).…

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Notes from the Road : Kíla September News

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

A Chairde. The summer is over! Festivals are all packed away until next year and programmers are busy wracking their brains for next year’s ‘big surprise’ acts! We in Kíla-land are busying ourselves by gathering tunes and songs to keep us warm during winter! Harvesting stray notes and chords, harmonies and movements in need of the shelter of a tune or a song.…

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Competition : Win tickets to Lankum, Beoga and The Rolling Wave - 'Tradition Now' NCH Dublin

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 9:30 1 Comment

Be in with a chance to win tickets for the 'Tradition Now' festival of concerts that will take place at The National Concert Hall, Dublin between 3rd and 8th October 2017.

The festival a collaboration between The National Concert Hall and the Arts Council. Details on how to enter this competition are detailed at the bottom of this article.

With a focus on…

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Exclusive listen to the outstanding debut from Therese McInerney - Down the Strand

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

Clare fiddler Therese McInerney has delivered on the promise we wrote about earlier in the year on her debut recording, Down the Strand. She takes the listener on a journey through her…

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Celebrating the music of Eddie Kelly on Éilís Crean's new album 'Searbh Siúcra'

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 10:00 1 Comment

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, writers and musicians. It’s one of those ineffable wonders that is extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. Or hear it in this case. Eddie Kelly was born in 1933 near Eyrecourt, Co. Galway and is a preeminent…

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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

Started Nov 19, 2015 0 Replies

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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Music Under the Mountain : Final concerts to feature The Voice Squad, Tim Edey, Gay McKeon and more

Music Under the Mountains is an annual festival of traditional Irish music hosted in Hollywood County Wicklow. The festival has been in running since 1991 and has attracted some of the countrys biggest names in traditional Irish music including The Chieftans, Altan, Liam O’Flynn, The Kilfenora Ceili bandand Martin Hayes (to name but a few!). They have just…See More
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Notes from the Road : Kíla September News

A Chairde. The summer is over! Festivals are all packed away until next year and programmers are busy wracking their brains for next year’s ‘big surprise’ acts! We in Kíla-land are busying ourselves by gathering tunes and songs to keep us warm during winter! Harvesting stray notes and chords, harmonies and movements in need of the shelter of a tune or a song. It is a nice time of…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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Betty O'Shea commented on TradConnect's blog post Competition : Win tickets to every night of the 'Tradition Now' festival - NCH Dublin 3rd to 8th Oct 2017
"Dublin!"
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Conall Mullan commented on TradConnect's blog post Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - August 2017
"Martin Meehans new CD is really good I have to say. Tracks 2 "the little pig" really nice simple tune."
Sep 13
Bruce Cameron commented on TradConnect's blog post Celebrating the music of Eddie Kelly on Éilís Crean's new album 'Searbh Siúcra'
"Downloaded album for broadcast on Come All Ye in Australia.  Sweet tunes, beautifully played."
Sep 13
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Celebrating the music of Eddie Kelly on Éilís Crean's new album 'Searbh Siúcra'

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, writers and musicians. It’s one of those ineffable wonders that is extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. Or hear it in this case. Eddie Kelly was born in 1933 near Eyrecourt, Co. Galway and is a preeminent fiddle-player and button accordionist of the East…See More
Sep 12
Alan O'Leary commented on TradConnect's blog post A return to their Scottish influences for The Celtic Fiddle Festival on 'Storm in a Teapot'
"Recorded whole album, for airplay on www.liveireland.com/radio"
Sep 11
2 blog posts by TradConnect were featured
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This Is How We Fly: watch the new video from the genre-defying band

Via RTE Culture. Rí Rua is the lead single for genre-defying group This is How we Fly’s new album Foreign Fields. The album was recorded over three wintery nights in January of this year in Dublin’s cosy Fumbally Stables, as the band went about recording the…See More
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Saileog Ní Cheannabháin - Dublin - Fiddle, Piano, Sean-nós singing

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin is a musician, singer and composer. A native Irish speaker, her sean-nós singing style is mainly influenced by singers from Iorras Aithneach in the Connemara Gaeltacht..​​​She plays traditional music on fiddle, piano and viola, and also studied classical piano for twelve years at D.I.T., and subsequently at…See More
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New York Session Listing - 8th September 2017

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 and events taking place over the coming week. As always, please contact the venue in advance of travelling, to ensure times or dates have not changed09/08…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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