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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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First listen to 'From Camden to Tulla' featuring Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 1 Comment

This is a first listen to a new album that will feature Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (piano) due for release in July 2017. The album is called 'From Camden to Tulla'. Andrew Mac Namara and Karen first met and played music together at the Feakle Festival in 1991. Over the 25 years since then, they’ve…

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Ulaid and Duke Special announce concert at Pavillion Theatre Dublin - 23rd September 2017

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

An exciting fusion of the contemporary songwriting of Duke Special and the traditional music of Ulaid; John McSherry (pipes / low whistle), Donal O’Connor (fiddle) and Sean Og Graham (guitar).

Through their exploration of the Francis J. Bigger collection in Belfast Central Library, all manner of texts from property deeds to personal…

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Shreem : Blending Celtic, electronic, and hip-hop music

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 14:00 0 Comments

With numerous accolades and high-profile appearances to his credit, Toronto-based percussionist, Jay Andrews has established himself as one of Canada’s finest musicians.

Hailing originally from Canada’s East Coast, Andrews has taken his craft cross-country and back, performing both as a solo artist and accompanying other top musicians.…

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Two musicians, two instruments, and a powerful compendium of tunes - Ross Couper & Tom Oakes debut

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes have been playing together for almost a decade and have just released their highly anticipated debut album called Fiddle & Guitar. The album adheres to their simple formula: two musicians, two instruments, and a powerful, compelling compendium of tunes…

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Most Played Trad Track - 21st May 2017

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Our most played track, for the second week running,  comes from A Quare Yield, the new debut album from Irish traditional music duo Alan Reid & Rachel Conlan. The duo have researched and recorded a diverse selection of tunes from field recordings and old manuscript’s, with many previously…

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West Kerry, music and inspiration - An interview with Eilís Kennedy

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 16:30 1 Comment

Eilís Kennedy was born and raised in the heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht to parents who passed on a lifelong and committed interest in the poetry and songs of that region. She has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to listen to   many of the finest exponents of song in her locality. The emotion and stories associated with Gaelic singing thus informed her love…

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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?

Started Dec 3, 2015 0 Replies

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

We have had a request…Continue

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Marianne MacDonald commented on TradConnect's blog post First listen to 'From Camden to Tulla' featuring Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn
"Lovely! I hope radio copies will be mailed out or that we download it for our shows. Andrew is one of my favorite box players. Best of luck with the release!"
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Marianne MacDonald liked TradConnect's blog post First listen to 'From Camden to Tulla' featuring Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn
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First listen to 'From Camden to Tulla' featuring Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn

This is a first listen to a new album that will feature Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (piano) due for release in July 2017. The album is called 'From Camden to Tulla'. Andrew Mac Namara and Karen first met and played music together at the Feakle Festival in 1991. Over the 25 years since then, they’ve played together on and off…See More
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A blog post by TradConnect was featured

Most Played Trad Track - 21st May 2017

Our most played track, for the second week running,  comes from A Quare Yield, the new debut album from Irish traditional music duo Alan Reid & Rachel Conlan. The duo have researched and recorded a diverse selection of tunes from field recordings and old manuscript’s, with many previously unrecorded tunes appearing on the album. Their tight arrangements  and steady rhythm prevails, with…See More
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Michael Collier liked TradConnect's blog post Experiencing music and culture in Scartaglin, Kerry on 'World Fiddle Day' 20th May 2017
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Ulaid and Duke Special announce concert at Pavillion Theatre Dublin - 23rd September 2017

An exciting fusion of the contemporary songwriting of Duke Special and the traditional music of Ulaid; John McSherry (pipes / low whistle), Donal O’Connor (fiddle) and Sean Og Graham (guitar).Through their exploration of the Francis J. Bigger collection in Belfast Central Library, all manner of texts from property deeds to personal correspondence and translations…See More
Friday
Marianne MacDonald commented on TradConnect's blog post West Kerry, music and inspiration - An interview with Eilís Kennedy
"I was just in Dingle a few weeks ago and I picked up Eilis' new CD for my radio show. I've listened to it twice now, all of the way through and it is so delightful. I'll be playing at least two tracks from it on my show this coming…"
May 18
Marianne MacDonald liked TradConnect's blog post West Kerry, music and inspiration - An interview with Eilís Kennedy
May 18
A blog post by TradConnect was featured

The Fleadh Nua Experience : 21st - 29th May 2017

Commercial : In turbulent times comfort can often be drawn from returning to familiar places and linking up with old friends. Since 1974 the town of Ennis has welcomed exponents and followers of our Traditional Music, Songs and Dances to Fleadh Nua every May. And the County Clare capital will again play host to this imaginative and innovative festival from 21st to 29th May, 2017.…See More
May 16
TradConnect posted a blog post

Shreem : Blending Celtic, electronic, and hip-hop music

With numerous accolades and high-profile appearances to his credit, Toronto-based percussionist, Jay Andrews has established himself as one of Canada’s finest musicians.Hailing originally from Canada’s East Coast, Andrews has taken his craft cross-country and back, performing both as a solo artist and accompanying other top musicians. Andrews’ unique style has led him to…See More
May 16
2 blog posts by TradConnect were featured
May 15
TradConnect posted a blog post

Two musicians, two instruments, and a powerful compendium of tunes - Ross Couper & Tom Oakes debut

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes have been playing together for almost a decade and have just released their highly anticipated debut album called Fiddle & Guitar. The album adheres to their simple formula: two musicians, two instruments, and a powerful, compelling compendium of tunes they have honed over the years. There are no guests, no overdubs. In short, this is…See More
May 15
TradConnect posted a blog post

Most Played Trad Track - 21st May 2017

Our most played track, for the second week running,  comes from A Quare Yield, the new debut album from Irish traditional music duo Alan Reid & Rachel Conlan. The duo have researched and recorded a diverse selection of tunes from field recordings and old manuscript’s, with many previously unrecorded tunes appearing on the album. Their tight arrangements  and steady rhythm prevails, with…See More
May 14
Alan Hossack commented on TradConnect's blog post A bold, energetic and exciting statement from Cormac Begley on his debut release
"Downloaded for Airplay on Jock"s Celtic Calamity on Blues and Roots Radio. Wonderful Album"
May 14

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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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