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Watch and listen to All-Ireland Senior Fiddle champion 2017 - Roisin Anne Hughes

We only have a 2015 video of All Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion Roisin Anne Hughes, but it will give you a flavour of what it takes win over the judges. This is Roisin, from CCE in Glasgow competing in 2015. This week she posted the following on Facebook: "This amazing cup makes its way over the Irish Sea to Scotland for the 3rd time in its 64-year…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Results and winners of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 has reached it conclusion and by all accounts, Ennis 2017 has once again been an outstanding success. For many it is the culmination of many years work and with the competitions over the real party can begin.

For those looking for a list of results you can follow …

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Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album 'My mind will never be easy'.

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album called 'Mind will Never Be Easy', by Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas. The recording also features Brian Mooney on Bouzouki and Jack Talty on piano. It was recorded by Jack Talty in his studio in Lissycasey, Co. Clare.



Luke is a native Dubliner who grew up in Windy Arbour. He studied…

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 431

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 20/08/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on August 16, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Getting Jiggy with it - taking trad music to a new dimension

Via RTE Culture Acclaimed percussionist Robbie Harris writes for Culture about his exciting new fusion project, Jiggy...

Brian Eno once remarked for the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time.

Jiggy is a collaboration of like-minded musicians who merge a…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exploring music from Roscommon and Sligo - Tommy Guihen / 'The Torn Jacket'

Tommy Guihen was born and reared on a small farm in the townland of Bodorragha, between Keadue and Arigna in north Co. Roscommon. He began playing the flute at the age of fourteen and quickly became an accomplished player of the Roscommon/Leitrim/Sligo style of traditional flute playing. He won the under 18 All-Ireland…

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Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 430

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 13/08/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on August 9, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

15th Masters Of Tradition festival returns to Bantry - 23rd to 27th August

Commercial: Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in the town of Bantry from 23rd to 27th August.

Internationally renowned fiddler, and Artistic Director of the festival, Martin Hayes, will be joined by the talents of Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 429

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 6/08/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on August 2, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Mixing folk, rock and traditional on debut recording - Terry Conlon and 'Homegrown'

Armagh’s TERRY CONLON will launch his debut solo album ‘HOMEGROWN’ on September 1st.  It features current single 'Don't Lead me On' and new single & video 'I'm Leaving'. His original songs have an easy-listening style which dab into folk, popular, rock and Irish traditional.

Terry will launch the album with 2 shows…

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Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Cormac Begley

The seeds for this remarkable album were sown many years ago when Cormac Begley recorded a duet album with Jack Talty called Na Fir Bolg.

That album, recorded in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, was a revelation.  For this solo outing, Cormac is back in the same church with Jack Talty on the recording and mixing…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

'The Here & Now' set to tour Colorado & New Mexico in August 2017

Austin based band The Here & Now are about to hit the road for their first tour of Colorado & New Mexico this August. They are set to kick things off in Fraser, Colorado on August 9th with a show at the Fraser Valley Folk Concert Series and will finish up with a Texas show on August 24th at the infamous McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston.

The…

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Added by TradConnect on July 31, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 428

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 30/07/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on July 26, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

The Second Phase Announcement of The Music Generation

Music generation is doing a lot of good work to change the lives of children by providing them access to high-quality performance music education that is in their locality. This national music education program was initiated by the Music Network and it was co-founded by U2, department of education and skills and local music…

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Added by Emma Miah on July 20, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 427

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 23/07/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers



Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



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Added by Mitch Park on July 19, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Exclusive first listen to the new single from Kern - Till The Docklands Drown

Louth contemporary folk band Kern – made up of uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor, fiddler Barry Kieran and singer/songwriter and guitarist SJ McArdle – release their new single on July 21st.

Till The Docklands Drown” is the first new music Kern has released since last year’s debut album, the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 19, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

New release from San Francisco folk singer Cormac Gannon - Different

Irish folk singer and San Francisco resident Cormac Gannon has just released his new solo album called ‘Different’. One of the founding member of the San Francisco based Irish band The Gas Men, Cormac was born in County Mayo in the West of Ireland and moved to San Francisco in 1991. With the lively…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 426

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 16/07/2017 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers



Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time, thirty- to sixty-year-old recordings.



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Added by Mitch Park on July 12, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Exclusive single release from Elle Marie O'Dwyer - Brave Ireland

Brought up in a family and community steeped in music, Elle Marie O'Dwyer began her journey in traditional singing from a young age. She received tuition and guidance from some of the "greats" of the tradition, leading her to win many All-Ireland titles.

Since then, she has two albums of traditional songs to her credit. This…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Irish Traditional Music Archive launch new website

The ITMA have launched their new website and designer Mary Doherty of Red Dog provides some insight into the challenge involved. She writes: "Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) acts as an amazing resource for this dynamic, shape-shifting art form, one that is at once an intrinsic part of local Irish communities and part of an astounding global…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

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