February 2016 Blog Posts (39)

Charity Concert for Syrian Refugee Crisis - 4th March 2016, MVP, Dublin

PRESS RELEASE: In Syria and the surrounding countries, more than 14 million children are in desperate need of humanitarian support. The brutal conflict is now in its fifth year. 5.5 million children have been forced to flee their homes and now live in refugee camps, most of them in the surrounding countries of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan…

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Added by TradConnect on February 29, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Watch Jiggy's Late Late Show performance of King of the Fairies

Jiggy performed on The Late Late Show on Friday night in a performance that reaches new heights in audience interaction. They played King of the Fairies. Inventive, creative and different, the band features Daire Bracken (fiddle), Aoife Kelly (fiddle), Éamonn Galldubh (uilleann pipes), Éamonn De Barra (flute & whistle), Robbie…

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Added by TradConnect on February 29, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Oisín Mac Diarmada - The Avonmore/All Hands Around - 29th January 2017

This is back to the top of our most played list more than a year after its release. The track is taken from The Green Branch, the 2015 album release by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada. On it he explores a wide repertoire of fiddle material accompanied by the piano of Samantha Harvey. He describes it…

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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Free tickets to RTE's 'Centenary' - Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 28th March 2016

On the 28th of March 2016 RTÉ 1 Television will broadcast CENTENARY live from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin at 9.30pm. This landmark programme will be the culmination of a series of programmes and events produced by RTÉ across Easter Week.  The show will commemorate 1916 and celebrate the achievements of the Ireland we have become with dance…

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Added by TradConnect on February 26, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Listen to the new track and video from Notify's 'InConcept' album due for April release

This is Track 1 from InConcept, the new album by NOTIFY, which will be released on April 8th 2016. It will be released through the world famous American record label Ropeadope records. The album was recorded live in…

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Added by TradConnect on February 25, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 359

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Broadcast: 28/02/2016 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]





1. The Freewheeler: The orphan: Down the…

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Added by Mitch Park on February 25, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Kern / False Deceiver

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

The Long Road to Glenties - Live Stream Thursday 25th February 2016

A new series of lecture/performances hosted by the Irish Traditional Music Archive in its premises begins on 25 February 2016 with The Long Road to Glenties, a presentation of archival film footage featuring Donegal fiddle player John Doherty and American folk music icon Pete…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Watch the entire "Dear Dark Mountain" performance from Gradam Ceoil 2016

This is the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2016 performance by the group of musicians behind the “Our Dear Dark  Sky with the Sky Over It” recording which won the collaboration award. In a posting on Facebook Seán McElwain the creative force behind it said. “As I settle back into the 'real world', I wish to thank…

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Added by TradConnect on February 23, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Listen to a track from Dallahan's new album 'Matter of Time' due for release on 11th April 2016

Scottish band Dallahan featuring the talents of Jack Badcock (Guitar/vocals), Jani Lang (Fiddle), Ciaran Ryan (Banjo/mandolin/fiddle) and Andrew Waite (Accordion) have released a track from their much anticipated new album called “Matter of Time”. They say they will “showcase the sound that they have developed since their…

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Added by TradConnect on February 20, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich and Matt Griffin to launch 'Cuisle' - Friday 19th Feb at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney

Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich and Matt Griffin will tonight launch their new album Cuisle as part of The Gathering Festival in Killarney.  The launch takes place at 7.30pm in The Gleneagle Hotel.

Matt says that “the style of the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

D'Bize launch Fund It campaign for their debut album.

D'Bize have launched a Fund It campaign for their debut recording. It will be a collection of Irish, Scots, Cape Breton and French tunes, and is being recorded in Dingle.

In October 2015…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Luke Cheevers / It’s Just Me Saggin’ Shelf

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 358

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 21/02/2016 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.





Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label…

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Added by Mitch Park on February 18, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Navá - exploring the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia

Some interesting sounds from a young group called Navá, who are exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. The band is comprised of members of folk/bluegrass band Pine Marten: Simon Guy, Paddy Kiernan and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 18, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Presenting the debut video from 'The Living Stream'

This is the debut video by The Living Stream, a new group that has recently formed in Galway. Established by Brian Kelly in 2015, the band evolved from a recording session that was initially low-key in its goals. That however changed as the recording progressed, and they are now about to release a debut album.…

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Added by TradConnect on February 17, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Chicago musician Sean Gavin wins Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal

Sean Gavin a flute player from Chicago was awarded The Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal in the final of the competition on Friday 5th February. The judges for the night were Patsy Hanly, Mick O’Connor and Mary Bergin and had to pick a winner from 15 top whistle…

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Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : The Green Branch - An Géagán Glas / Oisín Mac Diarmada with Samantha Harvey

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on February 16, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Nominees for the BBC Folk Awards announced including Dublin band Lynched

Nominees for the Folk Award categories were announced by Mark Radcliffe on the Radio 2 Folk Show last Wednesday. The awards show on Wednesday 27 April will also include the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award - the recipients of these will be announced at a later date. This year's inductee into the …

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Added by TradConnect on February 15, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : IRELAND: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840 THE MUSIC

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

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