March 2017 Blog Posts (38)

Press release for 2nd edition of Grade 2 Bodhran Tutor and CD

The first edition of the Grade 2 Bodhran Tutor and CD in support of the London College of Music Examinations was launched in November 2016 with the support of John Joe Kelly in Ti Chulainn, Mullaghbawn. The edition was designed to meet local class needs for 4 years but attracted attention from local and regional media when it sold out world wide across 13 countries in 3 months. Following critical review from a range of bodhran teachers and in particular from Alabama based teacher Andrew Kruspe… Continue

Added by Fergal O'Brien on March 30, 2017 at 12:38 — No Comments

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.…

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

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 411

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 2/04/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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



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Added by Mitch Park on March 29, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

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

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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Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Listen to second track from the new Liam O'Connor album - The Loom

You can now listen to a second track from the new Liam O’Connor album called The Loom. 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.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

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.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

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 &…

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Added by TradConnect on March 26, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Listen to the new Sharon Shannon album Sacred Earth

Sharon Shannon returns with her brand-new studio album “Sacred Earth”. Newly signed to Irish record label Celtic Collections, this is Sharon’s first new studio album …

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2017 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by TradConnect on March 24, 2017 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

200 FREE Irish Traditional tracks for radio broadcasters

If you are an Irish Radio Broadcaster anywhere in the world you can now download all of the tracks included in the playlist below for free. It includes all the latest traditional releases from Ireland, USA and UK.

In fact we have hundreds of tracks available and all you need do is sign up to our…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 410

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 26/03/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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



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

Disincentives for Foreign Artists Performing in the United States

Milwaukee Irish Fest is concerned that complying with existing non-immigrant Visa, tax rules and associated costs is becoming an increasing challenge. Costs for foreign artists to get USCIS work permits and visas are casuing many of them to reconsider their plans to tour in the U.S. 

This article breaks down the costs and barriers foreign artists encounter just to be able to play for an American audience and why change should be implemented to better encourage cultural…

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Added by Milwaukee Irish Fest on March 22, 2017 at 21:03 — No Comments

Energy and passion from Boulder Colarado with Adam Agee and Jon Sousa - Suantraí

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. They first met through the Boulder Irish session music scene in 2002. Jon explains : “There were a number of young bands in the area at the time and the Irish music scene was on fire. It was a year or two later when we played our first gig together at a small pub,…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Submit your Press Release and say hello to your new audience

Tradconnect has grown. In 6 years we have gathered quite an audience. Over 8,000 members, close to 300 tracks on our Soundcloud file, achieving 400 hours of play each week and up to 1,000 daily visitors.

The site is essentially non-commercial and…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Watch the latest video from The Outside Track + tour news

They are half way through a US tour and have just released this new video featuring a track from Light Up the Dark, their latest album. The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape…

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Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

The cream of young Irish traditional talent - Siansa Gael Linn 2017 final - 2nd April 2017

The cream of young Irish traditional musical and singing talent will take to the National Concert Hall stage on Sunday, 2 April next for the Siansa Gael Linn 2017 final !

Siansa uniquely showcases Irish music and Irish song by young musicians, all through the medium of Irish, and this is the climax of the competition which is organized annually…

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Added by TradConnect on March 21, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

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…

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Added by TradConnect on March 20, 2017 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Exclusive first listen to Noel Hill's new album 'Live in New York'

Raelach Records have just announced the release of Noel Hill’s new album, “Live in New York” – the third in his instrument-defining Irish Concertina series, and we have an exclusive first listen for you. The track is “Banish Misfortune” and Noel writes: “I play this jig in memory of the wonderful and…

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Added by TradConnect on March 20, 2017 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

New Accommodation Website Launches; www.feisbed.com

Feisbed is designed to support the accommodation needs of the Traditional Irish Music and Dance communities, who travel at home and abroad to enjoy, compete and develop their skills.

This new  listing and booking platform is for people to Host and Guest with fellow musicians, dancers and…

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Added by Feisbed.com on March 17, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

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