Traditional Irish Music
The Space Between The Notes is an album from 2013 by Colm Naughton. He lives and plays his music on the west coast of Ireland in Counties Galway and Mayo and spends a lot of his time in the vibrant Galway City music scene. If you encountered him in one of those sessions you would no doubt be impressed. This debut album consists…Continue
The Session with the Pipers has become one of the capitals premier live traditional events and takes place on the 1st Tuesday of each month. It continues with regularity even when many other session events have fallen away over time. Located in the backroom of The Cobblestone Bar in Smithfield it provides a fairly intimate…Continue
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Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment in the UK. This month Dónal Clancy with his Songs of a Roving Blade takes the top spot. Colum Sands and Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello make up the rest of the Top 3.
Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection.
If you have an album on release or about to be released please…Continue
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All Ireland winning fiddle player Kevin Madden from Manchester has crafted a beautiful restrained and measured album of traditional fiddle music. His playing here is reserved, articulate and moderately…Continue
Under a Red Sky Night is the new album by accordionist Martin Tourish. He is a musician, composer and producer from Donegal that has become a major force on the traditional scene in Ireland in the years since his award as 'Young Musician of the Year' in 2008 by TG4 .…Continue
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They describe it as “A clever, fun and virtuosic fusion of Irish and…Continue
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Launched in October of 2011 by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy they have built up a very strong and loyal following over the years. They have…Continue
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Runa are back with a brand new album called Current Affairs. We have listened to an early copy and hope to bring you a track from it after its official release on June 20th. They will have a launch gig and party at the Sellersville Theatre, PA on 20th June to mark its launch. RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer,…Continue
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Colleen Raney's new album called Here This is Home herald's a development of her sound and reputation as one of America’s best traditional singers.
She recorded it in Dublin in the Summer of 2013 with production by…Continue
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Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great music.
Don't forget that if you have an album on release, new sounds or videos or some general trad news just email us and we will feature it on the fastest growing trad website. Here…Continue
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I Draw Slow do lot of things well. Apart from their music which we will get onto, they present themselves exceptionally well. Their videos position them as one of the more creative bands around. Maybe it comes naturally and easy to them. Maybe they have to work hard at it, I don’t know. As a listener you don’t have to work too…Continue
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Our track of the week comes from The Sugar Loaf which is the debut recording by Manchester fiddler Kevin Madden. An All-Ireland senior fiddle champion from 1996 he would not be a recognised name as such on the traditional music scene outside of his hometown. As a young musician he was influenced by…Continue
Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch series. For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”. The first time you share a track from a new recording with your…Continue
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The Arts Offices of Cork and Kerry county council's in partnership with local organisations have launched an initiative aimed to support, celebrate and preserve the musical heritage of Sliabh Luachra. Working with local fesitvals and heritage centres we will programme concerts, sessions and talks. An…Continue
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SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: BUY BOTH OF ENDA SEERY'S ALBUMS FOR JUST €15 ($20)!
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This Thursday we will have an Official Launch of a new album by Peadar Ó Riada and Seán Ó Sé called Through Banks of Mist. Peadar and Seán have been lifelong friends. In 1962 Sean was introduced to Seán Ó Riada who was well known at the time because of his film score for the powerful 1916 documentary Mise Éire. Shortly…Continue
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Sophisticated arrangements with a strong percussive undercurrent feature strongly on The Waylaid Man, as you would expect from a musician that has brought his guitar and bouzouki talents to bands like Téada, At The Racket and At First Light. On this, his first solo album Michael Mc Cague presents over 30 of his own compositions. Superior musicianship is…Continue
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