May 2017 Blog Posts (23)

On Tour in California - May/June 2017

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It was so nice to meet so many of you earlier this month…
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Added by Colleen Raney on May 26, 2017 at 19:24 — No Comments

Vocalist wanted

Looking for a Ballad/Folk singer who has a distinctive voice for a well established 3 piece folk group.



Preferably you should be able to play a rhythm instrument; such as a guitar, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, 5 string banjo, bodhrán etc.



Must be flexible/ambitious and willing to tour.

Good harmonies and gigging experience would be an advantage but not essential. We have contacts in the radio and TV industry with a large amount of material to work from.



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Added by Claire on May 26, 2017 at 13:15 — No Comments

Stocktons Wing are back with a new Irish tour this Summer

After a very successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016 and a headline show at the Fleadh in Ennis, STOCKTONS WING, one of Ireland’s most prolific and enduring bands, will celebrate their extraordinary 40-year career as they know best – onstage at a series of summer shows!  Featuring regular members…

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Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Sonny Condell - 25th May 2017

New Album "Seize the Day" from Sonny Condell and Patrick Kehoe. Sonny Condell's illustrious career in music has endured through over a half century of music-making and touring. The early days with Leo O'Kelly in Tír na nOg were followed by a new phase with the band Scullion.

For this new album project, Seize the…

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Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 419

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Broadcast: 28/05/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Added by Mitch Park on May 24, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

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…

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

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 418

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Broadcast: 21/05/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Added by Mitch Park on May 17, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

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.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 15, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 417

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 417

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 14/05/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Added by Mitch Park on May 10, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

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

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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Added by TradConnect on May 9, 2017 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 9, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

The future is bright for Sarah Copus on her debut album Moorland Winds

Sarah Copus was just 10 years old when she performed solo for the first time, singing and playing harp. Now after hundreds of performances, at the age of 13, Sarah is releasing a solo album of her favourite music called Moorland Winds.  When asked about the tracks she chose for the album, Sarah said: “Some of these pieces are…

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Added by TradConnect on May 8, 2017 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2017.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. 

Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our …

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Added by TradConnect on May 8, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Diverse selection of tunes on one of this year's finest duets - Alan Reid & Rachel Conlon

A Quare Yield is 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…

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Added by TradConnect on May 5, 2017 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Saoirse Ronan is the 'Galway Girl' on Ed Sheeran's official video

After 14 years of making music together Northern Irish trad band Beoga hit the headlines earlier this year when the appeared on the new Ed Sheeran album called, ÷ (Divide). The band is fuelled with the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and…

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Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Debut single from singer-songwriter Lisa Loughrey - 'Coming Up'

Singer Songwriter Lisa Loughrey will release her debut single, a folk noir/alt country track entitled, Coming Up, on 31st May followed by launch on 8th June at Arthur's Music Venue, Dublin 8.

Lisa says that "Coming Up plays like a confessional in its content and deals with the universal themes of disillusionment and…

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Added by TradConnect on May 4, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 416

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 7/05/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Added by Mitch Park on May 3, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

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