Featured Blog Posts – June 2016 Archive (31)

The folk, pop and trad fusion of Flat Out - New video plus interview

This is the new video by a four piece, multi-instrumental group from Ballina, Co. Mayo called Flat Out. They formed just over three years ago for what was supposed to be a ‘one-time gig’ as a five piece on St.Patrick's Day in Austria. Since then they have been developing and growing.

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

San Francisco native fiddler Lucia Comnes announces Irish tour - August 3rd-9th 2016

“I’m a student of language and folk music traditions,” says San Francisco native fiddler- singer-songwriter, Lucia Comnes. “I’ve  been greatly influenced and inspired by the  Irish tradition over the years.” Having spent more than a decade devoted to cross-cultural musical exploration, she is now putting words and music…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album launch : Mick McAuley / Highs & Bellows

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Album Review : Goitse / Inspired By Chance

'Inspired by Chance' is the latest release by a band that have always had a very distinctive sound.  The fresh and spacious approach to their arrangements, the free roving banjo of James Harvey, and the duets within tracks set them apart. Reflective interludes and melodies that momentarily suspend in mid-air, in search of wider vistas…

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Added by Tony Lawless on June 27, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Andrew Finn Magill releases 'Roots', the first in a series of new albums

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Schedule announced for Celtic Colours 20th Anniversary Festival - 7th to 15th October 2016

For nine days in October Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture.

From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, they will offer a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn…

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Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Amala : Reidun Schlesinger and Paul de Grae / Resonance

"Resonance" is the debut CD by the newly-formed duo, Amala: Reidun Schlesinger (harp) and Paul de Grae (guitar). The album features music from several centuries, in original arrangements. The emphasis is on Irish music, though not exclusively.

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

NORTH: New duo fiddle album from Conor Caldwell & Danny Diamond

On their new duo album North, Belfast-born fiddle players Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond seamlessly blend their shared northern musical heritage with the fruits of further-afield musical adventures to create a landmark contemporary Irish fiddle recording. New compositions sit at ease beside forgotten gems from old manuscript collections;…

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Added by Danny Diamond on June 21, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for May 2016.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. We have also just announced a €3,000 prize for our Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by The INEC Killarney so get your albums to us at this …

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Added by TradConnect on June 21, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Ballinasloe,Co.Galway will be alive with Traditional Irish Music - Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds 9th -11th September

Press Release : Ballinasloe, Co. Galway will be alive with Traditional Irish Music, Culture and Heritage from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September 2016 for Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds.  The  launch of Féile was held in The Pillar House over last weekend

Larry Reynolds was native of a townland called Shanboley near…

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Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Beoga / Eochaid (7th August 2016)

County Antrim based traditional band Beoga are back in the limelight with a fresh new release called, ‘Before We Change Our Mind’. This is their 5th studio album coming on the back of critically acclaimed and chart topping previous releases; Live at 10 (2013), How to tune a Fish(2011), The…

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

Must-haves for music fans

It’s not very often that a recording comes along that can be properly and inarguably called “classic,” but such is the case with a pair of recently related three-CD sets documenting Irish music in London, “It Was Mighty! The Early Days of Irish Music in London” and “It Was Great Altogether! The Continuing Tradition of Irish Music in London.”  Curated and edited by…

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Added by Daniel Neely on June 17, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

The Importance of a Press Release for Traditional Artists + 5 Samples

Tradconnect is an open publishing platform, available for all to connect with a global audience, and a lot of our content comes directly from artists and others involved in the promotion of traditional music. We receive a lot of emails about festivals, album launches and tours, and only a few include the all important press release,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

FleadhTV returning for 4 Days - 18th to 21st August 2016

FleadhTV, today announced its return to the screens of TG4 this summer. FleadhTV will broadcast Live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm over four nights from Thursday August 18th to Sunday August 21st 2016 on TG4 as well as live on tg4.tv and fleadhcheoil.ie. This year Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann from Ennis looks set to be one of the most exciting…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Beoga back with a fresh new release called ‘Before We Change Our Mind’

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our …

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Vallely CD will thrill trad fans

Cillian Vallely is one of the great names in contemporary uilleann piping.  He’s a brilliant musician whose playing is synonymous with the tradition and with modern trends in traditional Irish music.  A longtime member of the seminal group Lúnasa (www.lunasa.ie), with whom he’s recorded seven albums and toured the world to…

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Added by Daniel Neely on June 12, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Cillian Vallely / The Bulls March

Our track of the week is taken from the new album by Cillian Vallely called The Raven’s Rock. It was launched last night in New York and has received close to 200 plays over the last week on our Soundcloud profile.  The recording features a number of all-star players, including his brothers Niall Vallely & Caoimhin…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : The High Kings / Grace & Glory

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2016 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne – Meeting Up On a Sunny Day

“Kind Providence”, the latest CD from…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on June 9, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Kern / False Deceiver

Louth band Kern have delivered a debut album of real merit with False Deceiver.

It is so difficult these days to make a traditional folk album that stands out from the crowd, and that is what Kern have unquestionably achieved in this instance.

What drives it is a combination of many…

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Added by Tony Lawless on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

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