July 2016 Blog Posts (20)

Bríd Harper, Dermot Byrne & John Doyle - The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts - 5th August

Individually brilliant Bríd, Dermot and John are among the most in demand and highly respected artists in the world of traditional music. This outstanding trio of Irish musicians will come together on Friday 5th August for a very special evening of traditional music at Belfast's No1 live music venue, The Duncairn Centre for Culture and…

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

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 378

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 31/07/2016 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 CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Conor McCague: Owen Connolly's…

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Added by Mitch Park on July 27, 2016 at 23:30 — No Comments

'The Reel Note' CD by The Mulcahy Family released July 2016

I have gotten several lovely Trad CDs over the last few seasons and enjoy them immensely. But my favorite is Irish Flute music.



So when I learn that the Mulcahy's have a new CD I am all ears knowing how great a Flute player Louise is. It was a shock to me the last time,  I did not want again to pay postage from Ireland. So when…

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Added by MickeyMcAdden on July 23, 2016 at 3:30 — No Comments

Listen to an exclusive track from the new We Banjo 3 album 'String Theory'

Here is an exclusive track from the new We Banjo 3 album called String Theory which will be released on 30th July 2016.

This will be their fourth album and this track features Grammy winner Alison Brown on 5 string banjo.…

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Added by TradConnect on July 22, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Album Launch - Ann Kirrane /Behind Yon Mountain

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 July 21, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

The new video from The Henry Girls - Falling in Love Again

This is the new video from The Henry Girls. It was filmed around our homeland in Malin, Co.Donegal and also in the Men's Shed in Moville. It was devised, filmed, directed and produced by the immensely talented Charlie Joe Doherty from Donegal band clanns.

It features Poppy Carney and Bryan McDaid playing the parts of Barney and Anne McLaughlin on a…

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Added by TradConnect on July 21, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Líosa Murphy Irish tour 2016 to start at The Grand Social on 10th August 2016

Líosa Murphy is currently on a promotional tour of her 2014 album Skylark, and will play The Grand Social Dublin on 10th August as part of a short Irish tour. She will be playing material from her Skylark album which we recently added to our Download Centre ( now available as a free…

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Added by TradConnect on July 20, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Mike Kenny Arts & Music Weekend to take place in Castleisland 12th - 13th August

Henry Ward Beecher once wrote that “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” This truism comes to mind when we think of Mike Kenny.

The biography of Mike’s life tells us only the marginal details of what he materially achieved. His degree…

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Added by TradConnect on July 20, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

CD commands listener’s attention

Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta are two of America’s great young trad musicians, and together (with the help of bouzouki player Owen Marshall, who appears on several tracks), they’ve released “Copley Street,” a wonderful album of duet playing that traditional music fans will welcome with open arms – it’s a fantastic release.

Gourley is a brilliant fiddle player with an…

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Added by Daniel Neely on July 20, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Liam O'Flynn, Paddy Glackin and Seán Keane to play concert at Ballymaloe - 12th August

Ballymaloe Grainstore are staging a special one-off concert by three of the greatest names in Irish traditional music.  On Friday 12 August, the legendary uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn and fiddlers Paddy Glackin and Seán Keane come together to make spectacular music in the Grainstore's intimate setting.

Born…

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Added by TradConnect on July 18, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sneak preview of the upcoming album, 'Green & Blue' by The Hydes

A track from the debut album, 'Green & Blue' by The Hydes.  This is their arrangement of a Tim O'Brien tune followed by a traditional Irish reel, featuring special guests Colm Phelan (bodhrán), Christina Dolphin (flute), and Eric Thorin (double bass).

Visit …

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hotter than July 2016 - Smithfield Square from 3 - 9pm on Sunday 31st July 2016

A family-friendly celebration of the cultural diversity in our city, Hotter than July moves to Smithfield Square for a FREE daytime event full of feel-good rhythms and infectious melodies from South America, Eastern Europe, India, West Africa and of course West Clare.

Now in it’s 3rd year, Hotter than July is presented by…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

McComiskey Named 2016 Fellow

Billy McComiskey is one of the country’s greatest traditional musicians and last week he was named a 2016 National Heritage Fellow.  The National Heritage Fellowship, which is administered by the National Endowment for the Arts and is considered the highest honor our government gives a traditional or folk artist, is an extremely…

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Added by Daniel Neely on July 11, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums : June 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for June 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 July 8, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 377

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 10/07/2016 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 CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on July 6, 2016 at 21:36 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - June 2016

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of June 2016. Cillian Vallely leads our most played list with "The Bulls March" set from his new album …

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Added by TradConnect on July 4, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Listen to the Winning Song - Edinburgh Folk Club’s Songwriting Competition 2016

Have a listen to the winning song in Edinburgh Folk Club’s Songwriting Competition 2016. The competition took place in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 8pm and it was the 40th anniversary of the competition.

The winning song came from Lanarkshire songwriter Tom…

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Added by TradConnect on July 4, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Mick McAuley / Mayor Harrison’s Fedora (31st July 2016)

Highs and Bellows is the highly anticipated new solo album from long-time Solas accordionist and singer Mick McAuley, and this week the first release from the album which includes Mayor Harrison’s Fedora, The Convenience and Matt…

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Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Kern release single to commemorate 100th Anniversary of The Battle of the Somme

Louth band Kern have released a new single from their False Deceiver album which we have recently reviewed here on Tradconnect.  

The single is called “The Hard Wind”…

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Added by TradConnect on July 1, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Martin Hayes solo in New York City - 9th July

Martin Hayes makes a brief visit to New York City next month before his annual teaching week at The Swannanoa Gathering in NC. The Irish fiddler will be doing a rare solo show at the elegant American Irish Historical Society, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

This Spring, Martin toured with Dennis Cahill in the U.S. and they both met up…

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Added by TradConnect on July 1, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

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