Featured Blog Posts – August 2016 Archive (23)

Imaginative and fresh debut from The Hydes mixing Irish, American folk and bluegrass

Sister-brother duo, The Hydes, have just released an imaginative, fresh, and enthralling take on folk and roots music with their debut album Green & Blue, weaving creatively and decisively through an eclectic musical landscape of Irish, American folk, bluegrass, and beyond.

They merge these acoustic styles to create…

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Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

First listen to a track from the new John Redmond album 'Box Sets'

This is track 3 from the new album by John Redmond called Box Sets. “John grew up in the village of Ballindaggin, Co. Wexford, where he learned to play the box from Tom Dunne. He was an all-Ireland winner on button accordion before moving to America in 1988. His first CD, East to Northeast, reflected his…

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Added by TradConnect on August 30, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

And yet more.....interview & tunes from Darragh Curtin the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion 2016

From the archives of Custy's Videos here is a great interview with Darragh Curtin who is the All-Ireland Fiddle Champion 2016. Darragh if from CCÉ, Brosna, Ciarraí. 2nd place went to Roisin Anne Hughes, Irish Minstrels', Glasgow and 3rd place toCaoimhe Ní Chiaráin, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach. For all this years…

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Added by TradConnect on August 29, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Listen to the adventurous follow up to 'Roots' by Andrew Finn Magill - It's called 'Branches'

'Roots' was the first of a series of albums that was released earlier in the year by Andrew Finn Magill, a fiddle player from Asheville, North Carolina. We launched it exclusively here on tradconnect. The albums chart…

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Added by TradConnect on August 26, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

5 Star release from Gatehouse with their debut 'Tús Nua'

"Tús Nua" is the title of the new album from Gatehouse, a recently formed Roscommon based group. Gatehouse is anchored by John Wynne and John McEvoy who first came together in 2007 for the recording of “Pride Of The West”, a critically acclaimed duet album. John Wynne has become established…

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Added by TradConnect on August 26, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Willis Clan Announce Dublin Performance

The Willis Clan have announced a very special Dublin show at the National Concert Hall onThursday 25 August 2016 following the success of their nationwide tour and new album ‘Chapter Two: Boots’.  Tickets priced €30 go on sale Friday 22 July at 10am. Concessions…
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Added by Mission PR on August 25, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Have a listen to the 2016 All Ireland fiddle champion Darragh Curtin

We can't promise a video of each and every winner in this year's Fleadh Cheoil but here is a newly released recording of the 2016 Senior Fiddle Champion, Darragh Curtin. Darragh if from CCÉ, Brosna, Ciarraí. 2nd place went to Roisin Anne Hughes, Irish Minstrels', Glasgow and 3rd place to Caoimhe Ní Chiaráin, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach. For all…

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Added by TradConnect on August 24, 2016 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Album Launch : Impressive debut from Connla with 'River Waiting'

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 August 24, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Final date on Aoife Scott US tour - The Burren Backroom Boston - 30th September 2016

Aoife Scott and band are undertaking a lengthy US tour in September 2016 in support of her new album called Carry The Day. The tour starts on 10th September at South Shore Irish Festival in Marsfield MA, and will finish in The Burren Backroom in Boston on 30th September. The band will include Aoife on vocals and bodhrán, Andrew…

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Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Results and Winners at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016.

Winners 2016

1A Fidil / Fiddle (Faoi 12)

1st Cushla Murphy, CCÉ, An Tulach, Clár

2nd Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

3rd Maebh McGlinchey, CCÉ, Clogher Valley, Tír Eoghain

1B Fidil / Fiddle (12-15)…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

‘Box Sets’ has beautiful music

In the liner notes to his new album “Box Sets,” button accordionist John Redmond relates a story about going home to County Wexford to decompress after breaking his collarbone. Inspired by his rambles away, he resolved to “write an album that would reflect my love for the area and my family who all still live there.” “Box Sets” is the fruit of that time. On it,…

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Added by Daniel Neely on August 22, 2016 at 4:00 — No Comments

Soaking up the buzz surrounding Notify and their new ‘InConcept’ album

Notify made a welcome return with a new album called InConcept in April this year. We added an exclusive track called Vividity to our Soundcloud file and include it below.

Once again this recording shows Notify to be one of the most imaginative bands around. They…

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

Album Launch : Grounded and vibrant music from Iontach on 'A New Journey'

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 100 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on August 18, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Music Marketing : Digital Distribution of Albums for Irish Trad & Folk Artists

Since July 2015 Tradconnect has distributed 25,000 Irish traditional and folk tracks to over 100 Irish Radio Broadcasters across the globe. We have done this through our innovative Music Download Centre where we distribute digital media files (albums) to our network of participating broadcasters.

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

Album Launch : Jennifer Licko explores Scots Gaelic and Appalachian music on SING

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 100 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh announce Irish tour in September 2016

One of Traditional music’s most energetic and impressive acts has just announced new dates for an Irish Tour, which kicks off later this month. Artists Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh deliver a spirited performance of music and dance rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Christy Moore adds two extra concerts on January 11th & 12th in Vicar Street Dublin

Christy Moore has announced two additional concerts at Vicar Street, Dublin on 11th and 12th January 2017. This will make it 6 nights in a row at the venue. Tickets go on sale Friday 18th November.

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

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums : July 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for July 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 August 8, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

'Atlas' set November release date for debut recording

‘Atlas’ is a venture between Cillian King & Cillian Doheny. They say that “while specializing in ambient folk, a telling influence within the creative process is their desire to explore thematic duet music in all its forms.” Their debut album is about to be released and in a recent news blast they said that they are in the middle of editing the…

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Added by TradConnect on August 6, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

NYCB learned from the best

The Ennis-bound New York Céilí Band is inspired by the 1960 original.  Photo by Marianne Mangan.

In 1960, the New York Céilí Band, a legendary bunch that counted Paddy Reynolds, Andy McGann & Larry Redican (fiddles), Paddy O’Brien (accordion), Mike Dorney & Jack Coen (flutes), Gerry Wallace (piccolo), Felix Dolan (piano) and Chris…

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Added by Daniel Neely on August 6, 2016 at 4:00 — No Comments

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