September 2016 Blog Posts (37)

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill: 8 nights at the Irish Arts Center, New York

Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar), return to the Irish Arts Center for two weeks in residence this October. Each of these eight evenings, curated by Martin, will feature special guests and collaborators, exploring the roots of traditional music while breaking cultural barriers and taking audiences…

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

Lorcán Mac Mathúna - Visionaries 1916 : setting the words of The Rising to music

A new album entitled Visionaries 1916 is the culmination of a remarkable traditional music project celebrating the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising through a cycle of songs using the poetry of Pearse, Plunkett and Connolly, while paying due homage…

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

Peadar Ó Riada’s new work ONÓIR at the National Concert Hall - 30th October 2016

One of Ireland’s most celebrated and respected traditional composers Peadar Ó Riada (son of Seán Ó Riada of Mise Éire fame and founder of Cór Chúil Aodha) will present the world premiere of his new work, ONÓIR at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 30th October 2016 at…

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Added by TradConnect on September 29, 2016 at 9:30 — 15 Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 385

Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 385

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 2/10/2016 0004-0100 NZST

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Added by Mitch Park on September 28, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

When Peadar met Glen

This is what happened when Peadar Ó Riada met Glen Hansard. “There is a rush one gets from playing with a really good singer/musician which is hard to explain” Peadar said on his Facebook page. “Its some kind of synch as one rides a rushing flow and tries to stay on board and not fall off. It is…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

First listen to Copley Street by Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta

This is a first listen to a track from Copley Street, the new album from Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta.  They are considered to be two of Irish America’s brightest young traditional musicians. Both have been covered on Tradconnect previously including Nathan’s…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

'Nostalgia, warmth and mournfulness' from Eoin Dillon on his new release - Pondelorum

Pondelorum’ is Eoin Dillon’s third solo album having released his debut solo recording ‘The Third Twin’ in 2005 (named one of the best traditional albums of the year by RTE Radio One) followed by 2010’s ‘The Golden Mean’.  He has been playing the pipes and whistles since the age of 15.  As a…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Ciarán Somers / Kiss the Maid behind the Barrell ( 2nd Oct '16)

This is our number 1 track for the second week in a row, with over 250 plays this week. It is taken from the new flute album by Carlow flute player Ciarán Somers called 'Now'. He is well known and respected as a solo performer and for his work with the group ‘Pipers…

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Added by TradConnect on September 25, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Beltaine / Tilly's Jig

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 September 23, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

U.S. not worth trip anymore: Irvine

Andy Irvine's nine-day tour of the United States began last Friday and will be taking him through Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York (see www.andyirvine.com for details).  Regular readers of the column will know that I’m not generally in the habit of announcing tours, but it’s a post Irvine made to…

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Added by Daniel Neely on September 23, 2016 at 3:00 — 2 Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 384

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 25/09/2016 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in…
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Added by Mitch Park on September 22, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Oxtered to the Bothy - Bollocks and Bellydancers featuring Robyn Ada McKay

Oxtered to the Bothy are a Glasgow based collaboration of young musicians, each coming from different musical backgrounds. The principle focus of the band is to create a new fusion between Scottish themed music various other musical styles. These include influences of rock, funk, Balkan and in particular jazz. All the music played is…

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Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums : August 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for August 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 September 20, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

First Listen to the new Ciarán Somers flute album 'Now'

This is a first listen to a track from the new flute album by Carlow flute player Ciarán Somers called 'Now'. His flute playing has been described as a remarkable blend of strong, robust and woody tone…

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2016 at 8:05 — No Comments

First Listen to the new Ciarán Somers flute album 'Now'

This is a first listen to a track from the new flute album by Carlow flute player Ciarán Somers called 'Now'. His flute playing has been described as a remarkable blend of strong, robust and woody tone combined with an electrifying rhythmic energy.

He is well known…

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2016 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Track of the Week : Cúig - New Landscapes ( 18th September 2016 )

This is our track of the week, having received the most plays over the last seven days on Tradconnect. It is from 'New Landscapes' by Cúig, an album they released in April this year. It is also their first full length studio album.…

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Added by TradConnect on September 18, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Culture Night Revolves Around You - Friday 16th September 2016

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.  This year, it will take place on Friday 16th September 2016. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for…

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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Living Stream release their debut single 'Grand Canal Dock'

Last week we had an exclusive video release by a new band called The Living Stream and the reaction to it was huge. Today the track that was featured in the video is released as a single, and we also include it below,…

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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exploring the music of East Clare - The Lady's Cup of Tea by Mary Mac Namara & Sorcha Costello

The Lady’s Cup of Tea is the new album from Co Clare concertina player Mary Mac Namara and her daughter Sorcha Costello on fiddle. This is the fifth album from Mary whose first album “Traditional Music from East Clare” (Released in 1994) was widely acclaimed and voted by the Irish Times as traditional music…

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Added by TradConnect on September 15, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 383

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 18/09/2016 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.



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Added by Mitch Park on September 14, 2016 at 23:30 — No Comments

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