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Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 426

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 16/07/2017 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time, thirty- to sixty-year-old recordings.



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Added by Mitch Park on July 12, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Exclusive single release from Elle Marie O'Dwyer - Brave Ireland

Brought up in a family and community steeped in music, Elle Marie O'Dwyer began her journey in traditional singing from a young age. She received tuition and guidance from some of the "greats" of the tradition, leading her to win many All-Ireland titles.

Since then, she has two albums of traditional songs to her credit. This…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Irish Traditional Music Archive launch new website

The ITMA have launched their new website and designer Mary Doherty of Red Dog provides some insight into the challenge involved. She writes: "Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) acts as an amazing resource for this dynamic, shape-shifting art form, one that is at once an intrinsic part of local Irish communities and part of an astounding global…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Kíla Summer News 2017

A Chairde. The Kíla Alive Beo summer festival tour is continuing apace! We are into the summer festival season. Great gigs so far! We had a great time in Spiddal by the Atlantic Ocean. And it didn’t rain! The older students of Coláiste Chonnachta joined us for a rendition of Rónán’s song ‘Bog Bog’.

Then we went to Maynooth Castle where Silken Thomas used to hang out…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

FleadhTV returns August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017

Commercial : August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017 sees the return of the revolutionary music television programme, FleadhTV on TG4.  This is live music TV but not as you know it! Think Glastonbury with…

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Added by TradConnect on July 10, 2017 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Debut Album from Rattle The Knee, Paving & Crigging, Launching Aug 1st.

Hi Gang!

My new band Rattle The Knee have our debut album, Paving & Crigging "dropping" on August 1st.

Rattle The Knee is made up of Kira Ott on fiddle, Jimmy Murphy on guitar and myself on uilleann pipes. We even throw a couple of odd songs in there... yes, odd songs ;-)

Radio hosts, please contact me for a pre-release download of the album…

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Added by Patrick D'Arcy on July 8, 2017 at 0:37 — No Comments

Song of the Week : Bernadette Morris / Once I Loved

This song is taken from the Bernadette Morris album All the Ways you Wander.  The title of the album comes from a composition by John Spillane, which Bernadette includes on the album.  She recorded…

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Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - June 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for June 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 July 6, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 425

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 9/07/2017 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 July 5, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Seán Keane at Ballymaloe Grainstore - 21st July 2017

Seán Keane, possessor of one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices, appears for the first time in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Friday 21 July at 8pm.  He will be joined on stage by guitarists Pat Coyne and…

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Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Supporting Baile An Salsa and their Fundit campaign for their new album.

We have covered the music of Galway-based Baile An Salsa on Tradconnect over years and they have now launched a Fundit campaign.  They describe themselves as "an international band comprised of ten musicians originally from seven different countries. We blend our passion for traditional Irish Music with Latin…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 424

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 2/07/2017 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 June 28, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson 5th single from her 'Yarrow Sessions' project

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson is a fiddle player, singer and composer. She has drawn on the rich tradition of the Scottish Borders throughout her artistic life and over the last few months has been releasing a series of singles from her latest project called Yarrow, an evolving collection of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Cuban uilleann piper concert for St.David's Church, Dublin - 9th July

In July 2014, Cuban uilleann piper Alexander Suarez Mendez, made his first trip abroad from his home in Havana to Ireland . That trip proved hugely beneficial to Alexander and he has made great progress with his playing of Irish Traditional music on the uilleann pipes. He now teaches other Cubans the pipes on a weekly basis in Havana, and is working…
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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

First listen to 'A Louth Lilt' by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney

This is a first listen to the new album by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney called A Louth Lilt. It's track 12 from the album and features a couple of jigs composed by Adéle for her parents. Regarding the recording they say: "The music is inspired by people and places in Louth and further afield. From the snows of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Kíla 'Alive Beo' - one of our most innovative and exciting bands

Kíla are back with a new live album that once again shows why they have for some considerable time occupied an alternative planet when it comes to traditional music. Their brand of magical, mystical, world infused music sets them apart. They have followed their own vision since their formation in Dublin in the late 1980’s…

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Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2017 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Authentic traditional music all the way from Malaysia via Belfast

Say hello to the Faliq Auri Trio (F.A.T), a celtic (Irish & Scottish) fusion Trio based in Malaysia. They formed in 2015 and have developed a truly authentic sound. They feature Faliq Auri on uilleann pipes, tin whistle, alto sax and flute, Suriya Prakash on guitars and Abdul Karim aka AKZ on…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

First listen to the new album by Fíona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle

This is a first listen to a soon to be released album by Dublin musicians Fíona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle. Featuring fiddle and concertina with support from Kevin Meehan on bodhrán and Joey Doyle on guitar. The album, called Scáthanna, will be on release in the next few week and we will have more from this…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 423

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 25/06/2017 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 June 21, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ryan's Fancy - What A Time Volume 2

A new collection of Ryan's Fancy recordings has just been released - What A Time Volume 2, is now available. See the cover below in my photos.

For further information please visit
http://www.ryansfancy.com/

Added by Fergus O'Byrne on June 21, 2017 at 14:20 — No Comments

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