All Blog Posts (3,240)

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - March 2017

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of March 2017. This month Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta takes the No. 1 spot with a track from his new album An Rithim Réidh. The title, roughly translated as ‘the steady rhythm’ is an apt description of Mícheál’s distinctive melodeon playing. You can read our album launch…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 12, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - March 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for March 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 …

Continue

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

Supporting 'The Recollective' Fund It Campaign for their new album

The Recollective are a dynamic four-piece band that play a mixture of original and traditional material primarily from Ireland and Scotland but also from other folk traditions. They have just launched a Fund It campaign for their debut album that will "combine songs and tunes from these traditions and weave them amongst their own…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 10, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Most played traditional track this week- 9th April 2017

Our most played track this week is by Maurice McGrath, from an album we launched some time back called Winsome Ways. It's called Willie Clancy and the Pipes. Maurice sets out the background to this song stating that it tells the story of a man from Miltown Malbay, County Clare…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

The latest video from an outstanding release by Dublin band IMLÉ - Go Deo, Go Deo

This is the second release by a Dublin band that should be getting a little bit more recognition for their unconventional approach to poetry, pop and rap. Add to this the fact that their music is delivered as Gaeilge, and you have something unique. The band is called IMLÉ and this track and video, taken from their…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Watch Finbar Furey's first ever music video

Via RTE Culture. Finbar Furey is celebrated around the world as one of the great folk icons of his time. Now, at the age of 70, he's made his first ever music video. 

Finbar describes the inspiration for the song: 'The song I Remember You Singing This Song came about as a response to losing a parent… whether…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 412

https://www.facebook.com/folkonsunday

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 9/04/2017 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.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

Continue

Added by Mitch Park on April 5, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Respect and passion for traditional music from Finnish group Droichead on their debut

The Banks of Tuira is the debut album by Droichead (Irish Gaelic meaning bridge), a traditional Irish band from Oulu, Finland. Droichead was formed out of a collective passion and respect for traditional Irish music on a cold, wintry night in 2011 overlooking the dark waters of the Gulf of Bothnia. Their…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2017 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Exclusive : Seamlessly combining original folk, country and old-time - Appalachian duo Zoe & Cloyd

We are spreading our wings here on Tradconnect and are delighted to bring you an exclusive first listen to the new album by Appalachian duo Zoe & Cloyd, who spring from deep roots in American music. We encountered their music through our association with Hearth Music in the US, and this is an exclusive first listen…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Corofin's 'Duchas' crowned Siansa Gael Linn 2017 Champions

The young traditional music group ‘Dúchas’ from Corofin  are the Siansa Gael Linn 2017 winners !   At the Grand Finale concert in the National Concert Hall on Sunday, 2 April 2017, they were selected from among eight finalists of a high standard for this prestigious award. Organized annually by Gael Linn, with support from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Two tracks from Conor O'Sullivan's new album 'The Inbetween'

Following on from his debut release “Good Day Senor” in 2015, musician and songwriter Conor O’Sullivan has just released his second solo album “The Inbetween”. This offering like its predecessor contains a mixture of self penned songs and instrumental compositions as well as a cover of the Dominic…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 3, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

The 8th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival 6th - 9th April 2017

Commercial Feature: The 8th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place this year from the 6th-9th April 2017 in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway.  The Festival will begin on Thursday the 6th April with a concert with Danny O’Mahony and Liz Kane and Tune Composition Competition in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm. Friday will see…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Press release for 2nd edition of Grade 2 Bodhran Tutor and CD

The first edition of the Grade 2 Bodhran Tutor and CD in support of the London College of Music Examinations was launched in November 2016 with the support of John Joe Kelly in Ti Chulainn, Mullaghbawn. The edition was designed to meet local class needs for 4 years but attracted attention from local and regional media when it sold out world wide across 13 countries in 3 months. Following critical review from a range of bodhran teachers and in particular from Alabama based teacher Andrew Kruspe… Continue

Added by Fergal O'Brien on March 30, 2017 at 12:38 — No Comments

Bright Young Trad Musicians raising awareness with charity CD

Two years ago New York fiddler Haley Richardson was visiting friends Lindsay and Brian O'Donovan in Boston. In their wide-ranging discussions about music, Haley learned about a charity CD Lindsay had produced which included legendary Irish musicians that had strongly influenced her playing.…

Continue

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

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 411

https://www.facebook.com/folkonsunday

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 2/04/2017 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.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

Continue

Added by Mitch Park on March 29, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Listen to the second single from 'The Magpie's Nest' by Robin James Hurt and Ailbhe Nolan.

This is the second single from the debut album by Dublin duo Robin James Hurt and Ailbhe Nolan. Featuring concertina and guitar, the album is called "The Magpie’s Nest". We launched it in January this year and you can read about it …

Continue

Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Listen to second track from the new Liam O'Connor album - The Loom

You can now listen to a second track from the new Liam O’Connor album called The Loom. Liam is one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players, and was born into a musical family in Dublin. His father Mick O’Connor is a flute player and researcher of music who was a founder member of the Castle Céilí Band.…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

String On String from Amy McAllister on her debut release - 1st April 2017

String On String is the debut album from traditional singer and harpist Amy McAllister. The album will be released on Saturday 1st April with a launch concert in the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, followed by a launch in the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul, Dublin on 29th April.

Hailing from Glenariffe Co. Antrim, Amy…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on March 28, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Dromore Tradfest returns for a second year to Tyrone April 7th - 9th 2017

Dromore Tradfest this April returns following a hugely successful launch last year and this time the offering is bigger and better than ever! The traditional music festival was hailed as a mini-fleadh with the streets and venues alive with music, song and dance. The festival features a series of concerts, recitals, workshops, sessions and much more.…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on March 27, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : The Here & Now / Madison Avenue

Our track of the week with the most plays comes from Ladybird the debut album from Austin based quartet The Here & Now. Formed in 2015 The Here & Now are Niamh Fahy (Fiddle & Voice), Chris Buckley (Fiddle & Viola), Rob Forkner (Bodhrán) and Joseph Carmichael (Guitar &…

Continue

Added by TradConnect on March 26, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

© 2017   Created by Tony Lawless.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service