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Sonny Condell & me - seizing the day with an Irish musical hero

Via RTE Culture. The singer songwriter Sonny Condell and the poet and lyricist Paddy Kehoe have just released an album together, entitled Seize the Day. In this tribute, Paddy celebrates his collaboration with a musical hero.

The two swimmers on the cover are seizing the day,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Music Teachers : Katie Geringer, Houston Texas - Fiddle

We are slowly building up our Irish Music Teacher resource centre on the site and today we have added our first US based teacher. Katie Geringer began studying the violin at the age of 6 and developed an interest…

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

Listen to the hottest track this week - 23rd April 2017

Our most played track this week comes from award winning concertina player and innovator, Cormac Begley, who has just released his debut solo album to critical acclaim. This is also the first solo concertina album in traditional Irish music to feature bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertinas. Siobhain Long in her Irish Times review…

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Added by TradConnect on April 23, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Outside Track, Skipper’s Alley and Sock’s in the Frying Pan big winners in €700k grant announcement

The Outside Track, Skipper’s Alley and Sock’s in the Frying Pan were the big winners in today’s funding and grant announcement by The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD. In total, funding of almost €700,000 has been announced by Culture Ireland to 122 Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Through a musical lens - Cordeen explore the legacy of the Irish in Newfoundland

Through a unique musical lens, new group Cordeen plan to explore the legacy of the Irish in Newfoundland as they trace the story of traditional music, from songs of home to fresh new fusions. This new quartet includes Waterford’s Benny McCarthy, "founding member of iconic traditional music group Danú.

Hailing from the…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Perfect trad pop from 'Perfect Friction' with their new single 'One Day'

Perfect Friction formed in early 2012 when five young musicians, who had been playing traditional Irish music sessions together in Wicklow town, decided to enlist the services of a talented vocalist and put a new sound on the road. The band’s music ranges from high-energy trad sets with a full range of instruments (fiddle, flute,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Listen to the new album from Ushers Island

Have a listen to the new release by Usher’s Island, a group that includes some of the biggest names in traditional music. Released on Vertical Records "Usher’s Island brings together two generations of the finest and most influential Irish traditional…

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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

A bold, energetic and exciting statement from Cormac Begley on his debut release

Award winning concertina player and innovator, Cormac Begley, has  just released his debut solo album to critical acclaim. This is also the first solo concertina album in traditional Irish music to feature bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertinas. Siobhain Long in her Irish Times review described the album as “a…

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Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Ruaile Buaile go viral with their version of Maniac 2000

In the few short years since they formed Ruaile Buaile, Niall Kelly, Arthur Stones, Jack Godley and Shane Lynam, have gone from being considered a highly thought-of young local act, to a act with international potential.  We launched their debut album here on Tradconnect in January and you can read about…

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Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

120 Irish Radio Broadcasters now partnering with Tradconnect for album downloads

The launch of our Download Centre in June 2015 has been an outstanding success.  The Download Centre is a private area on Tradconnect where pre-approved broadcasters can download the latest traditional albums for free.  To 120 broadcasters are participating and all are gaining access to new albums as they are released.…

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Added by TradConnect on September 3, 2015 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Most Played Trad Track - 17th April 2017

Our most played track, for the second week in a row comes from Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta and his new release An Rithim Réidh. The title, roughly translated as ‘the steady rhythm’ is an apt description of Mícheál’s distinctive melodeon playing: an unassuming, mellow, easy going style that underscores a deep respect and…

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Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Irish trad album releases from 2017......so far

Keep up to date with the latest album releases throughout 2017 with this guide.  We will feature all the albums that we officially launch on Tradconnect throughout the year. These releases are added to our Digital Download Centre where over 110 Irish Radio Broadcasters across the globe can download them for free. If you want your album to feature in this guide…

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Added by TradConnect on March 1, 2017 at 12:30 — 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…

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

Blas Summer School returns on June 19th 2017

The Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance returns to the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick for the 21st successive year this June 19th – June 30th. The summer school will be launched on Monday June 19th…

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Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2017 at 12:00 — 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 …

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

Submit your Press Release and say hello to your new audience

Tradconnect has grown. In 6 years we have gathered quite an audience. Over 8,000 members, close to 300 tracks on our Soundcloud file, achieving 400 hours of play each week and up to 1,000 daily visitors.

The site is essentially non-commercial and…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2017 at 16:00 — 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…

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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…

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

200 FREE Irish Traditional tracks for radio broadcasters

If you are an Irish Radio Broadcaster anywhere in the world you can now download all of the tracks included in the playlist below for free. It includes all the latest traditional releases from Ireland, USA and UK.

In fact we have hundreds of tracks available and all you need do is sign up to our…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Supporting the new Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Kickstarter campaign

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new solo album. Here is her Kickstarter message. "I am making a new solo album, and I would be delighted if you would help me make it happen. My last solo album was recorded in 2011, just after the birth of my first daughter Sadhbh. Since then I've had another baby, moved…

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Added by TradConnect on March 16, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

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