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Professional musicians with albums on TradConnect

I am looking to compile a list of members that have released an album and while I am aware of some of them I know there are others lurking in what is a growing number of members. With 1,300 + members is is getting hard to track everyone, especially some of our overseas members that I may not be…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 8, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

The Gloaming - wonderful concert on NPR

I recently stumbled upon this great concert on the NPR website, and you can hear the ENTIRE thing. "The Gloaming" includes fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and is a wonderful fusion of old and new trad.

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Added by Brendan McCreanor on January 13, 2012 at 3:00 — No Comments

Bodhran Expert - Website and resource for learning the instrument

Thanks to member Julie Leduchowski who just joined and made us aware of this site whih looks like a great resource for bodhran players. 

The site was created by Michelle Stewart who has personally taught well over a thousand people how to play this instrument which…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 13, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Northern Lights music from the album Dubh agus Geal Loric

Submitted by Lorcán MacMathuna

Northern Lights brings a new program in which Traditional Irish music and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 13:11 — No Comments

For fans of John Carty - Pathway To The Well

You must know at this stage that I am a big fan of John Carty. This time he has joined up with the legendary Matt Molloy who has been a member of the Chieftains for more than 20 years, and who was one of the founding members of the great Bothy Band. They have just released a live album from Matt Molloys called Pathway To The Wellwith the great Arty McGlynn on guitar. Have a listen…

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Added by Tony Lawless on January 14, 2012 at 15:19 — No Comments

The Gathering

The Gathering Traditional Music Festival  is regarded as being one of the best traditional events in Ireland - one review said it was "like The Willie Clancy Summer school under one roof!" 



The five day events includes concerts, céilí, instrument masterclasses, set dance & sean nos workshops, numerous free music sessions, a full education programme and much more. 

The concerts…
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Added by Tony Lawless on January 14, 2012 at 15:25 — No Comments

Jim Murray Guitar Site Launched

J im Murray is one of the best and most respected accompanists in traditional Irish music. Hailing from County Cork Jim has toured both nationally and internationally with the A-Z of Irelands top musicians. His new trad Guitar site teaches rhythms, accents and strumming patterns for the Reel, Jig, Slip Jig, Fast Slide, Slow Slide, Polka and Hornpipe. Learn about choosing chords,…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

Ríl Óg - Off the Wall

Seeing new talent coming through is something that TradConnect takes a great interest in. Across the country we have hundreds of musicians taking their art to new places. In Ríl Óg we have a very young group, aptly named, who have undertaken to record and release their first album, and what a great affair it is.Ríl Óg have been playing together for over two years. The six members in the group…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 9, 2011 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

Dervish – bringing it all back home

YER MAMMY always told you to be nice to people when you’re on the way up, because it’s the same people you’ll pass when you’re on the way back down again.

And while Dervish, one of traditional Irish music’s greatest exports, are far from being on the way back down,…

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Added by Micheál Ó Domhnaill on November 23, 2011 at 12:05 — No Comments

Dulahan Irl - Airs & Gracenotes

The music that I most fondly remember has always been the late at night, behind locked doors type. When everyone has gone home bar the last few stragglers. Instruments have been put away in preparation for home, yet something says the night is not quite over. Fond memories linger of such nights when you may have a solo fiddle or accordian. Maybe someone doing some backing with guitar, maybe not. There is…

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Added by Tony Lawless on November 29, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

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