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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

Aoife Scott to perform as part of Liberties Festival 2017 - Wed 19th July

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest running festivals. For many the Liberties Festival has become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and…

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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Celebrating 500,000 plays on Soundcloud - The Top 15 Most Played Tracks

This week we celebrate over 500,000 plays on our the Tradconnect Soundcloud file. 

Every week we now achieve close to 4,000…

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Added by TradConnect on July 8, 2015 at 11:30 — 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

New release from San Francisco folk singer Cormac Gannon - Different

Irish folk singer and San Francisco resident Cormac Gannon has just released his new solo album called ‘Different’. One of the founding member of the San Francisco based Irish band The Gas Men, Cormac was born in County Mayo in the West of Ireland and moved to San Francisco in 1991. With the lively…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 — 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

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

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

Willie Clancy Documentary - In the name of Willie Clancy

The world famous Willie Clancy Week is in full flow so in honor of this great festival we thought we would post this documentary again.  If you are not already en route to the west Ireland town of Miltown Malbay then enjoy this sample of what is involved.  Donal Dineen visits the Willie Clancy Week in Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare to meet and chat with attendees. Filmed by Myles O'Reilly.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 7, 2013 at 17:30 — 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

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

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

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

The Importance of a Press Release for Traditional Artists + 5 Samples

Tradconnect is an open publishing platform, available for all to connect with a global audience, and a lot of our content comes directly from artists and others involved in the promotion of traditional music. We receive a lot of emails about festivals, album launches and tours, and only a few include the all important press release,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Major new survey on the teaching and learning of Irish traditional music

Clare musician and concertina master Jack Talty, a doctoral student at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick is undertaking a major new survey as part of his PhD.

The survey will assist research on the teaching and learning of Irish traditional music in Irish higher education (referred to as…

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

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 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 June 13, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Custys Interview Series - Liam O'Connor with John Blake

Custys have just released a new video featuring one of Ireland’s leading fiddle players, Liam O' Connor. Liam 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. During his youth, Liam was taught by Séamus Glackin and won several…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

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