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New York Session Listing - 10th March 2017

The following is a session listing for New York  city.  It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at www.ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session and events taking place over the coming…

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Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Listen to a stream of The Henry Girls new album 'Far Beyond the Stars'

Donegal folk band ‘The Henry Girls’ have just released their new album called ‘Far Beyond the Stars' and it is available to stream in its entirety on Soundcloud with an embed below. In February they had given a taster of what is to come with a track called ‘Ocean of War’ which was dedicated to the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Visionaries and their Words, Irish Tour in March and April 2017

The critically acclaimed Show, Visionaries and their Words, continues its successful Irish tour in March and April 2017 in Dundalk, Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Created by renowned sean- nós singer, composer and adventurer, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, this Show is a new musical rendering of the words of Plunkett, Connolly, Ceannt and Pearse.…



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

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - February 2017

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of February 2017. This month The Mulcahy Family take the No.1 spot following their award of Album of the Year 2016 for 'The Reel Note'. Read all about it here .…

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Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

New Kickstarter from Alan Doherty and the ALDOC crew

ALDOC are recording their 2nd album in Wellington, New Zealand this March and have just launched a new Kickstarter campaign.

Anchor ALDOC members Alan Doherty and Gerry Paul are returning to the same city where they recorded their debut album, 'From Tallaght To Halle'. They have…

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Added by TradConnect on March 4, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - February 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for February 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 March 7, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

A steady rhythm and deep respect for the music from Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta

After a seventeen year hiatus, Connemara melodeon player, Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta, is back on the music scene with a new album, 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…

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Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

A world of contemporary trad from Atlas

ATLAS is a new duo featuring Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina), both natives of Limerick, Ireland, who first crossed paths through the Irish traditional music festival circuit as teenagers. They immediately struck up an intense musical friendship having…

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Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Éilís Kennedy / The Flannel Red (5th March 2017)

Our most played track on Tradconnect this week is The Flannel Red taken from WESTWARD, the new album by Éilís Kennedy. The album is a product of life on the Atlantic fringe, with songs in English and Irish inspired by famous musical nights in Dingle and beyond. Having travelled to the west coast of…

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Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Interview: Talking Ed Sheeran, Galway Girl and ÷ (Divide) with Beoga

After 14 years of making music together Northern Irish trad band Beoga hit the headlines last month when they got involved with Ed Sheeran on his new album called, ÷, which is released today.

Co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show last month,…

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Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Music from the Western Isles with Eabhal

Here are two tracks from Eabhal who are four musicians who met and began making music together on the Outer-Hebrides' Isle of Uist. Playing folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Europe and further, alongside self-penned tunes, they have a unique sound that demonstrates their collective musical ethos. These tracks came in to our news stream and are taken from their new…

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

Taking inspiration from the folk greats - Darren Lynch

Dublin folk musician Darren Lynch has released a new album of folk songs called ‘The Spinning Wheel’. The album is a collection of some of the songs he has sung over the past 15 years or more. Groups such as The Fureys, The Dubliners and Sweeney’s Men -  as well as singers like Pecker Dunne…

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Added by TradConnect on February 28, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Much anticipated launch of The Living Stream debut album - Feb 26th in Dublin

In late 2015 we covered a new folk band that had just formed in Galway called The Living Stream. What started out as a rather simple project to record some demo tracks in a Galway studio, developed into something much more involved. Brian Kelly was the driving force behind the project and explained that “the plan was to…

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Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

11th Joseph Browne School of Music starts on 23rd February 2017

On February 23rd - 25th this year the 11th annual Joseph Browne School of Traditional Music will take place in Kinvara, Co, Galway. 

By background "the South Galway and North Clare region is an area that has long been renowned for the quality of its traditional music. Names like Jack Mulkere, the highly regarded music teacher, come to mind, as do…

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Added by TradConnect on February 19, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Tonight at The Gathering Festival Killarney - 24th February

Tonight at The Gathering Festival in Killarney The Casey Sisters will take to the stage in the company of Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, Bríd Harper, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Gerry O’Beirne & Dónal O’Connor. This is the start of the festival weekend concerts…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

A new approach to the tradition from contemporary ensemble 'Strung'

Strung are a contemporary Irish music ensemble based in Cork, comprising Maria Ryan (violin/vocals), Lucia Mac Partlin (violin), Séan Warren (cello) and Aonghus McCarthy (piano). While undergoing classical training at Cork School of Music, they maintained a participating interest in Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on February 23, 2017 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

New single and Dublin concert for Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan - 23rd February 2017

Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan release their version of Antony and The Johnsons beautiful song ‘You Are My Sister’ in January 2017 followed by a nationwide tour beginning early February.

Leslie Dowdall is the voice and songwriter behind the sound that was In Tua…

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Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Listen to Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh's 2006 debut album 'Fainne An Lae' in its entirety

You can now listen to Fainne An Lae (Daybreak), the 2006 debut release by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Muireann grew up in Dún Chaoin, Co. Kerry and was a recipient of the 2011 Gradaim Ceoil TG4 Amhránaí na Bliana/Singer of the Year award. She has toured and performed with various musicians and groups before joining Danú…

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

The Ray D'Arcy Show wants to hear from Ireland's Traddest Family!

The Ray D'Arcy Show wants to hear from Ireland's Traddest Family! They have posted this video with the following message. "Do you and your family love to play music together? Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned Ireland's Traddest Family by our brilliant judging panel of Zoe Conway, Mike Hanrahan and John Spillane?

If so, get your…

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

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa - February 2017

Well, well, well the New Year is well and truly up and and running and if the first few weeks are anything to go by it’s going to be an epic one! It’s been non stop traveling and touring since early January taking in California, Seattle, Ireland and last week the Caribbean and Bahamas ??

Just arrived back from Joanie Madden’s Folk n Irish Cruise and I have to say it…

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

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