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Watch and listen to All-Ireland Senior Fiddle champion 2017 - Roisin Anne Hughes

We only have a 2015 video of All Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion Roisin Anne Hughes, but it will give you a flavour of what it takes win over the judges. This is Roisin, from CCE in Glasgow competing in 2015. This week she posted the following on Facebook: "This amazing cup makes its way over the Irish Sea to Scotland for the 3rd time in its 64-year…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2017 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Results and winners of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 has reached it conclusion and by all accounts, Ennis 2017 has once again been an outstanding success. For many it is the culmination of many years work and with the competitions over the real party can begin.

For those looking for a list of results you can follow …

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Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2017 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

FleadhTV returns August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017

Commercial : August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017 sees the return of the revolutionary music television programme, FleadhTV on TG4.  This is live music TV but not as you know it! Think Glastonbury with…

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Added by TradConnect on July 10, 2017 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album 'My mind will never be easy'.

Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album called 'Mind will Never Be Easy', by Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas. The recording also features Brian Mooney on Bouzouki and Jack Talty on piano. It was recorded by Jack Talty in his studio in Lissycasey, Co. Clare.



Luke is a native Dubliner who grew up in Windy Arbour. He studied…

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2017 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

'The Here & Now' set to tour Colorado & New Mexico in August 2017

Austin based band The Here & Now are about to hit the road for their first tour of Colorado & New Mexico this August. They are set to kick things off in Fraser, Colorado on August 9th with a show at the Fraser Valley Folk Concert Series and will finish up with a Texas show on August 24th at the infamous McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston.

The…

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Added by TradConnect on July 31, 2017 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Getting Jiggy with it - taking trad music to a new dimension

Via RTE Culture Acclaimed percussionist Robbie Harris writes for Culture about his exciting new fusion project, Jiggy...

Brian Eno once remarked for the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time.

Jiggy is a collaboration of like-minded musicians who merge a…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exploring music from Roscommon and Sligo - Tommy Guihen / 'The Torn Jacket'

Tommy Guihen was born and reared on a small farm in the townland of Bodorragha, between Keadue and Arigna in north Co. Roscommon. He began playing the flute at the age of fourteen and quickly became an accomplished player of the Roscommon/Leitrim/Sligo style of traditional flute playing. He won the under 18 All-Ireland…

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Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Stocktons Wing are back with a new Irish tour this Summer

After a very successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016 and a headline show at the Fleadh in Ennis, STOCKTONS WING, one of Ireland’s most prolific and enduring bands, will celebrate their extraordinary 40-year career as they know best – onstage at a series of summer shows!  Featuring regular members…

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Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

First listen to 'From Camden to Tulla' featuring Andrew Mac Namara, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn

This is a first listen to a new album that will feature Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (piano) due for release in July 2017. The album is called 'From Camden to Tulla'. Andrew Mac Namara and Karen first met and played music together at the Feakle Festival in 1991. Over the 25 years since then, they’ve…

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Added by TradConnect on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Album Review : Cormac Begley

The seeds for this remarkable album were sown many years ago when Cormac Begley recorded a duet album with Jack Talty called Na Fir Bolg.

That album, recorded in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, was a revelation.  For this solo outing, Cormac is back in the same church with Jack Talty on the recording and mixing…

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Added by Tony Lawless on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Andrew Finn Magill (July 2017)

Howdy from Alaska! I am finishing a great week here in Fairbanks, Alaska teaching and performing at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, which truly must be heard to believed. This festival is astoundingly…

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Added by TradConnect on April 29, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

First listen to the new album by Fíona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle

This is a first listen to a soon to be released album by Dublin musicians Fíona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle. Featuring fiddle and concertina with support from Kevin Meehan on bodhrán and Joey Doyle on guitar. The album, called Scáthanna, will be on release in the next few week and we will have more from this…

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

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson 5th single from her 'Yarrow Sessions' project

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson is a fiddle player, singer and composer. She has drawn on the rich tradition of the Scottish Borders throughout her artistic life and over the last few months has been releasing a series of singles from her latest project called Yarrow, an evolving collection of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Second Phase Announcement of The Music Generation

Music generation is doing a lot of good work to change the lives of children by providing them access to high-quality performance music education that is in their locality. This national music education program was initiated by the Music Network and it was co-founded by U2, department of education and skills and local music…

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Added by Emma Miah on July 20, 2017 at 8:30 — 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

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

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