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Youthful energy from progressive Philadelphia trio 'Poor Man's Gambit'

Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhrán, dance), Dylan Richardson (guitar, tenor banjo, bouzouki, vocals), and Genevieve Gillespie (fiddle, vocals, dance). The band's roots can be traced to…

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Added by TradConnect on October 12, 2017 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Ye Vagabonds and Myles O’Reilly reunite on their new single 'Half Blind'

Ahead of their highly anticipated debut album due out Friday 13th October, brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, have released the second single from the album, “Half Blind”.

Accompanying the single release is a new video…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Karen Tweed and Tom McElvogue find the heart of the music on 'Luckpenny'

Luckpenny is the first recording collaboration between Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Tom McElvogue (flute) and embraces the music they grew up playing – Irish Traditional reels, jigs and hornpipes. The album…

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Added by TradConnect on October 9, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Palace Sessions: Live recording from Foley & Alderson with proceeds going to Mexico/Puerto Rico charity

Dylan Foley and Isaac Anderson have release a live album of traditional music with all proceeds from online sales going to those affected by the recent disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. On their Bandcamp Page they write: "This album was recorded over two sessions in a…

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Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2017 at 14:55 — No Comments

The Palace Sessions: Live recording from Foley & Alderson with proceeds going to Mexico/Puerto Rico charity

Dylan Foley and Isaac Anderson have release a live album of traditional music with all proceeds from online sales going to those affected by the recent disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. On their Bandcamp Page they write: "This album was recorded over two sessions in a tiny little apartment known affectionately…

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Added by TradConnect on October 8, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

First listen to samples from the new Martin Hayes album released 27th October 2017

The following is a first listen to music from the new Martin Hayes project called “The Martin Hayes Quartet.’ It expands on many of the musical ideas pursued by Martin in his longstanding partnership with Dennis Cahill. “The melody still remains central but now with an added range of sonic possibilities provided by the bass clarinet…

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Added by TradConnect on October 5, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - September 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for September 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 October 4, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Listen to a classic Gael Linn reissue from 1985 - The Keane Family

Gael Linn continue their series of album reissues with a classic recording from 1985 by “The Keane Family”. It features music and song from Dolores and Seán Keane, their siblings, their parents Matt and Bridie, and their aunts Rita and Sarah. Truly, a family album of music and song! It is a…

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Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2017 at 11:02 — No Comments

Listen to a classic Gael Linn reissue from 1985 - The Keane Family

Gael Linn continue their series of album reissues with a classic recording from 1985 by “The Keane Family”. It features music and song from Dolores and Seán Keane, their siblings, their parents Matt and Bridie, and their aunts Rita and Sarah. Truly, a family album of music and song! It is a bilingual album with tracks that include Cill…

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Added by TradConnect on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Dublin date included on the 'The Young'uns' UK and Ireland tour - 24th October 2017

Hailing from the North-East of England, The Young’uns are rather unique folk artists as they tackle songs of conscience with warmth and insight in a thoroughly contemporary way. They have been the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Group”…

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Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Digital reissue of Classic Traditional Albums on Tradconnect

Over the coming months we will be revisiting some classic traditional albums from yesteryear as part of a new series of digital reissues.

We will be working with Gael Linn on the reissue of The…

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Added by TradConnect on September 29, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

First listen to the debut album from 'Ye Vagabond's'

Buoyed by the success of their debut EP Rose & Briar in 2015, and continuing support from respected musicians like Lisa Hannigan, Roy Harper and Glen Hansard; brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, have announced their highly anticipated debut album, due to be released on Friday 13th October 2017 on Inglenook…

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Added by TradConnect on September 28, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Auditions announced for the Oriel Traditional Orchestra - 7th October 2017

Commercial: A new community initiative seeks to bring together musicians from Armagh, Louth, Meath and Monaghan to create a new orchestra to perform arrangements of Irish Traditional Music. The Oriel Traditional Orchestra will perform repertoire from and inspired by the Oriel region with new compositions by members and local composers as well as…

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Added by TradConnect on September 27, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

October 2017 tour for a new trad super-group 'Atlantic Arc Orchestra'

Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a specially commissioned Irish collaborative project that brings together some of the world’s most respected traditional musicians. The group is a traditional collaboration with artists from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany and they are about to embark on a 5 date tour of Ireland supported by the Arts Council's Touring…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Music Under the Mountain : Final concerts to feature The Voice Squad, Tim Edey, Gay McKeon and more

Music Under the Mountains is an annual festival of traditional Irish music hosted in Hollywood County Wicklow. The festival has been in running since 1991 and has attracted some of the countrys biggest names in traditional Irish music including The Chieftans, Altan, Liam O’Flynn, The Kilfenora Ceili bandand Martin Hayes (to name but a few!).…

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Added by TradConnect on September 23, 2017 at 5:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Kíla September News

A Chairde. The summer is over! Festivals are all packed away until next year and programmers are busy wracking their brains for next year’s ‘big surprise’ acts! We in Kíla-land are busying ourselves by gathering tunes and songs to keep us warm during winter! Harvesting stray notes and chords, harmonies and movements in need of the shelter of a tune or a song.…

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Added by TradConnect on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Competition : Win tickets to Lankum, Beoga and The Rolling Wave - 'Tradition Now' NCH Dublin

Be in with a chance to win tickets for the 'Tradition Now' festival of concerts that will take place at The National Concert Hall, Dublin between 3rd and 8th October 2017.

The festival a collaboration between The National Concert Hall and the Arts Council. Details on how to enter this competition are detailed at the bottom of this article.

With a focus on…

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2017 at 9:30 — 4 Comments

Exclusive listen to the outstanding debut from Therese McInerney - Down the Strand

Clare fiddler Therese McInerney has delivered on the promise we wrote about earlier in the year on her debut recording, Down the Strand. She takes the listener on a journey through her…

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Added by TradConnect on September 16, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Celebrating the music of Eddie Kelly on Éilís Crean's new album 'Searbh Siúcra'

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, writers and musicians. It’s one of those ineffable wonders that is extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. Or hear it in this case. Eddie Kelly was born in 1933 near Eyrecourt, Co. Galway and is a preeminent…

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Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2017 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

This Is How We Fly: watch the new video from the genre-defying band

Via RTE Culture. Rí Rua is the lead single for genre-defying group This is How we Fly’s new album Foreign FieldsThe album was recorded over three wintery nights in January of this year in Dublin’s cosy Fumbally Stables, as…

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Added by TradConnect on September 10, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

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