Top 15 Traditional Artists on Spotify in 2016

Listeners are not consuming their traditional music on Spotify based on a survey of over 70 albums releases on Spotify throughout 2016. Only a very small proportion of all releases have any song that exceeds 1,000 plays in total. Albums released earlier in the year will have an obvious advantage, and that may have helped The Gloaming and their second album. They are in the No.1 spot with over 190,000 plays for the track ‘The Pilgrim’s Song’. In second place is Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones who received 150,000 plays for their song ‘Come Out Ye Black ‘n’ Tans’ from their ‘Call of Erin’ album. The High Kings and ‘Spancil Hill’ from their ‘Grace & Glory” album were in third with 90,000 plays. So for now Spotify is not having a major impact on traditional musicians.

 

Here is a list of the top 15

 

  1. The Gloaming - The Pilgrim’s Song - 190,000 plays (2)

  2. Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones - Come out ye Black ‘n’ Tans - 150,000 plays. (Call of Erin)

  3. The High Kings - Spancil Hill - 90,000 plays ( Grace & Glory)

  4. Christy Moore - The Tuam Beat - 68,000 plays (Lily)

  5. Patrick Cassidy - Mise Eire - 57,000 plays (1916 The Irish Rebellion)

  6. We Banjo 3 - Happiness - 38,000 plays (String Theory)

  7. 2002 - Seoithin Seo Ho - 18,000 plays (Celtic Fairy Lullaby)

  8. Aoife Scott - All Along The Wild Atlantic Way - 7,500 plays (Carry The Day)

  9. Goitse - Serendipity - 4,600 plays (Inspired by Chance)

  10. Beltaine - Tilly’s Jig - 4,500 plays (Tilly’s Jig)

  11. Eileen Ivers - Walk On - 4,500 (Beyond The Bog Road)

  12. Pauline Scanlon - False False - 3,200 plays (Gossamer)

  13. Mick Hanly - Homeland - 2,300 plays (Homeland)

  14. Notify - In Continuum - 2,100 (InConcept)

  15. John Mc Sherry - Dance of the Siog - 2,000 plays (The Seven Suns)

Here is our playlist with a track from all know albums released in 2016.

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