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Earlier in the week the winner was announced as "Forgotten Sons" by Dublin band The Jeremiahs.
In addition we posted up 13 other songs shortlisted by Christy. For more read …Continue
Uilleann piper Patsy Touhey was born 150 years ago today (February 26, 1865). To celebrate, we've compiled a playlist of all Touhey's cylinder recordings from the Dunn Family Collection and UCC's Henebry/O'Neill Wax Cylinder Collection.
It includes 40 tracks clocking in at 1 hour 35 minutes.…Continue
Dublin’s musical heritage and vibrant music scene are the inspiration for a brand new music festival, MusicTown 2015 taking place from April 10th – 19th across the city. Organised by Dublin City Council, it’s a celebration of all music, created and enjoyed in Dublin. Tapping into our lyrical, musical and storytelling culture, its eclectic programme will thrill all…Continue
In the Autumn of 2014 we undertook a Songwriters Showcase on Tradconnect and were delighted when Christy Moore came on board with us to listen to the material. We expected maybe 30 songs, and in the end we received 65.
The showcase was about giving exposure to writers and proved a major success. Thousands…Continue
Welcome to the Tradconnect Official Album Launch Series. For members and readers this series of articles will introduce you to a new traditional album for the first time. We are working with artists to bring a little bit more excitement to the “online launch”. The first time you share a track from a new recording with your fans and audience is…Continue
Slide have released a new track from their Mendicity album from last year. As an album it is nearly split 50/50 between songs and instrumental. Each part is very strongly structured, arranged and played. They include 6 songs on the album with 5 instrumental tracks. The voice of Dave…Continue
With the festival season upon us here are a list of the Irish festivals taking place in May and June 2014. If you know of others that are not listed below simply add a comment below and we will update this list.
For a full list of festivals throughout the year visit our …Continue
2015 marks the 10th anniversary Irish Festival of Oulu, the world’s most northern Irish festival. Since 2006, nearly 60,000 participants have attended the versatile cultural event from Finland and abroad (Italy, Russia, Australia, etc.) The organisers have made a short promotional film which sets out some information on the festival which takes place…Continue
Mórga have released a new track from their 2014 album "For the sake of Auld Decency". We reviewed it last year and stated that "they have an identity and sound that sets them apart and makes them a little bit unique. It was evident on David Munnelly's 'Tis What it Is album with Mick Conneely last year and it is…Continue