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New Uilleann Piping album from Jimmy O' Brien Moran - Take Me Tender

Posted by TradConnect on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

This is an album that has not been getting much coverage. We are trying to get a track from it, so for now visit Jimmy's website.  Take Me Tender is the new CD from Jimmy O'Brien Moran. It is a tribute to the music of Paddy Conneely, a blind piper who lived in Galway. The darling of his age, Conneely gained…

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Ensemble Ériu "April's Fool" tour + Irish Times Interview

Posted by TradConnect on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

In advance of an April tour Jack Talty and Neil O' Loghlen spoke to Jim Carroll of The Irish Times on the present state of traditional music and the opportunities that are now available for Irish musicians. "Look at the concert in the Royal Albert Hall in London during Michael D Higgins’s visit" he says. "There were a…
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Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders "bohola" concert on 19th April on Concert Window

Posted by TradConnect on April 16, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

bohola featuring Jimmy Keane and Pat Broaders have announced a live online concert on the Concert Window platform.  It will take place on 19th April at 9pm EDT, 8pm CDT or 2am GMT. In a recent press release Jimmy thanks his many fans for their support and as part of their 15th Anniversary…

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KAN's announce May tour in Ireland

Posted by TradConnect on January 20, 2013 at 10:00 0 Comments

Featuring Brian Finnegan (Flook!) and 2014 BBC Folk Musician of the Year Aidan O'Rourke (Lau), KAN have announced details of a tour starting May 1st in Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, May 2nd An Droichead Belfast, Cultúrlann Ui Chanáin in Derry on…

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New album release from Poitín called "Wish"

Posted by TradConnect on April 15, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

Poitín featuring Tradconnect member Jeremy King on vocals and bodhrán have just released a new album called Wish. They play Celtic/ Breton music and the album is a mixture of traditional and songs. Included below is a sample track…

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Album Review : The Ultimate Guide To Irish Folk

Posted by TradConnect on March 12, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk is a new double CD compilation album produced by ARC Music Productions Ltd. In all 34 tracks are included with meticulous notes by music journalist John O' Regan. His insightful knowledge on such matter makes for very good reading in a very detailed 32 page booklet that is also…

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Give your traditional album an "Official Online Launch"

Posted by TradConnect on April 5, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

Our Official Online Album Launch series is proving a great success.  We have done 3 so far and they are clocking up some serious views. Louise Mulcahy's is leading the way with over 1,800 views. This launch series refers to the online environment only and not to radio or live launches.  As we…
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Competition : Win a copy of "Forgotten Gems" by Peter Carberry & Pádraig McGovern

Posted by TradConnect on April 14, 2014 at 9:00 10 Comments

Here is your chance to pick up a free copy of one of last years best traditional albums.  It's one of those quiet unassuming albums that will go down as a classic of its time. The title refers to the tunes, but will very easily refer to the album, should anyone…

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John Carty on the new Michael Mc Cague album "The Waylaid Man" + new sound samples

Posted by TradConnect on April 13, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

On 31st March we did an Official Album Launch on Michael Mc Cagues the The Waylaid Man which you can read here. It has received close to 1,000 views at this stage and is part of an ongoing series…

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Celebrating Gradam Ceoil TG4 2014

Posted by TradConnect on March 26, 2014 at 19:00 0 Comments

The TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards take place tonight 12th April at University Concert Hall, Limerick.  Over the last few weeks Tradconnect has celebrated the awards with a series or articles, news and interviews.  These articles are gathered together below.

It was early in February this year…

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