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Moxie's take on the tradition being broken.

Posted by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 20:00 0 Comments

We often ask artists to describe their music and replies in the main are gentle and reserved.  One band that we admire a lot are Sligo outfit Moxie who bring a refreshing alternative sound to the table. We listen to in excess of 120 albums each year and at least 80%+ are…

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Worldwide Album Launch : Paul Meehan / The Lower Road

Posted by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 11:00 0 Comments

The Lower Road is the much anticipated solo release by a musician that has generally remained in the shadows of the many bands and projects that he has been involved with over the years.  Paul Meehan was born in Manchester where contemporaries like Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly & John Joe Kelly provided the early…

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Side Lines : Want to know the Irish traditional Soundcloud track that has passed 32,000 plays?

Posted by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

Want to know what the most played Irish traditional track on Soundcloud is? Over the last year or so we have monitored Soundcloud to establish a Top 10 and we posted it recently here.

However for…

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Exciting prospect from Kelliher, O' Loughlin and Delany

Posted by TradConnect on August 31, 2015 at 14:00 0 Comments

This is an exciting prospect from Tom Delany, Dessie Kelliher and Brian O'Loughlin.  Its a new album recorded this summer called "Well for Some" and will be released in the coming weeks. It a vibrant and tightly arranged combination of pipes, flute and guitar. It may also find it's way into our Download Centre for Broadcasters in…

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Ensemble Ériu announce tour for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats

Posted by TradConnect on August 31, 2015 at 13:30 0 Comments

Press Release : Ensemble Ériu are proud to announce a nationwide tour for The Stargazer suite of music based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, presented with Ensemble Music and funded by The Arts…

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Artist Guide to the Tradconnect Download Centre

Posted by TradConnect on July 7, 2015 at 16:30 0 Comments

Last month we announced a new initiative to connect artists with broadcasters globally, and to allow for a truly global album launch.

The initial response to our Music Download Centre has been hugely positive. We have been inundated with emails and comments since we posted this…

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Track of the Week : Bryan O'Leary & Colm Guilfoyle - The Bicycle/Johnny O' Leary's (30th August'15)

Posted by TradConnect on August 30, 2015 at 10:00 0 Comments

Our track of the week this week is taken from the debut album by Bryan O’Leary and Colm Guilfoyle called Where the Bog Is.  We did a Worldwide Album Launch recently and you can read it…

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Competition : 5 Copies of the new compilation album "The Wild Atlantic Way" to give away ( Closes today 29th August )

Posted by TradConnect on July 28, 2015 at 17:30 34 Comments

We have 5 copies of a new outstanding compilation album of traditional Irish music to give away to our readers.  The album is called The Wild Atlantic Way - A Journey in Irish Music and its goal is to "tells stories, invite reflection and capture the sense of fun that is an essential part of any trip along THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

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The Return of the Banjo

Posted by TradConnect on August 29, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

Banjo albums have been thin on the ground so far in 2015, with a few exceptions. The arrival of Paul Meehan's album 'The Lower Road' as well as a new release by Kenny Donagher and Kerrie Herrity called ‘Box & Banjo’ may just change that.

The Lower Road by Meehan is a very solid affair and…

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Session with the Pipers - Cobblestone Bar, Dublin - 1st September 2015

Posted by TradConnect on April 30, 2015 at 10:30 0 Comments

Pádraic Keane hails from Maree, Co. Galway and was born into a great musical family in 1991. His father Tommy is a well known piper, originally from Waterford who was taught by the legendary piper Tommy Kearney. His mother Jacqueline McCarthy is a very respected concertina player and is the daughter of the late Tommy McCarthy from…

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