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Buille announce short Irish Tour 30th April - 3rd May 2014

Posted by TradConnect on March 20, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

Buille are set to embark on a rare mini-tour of Ireland from 30th April - 3rd May to mark 10 years of being in existence! The tour will start in the bands adopted homebase of Cork before heading north to their other home of…

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Irish - Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2014

Posted by TradConnect on April 24, 2014 at 11:30 0 Comments

Check out our Top 10 Traditional Irish Albums at the moment with audio where they are available to us. Naomh Pádraig Céilí Band this month take the top spot with their 3 In A Row album. Some new entrants this month with Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello also included.

Check out the attached and see how many you have in your collection. Lots of great…

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Album Review - Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello / Grace Bay

Posted by Tony Lawless on April 24, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello display an intuitive understanding of duet playing on their debut album, Grace Bay.  The music flows from them with precision and ease as they extract the essence from some standard tunes and breathe new life into them.  Their delivery and sound has an old world feel to it…

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The Sean Nós Gathering, Kansas USA, April 23 - 25. ( Song, Dance, Music )

Posted by Mike O'Laughlin on April 22, 2014 at 20:30 3 Comments

Starting tomorrow 23rd April we are launching the first event of it's kind in the Kansas City Area.  A 4 day mini- festival with old style and sean nós dance instruction;  Sean nós and trad song; and musicians sessions.  The sessions and lessons are open, public and free, and beginners are most welcome...

Five locations are involved.  Weds. at…

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The Jeremiahs Irish Tour

Posted by The Jeremiahs on April 22, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

The Jeremiahs will be performing around Ireland with special guest Jean-Cristophe Morel.  The Jeremiahs have rapidly become popular on the Irish Folk scene since their formation in 2013. With performances across the country at festivals such as "Bloom in the Park" "The Celtic Fringe Festival" and "The Ballyshannon Folk Festival" to "The Copenhagen Irish Festival" in Denmark. the bands…

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Posted by Irish Traditional Music Archive on April 22, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

A Chairde / Dear Friends.  You’ll find an Easter present from the Irish Traditional Music Archive at this…

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Best New Trad Playlist #13

Posted by TradConnect on April 22, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

This is a selection of the best tracks that we have discovered on Soundcloud over the last week or so.  Some have been featured on the site and some not. 

Follow us on Soundcloud and we will discover your music.Tradconnect on…

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Traditional/Celtic Music Festivals - May & June 2014

Posted by TradConnect on April 21, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

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…

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Gradam Ceoil Traditional Irish Music Awards - Easter Sunday 20th - TG4 at 21.30

Posted by TradConnect on April 19, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

On Easter Sunday night at 9.30 pm TG4 will broadcast the Gradam Ceoil Traditional Irish Music Awards for 2014.  It’s the highlight of the traditional music calendar and will feature a broad range of musical talent performing for one night only in front of a packed University Concert Hall in Limerick.  The concert was recorded last…

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The Trad Albums of 2014......so far

Posted by TradConnect on April 20, 2014 at 9:30 0 Comments

Here is a selection of tracks that we have gathered up from this years traditional album releases so far this year. If you know of other albums ( especially those with a Soundcloud link ) then simply add a comment to this blog below.…

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