Traditional Irish Music
This newsdesk has been created as a way for artists and organisations to submit traditional news to the editor.
Submitted articles will be featured on Tradconnect and our other media outlets.
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2019
This Newsdesk has been created as a way for artists and organisations to submit traditional news to the editor. Submissions will be edited into articles that will feature on Tradconect and our other media outlets.
What can be submitted: Tour news, album or single release, new collaborations, new promotional videos or SoundCloud uploads, festival news, interviews, links to other articles that can be reproduced on Tradconnect. Events, however, should continue to be posted in our Events Section.
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A Gaelic song first published in a collection in 1776, An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh is a young woman’s song of love, longing, barely-concealed anguish and desire for a young dark-haired man, despite her family’s disapproval. She would travel throughout mountains and wilderness for him, wishes that they were in a sheltered, secret place together, would willingly drink his health from the dirtiest pond. She has no interest in the (presumably family-approved) grey-haired man, now that this young man…Continue
Blending invention with tradition, new compositions with old, THE DIVINERS are an innovative traditional music act. Described by John Spillane as having “a wealth of art and experience” they launch their début EP ‘earshot’ at this year’s Doolin Folk Festival.The tracks on this “powerful collection of music and song”, Spillane says, “are executed with an unflinching…Continue
Playing Jigs, reels, bluegrass, classical and popular theme tunes from Ireland, Scotland and America among others. The CD consists of 10 instrumental tracks featuring Diane Merson - Jones on fiddle, John Scott on bouzouki and banjo, Brian Knox on fiddle and concertina, Ian Blue on mandolin and John Walker on guitar. All members have extensive experience having played professionally and non professionally over many years playing pubs, clubs, festivals, weddings and other private bookings.The…Continue
Is iad an grúpa Finscéal ó Cho. Luimnigh, buaiteoirí Siansa Gael Linn 2019!The group 'Finscéal' from County Limerick have realized their dream of becoming the Siansa Gael Linn 2019 winners! At the Grand Finale of this popular competition for young traditional Irish music and singing groups in the National Concert Hall on Sunday, 7 April 2019, they were chosen from among eight finalists of a high standard for this prestigious award.Áine Hensey, popular presenter with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta,…Continue
Savannah, GA: Seldom Sober, Savannah's only Irish folk and traditional band, released a new studio album called Six Months in Confession. The album features thirteen tracks, including eight songs and five tune sets. The songs include traditional favorites and modern pieces, and many of the songs are paired with fiddle tunes. The tune sets include jigs, reels, polkas, and hornpipes.Seldom Sober was formed in 2007 by Michael Corbett and Colleen Settle, both Savannah transplants. Michael is a…Continue
Gráinne & Brendan launch 'Songs from Ireland''Songs from Ireland' is a new Irish folk project and record from contemporary folk singer Gráinne Hunt and award-winning guitarist Brendan Walsh. The album is a collection of traditional Irish ballads and folk songs in both English and Irish, carefully arranged by Brendan to give a modern new feel to beautiful old songs. Gráinne and Brendan met in 2000 when they both attended NUI Maynooth, completing the BA (Music) together there. Brendan…Continue
Dublin's annual celebration of the traditional Irish singing and dancing styles known as "Sean Nós" is coming up on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April next. Main events:A multi-lingual night of traditional singing in any language, including live traditional music, hosted by An Góilín traditional singers' on Friday from 9 pm in the Teachers' Club, 36 Parnell Square;Workshops in sean nós singing and dancing from 10 am Saturday morning in Na Píobairí Uileann/The Pipers Club, 15…Continue
Consairtín 2019, the sixth national concertina convention, will take place in Ennis, Co Clare from 25 to 28 April.Consairtín is a celebration of the concertina in traditional Irish music. The past few years has witnessed an exponential rise in the popularity of the instrument among traditional players in Ireland and the establishment of a national convention now provides a platform for enthusiasts of all ages to gather in an environment that encourages learning, discussion, performance and…Continue
Is sa Cheoláras Náisiúnta ar an Domhnach, 7 Aibreán ag 7.30p.m. a bheidh buaicphointe na bliana de chomórtas Siansa Gael Linn 2019 , a chothaíonn dlúthcheangal idir an Ghaeilge, an ceol agus an óige. Is iad na grúpaí a tháinig trí chóras réamhbhabhtaí le bheith ar ardán ag an mórócáid seo ná ‘Léargas’, Contae Thiobraid Árann, ‘Lonrach’, Contae Laoise, ‘Finscéal’, Contae Luimnigh, ‘Cuisle’, Contae an Chláir, ‘Aontacht’, Contae Shligigh, ‘Tigh Tara’, Coláiste Loreto, Cúil Raithin, Contae…Continue