This newsdesk has been created as a way for artists and organisations to submit traditional news to the editor.

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About this Newsdesk

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. 

What we need :

Press Release: A press release of 100-300 words or else some freshly written content.

Links:  Provide links to YouTube Videos, Spotify Album, Soundcloud Audion etc 

Website & Facebook: Provide links to both.

Quote: Provides quotes from the people involved in your project/album.

Images: Add images or provide link to where images are.

If you give thought to what you submit and make some effort...we will give thought to featuring it.

Submissions must be related to the general ‘Celtic’ genre, including Irish, Scottish, Breton, Galician and related music.

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Scoil Acla CCÉ Summer School to go virtual once again for 2021

Started by Scoil Acla Feb 8, 2021. 0 Replies

Cathaoirleach of Scoil Acla CCÉ, Sarah Calvey explained “Like many other festivals and organsiations, we have been closely monitoring the situation over the past number of months in the hope that some semblance of normality would prevail, unfortunately that will not be the case once again this summer.”We feel, with due regard for public health advice, even by summer, the time would not be right to hold in-person events and tutorials.Whilst obviously disappointing for many, this decision has…Continue

Copperplate Podcast 245

Started by Alan O'Leary Mar 3, 2020. 0 Replies

Now available, Copperplate Podcast  245, 66 minutes of Irish trad, accessible 24/7 at, presented by Alan O’Leary.  You can also subscribe thru ITunes. Also on LIbsyn, Soundcloud, Podomatic and Mixcloud, Enjoy                              Copperplate Podcast 245                                                                                    presented by Alan O'Leary                                          March…Continue

Prog-trad band Aerialists release first single from new album

Started by Elise Boeur Nov 13, 2019. 0 Replies

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

Hingin' By A Threed release their debut album.

Started by John Walker. Last reply by TradConnect Apr 12, 2019. 1 Reply

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

Limerick Group 'Finscéal' celebrate Siansa 2019 win !

Started by Niamh de Burca. Last reply by TradConnect Apr 10, 2019. 1 Reply

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

Seldom Sober Releases Studio Album

Started by Michael Corbett. Last reply by TradConnect Apr 7, 2019. 1 Reply

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

Tags: Settle, Michael, Corbett, Colleen, Savannah

Gráinne & Brendan release Songs from Ireland - Press release

Started by Grainne Hunt Apr 6, 2019. 0 Replies

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

Sean Nós Cois Life 2019

Started by Máire. Last reply by TradConnect Apr 4, 2019. 1 Reply

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 national concertina convention

Started by Áine Hensey. Last reply by TradConnect Apr 2, 2019. 1 Reply

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


Started by Niamh de Burca. Last reply by TradConnect Apr 1, 2019. 1 Reply

 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


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