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Tradconnect was established in 2011 as an independent traditional music channel that connects musicians globally.  Since then the site has experienced phenomenal growth.

Over the 12 months of 2017 Tradconnect over 700,000 page hits from 140,000 users and every day achieve close to 1,000 unique visits.

Tradconnect’s goal has been to create a strong independent channel that allows musicians to access a global audience.  This we have achieved, and as our numbers continue to demonstrate we are growing in strength and popularity by the day.

Welcome to your new audience : Visit Tradconnect and you can see all the content posted.  Over 140,000 people visited Tradconnect over the last 12 months, so that’s a lot of people that you may be missing out on.  Every week we email our 6,000 members with a very concise newsletter.  Writers, broadcasters and other bloggers visit our pages to find out what is happening and they in turn write about it.  So if you want to reach a whole new audience then all you need to do is engage with us.

How to access this new channel : To access this new channel there are a number of things that you can do.  

  • Firstly join up and add your events, album launches, videos, community events etc.  Use our blog section to write more detailed content and send us your albums by post or digitally via Dropbox.

  • Secondly write to us.  Most content on the site comes from people who write and inform us about their events, tours, new videos and Soundcloud uploads.  Send us some detailed content with your email to provide us with some additional insight.  We have limited resources to do what we do so the more you give, the better.  Make the content original - no cut and paste.

  • Advertise with us.  Our rates are reasonable and we help with design. Read this page.

Remember, growing your fanbase outside of your Facebook friends is important. Engage with Tradconnect and you are entering our news stream and engaging with our 100,000+ readers.  So connect today and say hello to a whole new audience.

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What do these 150 traditional artists have in common?

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 0 Comments

What do these 150+ traditional artists have in common? What one thing connects them and ensures that their music receives the most airplay across the globe? The answer is a lot simpler than you may imagine.

All of these artists have released new albums over the last three years and all…


Introducing vibrant six-piece Scottish band HEISK

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

Vibrant six-piece HEISK are a powerful new force on the folk scene. Their relentlessly energetic music stems from their roots in Scottish traditional music and combines it with punchy riffs and grooves. They recently launched their debut track VIRR. Recorded by Mattie Foulds at Caribou recording their idea behind the video was to…


A New Festival Celebrating the New Wave of Irish Folk & Traditional

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 11:00 0 Comments

Islander presents ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, music from…


Have you connected with Tradconnect yet?

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 12:00 0 Comments

Tradconnect was established in 2011 as an independent music channel that connects Irish, Scottish and other traditional musicians across the world. Whilst initially focused on Irish traditional music the site has expanded to cover music that falls under the general ‘Celtic’ genre including Scottish, Breton and related music.

Over the…


Much-anticipated new album from Scottish musician Hamish Napier

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 13:00 0 Comments

The Railway is the much-anticipated new album from Scottish musician Hamish Napier. The follow-up to Hamish Napier’s critically-acclaimed debut solo album The River, Hamish’s newest album will be released on Friday 3rd August 2018.

Returning to his hometown of Grantown-on-Spey,…


'An act of vandalism' - Arts Council denies funding to Armagh Pipers Club

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 12:00 0 Comments

One of the longest-established traditional music teaching organisations in Ireland, Armagh Pipers Club, has been refused Arts Council Lottery funding for the coming year.  The Club’s funding application was submitted via an online portal operated for the Arts Council by an American company.  Although the Club…


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Summer is here, and with it comes the season of festivals, summer schools, concerts and masterclasses. The summer will peak with the annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which takes place on 12th - 19th August in Drogheda. Attracting over 400,000 people over the course of the week it is the biggest traditional festival on the planet. If you want something…See More
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If you are an Irish Radio Broadcaster anywhere in the world you can now download all of the tracks included in the playlist below for free. It includes all the latest traditional releases from Ireland, USA and UK.In fact, we have hundreds of tracks available and all you need do is sign up for our…See More
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What do folk, roots, acoustic, blues, Americana, traditional jazz, Cajun, Celtic and traditional music all have in common? More than the fact they can be played on instruments that can go out of tune, according to Steve Bonham, Musical Director of The Festival of the Artisan. They are all about creativity and craftsmanship, and the best way to…See More
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Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for May 2018.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. Don't forget that if you have an album on release check out our Download…See More
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At 20:50 on March 16, 2018, Henrik Norbeck said…

Nope. Look at the page. New Zealand is under the subheading "Europe" on the session list page

And so are Brazil and "Isreal" (there is also a correctly spelled "Israel" under the subheading "Elsewhere").

At 16:26 on February 14, 2015, Mick O'Florida said…
Ah, thank you for sharing that. Exhilirating!
At 22:01 on January 18, 2014, Chont said…

Great. Thanks for that

At 21:26 on January 18, 2014, Chont said…
Could you please tell me the end date of the Acoustically Irish competition, and if it's open worldwide? Couldn't find the T&C. Thank you
At 16:26 on September 17, 2013, Tony Lawless said…


At 13:10 on November 4, 2011, Patrick O'Leary said…

Just starting to explore this site......looks very interesting!!! the music and the videos are terrific!....looking forward to learning more as i naviagate my way!....Many thanks!!

At 13:24 on July 27, 2011, Stephen Daly said…
Sounds great. Any more info at all?
At 19:24 on July 19, 2011, James Tinnelly said…
Yes I am very much interest. Can you forward me details where and when it is taking place please?... Cheers!!
At 9:14 on July 19, 2011, Ger O'Grady said…
thanks - how can i join up ? - can i get more information ? where do we meet to play the tunes

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