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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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Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2019

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 8:00 0 Comments

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2019.  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 …

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Coleman Irish Music Centre to launch eCommerce website

Posted on April 19, 2019 at 9:00 0 Comments

Leading traditional music centre, The Coleman Irish Music Centre in Gurteen, Co. Sligo will launch its new website (www.colemanirishmusic.com) with full eCommerce shopping facilities later this month. Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir of…

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Martin Hayes solo US tour 3rd - 10th May 2019

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 7:00 0 Comments

"Martin Hayes’ soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. He has toured and recorded with guitarist Dennis Cahill for over twenty years and has collaborated with extraordinary musicians in the classical, folk and contemporary music worlds."

"Martin…

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‘Creature’ New Single + Video From Anna Mieke

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

Ahead of her highly anticipated debut album, Idle Mind, due out April 26th, Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Anna Mieke, has shared this beautiful single and video.

Anna Mieke says: “Lyrically, Creature was inspired by a performance I saw a few years ago in a tent in a field in Tipperary - of a dancer creating…

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Aoibheann & Pamela Queally - Touching the boundaries of old and new on debut recording

Posted on April 14, 2019 at 10:00 1 Comment

Beyond the Bellows & The Bow is an outstanding new release by sisters Aoibheann and Pamela Queally, from Kilmaley in West County Clare. Their music is heavily influenced by the rhythmic and melodic style of the Clare tradition,…

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Last Night's Joy : The outstanding new release from Gerry O'Connor

Posted on April 13, 2019 at 13:30 0 Comments

As a fourth-generation fiddle player, Gerry 'Fiddle' O'Connor knows the value of the shared tune. Having garnered much of his fiddle style from his mother Rose (who played in a céilí band until she was six months pregnant), music was in the blood. "My mother's people are all fiddle players," he explains, "and on my father's side they were all brass and reed…

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Trad musicians needed for 'Abbey Theatre' production of Jimmy's Hall - Auditions 1st April

Started Mar 31, 2017 0 Replies

The Abbey Theatre have put a call-out for Irish traditional…Continue

What do traditional musicians want from Social Media?

Started Dec 3, 2015 0 Replies

What are musicians looking for when it comes to social media and the online…Continue

Jobs : Irish Speaking Voice Actors needed for new Video Game

Started Nov 19, 2015 0 Replies

We recently linked this producer up with a singer as part of a video…Continue

3 Musicians Wanted for pre Wedding drinks reception. 19th Dec 2015

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elish Quinn Oct 21, 2015. 1 Reply

We have had a request for 3 musicians to play at a drinks reception, Co Meath, 19th Dec,…Continue

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Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2019

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2019.  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 …See More
May 8
TradConnect posted a blog post

Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2019

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 2019.  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 …See More
May 8
A blog post by TradConnect was featured

Consairtín festival back for 6th year on 25th - 28th April 2019

Consairtín 2019, the sixth national concertina convention, will take place in Ennis, Co Clare from 25th to 28th April. This festival 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…See More
Apr 23
A blog post by TradConnect was featured

Coleman Irish Music Centre to launch eCommerce website

Leading traditional music centre, The Coleman Irish Music Centre in Gurteen, Co. Sligo will launch its new website (www.colemanirishmusic.com) with full eCommerce shopping facilities later this month. Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will perform the official launch on Friday 26th…See More
Apr 19
2 blog posts by TradConnect were featured
Apr 18
TradConnect posted a blog post

Martin Hayes solo US tour 3rd - 10th May 2019

"Martin Hayes’ soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. He has toured and recorded with guitarist Dennis Cahill for over twenty years and has collaborated with extraordinary musicians in the classical, folk and contemporary music worlds.""Martin has been recognized as…See More
Apr 18
Bruce Cameron commented on TradConnect's blog post Aoibheann & Pamela Queally - Touching the boundaries of old and new on debut recording
"Downloaded album for broadcast on Come All Ye.  Thanks from Australia."
Apr 17
TradConnect posted a blog post

‘Creature’ New Single + Video From Anna Mieke

Ahead of her highly anticipated debut album, Idle Mind, due out April 26th, Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Anna Mieke, has shared this beautiful single and video.Anna Mieke says: “Lyrically, Creature was inspired by a performance I saw a few years ago in a tent in a field in Tipperary - of a dancer creating shadows behind a hanging sheet in response to…See More
Apr 16
A blog post by TradConnect was featured

Aoibheann & Pamela Queally - Touching the boundaries of old and new on debut recording

Beyond the Bellows & The Bow is an outstanding new release by sisters Aoibheann and Pamela Queally, from Kilmaley in West County Clare. Their music is heavily influenced by the rhythmic and melodic style of the Clare tradition, inspired by greats such as Martin Hayes, Galway based Kane Sisters and Chris Droney. As a result of these influences,…See More
Apr 15
3 blog posts by TradConnect were featured
Apr 14
2 blog posts by TradConnect were featured
Apr 12
TradConnect posted a blog post

Traditional Concerts and Events 12th - 19th April 2019

Each week we will be featuring our Events Section of the site and will be posting it out to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Lots of great events taking place across the globe, so if you want yours included head on over to our events section and post up your gig, session or concert.Simply …See More
Apr 12
A blog post by TradConnect was featured

Limerick Group 'Finscéal' celebrate Siansa 2019 win !

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…See More
Apr 10

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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 https://tradconnect.com/page/uk-europe-elsewhere-traditional-irish-sessions-listings

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, Tradconnect Reviews said…

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

Just starting to explore this site......looks very interesting!!!....love 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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