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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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Kinnfolk release their self-titled debut album

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 16:00 0 Comments

Traditional Celtic folk duo Kinnfolk released their self-titled debut album on March 7, 2020—just one week before the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Virginia and shut everything down. The timing was unfortunate, as most of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day events (the bread and butter of Celtic musicians!) were cancelled. But the pair still count themselves…

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Free access to our 'Album Distribution Centre' to help artists during Covid-19

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 18:30 0 Comments

In recognition of the extremely difficult environment that traditional musicians are facing at the moment, we are opening up our download centre to traditional musicians for free, subject to some conditions detailed below.

For artists launching a new album, or with an album on release in 2019 or 2020 this provides a…

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The Diviners: A small role in a big story about Edward Bransfield

Posted on May 23, 2020 at 11:00 0 Comments

This is a new track from Cork folk band "The Diviners" who pay particular attention to the type of songs and tunes they are drawn to, searching for depth and authenticity in every composition.

This track is titled “The Man Barnsfield” and it has been achieving…

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Online launch for Beoga's new album Carousel - 22nd May 2020

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 0 Comments

This Friday 22nd May Beoga launch their brand new album "Carousel", live on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. They will be joined by Foy Vance, Lissie, Ryan McMullan, Stephanie Rainey, Niall McCabe and Devin Dawson to perform tracks from the album. There's also exclusive interviews and a live Q&A with the band, so tune in from 8pm (GMT+1)…

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Mules & Men deliver some Roscommon flavored bluegrass

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 17:00 1 Comment

Irish bluegrass band Mules & Men released a new single, John Keavney to all digital platforms in March this year. The release comes in anticipation of the upcoming “Roscommon County Line”…

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Contemporary trad with a Norwegian twist. 'In Flight' by Anders Lillebo

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 15:30 0 Comments

This is the latest single from Norwegian musician Anders Lillebo. It is an original composition with a contemporary sound and features James Taylor on guitar, Jens Linell (SVER) on percussion and Petter Tysland on steel guitar. In 2017 he released his debut album, 'Departure', recorded in Ireland in collaboration with producer Jack…

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

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

What do traditional musicians want from Social Media?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Soham Coleman Mar 30. 1 Reply

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

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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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Kinnfolk release their self-titled debut album

Traditional Celtic folk duo Kinnfolk released their self-titled debut album on March 7, 2020—just one week before the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Virginia and shut everything down. The timing was unfortunate, as most of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day events (the bread and butter of Celtic musicians!) were cancelled. But the pair still count themselves lucky, as they…See More
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Kinnfolk release their self-titled debut album

Traditional Celtic folk duo Kinnfolk released their self-titled debut album on March 7, 2020—just one week before the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Virginia and shut everything down. The timing was unfortunate, as most of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day events (the bread and butter of Celtic musicians!) were cancelled. But the pair still count themselves lucky, as they…See More
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"Wild bluegrass.  We were in County Mayo at Westport a few years ago and surprised to see signs about a bluegrass festival there.  Did not know bluegrass was popular in Ireland"
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Free access to our 'Album Distribution Centre' to help artists during Covid-19

In recognition of the extremely difficult environment that traditional musicians are facing at the moment, we are opening up our download centre to traditional musicians for free, subject to some conditions detailed below.For artists launching a new album, or with an album on release in 2019 or 2020 this provides a one-stop distribution channel…See More
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The Diviners: A small role in a big story about Edward Bransfield

This is a new track from Cork folk band "The Diviners" who pay particular attention to the type of songs and tunes they are drawn to, searching for depth and authenticity in every composition.This track is titled “The Man Barnsfield” and it has been achieving high praise indeed. It was written to commemorate Edward Bransfield, the largely forgotten…See More
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Online launch for Beoga's new album Carousel - 22nd May 2020

This Friday 22nd May Beoga launch their brand new album "Carousel", live on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. They will be joined by Foy Vance, Lissie, Ryan McMullan, Stephanie Rainey, Niall McCabe and Devin Dawson to perform tracks from the album. There's also exclusive interviews and a live Q&A with the band, so tune in from 8pm (GMT+1) for the first…See More
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Beoga share uplifting video for 'In A Rocket' with Ed Sheeran Cameo

Fresh from releasing their new single ‘In A Rocket’, which features vocals from Lissie and was co-written by James Bay, Beoga now share the track’s uplifting new video.The video depicts the many creative and unusual ways in which the band as well as their family, friends and fans have kept boredom at bay during lockdown. It’s centred around adorable…See More
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New track from Moxie in advance of their new upcoming album

This is the new video release by MOXIE and it is called Rise. According to the band it was shot in 2018 when they had just started writing music for their upcoming album. You can find out more about the album and support their music by visiting their …See More
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Soham Coleman replied to TradConnect's discussion What do traditional musicians want from Social Media?
"In 2020, I still find Instagram to be the best social media platform for artists. Twitter and YouTube are necessary, but it's very easy to gather a lot of new followers on Instagram, all real people. I still use services…"
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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…

Test

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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