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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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New video from 'Slow Moving Clouds'

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

Aki (nyckelharpa, vocals), Kevin Murphy (cello, vocals), and the group’s newest member Ultan O’Brien (fiddle), make up the acclaimed Dublin-based trio SLOW MOVING CLOUDS, who combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound. 

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The Oran Bagraidh Residency - Release date announced as 2nd February 2019

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

Oran Bagraidh is the collaborative album from the Knockengorroch Off-Site residency that took place in Galloway, Scotland in September 2018.

A multi-lingual music residency and recording based on an ancient song set in Galloway, the musical works incorporate Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Scots and English. Following the success of the…

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Top 10 Traditional Albums - November 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for November 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 …

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Jobs: 'Amy Rowan Casting' looking for Trad Musicians with €8k salary each

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 19:30 0 Comments

Amy Rowan Casting is looking for musicians and have provided the following brief. "We are looking for trad/folk musicians who can sing and play banjo, fiddle and/or bodhran. These musicians will play together and pretend to be friendly singing butchers in the ad! These characters are a mix of a friendly butcher and a folk musician…

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Raining Notes - 'A remarkable and varied collection', from Enda Seery

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 16:30 0 Comments

Raining Notes is the new album release from Enda Seery, a musician, composer, singer and teacher from County Westmeath, Ireland. This is Enda’s third solo album release following on from his critically acclaimed albums The Winding Clock (2010) and Síocháin na Tuaithe: Peace of the Countryside…

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A journey into traditional music - Dan Possumato and friends have The Last Pint

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 15:30 0 Comments

This is a first listen to a track from the new album by Dan Possumato. We have covered Dan’s previous recordings on Tradconnect including Tunes Inside…

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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?

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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

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Capturing the energy of a live performance - 'Everyone In' from The Drowsy Lads

“The Drowsy Lads” thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US almost 15 years ago and have become fan favourites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots they bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. With the release of their 4th album, “Everyone In!”, and the notable camaraderie that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look…See More
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Tradconnect has grown. In 7 years we have gathered quite an audience. Over 8,300 members, close to 300 tracks on our Soundcloud file, achieving 400 hours of play each week and up to 1,000 daily visitors.Check out our…See More
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This is a first listen to a track from the new album by Dan Possumato. We have covered Dan’s previous recordings on Tradconnect including Tunes Inside released back in 2014. For that recording, we said that his music was, “a reflection of community and…See More
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Top 10 Traditional Albums - October 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for October 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 …See More
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Capturing the energy of a live performance - 'Everyone In' from The Drowsy Lads

“The Drowsy Lads” thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US almost 15 years ago and have become fan favourites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots they bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. With the release of their 4th album, “Everyone In!”, and the notable camaraderie that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look…See More
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Capturing the energy of a live performance - 'Everyone In' from The Drowsy Lads

“The Drowsy Lads” thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US almost 15 years ago and have become fan favourites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots they bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. With the release of their 4th album, “Everyone In!”, and the notable camaraderie that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look…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 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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