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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 - May 2018

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

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 …

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A moment in history - 'In Troubled Times' released to coincide with 50th Anniversary of Derry Peace March

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 9:00 0 Comments

In Troubled Times” is a compilation album released in April 2018 on the Touch of Blarney music label. The album was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Derry Peace March which will occur later this year. It was an event igniting a struggle for civil…

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Notes From the Road : Lúnasa - June 2018

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 9:00 0 Comments

Hi all, we’re very excited to continue touring our new “Cas” cd with a summer of touring Ireland and Europe. Starting in June with Doolin Folk Festival and Duncairn Centre in Belfast, we visit Ireland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark and Belgium. 



Added to that, we’re very excited to announce that the amazing Natalie Merchant…

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Celebrating the timeless beauty of traditional Irish music - Artisan Row and their debut 'Wild Winds'

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

Wild Winds is the debut release from London-based traditional / folk quartet Artisan Row. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by quadruple Grammy-nominated producer and musician, James McMillan and is already receiving critical acclaim.

Writing in the Irish…

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'The High Seas' weave together the colourful strands of Irish music on their debut release

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 15:00 0 Comments

The High Seas are a new trio made up of musicians Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddles) and Cathal Ó Curráin (vocals, bouzouki, fiddle) and they have just released their first self-titled…

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Dates for 'The Outside Track's" UK tour in June 2018

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 15:00 0 Comments

The Outside Track has announced a tour in the UK starting this month. Its an 11 date tour that that will see them playing music from their acclaimed new Light Up The Dark. Regular members Ailie Robertson (harp and backing…

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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

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

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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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Wild Winds is the debut release from London-based traditional / folk quartet Artisan Row. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by quadruple Grammy-nominated producer and musician, James McMillan and is already receiving critical acclaim.Writing in the Irish Echo Dan Neely said that, “although its music is suffused with the familiar elements of Irish tradition, the players temper…See More
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The High Seas are a new trio made up of musicians Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddles) and Cathal Ó Curráin (vocals, bouzouki, fiddle) and they have just released their first self-titled album.The band skillfully weave together the colourful strands of Irish music, song and dance into a tapestry of tradition, giving…See More
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'The High Seas' weave together the colourful strands of Irish music on their debut release

The High Seas are a new trio made up of musicians Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddles) and Cathal Ó Curráin (vocals, bouzouki, fiddle) and they have just released their first self-titled album.The band skillfully weave together the colourful strands of Irish music, song and dance into a tapestry of tradition, giving…See More
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Each week will 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
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The Outside Track has announced a tour in the UK starting this month. Its an 11 date tour that that will see them playing music from their acclaimed new Light Up The Dark. Regular members Ailie Robertson (harp and backing vocals), Cillian O'Dalaigh (guitar and backing vocals), Fiona Black (accordion), Mairi Rankin (fiddle and…See More
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Sligo Style is a series of four 30 minute programmes produced by the Creative team of Ocean Media, a subsidiary of Ocean FM, with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It showcases the breathtaking musicianship, skill and virtuosity of four of Sligo’s finest traditional musicians – Declan Folan, Phillip Duffy, Oisin MacDiarmada and…See More
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Sligo Style is a series of four 30 minute programmes produced by the Creative team of Ocean Media, a subsidiary of Ocean FM, with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It showcases the breathtaking musicianship, skill and virtuosity of four of Sligo’s finest traditional musicians – Declan Folan, Phillip Duffy, Oisin MacDiarmada and…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, Tony Lawless 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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