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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 - September 2018

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 18:30 0 Comments

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for September 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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From Clare to St Louis, Missouri - What's Next for Eimear Arkins?

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 14:00 0 Comments

What’s Next? is the debut album from Co. Clare native Eimear Arkins. Recorded in St Louis, Missouri where Eimear has been living for the last number of years, the album is a collection of traditional Irish ballads, Sean Nós songs and fiddle tunes.…

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A decade in the making - The new solo flute album by Steph Geremia

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 13:00 0 Comments

After nearly a decade since the release of her debut solo album, which was described by Irish Music Magazine as “an unexpected treasure” June 2018 saw the release of Steph Geremia’s highly anticipated second solo album ’Up She Flew’. With a firm mixture of traditional and contemporary arrangements and…

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The Martin Hayes Quartet on first American tour this October!

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 12:30 0 Comments

Irish fiddler Martin Hayes brings his critically-acclaimed Quartet to the USA  for its inaugural American tour this fall.  The group features Martin's longtime musical partner, guitarist Dennis Cahill, violist Liz Knowles (Bobby McFerrin, Open The Door For Three, Riverdance), and NYC bass clarinettist Doug Wieselman (Laurie Anderson,…

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Vote for the 'Best Folk Album' in this years RTÉ Irish Folk Awards

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

RTÉ has published the shortlist for this year's Folk Album of the Year which will form part of the Inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Irish Folk Awards.   You can listen to our compilation of all the albums below and then have your vote.  

To vote …

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New online concertina course from Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Posted on September 30, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Three-time All-Ireland champion on concertina, Caitlín Nic Gabhann has just launched a new online concertina course aimed at musicians from very beginner to advanced. Caitlín features regularly on Tradconnect and is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the…

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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

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

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Watch: The new video from Baile an Salsa - 'The Dancing Bodhrán'

Salsa-Trad dance band, Baile An Salsa, have just released a new video featuring a track called 'The Dancing Bodhrán" from their new album, Ériu. The band teamed up with five-time Gramm Award-winning producer, Walter Flores, and six-time Grammy winner, mastering engineer Felipe Tichaeur, to bring out this hot, unique fusion of Latin styles, Irish trad…See More
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Watch: The new video from Baile an Salsa - 'The Dancing Bodhrán'

Salsa-Trad dance band, Baile An Salsa, have just released a new video featuring a track called 'The Dancing Bodhrán" from their new album, Ériu. The band teamed up with five-time Gramm Award-winning producer, Walter Flores, and six-time Grammy winner, mastering engineer Felipe Tichaeur, to bring out this hot, unique fusion of Latin styles, Irish trad…See More
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New Music in September 2018

Your guide to the best new traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic music in August 2018. If you have tracks that you want included or featured on Tradconnect them email them to us.See More
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Notes from the Road: Cherish the Ladies Irish Tour - Sept/Oct 2018

HI FOLKS!  We are making the final preparations for our upcoming Fall tour of Ireland and very excited that we'll be over in support of our brand new release, “Heart Of The Home” which kicks off at the Dunamaise Arts Center in Portlaoise, Co. Laois on Sept 15th and will play a total of fourteen dates around Ireland before bringing the show back to…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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