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Trad Musicians Wanted for a South Dublin Session

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aoife Nic Shamhrain Jun 24, 2015. 4 Replies

Hi there.  I am looking for a few decent traditional musicians who may be interested in a new session that I am trying to get together…Continue

So Whats Stopping Us Buying Albums?

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So whats stopping us buying albums? Do you buy many albums or downloads? How many Facebook friends do you have and if your are a recording artist how…Continue

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I am delighted to be part of the team at Tradconnect working to create a place that connects traditional musicians across the globe.

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Album Review : Florence Fahy / Tunes from the Flaggy Shore

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

It is no surprise that one of the best traditional albums of late, once again features concertina. This debut release by Co Clare musician Florence Fahy stands shoulder to shoulder with the best that Clare has to offer. The concertina more than any instrument seems to capture the essence of the music, and Florence Fahy, now…


Album Review : Cormac Begley

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 0 Comments

The seeds for this remarkable album were sown many years ago when Cormac Begley recorded a duet album with Jack Talty called Na Fir Bolg.

That album, recorded in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, was a revelation.  For this solo outing, Cormac is back in the same church with Jack Talty on the recording and mixing…


Album Review : Conor Caldwell & Danny Diamond / North

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 10:30 0 Comments

Taking older and simpler tunes and finding new avenues of expression, is at the heart of North, a very fine collection of fiddle music from Belfast-born musicians Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond.

Last year Diamond released an acclaimed solo fiddle album called…


Album Review : Goitse / Inspired By Chance

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 12:30 0 Comments

'Inspired by Chance' is the latest release by a band that have always had a very distinctive sound.  The fresh and spacious approach to their arrangements, the free roving banjo of James Harvey, and the duets within tracks set them apart. Reflective interludes and melodies that momentarily suspend in mid-air, in search of wider vistas…


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Cliff Abrams commented on Tony Lawless's page USA/Canada - Irish Traditional Music Session Listings
"The Landmark Tavern, New York, NY. Every Monday 7-11 (or thereabouts)"
Alan Hess commented on Tony Lawless's page Ireland - Irish Traditional Music Session Listing
"Hi, stumbled on a session in Ceilih Bar, Main Street, Ardara, Co.Donegal. Friday today but they have sessions often through the week. (In additon to Beehive Bar, which is listed)"
May 18
Michael Mc Gettrick commented on Tony Lawless's page Ireland - Irish Traditional Music Session Listing
"It says: " ADD A SESSION : Scroll to the bottom of page, leave a comment and we will update " so here are the details:  Every Thursday, 9.30pm, Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway City please can you add this to the listing,…"
May 12
Chuck Spano commented on Tony Lawless's page USA/Canada - Irish Traditional Music Session Listings
"NEW SESSION - ORMOND BEACH, FL - 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH - 4PM-7PM The inaugural session will be May 6th, 2018, continuing on First Sunday from then on - these are OPEN sessions, everyone  welcome regardless of  level - acoustic sessions…"
May 6
Chuck Spano commented on Tony Lawless's page USA/Canada - Irish Traditional Music Session Listings
"NOW CANCELLED - McK's Irish Tavern , 218 South Beach St. ,Daytona Beach, Florida. (386) 238-3321, 4th Sat of each month.  (02:00- 05:30 P.M.) "
May 6
33 South Main commented on Tony Lawless's page Ireland - Irish Traditional Music Session Listing
"Hello,  If you would please add our session to your listings that would be great! Weekly Trad Session every Thursday from 21:30 in "33 South Main" 33 South Main Street, Naas - (045) 938 609 Musicians Welcome!  Thank you"
May 4
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Chris Scott commented on Tony Lawless's page USA/Canada - Irish Traditional Music Session Listings
"The 7 Sisters Brewing Company is the new venue for the San Luis Obispo, CA, ITM session.  We meet every Wednesday, from 5:00 to 7: p.m.  There is a core of 6 players who have been playing together in the Central Coast area for about 20…"
May 1

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At 20:35 on May 13, 2018, Henrik Norbeck said…

How do I delete my profile from TradConnect?

At 21:51 on September 18, 2017, Patrick Campbell said…

Thanks for the welcome, Tony.

At 23:00 on April 13, 2016, Normand Chouinard said…

Hi Tony, I posted a small video on Tradconnect and it has been pending approval for a long time now. Is there something I need to know? I heard "Off to Dublin in the green" from the Irish Rovers who were very popular in Canada and contributed to spreading Irish music throughout the Country. When I played it, I mentioned a bit about the story of the song and I only played it as entertainment. Could you please advise> Thanks. The site has been growing very well and this is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

At 14:32 on March 13, 2016, John O'Connell said…

Love the site Tony.Any relation of John Lawless?

At 19:41 on January 17, 2016, Fiona Sweeney said…

Thanks for the welcome Tony 


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