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Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 472

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Broadcast: 24/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Bernadette Nic Gabhann: The glass of beer / John…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 20, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2018

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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Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

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

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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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Notes From the Road : Lúnasa - June 2018

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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Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

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

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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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 471

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 17/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. For Ng numbers see https://www.irishtune.info ; for Session numbers see https://thesession.org/tunes…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 13, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

'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…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

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

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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Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 470

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 10/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Scottish Power Pipe Band: MSR: The Royal Scottish…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 6, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Sligo Style: The breathtaking musicianship and virtuosity of four of Sligo’s finest traditional fiddlers

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,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Your big bumper guide to Traditional Irish Music Festivals this summer

Summer is here, and with it comes the season of festivals, summer schools, concerts and masterclasses. The summer will peak with the annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which takes place on 12th - 19th August in Drogheda. Attracting over 400,000 people over the course of the week it is the biggest traditional…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Full line-up announced for an evening of ‘Fair Plé’ at Live at St. Luke’s - 16th June

On Saturday 16th June, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival, Live at St. Luke’s will host an evening of ‘Fair Plé’, a new initiative which aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion and development of Irish traditional and folk music, featuring the incredible talents of Karen…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

'Right Here Right Now' to feature Ye Vagabonds, Fairplé and Iarla O’Lionard - 1st June Cork Opera House

Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is a three-day festival, all under one roof. Showcasing the most exciting in music and culture in Cork City, the festival, now in its second year, continues its mission of…

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Added by TradConnect on May 31, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 469

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 3/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Florence Fahy: The new copperplate / The old…

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Added by Mitch Park on May 30, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Album Review: Therese McInerney / Down The Strand

If fiddle music is your cultural fix then this release by Therese McInerney may just get you through whatever challenges you are facing in life. It is music to lift the spirits.

Down the Strand is her debut album, and the promise shown in her…

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Added by Tony Lawless on May 29, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Global Irish Music : Tunes in the Lagoon by flute player Lucie Périer

Saturday, May 19th was the world day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development. For this particular occasion to raise awareness of the wealth of world cultures, the Museum Of New Caledonia held a series of concerts, among which Irish Music was represented by flute player Lucie Périer…

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Added by Lucie Perier on May 27, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Watch: The official Ed Sheeran live video from Dublin featuring 'Galway Girl' with Beoga

This is the latest official release from Ed Sheeran. Taken from his recent concert in Dublin and featuring that song again. Yes, it's Galway Girl with Beoga.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 468

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 27/05/2018 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for

STREAMING on http://pebbles.wizzhosting.co.nz/rk

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Altan: The gap of dreams / Nia's jig / The…

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Added by Mitch Park on May 23, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Introducing: Mary Blake with Jack Talty on piano

Introducing two tracks that feature a new traditional voice. The artist is Mary Blake and the two tracks also feature Clare’s Jack Talty on piano. These will form part of an album that will be released later in the year.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Support "Flight" by Colleen Raney

In the summer of 2018, Colleen Raney will be releasing her 5th studio album, Flight.  17 months, 3 trans-Atlantic flights, 2 studios, several musicians, and 9 gorgeous, contemporary songs written by Irish, American, Scottish, and English songwriters, and we're nearly ready to go.  There's a bit of a…

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Added by Colleen Raney on May 22, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

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