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Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 453

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 21/01/2018 0004-0100 NZDT

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

STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on January 17, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Launch tour for 'Where the Heart Is' by Bernadette Morris - Heartfelt songs, drawing on her own life experience

Having travelled the world since releasing her debut album ‘All the Ways You Wander’, including tours in Australia and the US, Bernadette Morris returned to the studio, this time with her own original material…

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 452

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 14/01/2018 0004-0100 NZDT

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium)…

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Added by Mitch Park on January 10, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments

Innovative and highly energetic release from the newly formed Blás

With their sound being described as innovative and highly energetic it’s not hard to see why Blás are being described as one of the must see bands to come out of Ireland in recent times. They are newly formed and are presently promoting their self titled debut album. The band consists…

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Added by TradConnect on January 10, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

A new release from New England musician Sarah Bauhan - Elmwood Station

For her new album, Elmwood Station, New England flute and whistle player Sarah Bauhan gathered together a group of musicians she’s been playing with for many years – and added a couple from the next generation for good measure.

A collection of original and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 10, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

January 2018 UK tour dates for 'The Outside Track'

Commercial Feature : It’s a life on the road, and they love it. For the last decade the members of the Celtic band Outside Track have spent six months of every year on tour, covering the globe from Europe to the Americas, and Australia to India. It’s a hectic, dizzying schedule, but they wouldn’t be without it; playing to audiences is…

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

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa - January 2018

Happy New Year to All and welcome to 2018! We had a really great year and finished up in fine style on our Irish Christmas Tour with Ashley Davis in Silver Spring, MD. What a wonderful three weeks it was. From Dallas to Cleveland to Maryland and everywhere in between we had the best of fun and best of audiences too. Thank you to everyone that came along to the…

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Added by TradConnect on January 8, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Benefit Concert for Armagh Pipers Club - 20th January 2018 - Liberty Hall Dublin

Armagh Pipers Club, the traditional music teaching organisation, has two major fundraising initiatives under way.  It is organising a benefit concert in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre, where many of the biggest names in Irish music are coming together on Saturday 20 January. 

The Club is…

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Added by TradConnect on January 4, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 451

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.Broadcast: 7/01/2018 0004-0100 NZDT

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

STREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo,…

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Added by Mitch Park on January 3, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Four years in the making - 'Event Horizon' by Géza Frank & Jean Damei

Géza Frank from Austria, is one of central Europe’s most in demand pipers and one of his generations most virtuosic whistle players. Jean Damei from France is known for his creativity and innovative style using very rare guitar tunings. They came together over four years…

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Added by TradConnect on January 3, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Tony O’Connell is 'live and well on new solo release

It has been two years since Tony O’Connell won Tradconnect’s Album of the Year award with ‘Rooska Hill’.

On that outing he was in the company of Éamonn O’Riordan for an outstanding concertina and flute duet. This time he is back with a…

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Added by TradConnect on December 31, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Lisa O'Neill & Radie Peat sing 'Factory Girl' for This Ain't No Disco

Lisa O'Neill and Radie Peat sing their version of 'Factory Girl' live for This Ain't No Disco, the online Irish music showcase directed by Myles O'Reilly hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen. View the full roster of music videos directed by Myles O'Reilly at…

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Added by TradConnect on December 30, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

The Big Spotify Playlist of 2017 Albums

This is our big end of year Spotify playlist with a track from over 50 albums released this year. If you have a new album on Spotify and we have not included it then contact us.

Trad News in 2018…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Christmas Top 10 Traditional Albums 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for December 2017.  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 December 28, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Playlist.  Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 450

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 31/12/2017 0004-0100 NZDT

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here forSTREAMING on http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium)…

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Added by Mitch Park on December 27, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Kilfenora Céilí Band gets to the ‘Heart’ of it with new single “Clare My Heart My Home”

The world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band havejust released their first ever single “Clare My Heart My Home’. Written and arranged by Kilfenora band member Tim Collins, the song sees the legends of traditional music collaborate with singers Edel Vaughan, Jerry Lynch, Craig Flanagan, St Patrick’s Pipe Band, Tulla and…

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Added by TradConnect on December 23, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

All Irish traditional albums released in 2017 - Is yours listed?

We are compiling our bumper end of year playlist of all albums released in 2017, so if your album is not on the list below please email us with a link at tradconnect@gmail.com

For December we are also offering 20% off the cost of adding your album to our Download Centre where 120 Irish Radio Broadcasters that we have partnered with…

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Added by TradConnect on December 23, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

An eclectic mix of styles - Are TRÚ saving folk music?

TRÚ is a trio from Northern Ireland that have something new to say about folk music. They may just save us from relentless assault of uninspiring traditional folk music that gets released each year. They describe themselves as having an “eclectic musical heritage, absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to…

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Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

L'École Anémochore : Trad Music School in New Caledonia

L'École Anémochore - Trad Music School in Nouméa, New Calédonia

Anemochore - a plant in which the fruits or seeds are dispersed by wind…

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Added by Lucie Perier on December 21, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Imaginative and expressive mixture of Irish and American folk music - Joanna Hyde & Tadhg Ó Meachair

Featuring fiddle, vocals, piano, and accordion, Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde weave through an imaginative and expressive mixture of Irish and American folk musics on their debut album, One For the Foxes.

Award-winning instrumentalists in their own rights, this duo take a…

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Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

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