Featured Blog Posts – January 2017 Archive (27)

Song of the Week - Rivers Run by The Hydes

We launched Green & Blue by sister-brother duo, The Hydes Joanna Hyde and Iain Hyde ) in August last year and this week they have released a new video taken from the album, featuring the song Rivers Run. It is an…

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Added by TradConnect on January 31, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Warmth, rich melody and passionate energy from Robin James Hurt & Ailbhe Nolan

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 110 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on January 29, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

PRS (Beyond Borders) seeks proposals for new music

PRS for Music Foundation is receiving proposals from UK and Ireland based organisations wanting to co-commission or tour new music from all genres for the Beyond Borders programme.

Beyond Borders was established in 2010 to support high quality co-commissions and tours, stimulating collaboration between composers, performance…

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Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Legendary guitarist Martin Simpson plays Waterford,11th February 2017

L.A.S.T. (Lost at Sea Tragedies) has just announced that world renowned guitarist Martin Simpson has agreed to play the St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford, in support of the charity on Saturday, 11th February 2017.

Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide…

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Added by TradConnect on January 24, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Lindsay Straw launches Kickstarter campaign for second album "The Fairest Flower of Womankind"

Join Tradconnect in supporting traditional artists across the globe with funding of new traditional albums.  Your support can make a big difference. This month Boston singer Lindsay Straw launches a campaign for her new album called "The Fairest Flower of Womankind". Here is her message.

"Hi there, and thanks for checking out…

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Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

New single and Dublin concert for Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan - 23rd February 2017

Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan release their version of Antony and The Johnsons beautiful song ‘You Are My Sister’ in January 2017 followed by a nationwide tour beginning early February.

Leslie Dowdall is the voice and songwriter behind the sound that was In Tua…

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Added by TradConnect on January 23, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Watch a documentary of Réalta's tour of South Korea

In 2015 we launched Clear Skies, the new album by northern band Réalta. The group has expanded from their original lineup which included Conor Lamb, Aaron O’Hagan and Deirdre Galway. All-Ireland champions…

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Added by TradConnect on January 21, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal - Friday 3rd February 2017

Peadar Ó Riada has announced details of this years Gold Medal competition. It forms part of his "Cuireadh Chun Ceoil” radio show which  is broadcast on RnaG nationwide and via the Web, every Friday night. The program previews new releases, plays music from old recordings as well as the current readily available albums. The program maintains a…

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Added by TradConnect on January 19, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Songs from the new album by legendary singer Frank Harte - 'When Adam was in Paradise'

This is a first listen to a track from the new Frank Harte album called “When Adam was in Paradise - Traditional Songs of Love and Courtship.” The album was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and features accompaniment from Donal Lunny.

Frank was born and reared in…

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Added by TradConnect on January 17, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Ruaile Buaile taking on the world on 'This Very Moment'

In the few short years since they formed Ruaile Buaile, Niall Kelly, Arthur Stones, Jack Godley and Shane Lynam, have gone from being considered a highly thought-of young local act, to being a wanted band the length and breadth of Ireland. And not only Ireland, as it happens. The lads have also taken their brand of high-energy Celtic…

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Added by TradConnect on January 16, 2017 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Most Played Trad Track - 5th February 2017

This track continues to stay at the top of our playlist on Tradconnect for yet another week and is taken from "Settle Out of Court," the debut album by John Carty and daughter Maggie Carty. This is it's fourth week as our most played track. John is one of the most respected traditional musicians in the country and is going through a prolific…

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Song of the Week : Randall Stephen Hall / Re-wired

Taken from the album Re-Wired by Randall Stephen Hall. "I suppose that what I am trying to say in this song is that I have reached a point in my life where my early conditioning, my label or initial branding, no longer have the same hold on me. I see things in a different way, because my life experience has provided me with information and insight which…

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Added by TradConnect on January 14, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Perfect piece to complete a trilogy of albums - Socks in the Frying Pan and 'Without a Paddle'

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 110 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on January 13, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Féile na Tána is back for a second year on 5th and 6th February 2017 - Cooley Peninsula in County Louth

Féile na Tána is back for a second year and will be celebrating all things traditional the heart of the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth. It takes place on 5th and 6th February 2017.

The festival is voluntarily run by a small committee and the artistic directors are local musicians, Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre. It is funded…

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Added by TradConnect on January 12, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Top 15 Traditional Artists on Spotify in 2016

Listeners are not consuming their traditional music on Spotify based on a survey of over 70 albums releases on Spotify throughout 2016. Only a very small proportion of all releases have any song that exceeds 1,000 plays in total. Albums released earlier in the year will have an obvious advantage, and that may have helped The Gloaming and their…

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

Martin Hayes and David Power set for end of January 2017 tour in Ireland and UK

Martin Hayes and David Power are back on tour in both Ireland and the UK. In a recent review Robert McMillen said "two great masters of the tradition, fiddler Martin Hayes and Waterford piper David Power will take the audience to the other side of reality with music to make the heavens…

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Added by TradConnect on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

First Listen : David Munnelly, Shane McGowan & Joseph McNulty and '3'oh'

David Munnelly is back with a new ensemble and a new album, and this is your first exclusive listen to it. The album is called 3’oh and also features Shane McGowan on guitar and Joseph McNulty on fiddle. Shane McGowan from Lavagh in south Sligo is becoming a regular…

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Added by TradConnect on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Insight into a living tradition - John and Maggie Carty and their new duet album

"Settle Out of Court" is the debut album by John Carty and daughter Maggie Carty. John is one of the most respected traditional musicians in the country and is going through a prolific period at the moment with the release of a number of outstanding albums. In 2015 he released "…

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Added by TradConnect on January 10, 2017 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Supporting the Ulaid & Duke Special 'Pledge Now' campaign for their new record

Continuing our support for Kickstarter, Fund It and Pledge Now campaigns, here is the start of a new one by Ulaid and Duke Special. Here is their message.

"Ulaid & Duke Special have been writing/arranging and performing together since early 2016 and would love to make a live record of the material that they have…

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

Song of the Week : Ann Kirrane / John Condon

Taken from ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ a collection of 15 songs straight out of the tradition by Ann Kirrane. Ann’s refined style of singing coupled with the mastery of Garry O’Briain’s orchestrations give the album a unique and thrilling edge. Traditional material like Jimmy, Mo Mhíle Stór, Edward on Lough Erne Shore and Oró…

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Added by TradConnect on January 9, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

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