February 2016 Blog Posts (39)

Exclusive Single Release : Shantalla 'A Band of Gold' by Dublin songwriter Maurice McGrath

For St. Valentine's Day we are delighted to be working with Belgium based band, Shantalla on the release of an exclusive single called “A Band of Gold”. This beautiful song, composed by Dublin songwriter Maurice McGrath, is a love story centred on a couple who…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

FullSet to play St.Valentine's night gig in Whelan's Dublin

FullSet are back on the album promotion trail with a St.Valentine’s night concert in Whelan’s Dublin. Their line-up has changed since their last album and now includes Andy Meaney (Guitar), Martino Vacca (Uilleann Pipes, Whistle), Janine Redmond (Button Accordion), Michael Harrison (Fiddle), Eamonn…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

Who Wants All-Female Bands?

It seems the women have had it all their own way long enough - promoters and festival organisers are clamping down on all-female bands, and finally setting quotas to ensure that there aren't too many girl groups on stage.

That's the kindest interpretation I can find of the situation highlighted in this…

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Added by Alex Monaghan on February 12, 2016 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

The new studio video from The Gloaming

The new album by The Gloaming will be released on 26th February. It was recorded in December 2015 at Real World Studios, produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and engineered and mixed by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne & St.Vincent, The National). According to the press release the new album…

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

'Rooska Hill' named as Tradconnect Album of the Year 2015

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Tradconnect Album of the Year Award for 2015 is the outstanding Rooska Hill, by Éamonn O’Riordan and Tony O’Connell. An independent panel of judges were involved in the final selection, with Rooska Hill winning both the judges vote and the public vote in our end of year…

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Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Watch the new video from Cara - Yet We Sing

Yet We Sing is the new album release by…

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Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 357

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 14/02/2016 0004-0100 NZST

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 February 11, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Best of Soundcloud - January 2016 - 20 Tracks

A selection of tracks that have been released on Soundcloud over the last few weeks. Sounds that may pass you by.  Sounds worth hearing.

If you have tracks that you want us to feature on Tradconnect then simply send them via our Soundcloud profile.

If you have a new album about to be…

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Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

February News from Colleen Raney

Hello friends,

I hope your February is starting beautifully.  It certainly seems like this year is flying by already.  I'm back in Dublin again after our three months in West Kerry.  One more week in Ireland and then it's back to work!  We have had an indescribable experience and are changed as a result of the generosity…

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Added by Colleen Raney on February 9, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

National Folk Orchestra of Ireland : UK Premiere to Commemorate 1916 - Barbican Hall, Friday 4 March 2016

The National Folk Orchestra of Ireland will play in the UK for the first time on Friday 4 March at the Barbican Hall, performing the premiere ofMacalla 1916 by acclaimed Irish composer Michael Rooney. Macalla 1916 is a new suite of music commissioned by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

The…

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Added by TradConnect on February 8, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Exclusive Single Release : IRELAND, Crossroads of Art & Design - Planxty Charles Bunworth

In a continuation of our exclusive release of singles on Tradconnect, we are delighted to bring to you a track from “IRELAND: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840” featuring Liz Carroll, Kieran O'Hare, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Liz Knowles and Trevor Hutchinson. The album was commissioned as part of the…

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Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : FullSet / Miss Ramsay’s - 29th May 2016

FullSet are once again our Track of the Week on Soundcloud, clocking up over 200 plays over the last 7 days. The track is called Miss Ramsay’s, Mullin’s Fancy and Marion’s Favourite. We launched the album recently on…

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Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Custy's Interview Series - Interviews and tunes with Nathan Gourley, Laura Feddersen, Jayne Pomplas an Antóin MacGabhann.

Continuing the great series of Custy’s Interviews, here are three new videos featuring artists we have covered over the last year.

These include Nathan Gourley and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 4, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 356

https://www.facebook.com/folkonsunday

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 7/02/2016 0004-0100 NZST

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 February 4, 2016 at 11:20 — No Comments

New EP from Italian piper Valerio Vettori

Valerio Vettori, an uilleann piper and clarinet player from Italy, has just released a digital EP with 3 tracks on Bandcamp.  The EP is called "The Old Windmill", and is a home recording with little editing, featureing tunes he collected while living in Cork.…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

A new track from BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year 2016 - Mohsen Amini

Earlier in the year BBC Radio Scotland’s announced Mohsen Amini as the winner of their Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2016. In total six finalists took part in the final show, each playing for 15 minutes. According to Hands up For Trad “Mohsen, 22 had the edge during a superb night of entertainment. Head of BBC…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Irish Top 10 Traditional Albums - January 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for January 2016.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. If you have a new album on release send us a copy to these contact details.

Don't forget that if you have an album on…

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Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Aoife Scott / Carry the Day

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 70 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2016 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

The Gathering Weekend : 17th - 21st February 2016 + Playlist

This year we are delighted to once again be associated with The Gathering Festival, which takes place in Killarney between 17th and 21st February 2016.  The festival is organised and staged by The INEC Killarney who are also sponsoring our Album of the Year award this year.  The prize for the winning artist is €1,500, and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

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