February 2017 Blog Posts (40)

Milwaukee Fest article on the 'Disincentives for Foreign Artists Performing in the United States'

Milwaukee Irish Fest have published a major article on the challenges faced by touring artists in the US.  This year Milwaukee will present their 37th annual festival in August 2017. They state that as a major purchaser of foreign talent, they are seriously concerned that complying with existing non-immigrant Visa, tax rules…

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Added by TradConnect on February 14, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Exclusive new track from 'Between Two Ways' by Tríona Marshall

This is a newly released track from "Between Two WaysTríona Marshall. Harp music seems to be making a resurgence of late, in a manner that is lifting it from its stately ‘airs and graces’ perception.  

This new release by Tríona shows just how far…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Kila / February 2017

A Chairde, Ath-bhliain faoi mhaise daoibh - A belated Happy New Year to you all.

Sorry it took so long to get to this. I got sick in January and it knocked me right off my stride and so everything that I had hoped would be ready to go is taking just a little bit longer. As a result I will be sending missives a little more often over the next month or so to keep you all…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week: Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy / John Kelly's

Little surprise that this is our track of the week following its award  of Tradconnect Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by INEC Killarney.

As a result it…

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Added by TradConnect on February 12, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Exploring the heartlands of Irish and Appalachian traditions - Hendry & Toman on Living Roots

This is track 3 from the new album from Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman featuring Irish traditional fiddle & 5 string banjo like never before.

The album is called Living Roots and they describe it as a “quest through the much loved heartlands of Irish and Appalachian traditions.…

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Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Listen to the 5 nominees for best album in the BBC2 Folk Awards

Nominees for the Folk Award categories were announced by Mark Radcliffe in the Radio 2 Folk Show on Wednesday 8th February. The awards show on Wednesday 5th April will also include the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Al Stewart. This year's inductee into the Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame will be the legendary Woody Guthrie. The Hall…

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Added by TradConnect on February 9, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Watch Daoirí Farrell's winning performance in the BBC Folk Awards 2017

Congrats to Dubliner Daoirí Farrell for his win in the BBC Radio 2's Folk Show awards. Now in their 18th year, "the Awards are a key highlight of the folk music calendar and serve to raise the profile of folk music. Talent, new and old, received accolades including Folk Singer of the Year, Best Duo, Best Album, Musician of the Year, Young Folk Award and more. Lifetime…

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Added by TradConnect on February 9, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Debut video from Atlas featuring their new Affinity album

ATLAS compromises of Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina), both natives of Limerick, Ireland, who first crossed…

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Added by TradConnect on February 9, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 404

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 12/02/2017 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 8, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Trad Royalty arriving in Cork for Gradam Ceoil 20th anniversary

If you have a grá for trad, then you simply cannot miss Gradam Ceoil TG4 at Cork Opera House on 19thFebruary.

To mark the event's 20th anniversary, TG4 has invested significantly in bringing the greatest ever line up of trad musicians to Cork for the concert and awards ceremony, which is dubbed 'the Oscars of trad'.

An incredible 100 plus…

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Added by TradConnect on February 8, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - January 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for January 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 February 8, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy win Tradconnect Album of the Year 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Tradconnect Album of the Year Award for 2016 goes to Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy for their album “The Reel Note”. An independent panel of judges were involved in the final selection, with “The Reel Note” winning both the judges vote and the public vote in our end of…

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Added by TradConnect on February 7, 2017 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

IMRO shortlist for 'Live Music Venue of the Year' announced

The Irish Music Rights Organisation CLG (IMRO) have announced that the ninth IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards will take place on Tuesday 21st February 2017 at IMRO HQ in Dublin.

The shortlist (below) was announced this morning via the IMRO building by Victor Finn (IMRO Chief Executive).…

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Added by TradConnect on February 6, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Irish music scene in Las Vegas

Commercial Feature : When you mention Las Vegas, many people bring up thoughts of casinos and gambling. While this is true about the city, it has also become quite an entertainment venue. Actually, not all travelers that go to Vegas got for the gambling but rather to partake in the music scene which is comprised of numerous genres including…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2017 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Exclusive Premiere : A snapshot of the wide-roaming mind of Kyle Alden on 'Down in the West Vol 2'

Today we bring you an exclusive first listen to a track off an album by California songwriter Kyle Alden. Images of the American West are spread throughout his compelling new folk and Americana album, Down in the West Volume 2.

“Rivers running on, old growth redwoods,…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Best of Soundcloud January 2017

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 released check…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Festival News : Music @ Mount Leinster Borris, Co. Carlow Tues 21st – Thurs 23rd February 2017

Carlow, 1 February 2017 – 10 renowned professionals and 108 Young Musicians from eight counties in Ireland will gather in Borris, County Carlow later this month to take part in Music @ Mount Leinster 2017. Now in its third year, this large-scale traditional Irish music festival will encompass three-days of music-making, collaboration,…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

'Beautifully crafted songs made from wit and wisdom' - Winsome Ways by Maurice McGrath

Winsome Ways” is the debut album from Dublin songwriter Maurice McGrath. Mike Harding describes Maurice as a “rare gem,” and says that the album “delivers beautifully crafted songs made from wit and wisdom and a huge dose of soul.

Based in Dublin, Maurice plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and…

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Added by TradConnect on February 2, 2017 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 403

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 5/02/2017 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. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. New Road: Tommie Potts' hop…

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Added by Mitch Park on February 1, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - January 2017

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of January 2016. This month John & Maggie Carty are No. 1 with their 'Settle out of Court" release. John also appears at No.3 with his secon releae from 2016 called "Out of the Ashes"

If you have a new album on release or in production talk to us about our …
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Added by TradConnect on February 1, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

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