March 2017 Blog Posts (38)

Donegal Trad and Folk Duo Launch Irish-language EP in Aid of Suicide Awareness

Donegal-based trad and folk duo Raggle agus Taggle have just launched their debut EP “Dhá Thaobh” in aid of Pieta House suicide awareness. Consisting of 4 tracks—2 original Irish-language folk songs and 2 traditional reels—the EP is available for online purchase and in CD form with original art-work by Nicola Gilcreest. To support…

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Added by TradConnect on March 17, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Supporting the new Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Kickstarter campaign

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for her new solo album. Here is her Kickstarter message. "I am making a new solo album, and I would be delighted if you would help me make it happen. My last solo album was recorded in 2011, just after the birth of my first daughter Sadhbh. Since then I've had another baby, moved…

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Added by TradConnect on March 16, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 409

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 409

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 19/03/2017 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.



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Added by Mitch Park on March 15, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Most Played Trad Track - 17th April 2017

Our most played track, for the second week in a row comes from Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta and his new release An Rithim Réidh. The title, roughly translated as ‘the steady rhythm’ is an apt description of Mícheál’s distinctive melodeon playing: an unassuming, mellow, easy going style that underscores a deep respect and…

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Added by TradConnect on March 12, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Folk on Sunday, no. 1067

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 12/03/2017 1504-1600 NZST

STREAMING LIVE: http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers REPEATING: Mon 20/03/2017 2100-2200 NZST



Specialising in narrative song and traditional dance music forms. Saint Patrick's Day special.



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Added by Mitch Park on March 12, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

London Weekly 'Trad' Gig Guide - 10th March 2017

Your guide to some up and coming gigs and sessions in London over the coming week.

Highlights include : Kila, Moxie, Sean Keane, Daoiri Farrell and Damien O’Kane…

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Added by TradConnect on March 11, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Blas Summer School returns on June 19th 2017

The Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance returns to the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick for the 21st successive year this June 19th – June 30th. The summer school will be launched on Monday June 19th…

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Added by TradConnect on March 10, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 408

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 12/03/2017 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. A musical tour of the West of Ireland from Cork to Donegal for St Patrick's Day.…



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Added by Mitch Park on March 8, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - February 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for February 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 March 7, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

A steady rhythm and deep respect for the music from Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta

After a seventeen year hiatus, Connemara melodeon player, Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta, is back on the music scene with a new album, An Rithim Réidh. The title, roughly translated as ‘the steady rhythm’ is an apt description of Mícheál’s distinctive melodeon playing: an unassuming, mellow, easy going style that underscores a…

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Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Major new survey on the issue of 'Session Etiquette'

Concertina player and 'Tunes in the Church' founder Cormac Begley is undertaking a major new survey on session etiquette, the outcome of which you can post anonymously (or not), to those musicians in your circle that you think may be in need of such guidance. You can take part and have your say.  Here is Cormac's message via his Facebook…

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Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

A world of contemporary trad from Atlas

ATLAS is a new duo featuring Cillian Doheny (Guitars) & Cillian King (concertina), both natives of Limerick, Ireland, who first crossed paths through the Irish traditional music festival circuit as teenagers. They immediately struck up an intense musical friendship having…

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Added by TradConnect on March 6, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Éilís Kennedy / The Flannel Red (5th March 2017)

Our most played track on Tradconnect this week is The Flannel Red taken from WESTWARD, the new album by Éilís Kennedy. The album is a product of life on the Atlantic fringe, with songs in English and Irish inspired by famous musical nights in Dingle and beyond. Having travelled to the west coast of…

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Added by TradConnect on March 5, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

New Kickstarter from Alan Doherty and the ALDOC crew

ALDOC are recording their 2nd album in Wellington, New Zealand this March and have just launched a new Kickstarter campaign.

Anchor ALDOC members Alan Doherty and Gerry Paul are returning to the same city where they recorded their debut album, 'From Tallaght To Halle'. They have…

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Added by TradConnect on March 4, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - February 2017

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of February 2017. This month The Mulcahy Family take the No.1 spot following their award of Album of the Year 2016 for 'The Reel Note'. Read all about it here .…

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Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Interview: Talking Ed Sheeran, Galway Girl and ÷ (Divide) with Beoga

After 14 years of making music together Northern Irish trad band Beoga hit the headlines last month when they got involved with Ed Sheeran on his new album called, ÷, which is released today.

Co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show last month,…

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Added by TradConnect on March 3, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 407

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 5/03/2017 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 March 1, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Irish trad album releases from 2017......so far

Keep up to date with the latest album releases throughout 2017 with this guide.  We will feature all the albums that we officially launch on Tradconnect throughout the year. These releases are added to our Digital Download Centre where over 110 Irish Radio Broadcasters across the globe can download them for free. If you want your album to feature in this guide…

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Added by TradConnect on March 1, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

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