April 2016 Blog Posts (35)

The controversial new Afro Celt Sound System album "The Source" released today.

The controversial new Afro Celt Sound System album called The Source is released today. Founding member Simon Emmerson split from the original group in 2015 to form a new Afro Celt Sound System, registering the trade name in the UK and releasing this new recording.

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Added by TradConnect on April 29, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Réalta / Clear Skies

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download Centre.…

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Added by TradConnect on April 29, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 368

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 1/05/2016 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. May Day!



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Added by Mitch Park on April 29, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

First listen : The new track from Scotland's Claire Hastings - Released 29th April 2016

We covered the music of Claire Hastings last year when she was announced as BBC Radio Scotland’s “Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015”. Head of BBC Radio Scotland, Jeff Zycinski noted that “Claire just had that edge to set her above the rest of our finalists and we hope that this recording session takes her on to the…

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Added by TradConnect on April 28, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

A New Single from The River Drivers - Cumann na mBan, release April '16

The River Drivers have just released a new and original single called  “Cumann na mBan” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and the Irish women who clasped hands across class boundaries to help lead the fight for an Irish Nation. They were activists, nationalists, feminists and socialists whose ultimate sacrifices were, for far too…

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Added by TradConnect on April 26, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

CD Launch ‘Caithréim: Music and Song from the Plays of Patrick Pearse’ by Síle Denvir

Professor Alan Titley will launch the album Caithréim: Music and Song from the Plays of Patrick Pearse arranged and performed by Síle Denvir and published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht on the 100 year anniversary of Pearse’s death, the 3rd of May. Síle Denvir will perform songs and music from Pearse’s plays at a celebratory concert, with…

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Added by TradConnect on April 23, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Pipers Union, make their Ballymaloe Grainstore debut on Sunday 8 May 2016

The contemporary trad trio, Pipers Union, make their BallymaloeGrainstore debut on Sunday 8 May.  They will treat their audience to an assortment of traditional and contemporary…

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Added by TradConnect on April 22, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Folk on Sunday, no. 1021

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 24/04/2016 1504-1600 NZST

STREAMING LIVE: http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers REPEATING: Mon 2/05/2016 2100-2200 NZST





Specialising in narrative song and traditional dance music forms. Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising.





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Added by Mitch Park on April 22, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

Released today : Left Behind - Songs of the 1916 Widows by Simon O’Connor and Michelle O’Rourke

Left Behind is a new collection of songs to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. Drawing on the experiences of the wives of prominent rebel leaders, O’Connor and O'Rourke have created a unique suite of compositions that offer an emotional, human perspective on a narrative that is too often told in baldly male heroic…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : Dan Possumato & Many Friends / Mostly Melodeon

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on April 21, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 367

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 24/04/2016 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.





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Added by Mitch Park on April 21, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

The new U2 inspired We Banjo 3 video for Happiness

The boys are back with their new, U2 inspired video, for their uplifting and very happy song called Happiness. Shot live on the streets of Galway it displays their ever creative approach to their music and the upward curve that they have been on for some considerable…

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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin - Saturday 21st May 2016

Press Release :  Join us in Scartaglin, the heart of Sliabh Luachra, as we honour the musical heritage of our region with a day and night of music featuring an international line-up of musicians.

Dr. Matt Cranitch will give a talk on Maida McQuinn Sugrue, a pupil of Pádraig O’Keeffe’s, on Friday May 20th at 8pm at O’Riada’s Bar,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 20, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

The new video from Robert Doyle's latest album 'Lig Amach'

Dublin fingerstyle guitarist and singer Robert Doyle has released a second video from his new album Lig Amach which will be launched on April 28th in Dublin’s Cobblestone.  Admission to the concert will be free and as Robert explains is “a special thank you to my fans and supporters for their…

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

TG4 to broadcast highlights of Siansa Gael Linn 2016 - 4th June 2016

If you missed the highlights from the Siansa Gael Linn 2016 final on TG4 recently - don’t worry ! The station will broadcast the programme again on Saturday 4th June at 7.25pm. The National Concert Hall was the venue for this year’s final on Sunday 17 April. At the end of a superb concert featuring eight traditional music groups of the highest…

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Added by TradConnect on April 18, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Notify / Vividity - 17th April 2016

Our track of the week, receiving the most plays over the last 7 days comes from Notify. They make a welcome return with a new album called InConcept which has…

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Added by TradConnect on April 17, 2016 at 9:33 — No Comments

Interview : Listen to an interview with Don Stiffe on Clare FM

The legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band released “Now Is The Hour” in 2015 and it included “tunes forged out of raw native dance riffs from the Burren hills, and also included the addition of viola, cello, bass and vocalist Don Stiffe’s new licence to roam further afield with his songs”  His work with the legendary…

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Added by TradConnect on April 14, 2016 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 366

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 17/04/2016 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.





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Added by Mitch Park on April 14, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

400,000 plays.........engage with Tradconnect and grow your audience

Want to reach a wider audience with your music? Want to reach over 140,000 people that are not your Facebook friends? Then get writing and engage with Tradconnect. We have over 6,500 members, 140,000 unique readers each year, 16,000 tracks distributed to over 80 radio broadcasters for immediate radio play and now over 400,000 plays on…

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Added by TradConnect on April 13, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Irish Top 10 Traditional Albums - March 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for March 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 April 13, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

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