April 2016 Blog Posts (35)

Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny live at Droichead Arts Centre - 27th May

Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy.  Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney's Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band and Mozaik.  Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider would of Irish music.…

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Added by Droichead Arts Centre on April 12, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Le Vent du Nord Irish tour in support of their new album Têtu - May 2016

Quebec’s most progressive folk band Le Vent du Nord return to tour their eighth album entitled Têtu meaning stubborn or obstinate. With Têtu, Le Vent du Nord have remained true to their Québecois roots whilst at the same time introducing new ideas to their music. The…

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Added by TradConnect on April 11, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Folk on Sunday, no. 1019

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 10/04/2016 1504-1600 NZST

STREAMING LIVE: http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers

REPEATING: Mon 18/04/2016 2100-2200 NZST



Specialising in narrative song and traditional dance music forms.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on April 10, 2016 at 5:05 — No Comments

Christy Moore's “Journey” will be screened over 2 nights on RTE starting Sunday April 10th at 9.30

The Christy Moore documentary film “Journey” will be screened over 2 nights on RTE 1. Part One this coming Sunday April 10th at 9.30 pm and Part Two on Monday April 11th. “This two-part film (which concludes on Monday) sees Irish music veteran Christy Moore looking back, in song and interview, at some…

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Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill - Tour dates, The Gloaming, Yo-Yo Ma and more...

NYC concert now Sunday, April 17th.

Martin and Dennis's New York City date is now Sunday, April 17th at the Highline Ballroom. Click here for tix and  info:…

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Added by TradConnect on April 9, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

New York's Gurney & Foley set for Dublin Concert on 30th April 2016

We have covered New York musicians quite a bit on Tradconnect over the years and two of the newer kids on the block are Dan Gurney and Dylan Foley.  They will be in Dublin for a concert in St David’s Church in North County Dublin on April 30th this year. Both are also members of The Yanks, a quartet that also…

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Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Robert Doyle / Lig Amach

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…

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Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 365

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 10/04/2016 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.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on April 7, 2016 at 1:30 — No Comments

Irish/Finnish Folk Trio ‘Slow Moving Clouds’ Announce Nationwide Tour in April & May

Slow Moving Clouds have just announced an Irish tour in support of their debut album Os. The Dublin-based contemporary Irish/Nordic folk trio are bringing their unique blend of traditional and contemporary, rich atmospheric sounds to 4 of Ireland’s finest venues in Cork, Dublin, Galway, and finally…

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Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Listen to 'Roarie Bummlers' from the new album by Solas

Solas have released a second track from their brand new album which they called ‘All These Years.  We premiered an exclusive single from it in January and highlighted the fact…

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Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Artist of the Month : April 2016 - ARUM

Our artist of the for March 2016 is ARUM who have this month released their debut album. In genre terms, they have loosely applied the words folk, world and experimental to their online output so far. In talking to the band they said that “while we all have a background in playing traditional music, we don't really see ourselves as a traditional band. Obviously we…

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Added by TradConnect on April 5, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

A creative collaboration between Toronto-based Celtic trio NUA and IVA

This is a brilliantly conceived collaboration between Inuit throat-singer Iva and Toronto-based Celtic trio NUA.  NUA we have covered before and they include violinist James M Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray, Jacob McCauley on Bodhrán. Throat-singer and poet Kathleen…

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Added by TradConnect on April 5, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat announce details of their 13th festival - Oct 2016

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat in Texas have just announced details of their 13th annual gathering that will be held on October 14-16, 2016, and online registration starts today 7th May.  They are back at Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas for another gathering of musicians from all over the country and…

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Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Folk on Sunday, no. 1018 Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM. Now back on NZ Standard Time - listen an hour later. Broadcast: 3/04/2016 1504-1600 NZST STREAMING LIVE: http://player.wizz.co.nz/…

Playlist. Folk on Sunday, no. 1018

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Now back on NZ Standard Time - listen an hour later.

Broadcast: 3/04/2016 1504-1600 NZST

STREAMING LIVE: http://player.wizz.co.nz/kidnappers REPEATING: Mon 11/04/2016 2104-2200 NZST



Specialising in narrative song and traditional dance music forms.



Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date.…

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Added by Mitch Park on April 2, 2016 at 19:46 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - March 2016

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of March 2016. Oisín Mac Diarmada with Samantha Harvey lead the most played list with "The Avonmore" set.

In the next few months will will hit 400,000 plays in total which makes Tradconnect the most played traditional music file on Soundcloud.


If you have a new album…
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Added by TradConnect on April 2, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

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