May 2018 Blog Posts (28)

'Right Here Right Now' to feature Ye Vagabonds, Fairplé and Iarla O’Lionard - 1st June Cork Opera House

Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is a three-day festival, all under one roof. Showcasing the most exciting in music and culture in Cork City, the festival, now in its second year, continues its mission of…

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Added by TradConnect on May 31, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 469

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Broadcast: 3/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

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1. Florence Fahy: The new copperplate / The old…

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Added by Mitch Park on May 30, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Album Review: Therese McInerney / Down The Strand

If fiddle music is your cultural fix then this release by Therese McInerney may just get you through whatever challenges you are facing in life. It is music to lift the spirits.

Down the Strand is her debut album, and the promise shown in her…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 29, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Global Irish Music : Tunes in the Lagoon by flute player Lucie Périer

Saturday, May 19th was the world day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development. For this particular occasion to raise awareness of the wealth of world cultures, the Museum Of New Caledonia held a series of concerts, among which Irish Music was represented by flute player Lucie Périer…

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Added by Lucie Perier on May 27, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Watch: The official Ed Sheeran live video from Dublin featuring 'Galway Girl' with Beoga

This is the latest official release from Ed Sheeran. Taken from his recent concert in Dublin and featuring that song again. Yes, it's Galway Girl with Beoga.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 25, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 468

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 27/05/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Altan: The gap of dreams / Nia's jig / The…

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Added by Mitch Park on May 23, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Introducing: Mary Blake with Jack Talty on piano

Introducing two tracks that feature a new traditional voice. The artist is Mary Blake and the two tracks also feature Clare’s Jack Talty on piano. These will form part of an album that will be released later in the year.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

A blend of old traditions with modern originality from Charmas on 'Stark Raving Celtic'

Santa Cruz folk band Charmas are back with a new album called “Stark Raving Celtic” which they say “pumps passion you can feel into Scotland's swarthy battle music and Ireland's lyrical…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Music from the Afterlife - A new musical world for Moxie

Moxie for those unfamiliar with the group is a Sligo/Limerick based trad band consisting of Ted Kelly (tenor banjo), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion).

Their music consists of…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Watch Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon & The Chieftains perform Raglan Road

Watch Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon and the Chieftains perform Raglan Road on this weeks edition of The Ray D'Arcy Show.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Blás to headline 'Festival of The Artisan' - Derbyshire, UK - 21st - 23rd June 2018

What do folk, roots, acoustic, blues, Americana, traditional jazz, Cajun, Celtic and traditional music all have in common? More than the fact they can be played on instruments that can go out of tune, according to Steve Bonham, Musical Director of The Festival of the Artisan. They are all about…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album of the Week : CODA / Train of Spirits (17th May 2018)

It is rare to find a group of singers and musicians who can combine strong backgrounds in Irish traditional, folk and contemporary popular music with an a capella singing ability developed through classical choral music. This is the potent mix Coda bring to their music.

Drawing on vocal talent from the west of Ireland, Coda are seven…

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Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

Music of friendship and inspiration from Adam Agee & Jon Sousa on “Ceol na gCarad”

Irish music duo Adam Agee & Jon Sousa celebrate the release of their second album, “Ceol na gCarad”. The title, which means “Music of Friendship” in Irish, was inspired by the duo's own close friendship, as well as the many dear connections formed through their…

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Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 467

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 20/05/2018 0004-0100 NZST

Tune in at midnight Saturday, NZ time. Or click here for

STREAMING on http://pebbles.wizzhosting.co.nz/rk

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. The Friel Sisters: Young Tom Ennis / King of the…

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Added by Mitch Park on May 16, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Jayne Pomplas and Ian Kinsella excel on their new duet album 'John Sa Cheo'

From the green hills and finger lakes of upstate New York to the flatland of the Curragh of Kildare, Jayne Pomplas and Ian Kinsella emerge with an album that encompasses the best qualities that you would expect on a fiddle and…

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Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2018 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Listen : Released today 'The Legacy of Stephen Grier' by Séamus McGuire and John Lee

When Sligo fiddle-player, Séamus McGuire and Leitrim flute-player, John Lee became neighbours in County Donegal in the 1980s, the seeds were sown for a remarkable musical partnership.

Their first album, The Missing Reel (Gael-Linn, 1990) is still considered among musicians as an essential part of any record collection…

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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Listen: The controversial anti-abortion song by Johnny Duhan

This is the anti-abortion song just released by one of Ireland's most acclaimed songwriters, Johnny Duhan. In a recent article which you can read here Johnny said: "What started me writing my new song,…
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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Watch and listen to the first track from the new Eamon O'Leary album 'Marina Blue'

Dublin’s Eamon O’Leary, now resident in New York is back with his new album called Marina Blue. His debut album with Reveal Records called ‘All Souls’ featured all new material and was described as a “beautiful, sparse album of darkness and light”. Joan As Police Woman…

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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Papa Joachim Paris - English language version

On my Soundcloud, one of my song translations - my English language version of the much loved Cape Verde song Papa Joachim Paris, from the original Cabo Verde creole/Portuguese. …

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on May 11, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Lúnasa - May 2018

Hi Folks. How are ye enjoying the sunshine? It’s pretty sweet out there as I’m writing this. We’re still enjoying all the positive feedback and great media reviews on our new album ‘CAS’.  The response in the US has exceeded all our hopes and expectations and we’re excited to see that it’s now available in all stores in Ireland and the…

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Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

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