June 2016 Blog Posts (38)

Track of the Week : Cillian Vallely / The Bulls March

Our track of the week is taken from the new album by Cillian Vallely called The Raven’s Rock. It was launched last night in New York and has received close to 200 plays over the last week on our Soundcloud profile.  The recording features a number of all-star players, including his brothers Niall Vallely & Caoimhin…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : The High Kings / Grace & Glory

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2016 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne – Meeting Up On a Sunny Day

“Kind Providence”, the latest CD from Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne…

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Added by Mark Lysaght on June 9, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Album Review : Kern / False Deceiver

Louth band Kern have delivered a debut album of real merit with False Deceiver.

It is so difficult these days to make a traditional folk album that stands out from the crowd, and that is what Kern have unquestionably achieved in this instance.

What drives it is a combination of many…

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Added by Tradconnect Reviews on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

Best of Soundcloud - May 2016 - 25 Tracks

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…

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Added by TradConnect on June 9, 2016 at 5:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 373

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 12/06/2016 0004-0100 NZST

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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 June 9, 2016 at 2:30 — No Comments

Sligo Live to work in partnership with Cambridge Folk Festival 27th - 31st July 2016

In an imaginative marketing initiative to promote music on the Wild Atlantic Way,Sligo Live is proud to bring 6 of Ireland’s most talented and accomplished young traditional musicians to Cambridge Folk Festival 2016, where they will entertain festivalgoers with open ‘Sessions’ each afternoon and following the main…

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

New Album Release - 'Kind Providence'

Reviews: Bold brush strokes distinguish this latest recording from Dublin singer Niamh Parsons and regular guitar accompanist Graham Dunne.  Her earthy vocals are shot through with a smoky undertow that captures the darker corners of her songbook. And that songbook has a few treasures lurking within. 

Parsons' reading of Willie O crystallises the fact that she’s the conduit, not…

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Added by Niamh Parsons on June 8, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - May 2016

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of May 2016. Molly's Revenge with their Prisme track take the top spot with over 7,000 plays, thanks to the track being embedded on a number of other sites. 

This month we have also exceeded 400,000 plays in total which makes Tradconnect the most played…
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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

New Kickstarter campaign by Matthew Olwell for innovative recording

CyberTrad is new musical project that blends traditional and original Irish and Breton music with rhythmic elements of contemporary Quebecois, funk, and Hip Hop.

“I have dreamed of making this recording for many years, and am beyond excited to see it so close to completion and to share it with the world!”…

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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Matthew Horsley / The Rolling Wave

Our track of the week comes from Matthew Horsley, a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Matthew Horsley who released his debut album of Irish traditional music called Australian Waters in 2015.  Over the last 7 days it has reached the No.1…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Video of the year so far - 'Goitse' given the Super Céilí treatment with creative remix

Trad band Goitse have been given the Peter Staunton and Super Céilí treatment on a remix of one of their tracks from their new album Inspired by Chance. Staunton and Super Céilí will be best known for their outstanding Teresa Mannion weather report which has since gone on…

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Added by TradConnect on June 4, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Duo play as if with one mind

Last Wednesday, the Irish Arts Center hosted uillean piper David Power and fiddle player Willie Kelly, who had been out on tour in support of their new fiddle and piping duet album “Apples in Winter.” It was, from all indications, a brilliant night of music, which shouldn’t surprise as the album – which has…

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Added by Daniel Neely on June 3, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 372

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 5/06/2016 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 June 2, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Cillian Vallely / The Raven's Rock

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on June 2, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

UK tour

The Jeremiahs will be returning to some a few previously visted venues and visiting some new ones on their 9 day whistle stop tour of Scotland and England.

 One of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland in many a year. Their new album is a cracker
— Mike Harding…
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Added by The Jeremiahs on June 1, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

Impressive first single from new Dublin band Pine Marten

This is the debut single from a new EP by Pine Marten, an innovative modern string band drawing on folk music from around the world.

With influences ranging from bluegrass and Irish trad…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Antóin Mac Gabhann / Tunesmith

It has been 25 years since Antóin Mac Gabhann recorded his last solo album, Ar Aon Bhuile. That album was recorded with Hilda Chiasson in Cape Breton and was critically acclaimed at the time.  A busy life has prevented Antóin from going back into the studio in a solo capacity, until last year when he released Tunesmith in…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2016 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

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