June 2018 Blog Posts (16)

The Curse of the Button Accordion on RTE Radio 1 - 1st July 2018

Via RTE Culture. Writer and actor Sharon Mannion writes for RTE Culture about her Drama On One presentation The Curse of the Button Accordion 

The Curse of the Button Accordion is a comedy about me, my life growing up in rural County…

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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 473

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 1/07/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

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1. The Alistair McCulloch Trio: Mazurkas: Leaving…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 27, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

'Continuing Traditions' with Peadar Ó Riada and Ustad Wajahat Khan - 8th July 2018, Cork.

‘Continuing Traditions’ is an exciting new musical ensemble formed by the world-renowned musicians Ustad Wajahat Khan of India and Peadar Ó Riada of Ireland. Based in London and Cork respectively, both artists are among the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

A strong Clare influence from Therese McInerney on 'Down the Strand'

Down the Strand is the debut release by Clare native Therese McInerney. It features a combination of traditional fiddle and song and in a recent…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 472

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 24/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

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1. Bernadette Nic Gabhann: The glass of beer / John…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 20, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for May 2018.  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 June 20, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

A moment in history - 'In Troubled Times' released to coincide with 50th Anniversary of Derry Peace March

In Troubled Times” is a compilation album released in April 2018 on the Touch of Blarney music label. The album was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Derry Peace March which will occur later this year. It was an event igniting a struggle for civil…

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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Notes From the Road : Lúnasa - June 2018

Hi all, we’re very excited to continue touring our new “Cas” cd with a summer of touring Ireland and Europe. Starting in June with Doolin Folk Festival and Duncairn Centre in Belfast, we visit Ireland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark and Belgium. 



Added to that, we’re very excited to announce that the amazing Natalie Merchant…

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Added by TradConnect on June 18, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Celebrating the timeless beauty of traditional Irish music - Artisan Row and their debut 'Wild Winds'

Wild Winds is the debut release from London-based traditional / folk quartet Artisan Row. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by quadruple Grammy-nominated producer and musician, James McMillan and is already receiving critical acclaim.

Writing in the Irish…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 471

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 17/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. For Ng numbers see https://www.irishtune.info ; for Session numbers see https://thesession.org/tunes…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 13, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

'The High Seas' weave together the colourful strands of Irish music on their debut release

The High Seas are a new trio made up of musicians Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddles) and Cathal Ó Curráin (vocals, bouzouki, fiddle) and they have just released their first self-titled…

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Dates for 'The Outside Track's" UK tour in June 2018

The Outside Track has announced a tour in the UK starting this month. Its an 11 date tour that that will see them playing music from their acclaimed new Light Up The Dark. Regular members Ailie Robertson (harp and backing…

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Added by TradConnect on June 11, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 470

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 10/06/2018 0004-0100 NZST

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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. Scottish Power Pipe Band: MSR: The Royal Scottish…

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Added by Mitch Park on June 6, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Sligo Style: The breathtaking musicianship and virtuosity of four of Sligo’s finest traditional fiddlers

Sligo Style is a series of four 30 minute programmes produced by the Creative team of Ocean Media, a subsidiary of Ocean FM, with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It showcases the breathtaking musicianship, skill and virtuosity of four of Sligo’s finest traditional musicians – Declan Folan,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Your big bumper guide to Traditional Irish Music Festivals this summer

Summer is here, and with it comes the season of festivals, summer schools, concerts and masterclasses. The summer will peak with the annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which takes place on 12th - 19th August in Drogheda. Attracting over 400,000 people over the course of the week it is the biggest traditional…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Full line-up announced for an evening of ‘Fair Plé’ at Live at St. Luke’s - 16th June

On Saturday 16th June, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival, Live at St. Luke’s will host an evening of ‘Fair Plé’, a new initiative which aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion and development of Irish traditional and folk music, featuring the incredible talents of Karen…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

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