Traditional Irish Music
Individually brilliant Bríd, Dermot and John are among the most in demand and highly respected artists in the world of traditional music. This outstanding trio of Irish musicians will come together on Friday 5th August for a very special evening of traditional music at Belfast's No1 live music venue, The Duncairn Centre for Culture and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
I have gotten several lovely Trad CDs over the last few seasons and enjoy them immensely. But my favorite is Irish Flute music.
So when I learn that the Mulcahy's have a new CD I am all ears knowing how great a Flute player Louise is. It was a shock to me the last time, I did not want again to pay postage from Ireland. So when…
Added by MickeyMcAdden on July 23, 2016 at 3:30 — No Comments
This will be their fourth album and this track features Grammy winner Alison Brown on 5 string banjo.…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 22, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments
Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 21, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments
This is the new video from The Henry Girls. It was filmed around our homeland in Malin, Co.Donegal and also in the Men's Shed in Moville. It was devised, filmed, directed and produced by the immensely talented Charlie Joe Doherty from Donegal band clanns.
It features Poppy Carney and Bryan McDaid playing the parts of Barney and Anne McLaughlin on a…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 21, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments
Líosa Murphy is currently on a promotional tour of her 2014 album Skylark, and will play The Grand Social Dublin on 10th August as part of a short Irish tour. She will be playing material from her Skylark album which we recently added to our Download Centre ( now available as a free…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 20, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments
The biography of Mike’s life tells us only the marginal details of what he materially achieved. His degree…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 20, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta are two of America’s great young trad musicians, and together (with the help of bouzouki player Owen Marshall, who appears on several tracks), they’ve released “Copley Street,” a wonderful album of duet playing that traditional music fans will welcome with open arms – it’s a fantastic release.
Gourley is a brilliant fiddle player with an…Continue
Added by Daniel Neely on July 20, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments
Ballymaloe Grainstore are staging a special one-off concert by three of the greatest names in Irish traditional music. On Friday 12 August, the legendary uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn and fiddlers Paddy Glackin and Seán Keane come together to make spectacular music in the Grainstore's intimate setting.
Added by TradConnect on July 18, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments
A track from the debut album, 'Green & Blue' by The Hydes. This is their arrangement of a Tim O'Brien tune followed by a traditional Irish reel, featuring special guests Colm Phelan (bodhrán), Christina Dolphin (flute), and Eric Thorin (double bass).
Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
A family-friendly celebration of the cultural diversity in our city, Hotter than July moves to Smithfield Square for a FREE daytime event full of feel-good rhythms and infectious melodies from South America, Eastern Europe, India, West Africa and of course West Clare.
Now in it’s 3rd year, Hotter than July is presented by…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments
Billy McComiskey is one of the country’s greatest traditional musicians and last week he was named a 2016 National Heritage Fellow. The National Heritage Fellowship, which is administered by the National Endowment for the Arts and is considered the highest honor our government gives a traditional or folk artist, is an extremely…Continue
Added by Daniel Neely on July 11, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments
Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for June 2016. Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. We have also just announced a €3,000 prize for our Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by The INEC Killarney so get your albums to us at this …Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 8, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments
Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of June 2016. Cillian Vallely leads our most played list with "The Bulls March" set from his new album The Raven's Rock
Added by TradConnect on July 4, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments
Have a listen to the winning song in Edinburgh Folk Club’s Songwriting Competition 2016. The competition took place in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 8pm and it was the 40th anniversary of the competition.
The winning song came from Lanarkshire songwriter Tom…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 4, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments
Highs and Bellows is the highly anticipated new solo album from long-time Solas accordionist and singer Mick McAuley, and this week the first release from the album which includes Mayor Harrison’s Fedora, The Convenience and Matt…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
Louth band Kern have released a new single from their False Deceiver album which we have recently reviewed here on Tradconnect.
The single is called “The Hard Wind”…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 1, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments
Martin Hayes makes a brief visit to New York City next month before his annual teaching week at The Swannanoa Gathering in NC. The Irish fiddler will be doing a rare solo show at the elegant American Irish Historical Society, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This Spring, Martin toured with Dennis Cahill in the U.S. and they both met up…Continue
Added by TradConnect on July 1, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments