July 2018 Blog Posts (21)

Dublin's history and folklore celebrated on 'The Old Grey Cobblestone' by Barry Kinane - Digital release Oct 31st 2018

“The Old Grey Cobblestone” is the new album by Wicklow born songwriter Barry Kinane. After a period with rock band Glyder, he developed an interest in local history which culminated with him winning the prestigious Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 2014. This was…

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

New Music in August 2018 - Playlist

Your guide to the best new traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic music in August 2018. If you have tracks that you want included or featured on Tradconnect them email them to us.…

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Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Listen : The new album from Tommy Fitzharris & Dónal McCague - The Bank of Turf

This is the first track available from the new album by Tommy Fitzharris and Dónal McCague. The album is called The Bank of Turf and the track include the jigs Paddy in London, Jackie Smalls and The Reaper. More to follow.…

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Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Progressive take on the music of a bygone era - 'To Belfast' with Conor Caldwell

“To Belfast...' is a progressive take on the music of a bygone period. Stark solo playing is coupled with electronics and loop pedals to unveil new perspectives on the musical foundations of Belfast. Based on extensive study of the collections of Edward Bunting (1773–1843), the recording is old music,…

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Added by TradConnect on July 27, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - June 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for June 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 July 27, 2018 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 477

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 29/07/2018 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. Katie Grennan: Reels 113: Dr. Gilbert's reel / The…

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Added by Mitch Park on July 25, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Lúnasa - July 2018

Hi all, summer has got off to a great start with a great month of gigs in Ireland, France Spain, and Switzerland. The Doolin Folk festival, Ortiguiera and Corberyier were a great introduction to the summer touring season.



The big focus of this summer is another run of gigs in Ireland to promote our new album “Cas”. We will be enjoyed by the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 25, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

A resounding, resplendent, back-of-the-net success from Michael McGoldrick on ARC

Don’t be deceived by Michael McGoldrick’s scant solo output: instead, be excited - be very excited - at the arrival of his new album, Arc: his first since 2010, and only his fifth in 22 years. Such unhurried intervals make any McGoldrick release an auspicious event, with each both cementing…

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Added by TradConnect on July 24, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

'Ye Vagabonds’ Tour of the Islands takes them to the Aran Islands, Arranmore and Cape Clear

Having kicked off their tour of the small islands around Ireland with performances on Sherkin Island and Clare Island recently, Ye Vagabonds set sail for Arranmore, Cape Clear and all three of the Aran Islands throughout July and August. The tour is a part of…

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Added by TradConnect on July 24, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 476

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 22/07/2018 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. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & Cathal Ó Curráin: Stirling…

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Added by Mitch Park on July 18, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments

What do these 150 traditional artists have in common?

What do these 150+ traditional artists have in common? What one thing connects them and ensures that their music receives the most airplay across the globe? The answer is a lot simpler than you may imagine.

All of these artists have released new albums over the last three years and all…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Introducing vibrant six-piece Scottish band HEISK

Vibrant six-piece HEISK are a powerful new force on the folk scene. Their relentlessly energetic music stems from their roots in Scottish traditional music and combines it with punchy riffs and grooves. They recently launched their debut track VIRR. Recorded by Mattie Foulds at Caribou recording their idea behind the video was to…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

A New Festival Celebrating the New Wave of Irish Folk & Traditional

Islander presents ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, music from…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 475

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.

Broadcast: 15/07/2018 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. Artisan Row: Jig & slip jigs: Tynagh's jig /…

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Added by Mitch Park on July 11, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

Have you connected with Tradconnect yet?

Tradconnect was established in 2011 as an independent music channel that connects Irish, Scottish and other traditional musicians across the world. Whilst initially focused on Irish traditional music the site has expanded to cover music that falls under the general ‘Celtic’ genre including Scottish, Breton and related music.

Over the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Much-anticipated new album from Scottish musician Hamish Napier

The Railway is the much-anticipated new album from Scottish musician Hamish Napier. The follow-up to Hamish Napier’s critically-acclaimed debut solo album The River, Hamish’s newest album will be released on Friday 3rd August 2018.

Returning to his hometown of Grantown-on-Spey,…

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Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

'An act of vandalism' - Arts Council denies funding to Armagh Pipers Club

One of the longest-established traditional music teaching organisations in Ireland, Armagh Pipers Club, has been refused Arts Council Lottery funding for the coming year.  The Club’s funding application was submitted via an online portal operated for the Arts Council by an American company.  Although the Club…

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Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Wesport Arts Festival gets a new brand and identity - Westival

Commercial : Westport Music & Arts Festival is delighted to announce Westival, the festival’s new brand and identity. After 18 months of research and careful consideration on how to build on 42 years of success, ‘Westival’ was devised as the next big step forward. Westival, will continue to foster the thriving…

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Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival - a shared celebration of imagination.

Via RTE Culture Tara McGowan, founder of the Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, writes for RTE Culture about this year's event, which runs from July 7th to 14th.

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival has taken on a new identity…

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Added by TradConnect on July 5, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

New Releases in our Download Centre - Therese McInerney, In Troubled Times, Artisan Row & The High Seas

If you are a traditional or folk artist and would like to make your album available digitally to over 120+ Irish Radio Broadcasters around the world then our Download Centre might be of interest to you.

We upload your album in MP3 format with liner notes and…

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Added by TradConnect on July 5, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

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