Traditional Irish Music
“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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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“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,…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 local arts and music scene of Westport, but also help solidify…Continue
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Cairde Sligo Arts Festival has taken on a new identity…Continue
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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…Continue
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