August 2016 Blog Posts (29)

Imaginative and fresh debut from The Hydes mixing Irish, American folk and bluegrass

Sister-brother duo, The Hydes, have just released an imaginative, fresh, and enthralling take on folk and roots music with their debut album Green & Blue, weaving creatively and decisively through an eclectic musical landscape of Irish, American folk, bluegrass, and beyond.

They merge these acoustic styles to create…

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Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

First listen to a track from the new John Redmond album 'Box Sets'

This is track 3 from the new album by John Redmond called Box Sets. “John grew up in the village of Ballindaggin, Co. Wexford, where he learned to play the box from Tom Dunne. He was an all-Ireland winner on button accordion before moving to America in 1988. His first CD, East to Northeast, reflected his…

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Added by TradConnect on August 30, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

And yet more.....interview & tunes from Darragh Curtin the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion 2016

From the archives of Custy's Videos here is a great interview with Darragh Curtin who is the All-Ireland Fiddle Champion 2016. Darragh if from CCÉ, Brosna, Ciarraí. 2nd place went to Roisin Anne Hughes, Irish Minstrels', Glasgow and 3rd place toCaoimhe Ní Chiaráin, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach. For all this years…

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Added by TradConnect on August 29, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Listen to the adventurous follow up to 'Roots' by Andrew Finn Magill - It's called 'Branches'

'Roots' was the first of a series of albums that was released earlier in the year by Andrew Finn Magill, a fiddle player from Asheville, North Carolina. We launched it exclusively here on tradconnect. The albums chart…

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Added by TradConnect on August 26, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

5 Star release from Gatehouse with their debut 'Tús Nua'

"Tús Nua" is the title of the new album from Gatehouse, a recently formed Roscommon based group. Gatehouse is anchored by John Wynne and John McEvoy who first came together in 2007 for the recording of “Pride Of The West”, a critically acclaimed duet album. John Wynne has become established…

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Added by TradConnect on August 26, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Willis Clan Announce Dublin Performance

The Willis Clan have announced a very special Dublin show at the National Concert Hall onThursday 25 August 2016 following the success of their nationwide tour and new album ‘Chapter Two: Boots’.  Tickets priced €30 go on sale Friday 22 July at 10am. Concessions…
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Added by Mission PR on August 25, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Willis Clan Announce Dublin Performance

The Willis Clan Announce Dublin Performance in the National Concert Hall On 25 August  
Tickets on sale Friday 22 July at 10am…
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Added by Mission PR on August 25, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 381

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Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 1431kHz AM.

Broadcast: 28/08/2016 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 August 24, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

Have a listen to the 2016 All Ireland fiddle champion Darragh Curtin

We can't promise a video of each and every winner in this year's Fleadh Cheoil but here is a newly released recording of the 2016 Senior Fiddle Champion, Darragh Curtin. Darragh if from CCÉ, Brosna, Ciarraí. 2nd place went to Roisin Anne Hughes, Irish Minstrels', Glasgow and 3rd place to Caoimhe Ní Chiaráin, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach. For all…

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Added by TradConnect on August 24, 2016 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Album Launch : Impressive debut from Connla with 'River Waiting'

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…

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Added by TradConnect on August 24, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Fleadh TV, on TG4; Ennis National Fleadh 2016, a flea market of Pro Irish musicians and a couple of Bulubas!

Seriously this years 'Net' event, thanks to the technical prowess of TG4, Fleadh Ennis 2016, is a monumental artifact of modern living.

Fleadh TV Ennis 2016

One cannot begin to find words adequate to praise the production, the presentation, the venue and the enormous preparation that went into this show! Presented in 8 several parts, only one fails to play on remote…

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Added by MickeyMcAdden on August 23, 2016 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Final date on Aoife Scott US tour - The Burren Backroom Boston - 30th September 2016

Aoife Scott and band are undertaking a lengthy US tour in September 2016 in support of her new album called Carry The Day. The tour starts on 10th September at South Shore Irish Festival in Marsfield MA, and will finish in The Burren Backroom in Boston on 30th September. The band will include Aoife on vocals and bodhrán, Andrew…

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Added by TradConnect on August 23, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Results and Winners at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016.

Winners 2016

1A Fidil / Fiddle (Faoi 12)

1st Cushla Murphy, CCÉ, An Tulach, Clár

2nd Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh, Corcaigh

3rd Maebh McGlinchey, CCÉ, Clogher Valley, Tír Eoghain

1B Fidil / Fiddle (12-15)…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

‘Box Sets’ has beautiful music

In the liner notes to his new album “Box Sets,” button accordionist John Redmond relates a story about going home to County Wexford to decompress after breaking his collarbone. Inspired by his rambles away, he resolved to “write an album that would reflect my love for the area and my family who all still live there.” “Box Sets” is the fruit of that time. On it,…

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Added by Daniel Neely on August 22, 2016 at 4:00 — No Comments

Soaking up the buzz surrounding Notify and their new ‘InConcept’ album

Notify made a welcome return with a new album called InConcept in April this year. We added an exclusive track called Vividity to our Soundcloud file and include it below.

Once again this recording shows Notify to be one of the most imaginative bands around. They…

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Added by TradConnect on August 20, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Kidnappers Ceilidh no.380

Kidnappers Ceilidh no.380 has been delayed a week but should broadcast at the usual time. Sorry about that.  I hope my own administrative changes will improve the reliability.

Added by Mitch Park on August 19, 2016 at 20:02 — No Comments

Album Launch : Grounded and vibrant music from Iontach on 'A New Journey'

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 100 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on August 18, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Music Marketing : Digital Distribution of Albums for Irish Trad & Folk Artists

Since July 2015 Tradconnect has distributed 25,000 Irish traditional and folk tracks to over 100 Irish Radio Broadcasters across the globe. We have done this through our innovative Music Download Centre where we distribute digital media files (albums) to our network of participating broadcasters.

The…

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

Album Launch : Jennifer Licko explores Scots Gaelic and Appalachian music on SING

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 100 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh announce Irish tour in September 2016

One of Traditional music’s most energetic and impressive acts has just announced new dates for an Irish Tour, which kicks off later this month. Artists Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh deliver a spirited performance of music and dance rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 13, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

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