September 2016 Blog Posts (37)

We Banjo 3 announce UK tour in October 2016

We Banjo 3 have announced a short tour of the UK in October 2016 in support of their new album “String Theory”. The tour starts in the Pontio Theatre in Bangor on October 7th and will finish in the Spree, Paisley on October 15th. Reviewing String Theory, Siobhan Long of The Irish Times said it “sees them hurtle into the…


Added by TradConnect on September 14, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Borrowing from two traditions

“Stone Walls & Street Lights” is the new album by New Road, a group that features Leonard Barry (uilleann pipes & whistles), Rick Epping (harmonica, concertina, 5-string banjo, jaws harp & vocals), Andy Morrow (fiddle) and Seamie O’Dowd (guitar, mandolin, fiddle & vocals).  A mix of songs and instrumental music, it’s an incredibly strong album…


Added by Daniel Neely on September 14, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments

Exclusive Premiere : Joe K. Walsh and his version of Innisfree from his new Borderland album

With the William Butler Yeats, 150th Anniversary just behind us, it was inevitable that his poetry would once again resonate with some of our finest musicians. Today we have an exclusive premiere of a track from the new album by Joe K. Walsh called Borderland, and it features his interpretation of one of Yeats' most famous poems, The…


Added by TradConnect on September 13, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments

Digital Distribution of Irish Trad & Folk Albums to the Media

Since July 2015 Tradconnect has distributed close to 45,000 Irish traditional and folk tracks to over 120 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…


Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Cúig - 'New Landscapes' album launch in Whelan's Dublin on 28th September 2016

[ Album launching 28th September in Whelan's Dublin ] In a recent interview with Northern band Cúig we quoted Gino Lupari of Four Men and a Dog who said that "Irish music is in safe hands with this new and exciting band.”  He goes on to say that they are “young musicians that are at the cutting edge of the…


Added by TradConnect on September 12, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Kiss Me Kate / Padraig O'Neill & Ian Kinsella ( 11th September 2016 )

Kiss Me Kate by Padraig O’Neill and Ian Kinsella is our track of the week, having received over 200 plays on our Soundcloud file. It is taken from their new album called When the Prescription Runs Out which we …


Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Much anticipated launch of The Living Stream debut album - Feb 26th in Dublin

In late 2015 we covered a new folk band that had just formed in Galway called The Living Stream. What started out as a rather simple project to record some demo tracks in a Galway studio, developed into something much more involved. Brian Kelly was the driving force behind the project and explained that “the plan was to…


Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 382

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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.

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Added by Mitch Park on September 8, 2016 at 23:30 — No Comments

Interview with Daoirí Farrell on his new album 'True Born Irishman'

Daoirí Farrell has significantly enhanced his reputation as one of our finest traditional singers in the years since the release of his debut CD “The First Turn” in 2009.  “True Born Irishman”…


Added by Mark Lysaght on September 8, 2016 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Zoë Conway, Dónal Lunny & Máirtín O'Connor live at Ballymaloe Grainstore on 16th October 2016

Three of the country's most dazzling traditional musicians - fiddle player, Zoë Conway;  guitar and bouzouki player, Dónal Lunny; and button accordion master, Máirtín O'Connor - will come together in …


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

Hear the best tracks from Soundcloud in August 2016

A selection of tracks that have been released on Soundcloud over the last few weeks. Sounds that may pass you by.  Sounds worth hearing.

If you have tracks that you want us to feature on Tradconnect then simply send them via our Soundcloud profile.

If you have a new album about…


Added by TradConnect on September 6, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Tour News : Carolina fiddler Andrew Finn Magill touring Ireland in September 2016

North Carolina fiddler Andrew Finn Magill is undertaking a European tour in September 2016 with 8 dates in Ireland starting in Monroe’s Galways on 8th September and finishing up in Listowel in Kerry on 21st September. He then travels to Brussels and Lisbon for 4 more dates.

Andrew is also in the…


Added by TradConnect on September 6, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

A return to their Scottish influences for The Celtic Fiddle Festival on 'Storm in a Teapot'

With the release of Storm in a Teapot, The Celtic Fiddle Festival signals a return to the Scottish influences that were so evident when the group began almost a quarter of a century ago, with the sadly now departed founder member Johnny Cunningham.  The CD, full of both exuberance and solemnity, was recorded at the renowned…


Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2016 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Track of the Week : We Banjo 3 / Martin Wynne's (4th Sept '16)

The inclusion of a We Banjo 3 track on the Kansas City Fest Playlist has propelled this track from their debut album to the top of our most played tracks over the last 7 days with over 350 plays. It is taken from…


Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

The energy of a live set on 'When The Prescription Runs Out' by Padraig O'Neill & Ian Kinsella

“When The Prescription Runs Out” is the debut album release from traditional duo Padraig O’Neill and Ian Kinsella. Dubliner Padraig and Kildare-native Ian have worked together on the busy live circuit over the past seven years in Ireland and abroad. They have honed their mutual understanding of each other’s…


Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - August 2016

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of August 2016. Cara make a welcome return to the top of our charts this month, as do We Banjo 3 with a track from one of their earleir albums. 

In the next few months will will hit 500,000 plays in total which makes Tradconnect the most played traditional music file on…

Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

USA our 1st Amendment, freedom of speech...seriously!

You can't say anything you want at work, in school, in the Mall, or any other institution, because the right to free speech is only allowed in public places like the street, or a public park ( with some restrictions ).

But outside the USA there are few places where such rights exist, or are respected, for example 'Speakers Corner' London.

And on the Internet there is nearly no such a thing, even-though it is not in anybody's country or under their authority.

So when…


Added by MickeyMcAdden on September 2, 2016 at 0:34 — No Comments

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