Traditional Irish Music
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Added by TradConnect on December 30, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments
Welcome to the Tradconnect Readers Poll to select our Traditional Album of the Year 2016. This year the award is sponsored by The INEC Killarney and the winning artist will receive a cheque for €3,000, as well as the opportunity to appear at one or both of the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 27, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments
Welcome to our bumper end of year Spotify Playlist covering the top 100 traditional tracks from 2016. It has once again been a year of plenty with over 200 albums released over the course of the year. We have had the highs of new releases by contemporary artists like The Gloaming, Ensemble Ériu and Notify, neatly balanced with the best pure…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments
Stone Walls & Street Lights is the much anticipated debut album from Sligo based New Road. Members include Leonard Barry (uilleann pipes, whistle), Rick Epping…Continue
Indeedin You Needn't Bother, the debut solo album from concertina player Brenda Castles, is a fourteen track album of traditional Irish music on concertina, with accompaniment from guitarists Eoghan Scott, Tony Byrne and Paul Browne, and harpist Séana Davey.
This week Tradconnect has passed an important milestone by exceeding over 500,000 plays of artists tracks on Tradconnect. These tracks have been added to our Soundcloud file and have subsequently been embedded within articles on the site. Each week…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments
Our track of the week today is taken from the new album by which we launched earlier in the week. The Maguires have been playing together as a band for three years and are regular performers at festivals and concerts…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 18, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments
Michael Rooney has just been announced as the Gradam Ceoil TG4 Composer of the Year 2017. Gradam Ceoil TG4 is the premier annual traditional music awards scheme and Michael will join a star-studded line-up of recipients and musicians for the award ceremony in February.
Added by TradConnect on December 14, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
The Traditional Musician of the Year award goes to Mairéad Ní…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 14, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments
It's hard to believe that three kids, aged just 16, 14 and 11, can already have clocked up 25 years of musical development between them. Throw into the mix the fact that these young trad musicians are also classically trained and your interest is piqued. Finally, add a flair for composition and arrangement, two and a half years' work, and the…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 12, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments
Traditional music is continuing to thrive with over 160 traditional albums released this year, up from about 130 last year. These are albums known to us and this list will no doubt grow as we identify what is missing. So scan the list and add a comment here or on our Facebook page is you spot an omission.
Added by TradConnect on December 12, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments
This is the first track from the new album by Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn. It achieved close to 200 plays over the 1st week of January, making it our No.1 track once again on Tradconnect. The first reel is the McDonagh brothers' version of the tune also known as The Prohibition. The second reel is a Sligo version…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 11, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments
A real festive treat is in store for the Kingdom as preparations are well underway for the annual Con Houlihan Memorial Christmas Concert. The event takes please on Saturday 17th December at the River Island Hotel in CastleIsland and a host of special guests are lined up for the evening.
Headlining this year’s billing is the last…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 10, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments
Aidan Connolly is a fiddle player and primary school teacher from Rathfarnham in Dublin, long associated with the Craobh Naithí Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. His playing is influenced by a wide variety of fiddle players, including Paddy Cronin, Paddy Canny and Denis Murphy.…Continue
All of us are caught up in this world of conflicting emotions and that was especially true of Eithne who expressed her innermost…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 8, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
Scotland celebrated traditional music in style on Saturday night with a glittering ceremony held in the Caird Hall, Dundee. The prestigious MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards show was broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland.
The big winner was Breabach, who won…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 7, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments
Four years since her first album on the Raelach label, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin's new recording has just been released. Roithleán (pronounced, Rillawn) is an Irish word for the spindle-whorl of a spinning wheel, but it also refers to a whirling or a recurring motion. Saileog writes in her sleeve note: “Music and songs can be like that, I feel, as they…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 6, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments
Wait Till The Clouds Roll By is his debut recording and it is already receiving very positive reviews. Music journalist John O’…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 6, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments
This self-titled album is the long-awaited follow-up to Caoimhín's 2005 debut release "Strayaway". It encompasses just over 75 minutes of near continuous music, exploring the many different moods and emotions, and forms and styles this music has to offer.
Along the way there are experiments with unconventional tonalities and…Continue
Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments
Do they really have to make it look so easy? So remarked one reviewer having just seen the trad superstar ensemble of Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn on stage. You can decide for yourself as the most exciting trad combination of recent times release their second album, Out of the Ashes featuring the flute and…Continue