Featured Blog Posts – December 2017 Archive (13)

Tony O’Connell is 'live and well on new solo release

It has been two years since Tony O’Connell won Tradconnect’s Album of the Year award with ‘Rooska Hill’.

On that outing he was in the company of Éamonn O’Riordan for an outstanding concertina and flute duet. This time he is back with a…


Added by TradConnect on December 31, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Lisa O'Neill & Radie Peat sing 'Factory Girl' for This Ain't No Disco

Lisa O'Neill and Radie Peat sing their version of 'Factory Girl' live for This Ain't No Disco, the online Irish music showcase directed by Myles O'Reilly hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen. View the full roster of music videos directed by Myles O'Reilly at…


Added by TradConnect on December 30, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

The Big Spotify Playlist of 2017 Albums

This is our big end of year Spotify playlist with a track from over 50 albums released this year. If you have a new album on Spotify and we have not included it then contact us.

Trad News in 2018…


Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Christmas Top 10 Traditional Albums 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for December 2017.  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 …


Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Kilfenora Céilí Band gets to the ‘Heart’ of it with new single “Clare My Heart My Home”

The world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band havejust released their first ever single “Clare My Heart My Home’. Written and arranged by Kilfenora band member Tim Collins, the song sees the legends of traditional music collaborate with singers Edel Vaughan, Jerry Lynch, Craig Flanagan, St Patrick’s Pipe Band, Tulla and…


Added by TradConnect on December 23, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

All Irish traditional albums released in 2017 - Is yours listed?

We are compiling our bumper end of year playlist of all albums released in 2017, so if your album is not on the list below please email us with a link at tradconnect@gmail.com

For December we are also offering 20% off the cost of adding your album to our Download Centre where 120 Irish Radio Broadcasters that we have partnered with…


Added by TradConnect on December 23, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

An eclectic mix of styles - Are TRÚ saving folk music?

TRÚ is a trio from Northern Ireland that have something new to say about folk music. They may just save us from relentless assault of uninspiring traditional folk music that gets released each year. They describe themselves as having an “eclectic musical heritage, absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to…


Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Imaginative and expressive mixture of Irish and American folk music - Joanna Hyde & Tadhg Ó Meachair

Featuring fiddle, vocals, piano, and accordion, Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde weave through an imaginative and expressive mixture of Irish and American folk musics on their debut album, One For the Foxes.

Award-winning instrumentalists in their own rights, this duo take a…


Added by TradConnect on December 21, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Promote Your Trad Album - 20% Reduction on Tradconnect Download Centre in December

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. For the month of December we are giving a 20% reduction in cost for anyone that signs up. Email us at tradconnect@gmail.com for…


Added by TradConnect on December 20, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Aoife Scott back with festive song - The December Letter ( Free download for broadcasters)

Her sublime voice is a thing of beauty that stops people in their tracks. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Dublin Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish folk and traditional scene. With an impeccable…

Added by TradConnect on December 20, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Navá - A magical exploration of the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia on Tapestry

The exploration of new traditional sounds continues apace with the release of Tapestry, a new collaboration by Navá, a group of young musicians who explore the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland…


Added by TradConnect on December 7, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Avenging and Bright by Damien O'Kane due for December 8th release

Commercial: Last year, Damien O’Kane’s ground-breaking, highly acclaimed album Areas of High Traffic was not surprisingly nominated for Album of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Radical and revelatory, Damien’s first album in five…


Added by TradConnect on December 7, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Kíla - December 2017 News

A Chairde. We have just announced dates for our December tour around Ireland!! Details are below.

Pota Óir (Pot of Gold)

And we have exciting news! We hope to have an hour long film by maestro director, Anthony White with us on the road as a dvd. There's a certain need for stars to align with this but so far we're all on…


Added by TradConnect on December 5, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

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