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Sharon Shannon in the Ballymaloe Grainstore - 15th February 2019

Sharon Shannon returns to Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork on Friday 15 February after her sold-out concert…

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Added by TradConnect on January 16, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Backwards to Go Forwards - A new documentary on traditional & folk music by Myles O'Reilly

Islander and Arbutus Yarns present Backwards to Go Forwards, a new piece of film showcasing the future of Irish traditional music; directed, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.

Released on Christmas Day, Backwards to Go Forwards features some of the finest musicians of modern Irish music talking about how…

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Added by TradConnect on January 7, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Listen: 2 tracks from 'Rise Up', the new album from 'The Outside Track'

The Outside Track has just released a number of tracks from their new album, Rise Up. As a band, they "are getting quite a reputation for their very polished take on folk and traditional music.  Rise Up builds on that reputation. Their "marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world.…

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Added by TradConnect on January 3, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Henshaw Family & Sharon Shannon release charity album

Picture it, the traditional music world colliding with the rugby world…it can only be a magical thing! The Henshaw Family, who are steeped in Irish traditional music heritage, team up with the queen of trad, Sharon Shannon, to record a very special album all in aid of the South Westmeath…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Lankum US Tour January 2019 - dates announced

Lankum, one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades, have announced a series of US dates in January 2019. Rough Trade released their second critically acclaimed album 'Between The Earth And Sky', last fall. Since then, Lankum have won and been nominated for multiple awards (Best Group & Best Song wins at the BBC Folk Awards,…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Women's Christmas in aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre - 5th & 6th January

The Workman's Club Dublin have announced 2 days of music and comedy in order to raise funds for The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Tickets for this event are priced at just €12 and are valid for 2 days of events across The Main Venue and The Vintage Room. They have brought together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists to perform for…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Adieu du Village - The new release from Le Vent du Nord

Internationally renowned traditional music group Le Vent du Nord will launch their 10th album February 15, 2019.

With unparalleled musicality, the five band members of Le Vent bring to life the stories, memories and tunes of Québec. From unaccompanied songs to sophisticated musical arrangements, TERRITOIRES brings new energy to the music of…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

An exciting prospect for 2019 - video teaser from Trú

This time last year we covered the music of TRÚ, a trio from Northern Ireland that describes themselves as having an “eclectic musical heritage, absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to create their own soulful vibe”. On the release of a new teaser video for their new album, they wrote for Tradconnect about the past…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

New video from 'Slow Moving Clouds'

Aki (nyckelharpa, vocals), Kevin Murphy (cello, vocals), and the group’s newest member Ultan O’Brien (fiddle), make up the acclaimed Dublin-based trio SLOW MOVING CLOUDS, who combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound. 

They have just…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Oran Bagraidh Residency - Release date announced as 2nd February 2019

Oran Bagraidh is the collaborative album from the Knockengorroch Off-Site residency that took place in Galloway, Scotland in September 2018.

A multi-lingual music residency and recording based on an ancient song set in Galloway, the musical works incorporate Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Welsh, Scots and English. Following the success of the…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - November 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for November 2018.  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 …

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Added by TradConnect on December 13, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Jobs: 'Amy Rowan Casting' looking for Trad Musicians with €8k salary each

Amy Rowan Casting is looking for musicians and have provided the following brief. "We are looking for trad/folk musicians who can sing and play banjo, fiddle and/or bodhran. These musicians will play together and pretend to be friendly singing butchers in the ad! These characters are a mix of a friendly butcher and a folk musician…

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Added by TradConnect on December 13, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

New Traditional Sounds : Keveiled Trio | Flute player Lucie Périer releases Breton music from the Tropics

Having spent most of her musical life living in Rennes, a place where irish and breton music are thriving, Lucie Périer crossed the borders and flew 10000 miles away from her homeland to New Caledonia for a one-year in-depth journey into the maze of world music in the Pacific area. There, not one month after she set foot on the island,…

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Added by Lucie Perier on November 12, 2018 at 0:00 — No Comments

Capturing the energy of a live performance - 'Everyone In' from The Drowsy Lads

“The Drowsy Lads” thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US almost 15 years ago and have become fan favourites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots they bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. With the release of their 4th album, “Everyone In!”, and the notable camaraderie that flows from their live performances, the future…

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Added by TradConnect on October 31, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Submit your press release and say hello to your new audience

Tradconnect has grown. In 7 years we have gathered quite an audience. Over 8,300 members, close to 300 tracks on our Soundcloud file, achieving 400 hours of play each week and up to 1,000 daily visitors.

Check out our…

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Added by TradConnect on March 22, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

New York Session Listing - 9th November 2018

The following is a session listing for New York  city.  It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at www.ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session and events taking place over the coming…

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Added by TradConnect on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Raining Notes - 'A remarkable and varied collection', from Enda Seery

Raining Notes is the new album release from Enda Seery, a musician, composer, singer and teacher from County Westmeath, Ireland. This is Enda’s third solo album release following on from his critically acclaimed albums The Winding Clock (2010) and Síocháin na Tuaithe: Peace of the Countryside…

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Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

A journey into traditional music - Dan Possumato and friends have The Last Pint

This is a first listen to a track from the new album by Dan Possumato. We have covered Dan’s previous recordings on Tradconnect including Tunes Inside…

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Added by TradConnect on November 4, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - October 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for October 2018.  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 …

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Added by TradConnect on November 2, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Banjophony - Damien O'Kane & Ron Block

O'Kane has long been known as a great tenor banjo player, but he hasn't made much of a splash as an instrumentalist since his Mystery Inch album with Dave Kosky about a decade ago. Since then, Damien has been more focused on vocals - and vocalists - but now he's teamed up with bluegrass banjoman Ron Block for a fabulous fusion of folk from both sides…

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Added by Alex Monaghan on October 24, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

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