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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.

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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

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

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

Watch: Andy Irvine perform at the RTÉ Folk Awards Oct 2018

The inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards took place at Dublin's Vicar Street last week where artists such as Emma Langford, Declan O'Rourke and Andy Irvine were celebrated among so many others. This is Andy Irvine with 'My Heart's tonight in Ireland.'…

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Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2018 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa newsletter October 2018

Hi all. September was a quiet month for us but we are about to re-enter the fray with trips to Canada, Australia, Ireland and the US on the horizon. We kick off this week with a tour of Ontario, a nice 4 day run of shows all in the vicinity of Toronto. A quick hop across the ocean to the Sydney Irish fest follows in November. Australia was the…

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Added by TradConnect on October 27, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

The rebirth of one of Ireland's best traditional innovators

After a year of hibernation below the surface in Ireland’s capital, Moxie have crafted their intricate acoustic Irish music into a fresh Urban Style. The band are ready to present their genre-defining, boundary-busting music to the…

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Added by TradConnect on August 31, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - September 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for September 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 October 11, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

The Importance of a Press Release for Traditional Artists + 5 Samples

Tradconnect is an open publishing platform, available for all to connect with a global audience, and a lot of our content comes directly from artists and others involved in the promotion of traditional music. We receive a lot of emails about festivals, album launches and tours, and only a few include the all important press release,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

From Clare to St Louis, Missouri - What's Next for Eimear Arkins?

What’s Next? is the debut album from Co. Clare native Eimear Arkins. Recorded in St Louis, Missouri where Eimear has been living for the last number of years, the album is a collection of traditional Irish ballads, Sean Nós songs and fiddle tunes.…

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Added by TradConnect on October 11, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

A decade in the making - The new solo flute album by Steph Geremia

After nearly a decade since the release of her debut solo album, which was described by Irish Music Magazine as “an unexpected treasure” June 2018 saw the release of Steph Geremia’s highly anticipated second solo album ’Up She Flew’. With a firm mixture of traditional and contemporary arrangements and…

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Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Martin Hayes Quartet on first American tour this October!

Irish fiddler Martin Hayes brings his critically-acclaimed Quartet to the USA  for its inaugural American tour this fall.  The group features Martin's longtime musical partner, guitarist Dennis Cahill, violist Liz Knowles (Bobby McFerrin, Open The Door For Three, Riverdance), and NYC bass clarinettist Doug Wieselman (Laurie Anderson,…

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Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Vote for the 'Best Folk Album' in this years RTÉ Irish Folk Awards

RTÉ has published the shortlist for this year's Folk Album of the Year which will form part of the Inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Irish Folk Awards.   You can listen to our compilation of all the albums below and then have your vote.  

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Added by TradConnect on October 2, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Dublin's history and folklore celebrated on 'The Old Grey Cobblestone' by Barry Kinane - Digital release Oct 31st 2018

“The Old Grey Cobblestone” is the new album by Wicklow born songwriter Barry Kinane. After a period with rock band Glyder, he developed an interest in local history which culminated with him winning the prestigious Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 2014. This was…

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Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

New online concertina course from Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Three-time All-Ireland champion on concertina, Caitlín Nic Gabhann has just launched a new online concertina course aimed at musicians from very beginner to advanced. Caitlín features regularly on Tradconnect and is a regular performer at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the…

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Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Custy's Interview Series : Páraic Mac Donnchadha - 'Not Before Time...39 Years In The Making!"

Continuing the Custy's Interview Series with Páraic Mac Donnchadha who plays tracks from his new album "Not Before Time...39 Years In The Making!"…

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Added by TradConnect on September 30, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Watch: The new video from Baile an Salsa - 'The Dancing Bodhrán'

Salsa-Trad dance band, Baile An Salsa, have just released a new video featuring a track called 'The Dancing Bodhrán" from their new album, Ériu. The band teamed up with five-time Gramm Award-winning producer, Walter Flores, and six-time Grammy winner, mastering engineer Felipe…

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Added by TradConnect on September 26, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

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