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Scoil Acla announces Padraig McGovern as Musician in Residence 2018

Coiste Scoil Acla has recently announced Co. Leitrim’s Padraig McGovern as the Musician in Residence for Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2018.

Padraig hails from Ballymagovern, a townland in the Cavan-Leitrim border area.  His music reflects this placement with influences of both counties evident. He was…

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Added by Scoil Acla on April 15, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

GAA legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh to Officially Open Scoil Acla Summer School 2018

Coiste Scoil Acla has today announced that former broadcaster, advocate and GAA legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will officially open this year’s Scoil Acla Summer School. The official opening of Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2018 will take place in Gielty’s, Dooagh on Monday 30th July at 8pm.

A regular commentator for All-Ireland…

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Added by Scoil Acla on April 18, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Your big bumper guide to Traditional Irish Music Festivals this summer

Summer is here, and with it comes the season of festivals, summer schools, concerts and masterclasses. The summer will peak with the annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which takes place on 12th - 19th August in Drogheda. Attracting over 400,000 people over the course of the week it is the biggest traditional…

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Added by TradConnect on June 1, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

What do these 150 traditional artists have in common?

What do these 150+ traditional artists have in common? What one thing connects them and ensures that their music receives the most airplay across the globe? The answer is a lot simpler than you may imagine.

All of these artists have released new albums over the last three years and all…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Introducing vibrant six-piece Scottish band HEISK

Vibrant six-piece HEISK are a powerful new force on the folk scene. Their relentlessly energetic music stems from their roots in Scottish traditional music and combines it with punchy riffs and grooves. They recently launched their debut track VIRR. Recorded by Mattie Foulds at Caribou recording their idea behind the video was to…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

A New Festival Celebrating the New Wave of Irish Folk & Traditional

Islander presents ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, music from…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Spend a week at home with The Henry Girls this summer

For those of you that have followed our recent album launches here is an opportunity for you to spend a week with The Henry Girls. Check our our recent album launchSisters Karen, Lorna and…

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Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Have you connected with Tradconnect yet?

Tradconnect was established in 2011 as an independent music channel that connects Irish, Scottish and other traditional musicians across the world. Whilst initially focused on Irish traditional music the site has expanded to cover music that falls under the general ‘Celtic’ genre including Scottish, Breton and related music.

Over the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Much-anticipated new album from Scottish musician Hamish Napier

The Railway is the much-anticipated new album from Scottish musician Hamish Napier. The follow-up to Hamish Napier’s critically-acclaimed debut solo album The River, Hamish’s newest album will be released on Friday 3rd August 2018.

Returning to his hometown of Grantown-on-Spey,…

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Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

'An act of vandalism' - Arts Council denies funding to Armagh Pipers Club

One of the longest-established traditional music teaching organisations in Ireland, Armagh Pipers Club, has been refused Arts Council Lottery funding for the coming year.  The Club’s funding application was submitted via an online portal operated for the Arts Council by an American company.  Although the Club…

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Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Wesport Arts Festival gets a new brand and identity - Westival

Commercial : Westport Music & Arts Festival is delighted to announce Westival, the festival’s new brand and identity. After 18 months of research and careful consideration on how to build on 42 years of success, ‘Westival’ was devised as the next big step forward. Westival, will continue to foster the thriving…

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Added by TradConnect on July 9, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival - a shared celebration of imagination.

Via RTE Culture Tara McGowan, founder of the Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, writes for RTE Culture about this year's event, which runs from July 7th to 14th.

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival has taken on a new identity…

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Added by TradConnect on July 5, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

New Releases in our Download Centre - Therese McInerney, In Troubled Times, Artisan Row & The High Seas

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.

We upload your album in MP3 format with liner notes and…

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Added by TradConnect on July 5, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

200 FREE Irish Traditional tracks for radio broadcasters

If you are an Irish Radio Broadcaster anywhere in the world you can now download all of the tracks included in the playlist below for free. It includes all the latest traditional releases from Ireland, USA and UK.

In fact, we have hundreds of tracks available and all you need do is sign up for our…

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Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

The Curse of the Button Accordion on RTE Radio 1 - 1st July 2018

Via RTE Culture. Writer and actor Sharon Mannion writes for RTE Culture about her Drama On One presentation The Curse of the Button Accordion 

The Curse of the Button Accordion is a comedy about me, my life growing up in rural County…

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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

A strong Clare influence from Therese McInerney on 'Down the Strand'

Down the Strand is the debut release by Clare native Therese McInerney. It features a combination of traditional fiddle and song and in a recent…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

'Continuing Traditions' with Peadar Ó Riada and Ustad Wajahat Khan - 8th July 2018, Cork.

‘Continuing Traditions’ is an exciting new musical ensemble formed by the world-renowned musicians Ustad Wajahat Khan of India and Peadar Ó Riada of Ireland. Based in London and Cork respectively, both artists are among the…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Blás to headline 'Festival of The Artisan' - Derbyshire, UK - 21st - 23rd June 2018

What do folk, roots, acoustic, blues, Americana, traditional jazz, Cajun, Celtic and traditional music all have in common? More than the fact they can be played on instruments that can go out of tune, according to Steve Bonham, Musical Director of The Festival of the Artisan. They are all about…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for May 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 June 20, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

A moment in history - 'In Troubled Times' released to coincide with 50th Anniversary of Derry Peace March

In Troubled Times” is a compilation album released in April 2018 on the Touch of Blarney music label. The album was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Derry Peace March which will occur later this year. It was an event igniting a struggle for civil…

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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

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