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New Music in September 2018

Your guide to the best new traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic music in August 2018. If you have tracks that you want included or featured on Tradconnect them email them to us.…

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Added by TradConnect on September 19, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road: Cherish the Ladies Irish Tour - Sept/Oct 2018

HI FOLKS!  We are making the final preparations for our upcoming Fall tour of Ireland and very excited that we'll be over in support of our brand new release, “Heart Of The Home” which kicks off at the Dunamaise Arts Center in Portlaoise, Co. Laois on Sept 15th and will play a total of fourteen dates around Ireland…

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Added by TradConnect on September 3, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Listen : The first single from the new 'We Banjo 3' album 'Haven'

This is the first single, and video from the new We Banjo 3 album called 'Haven' released in July of this year. This track is called 'Light in the Sky'.…

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

The rebirth of one of Ireland's best traditional innovators

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

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

New release from Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds - 'Starfall' + Live dates

Dublin-based band SLOW MOVING CLOUDS combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound, unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Building on the success of their 2015 debut album Os, the group…

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Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Commonalities and heritage explored in brand-new music residency

Ten of the UK and Ireland’s finest traditional poets and musical artists including vocalists using five languages, medieval instruments: crwth and northern triplepipes as well as fiddle, harp, accordion and electronics will join together in a music residency to re-invigorate and create new music inspired by past peoples and languages…

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Added by TradConnect on August 28, 2018 at 14:30 — 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

Listen : The new album from Tommy Fitzharris & Dónal McCague - The Bank of Turf

This is the first track available from the new album by Tommy Fitzharris and Dónal McCague. The album is called The Bank of Turf and the track include the jigs Paddy in London, Jackie Smalls and The Reaper. More to follow.…

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Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Results and winners of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 has reached its conclusion and by all accounts, Drogheda 2018 has once again been an outstanding success. For many it is the culmination of many years work and with the competitions over the real party can begin.

For those looking for a list of results you can find them listed…

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Added by TradConnect on August 22, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - July 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for July 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 August 22, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Flanagan Brothers influence on new Mayo Quartet - Round #1 from 'Boxing Banjo'

Boxing Banjo is a new traditional group from County Mayo featuring Dara Healy (accordion), Mick Healy (banjo), Joseph McNulty (fiddle) and Sean O’Meara (guitar).

Their debut…

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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2018 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

“Islander Presents” series continues with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Autumn 2018

The acclaimed fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is to embark on a select few dates around Ireland this Autumn to test out brand new material with his trademark 10-string hardangar d’amore fiddle and electronics.

Taking time away from his other groups: The Gloaming and This is How we…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

A landmark recording by Séamus McGuire & John Lee - The Legacy of Stephen Grier

The Legacy of Stephen Grier is a landmark recording of carefully selected tunes from one of Ireland’s treasured (but as yet unpublished) nineteenth-century collections. This is a long-awaited follow-up by Séamus McGuire (fiddle) and John Lee (flute) to The Missing Reel (Gael Linn,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

An outstanding duet album from Mike McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly - Dog in the Fog

The Dog In The Fog, the first ever album by Manchester’s Dezi Donnelly on fiddle and Mike McGoldrick on flute and uilleann pipes.  Making an album of traditional tunes – their ‘bedrock’ - with just the two of them is…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

A new 12 track solo piping album from Scotland's John Mulhern

Pipes is the brand-new 12 track solo album from piper John Mulhearn. Well known as a performer, composer and full-time teacher at Scotland's National Piping Centre, John will release his latest album on Monday 13 August.

Pipes is John’s first full length album since 2009 and a complete departure…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

FleadhTV returns to our screens on 16th-19th August

Produced by the double IFTA Award-winning team at Gifted Empire Productions, FleadhTV is going from strength to strength this summer. The shows from the four provinces of Ireland, the Connacht, Leinster, Munster & Ulster Fleadh’s have been topping the TG4 ratings in the month of…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2018 at 9:30 — 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

Travelling to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - Bus Options From Dublin

This year's Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place in Drogheda, Co Louth on 12th - 19th August, and with it there is the opportunity for traditional music fan’s in the Dublin region to consider a day trip to the festival. In addition to public services which you…

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Added by TradConnect on August 7, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Legendary Irish fiddler Tommy Peoples dies aged 70

Legendary fiddler Tommy Peoples has died at the age of 70. Born in St Johnston, Donegal he "moved to Dublin in 1965 and his involvement in traditional music led to participation in groups such as the Green Linnet Céilí Band, 1691, and The Bothy Band, as well as solo performance. He lived in County Clare for over 30 years where he…

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Added by TradConnect on August 4, 2018 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

New Music in August 2018 - Playlist

Your guide to the best new traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic music in August 2018. If you have tracks that you want included or featured on Tradconnect them email them to us.…

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Added by TradConnect on July 30, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

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