Traditional Irish Music
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…Continue
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Radical and revelatory, Damien’s first album in five…Continue
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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…Continue
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Time to come in from the cold and gather round as four leading lights of Irish trad join forces in what promises to be an unforgettable tour. At the forefront of the Irish music scene for over 25 years, they’ve performed in every corner of the globe. Leading the charge is Arcady’s Niamh Parsons, a peerless balladeer with one of the most distinctive…Continue
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Moxie are back on tour and have just released a new single called Eyes on Pluto. Their music, "deeply inspired and shaped by the surroundings of their home in the West of Ireland is merged with progressive, world and jazz influences making for a truly heady and distinctive sound. It is evident once again on this track and you…Continue
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Could this be the traditional music video of the year for 2017? The creative force behind this video and track is Austrian whistle player and piper Geza Frank and French guitarist Jean Damei, both of whom are graduates from the University of Limerick.
The project is called ‘Event Horizon’ and…Continue
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Dublin duo Tim Doyle and Fíona Nic Conmara have released their debut album ‘Scáthanna’; an album of traditional Irish music on fiddle and concertina, with tracks featuring the uilleann pipes and tin whistle.
The album features a wide variety of traditional dance music…Continue
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You can now listen to a live stream of Christy Moore's new album called On The Road on Spotify with an embed included below. In a recent post on his website Christy said "I’m happy to announce that the double CD “On The Road” will be released next Friday, November 17th. It features new live recordings of the most…Continue
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Altan have launched a Pledge Music campaign for their new album which will be called "The Gap of Dreams". As always Tradconnect gets behind these campaigns, lending our support through our network. Here is the band's message:
"Thirty years on the road (hard to believe!) and we’re at work on a new album to celebrate our long and happy road. We are…Continue
Carlow brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, released their highly anticipated debut album last month, on their own label: Inglenook Records. Following sold out album launch shows in Dublin and Carlow in October, and a brief jaunt in Sydney with Culture Ireland, where they performed for…Continue
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The centre of Armagh will be filled with the sounds of northern Spain on Saturday 18 November, when a 22-strong pipe band from Asturias performs outside the Market Place Theatre. The Asturian bagpipe, the gaita, has often…Continue
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Buoyed by the success of their debut EP Rose & Briar in 2015, and continuing support from respected musicians like Lisa Hannigan, Roy Harper and Glen Hansard; brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, have just released their debut album on Inglenook Records.
The first single from the album “…Continue
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Originally from Belleek in Co. Fermanagh, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Fil Campbell has been a performing musician and singer since she was a teenager. She was brought up on the folk songs and music that was popular around the localities and townland's of Fermanagh and Donegal.
Since the 90's Fil and her…Continue
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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…Continue
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Tales from the North is the much-anticipated new album from leading uilleann piper Calum Stewart. Inspired by his upbringing in Garmouth in the North of Scotland, the new album celebrates the legends, landscapes, adventures and people that all played an integral part in his childhood.…Continue
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The traditional album format is dead. NOTIFY, an Irish based instrumental ensemble featuring well-known concertina player Pádraig Rynne, Cillian King, Eoin Walsh, Davie Ryan and Cormac McCarthy have come to the realisation that the album format is no longer viable.
“We have decided not to release albums any…Continue
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This is a first listen to the new album by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh called Foxglove & Fuschia. After over 13 years with Irish traditional group Danú she has been back into the studio and this new release can be streamed by following this link.…Continue
Via RTE Culture. Paul O’Connor writes for RTÉ Culture about The Irish Memory Orchestra, a unique musical endeavour from composer Dave Flynn.
Imagine a large orchestra made up of talented musicians producing a powerful and thrilling sound with all the…Continue
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Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album called 'Mind will Never Be Easy', by Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas. The recording also features Brian Mooney on Bouzouki and Jack Talty on piano. It was recorded by Jack Talty in his studio in Lissycasey, Co. Clare.
Luke is a native Dubliner who grew up in Windy Arbour. He studied…
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