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Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2021 to take place online - 26th - 30th July 2021

Cathaoirleach of Scoil Acla CCÉ, Sarah Calvey explained “Like many other festivals and organsiations, we have been closely monitoring the situation over the past number of months in the hope that some semblance of normality would prevail, unfortunately that will not be the case once again this summer.”

We feel, with due regard…


Added by TradConnect on July 17, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

The new 2021 album from Tara Breen and Pádraig Rynne

After over 10 years of performing together as a duo and as session musicians in a number of projects, December 2020 saw Tara Breen and Pádraig Rynne enter into Malbay studios in the west coast of Ireland to record Nasc.

Joining Tara and Pádraig on the album are two long term friends, Dónal Lunny on Bouzouki and…


Added by TradConnect on July 17, 2021 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

The Diviners: A small role in a big story about Edward Bransfield

This is a new track from Cork folk band "The Diviners" who pay particular attention to the type of songs and tunes they are drawn to, searching for depth and authenticity in every composition.

This track is titled “The Man Barnsfield” and it has been achieving…


Added by TradConnect on May 23, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

Weaving around the melodies - Dublin Duo Varo

This is an interesting track from Dublin duo Varo featuring Lucie Azconaga on fiddle and Consuelo Nerea Breschi on vocals. They perform traditional Irish songs and tunes with arrangement influences from the baroque and classical traditions, weaving around the melodies with harmonies, drones and countermelody.

Lucie, from France,…


Added by Tradconnect Reviews on May 22, 2020 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Online launch for Beoga's new album Carousel - 22nd May 2020

This Friday 22nd May Beoga launch their brand new album "Carousel", live on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. They will be joined by Foy Vance, Lissie, Ryan McMullan, Stephanie Rainey, Niall McCabe and Devin Dawson to perform tracks from the album. There's also exclusive interviews and a live Q&A with the band, so tune in from 8pm (GMT+1)…


Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments

Mules & Men deliver some Roscommon flavored bluegrass

Irish bluegrass band Mules & Men released a new single, John Keavney to all digital platforms in March this year. The release comes in anticipation of the upcoming “Roscommon County Line”…


Added by TradConnect on May 19, 2020 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Contemporary trad with a Norwegian twist. 'In Flight' by Anders Lillebo

This is the latest single from Norwegian musician Anders Lillebo. It is an original composition with a contemporary sound and features James Taylor on guitar, Jens Linell (SVER) on percussion and Petter Tysland on steel guitar. In 2017 he released his debut album, 'Departure', recorded in Ireland in collaboration with producer Jack…


Added by TradConnect on May 19, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments

New Music featuring Beoga, Niamh Parsons, Niall Vallelly, David Munnelly and more.

Your guide to the best new traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic music in May 2020 as featured on Soundcloud. If you have tracks that you want included or featured on Tradconnect then just drop us an email.…


Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments

Beoga share uplifting video for 'In A Rocket' with Ed Sheeran Cameo

Fresh from releasing their new single ‘In A Rocket’, which features vocals from Lissie and was co-written by James Bay, Beoga now share the track’s uplifting new video.

The video depicts the many creative and unusual ways in which the band as well as their family, friends and…


Added by TradConnect on May 18, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

New track from Moxie in advance of their new upcoming album

This is the new video release by MOXIE and it is called Rise. According to the band it was shot in 2018 when they had just started writing music for their upcoming album. You can find out more about the album and support their music by visiting their …


Added by TradConnect on May 16, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments

Dust and Sand video taken from forthcoming 3rd April album by Lisa Lambe

Described by the Irish Times as the finest singer and actor of her generation, Lisa Lambe is now poised to attract a global audience with her forthcoming album, Juniper. Lisa says she imagined Juniper as a colorful story of nature, time and place: “The title track was sparked by a boldly gnarled juniper tree…


Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

For these troubled times: 'Safe Home' from The Outside Track

For the troubled times we live in, here is the latest single from the Outside Track. They write: 'What a strange few weeks it has been for us all. We had our tour in Germany abruptly cut short on March 12th, and since then have been in our respective parts of the world, in self-isolation, like most of you. We do, however,…


Added by TradConnect on March 29, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres - The Darling Boys from Canada!

Two highly respected Canadian musicians, Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres embrace a bewildering breadth of styles - mainly traditional, although much of their material is recently composed and some of it leans towards blues, bluegrass, jazz and even early classical music. Pierre comes from a family steeped in traditional French Canadian music…


Added by Alex Monaghan on May 18, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Coleman Irish Music Centre to launch eCommerce website

Leading traditional music centre, The Coleman Irish Music Centre in Gurteen, Co. Sligo will launch its new website (www.colemanirishmusic.com) with full eCommerce shopping facilities later this month. Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir of…


Added by TradConnect on April 19, 2019 at 9:00 — No Comments

‘Creature’ New Single + Video From Anna Mieke

Ahead of her highly anticipated debut album, Idle Mind, due out April 26th, Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Anna Mieke, has shared this beautiful single and video.

Anna Mieke says: “Lyrically, Creature was inspired by a performance I saw a few years ago in a tent in a field in Tipperary - of a dancer creating…


Added by TradConnect on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 — No Comments

Aoibheann & Pamela Queally - Touching the boundaries of old and new on debut recording

Beyond the Bellows & The Bow is an outstanding new release by sisters Aoibheann and Pamela Queally, from Kilmaley in West County Clare. Their music is heavily influenced by the rhythmic and melodic style of the Clare tradition,…


Added by TradConnect on April 14, 2019 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Last Night's Joy : The outstanding new release from Gerry O'Connor

As a fourth-generation fiddle player, Gerry 'Fiddle' O'Connor knows the value of the shared tune. Having garnered much of his fiddle style from his mother Rose (who played in a céilí band until she was six months pregnant), music was in the blood. "My mother's people are all fiddle players," he explains, "and on my father's side they were all brass and reed…


Added by TradConnect on April 13, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Latest Sounds on Tradconnect

Here is a playlist of the latest tracks that we are featuring on the site.  If you want to connect with Tradconnect and have your music featured on the site, post your raw news update in our Newsdesk and if it has video/audio links and images attached we will…


Added by TradConnect on October 16, 2014 at 18:30 — 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…


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

Traditional Concerts and Events 12th - 19th April 2019

Each week we will be featuring our Events Section of the site and will be posting it out to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Lots of great events taking place across the globe, so if you want yours included head on over to our events section and post up your gig, session or…


Added by TradConnect on April 12, 2019 at 6:52 — No Comments

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