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The weekly Gig Guide to sessions, concerts and events

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…

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Added by TradConnect on April 7, 2018 at 19:00 — No Comments

New Feature: A 'Newsdesk' for all your Trad News Submissions

To help you get your news story out to a wider audience we are testing out a 'Newsdesk' feature on Tradconnect. We are encouraging artists and others involved with traditional music to post your traditional music news in a central location on…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Debut release from Antrim native Ciaran O'Kane

This is the debut release from Antrim native Ciaran O’Kane. Although traditional in origin, Ciaran’s unique singing style has developed over the years, with a range of influences including blues, country, pop and jazz. 'Round & Round' features traditional songs, music and some of his own compositions.…

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

The new release from Liz Carroll & Jake Charron - Half Day road

The lively staccato of the title Half Day Road verbally parallels the energy and drive that Liz Carroll and Jake Charron bring musically to their first full-length collaborative album. Rooted firmly in the Irish traditional style, composed and interpreted by two uniquely North American artists, Half…

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Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments

New track from alt-folk group Old Hannah

“The Way Light Falls Upon Water” is the third single to be taken from Old Hannah’s upcoming debut album ‘Borealis’, released 19 April. This track is intimate, warm and evocative, as is the melodic percussion and woodwind that runs throughout the track. Renowned for…

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top Ten Traditional Albums - February 2019

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for February 2019.  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 March 25, 2019 at 7:30 — No Comments

We Had it All - The new single from Stockton's Wing

STOCKTON’S WING presents their new single ‘We had it all’ on 7th March, marking their first new music in over twenty years.  ‘A Retrospective’ tour follows in April & May.  All proceeds from the single go to Multiple Sclerosis…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

"Vital and compelling" - the new album by Don Stiffe - 'Longing for the Day'

Don Stiffe’s latest album Longing for the Day is a showcase of the renowned Galway singer at the pinnacle of his career. Covering themes of reconciliation, truth, compassion, love and loss, this recording is an important and remarkable musical achievement.

With accompaniment by Frankie Gavin,…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - January 2019

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for January 2019.  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 February 12, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

'A Deep Pool' of traditional Irish fiddle music by Seamus Sands

In 2015 we featured the debut fiddle album by Down native Seamus Sands called Across Bridges.…

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Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2019 at 14:00 — 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…

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

Sharon Shannon in the Ballymaloe Grainstore - 15th February 2019

Sharon Shannon returns to Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork on Friday 15 February after her sold-out concert…

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Added by TradConnect on January 16, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Backwards to Go Forwards - A new documentary on traditional & folk music by Myles O'Reilly

Islander and Arbutus Yarns present Backwards to Go Forwards, a new piece of film showcasing the future of Irish traditional music; directed, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.

Released on Christmas Day, Backwards to Go Forwards features some of the finest musicians of modern Irish music talking about how…

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Added by TradConnect on January 7, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Listen: 2 tracks from 'Rise Up', the new album from 'The Outside Track'

The Outside Track has just released a number of tracks from their new album, Rise Up. As a band, they "are getting quite a reputation for their very polished take on folk and traditional music.  Rise Up builds on that reputation. Their "marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world.…

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Added by TradConnect on January 3, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Henshaw Family & Sharon Shannon release charity album

Picture it, the traditional music world colliding with the rugby world…it can only be a magical thing! The Henshaw Family, who are steeped in Irish traditional music heritage, team up with the queen of trad, Sharon Shannon, to record a very special album all in aid of the South Westmeath…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Lankum US Tour January 2019 - dates announced

Lankum, one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades, have announced a series of US dates in January 2019. Rough Trade released their second critically acclaimed album 'Between The Earth And Sky', last fall. Since then, Lankum have won and been nominated for multiple awards (Best Group & Best Song wins at the BBC Folk Awards,…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Women's Christmas in aid of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre - 5th & 6th January

The Workman's Club Dublin have announced 2 days of music and comedy in order to raise funds for The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Tickets for this event are priced at just €12 and are valid for 2 days of events across The Main Venue and The Vintage Room. They have brought together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists to perform for…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Adieu du Village - The new release from Le Vent du Nord

Internationally renowned traditional music group Le Vent du Nord will launch their 10th album February 15, 2019.

With unparalleled musicality, the five band members of Le Vent bring to life the stories, memories and tunes of Québec. From unaccompanied songs to sophisticated musical arrangements, TERRITOIRES brings new energy to the music of…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

An exciting prospect for 2019 - video teaser from Trú

This time last year we covered the music of TRÚ, a trio from Northern Ireland that describes themselves as having an “eclectic musical heritage, absorbing groove funk, Irish trad, and choral harmony to create their own soulful vibe”. On the release of a new teaser video for their new album, they wrote for Tradconnect about the past…

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Added by TradConnect on December 28, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

New video from 'Slow Moving Clouds'

Aki (nyckelharpa, vocals), Kevin Murphy (cello, vocals), and the group’s newest member Ultan O’Brien (fiddle), make up the acclaimed Dublin-based trio SLOW MOVING CLOUDS, who combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound. 

They have just…

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Added by TradConnect on December 19, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

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