Traditional Irish Music
Commercial: A new community initiative seeks to bring together musicians from Armagh, Louth, Meath and Monaghan to create a new orchestra to perform arrangements of Irish Traditional Music. The Oriel Traditional Orchestra will perform repertoire from and inspired by the Oriel region with new compositions by members and local composers as well as…Continue
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Born to a musical family deeply rooted in Irish culture and traditions, French flute player Lucie Périer has toured with bands Les Round'Baleurs and Trio Tarare for over a decade and has just released a debut album with breton band Trio Tarare (fest noz).…
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Via RTE Culture. Rí Rua is the lead single for genre-defying group This is How we Fly’s new album Foreign Fields. The album was recorded over three wintery nights in January of this year in Dublin’s cosy Fumbally Stables, as…Continue
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The plight of women in traditional ballads is often quite dark. Originally, these ballads dealt with the hard realities of everyday life in the old ages, but as time drew on, the narratives fractured and blurred, and the result is that many ballads today read like strange dreams. Bizarre delusions where the women come to brutal ends, passive victims of random violence…Continue
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Music Under the Mountains is an annual festival of traditional Irish music hosted in Hollywood County Wicklow. The festival has been in running since 1991 and has attracted some of the countrys biggest names in traditional Irish music including The Chieftans, Altan, Liam O’Flynn, The Kilfenora Ceili bandand Martin Hayes (to name but a few!).…Continue
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A Chairde. The summer is over! Festivals are all packed away until next year and programmers are busy wracking their brains for next year’s ‘big surprise’ acts! We in Kíla-land are busying ourselves by gathering tunes and songs to keep us warm during winter! Harvesting stray notes and chords, harmonies and movements in need of the shelter of a tune or a song.…Continue
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We have done this through our innovative Music Download Centre where we distribute digital media files (albums) to our network of participating…Continue
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Clare fiddler Therese McInerney has delivered on the promise we wrote about earlier in the year on her debut recording, Down the Strand. She takes the listener on a journey through her…Continue
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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 to our…Continue
Added by TradConnect on March 23, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments
Once again John O'Connor and Custys music store in Ennis excel with these short tune and interview videos, perfect for the social media age. This time he talks to Florence Fahy talks about her new album, 'Tunes from the Flaggy Shore', her £21 Wheatstone concertina, purchased by her father in London 62 years ago, and…Continue
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This is the progressive sound of northern band Cúig, with an original composition called Change. Hailing from Armagh and Tyrone they keep it mellow at first on this new single before building up the traditional elements that close the track out. The bands inspiration comes from just about anything they say. Guitarist…Continue
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“Strong Bow” is the 4th studio album by multi-award winning Canadian fiddler, Kiérah. It is the follow up to the highly acclaimed “Stonemason’s Daughter”, released in 2013 and winner of a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award.
On "Strong Bow" she raises the bar, as both musician and composer, with a collection…Continue
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We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dick Hogan in 2013 to discuss his major new recording called The Hogan Collection. It took him 6 years to complete and is a new collection of 200 traditional songs. They are largely unknown but "reflect the true Irish tradition like no other". Dick explains: "I have been singing all my life, since I was a child. The…Continue
Armagh’s TERRY CONLON launches his debut solo album ‘HOMEGROWN’ today (September 1st). It features current single 'Don't Lead me On' and new single & video 'I'm Leaving'. His original songs have an easy-listening style which dab into folk, popular, rock and Irish traditional.
Terry will launch the album with 2…Continue
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In March 2017 we launched the debut album by The Living Stream, one of the best new folk bands to arrive on the scene in quite a while. What started out as a rather simple project to record some demo tracks in a Galway studio,…Continue
The National Concert Hall in partnership with the Arts Council, presents Tradition Now, a week-long festival of forward looking traditional music to take place from 3rd to 8th of October 2017 at the NCH.
With a focus on international collaboration as well as creative and innovative new work the festival…Continue
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Hello friends. A new album is in the works and we start recording in Dublin in mid September. I'm thrilled to be working with Aidan Brennan and Trevor Hutchinson again, and we're aiming for a release date in early 2018.
I've put together a crowdfunding site to take orders for cds, shirts, and other things and to keep track of the progress.…Continue
Added by Colleen Raney on August 27, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments
Louth contemporary folk band Kern have announced an autumn tour between August 26th and October 27th this year (see dates above). The band is made up of uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor, fiddler Barry Kieran and singer/songwriter and guitarist SJ McArdle. We featured their new single in July this year and include it…Continue
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