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Introducing: Mary Blake with Jack Talty on piano

Introducing two tracks that feature a new traditional voice. The artist is Mary Blake and the two tracks also feature Clare’s Jack Talty on piano. These will form part of an album that will be released later in the year.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

A blend of old traditions with modern originality from Charmas on 'Stark Raving Celtic'

Santa Cruz folk band Charmas are back with a new album called “Stark Raving Celtic” which they say “pumps passion you can feel into Scotland's swarthy battle music and Ireland's lyrical…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Music from the Afterlife - A new musical world for Moxie

Moxie for those unfamiliar with the group is a Sligo/Limerick based trad band consisting of Ted Kelly (tenor banjo), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar) and Paddy Hazelton…

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Added by TradConnect on May 22, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Watch Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon & The Chieftains perform Raglan Road

Watch Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon and the Chieftains perform Raglan Road on this weeks edition of The Ray D'Arcy Show.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2018 at 11:02 — No Comments

Watch Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon & The Chieftains perform Raglan Road

Watch Declan O'Rourke, Sharon Shannon and the Chieftains perform Raglan Road on this weeks edition of The Ray D'Arcy Show.…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Blás to headline 'Festival of The Artisan' - Derbyshire, UK - 21st - 23rd June 2018

What do folk, roots, acoustic, blues, Americana, traditional jazz, Cajun, Celtic and traditional music all have in common? More than the fact they can be played on instruments that can go out of tune, according to Steve Bonham, Musical Director of The Festival of the Artisan. They are all about…

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Added by TradConnect on May 21, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Album of the Week : CODA / Train of Spirits (17th May 2018)

It is rare to find a group of singers and musicians who can combine strong backgrounds in Irish traditional, folk and contemporary popular music with an a capella singing ability developed through classical choral music. This is the potent mix Coda bring to their music.

Drawing on vocal talent from the west of Ireland, Coda are seven…

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Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

Music of friendship and inspiration from Adam Agee & Jon Sousa on “Ceol na gCarad”

Irish music duo Adam Agee & Jon Sousa celebrate the release of their second album, “Ceol na gCarad”. The title, which means “Music of Friendship” in Irish, was inspired by the duo's own close friendship, as well as the many dear connections…

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Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2018 at 14:53 — No Comments

Music of friendship and inspiration from Adam Agee & Jon Sousa on “Ceol na gCarad”

Irish music duo Adam Agee & Jon Sousa celebrate the release of their second album, “Ceol na gCarad”. The title, which means “Music of Friendship” in Irish, was inspired by the duo's own close friendship, as well as the many dear connections formed through their…

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Added by TradConnect on May 17, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Jayne Pomplas and Ian Kinsella excel on their new duet album 'John Sa Cheo'

From the green hills and finger lakes of upstate New York to the flatland of the Curragh of Kildare, Jayne Pomplas and Ian Kinsella emerge to put together an album that encompasses all the necessary ticks for boxes regarding the…

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Added by TradConnect on May 14, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Listen : Released today 'The Legacy of Stephen Grier' by Séamus McGuire and John Lee

When Sligo fiddle-player, Séamus McGuire and Leitrim flute-player, John Lee became neighbours in County Donegal in the 1980s, the seeds were sown for a remarkable musical partnership.

Their first album, The Missing Reel (Gael-Linn, 1990) is still considered among musicians as an essential part of any record collection…

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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Listen: The controversial anti-abortion song by Johnny Duhan

This is the anti-abortion song just released by one of Ireland's most acclaimed songwriters, Johnny Duhan. In a recent article which you can read here Johnny said: "What started me writing my new song,…
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Added by TradConnect on May 11, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Watch and listen to the first track from the new Eamon O'Leary album 'Marina Blue'

Dublin’s Eamon O’Leary, now resident in New York is back with his new album called Marina Blue. His debut album with Reveal Records called ‘All Souls’ featured all new material and was described as a “beautiful, sparse album of darkness and light”. Joan As Police Woman…

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

Notes From The Road : Lúnasa - May 2018

Hi Folks. How are ye enjoying the sunshine? It’s pretty sweet out there as I’m writing this. We’re still enjoying all the positive feedback and great media reviews on our new album ‘CAS’.  The response in the US has exceeded all our hopes and expectations and we’re excited to see that it’s now available in all stores in Ireland and the…

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Added by TradConnect on May 10, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - April 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for April 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 May 9, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Spend a week at home with The Henry Girls this summer

For those of you that have followed our recent album launches here is an opportunity for you to spend a week with The Henry Girls. Check our our recent album launchSisters Karen, Lorna and…

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Added by TradConnect on May 3, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Kíla - May 2018 News

Dia dhaoibh. Hi to all! All kinds of exciting things happening in Kíla land these days.



National Stadium, 22nd December 



Firstly we have started to work with Caoimhe Ní Riagáin from Gardiner Music and she has been a breath of fresh air with great ideas and fantastic enthusiasm.



She was instrumental…

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Added by TradConnect on May 2, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Creedon & Smith to host RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards

Via RTE Culture : RTÉ Radio 1 has today announced that it will host the inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards at Vicar Street on October 25th this year, with the event being broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1 on the night.

The RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards will be the first dedicated…

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Added by TradConnect on May 2, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Irish trad band Beoga supporting Ed Sheeran this summer

Via RTE Culture. Irish trad band Beoga have been announced as the opening act for Ed Sheeran's Irish tour this summer. The Antrim-based five-piece group first worked with Sheeran when they co-wrote his massive hit…

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Added by TradConnect on April 26, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Track of the Day / Garry O'Meara - Pickin' Time (25th April 2018)

To celebrate 7 years online we are revisiting some of the 300+ tracks that are now in our archive. This is the first track we added all those years ago. It is from 'Pickin' Time' the debut album by Garry O'Meara.  On it he introduces us to the music that has inspired him over the…

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Added by TradConnect on April 25, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

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