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Dublin and New York unite on a new box and fiddle album 'My mind will never be easy'.

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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Added by TradConnect on August 17, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Getting Jiggy with it - taking trad music to a new dimension

Via RTE Culture Acclaimed percussionist Robbie Harris writes for Culture about his exciting new fusion project, Jiggy...

Brian Eno once remarked for the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time.

Jiggy is a collaboration of like-minded musicians who merge a…

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Added by TradConnect on August 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exploring music from Roscommon and Sligo - Tommy Guihen / 'The Torn Jacket'

Tommy Guihen was born and reared on a small farm in the townland of Bodorragha, between Keadue and Arigna in north Co. Roscommon. He began playing the flute at the age of fourteen and quickly became an accomplished player of the Roscommon/Leitrim/Sligo style of traditional flute playing. He won the under 18 All-Ireland…

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Added by TradConnect on August 14, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

15th Masters Of Tradition festival returns to Bantry - 23rd to 27th August

Commercial: Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in the town of Bantry from 23rd to 27th August.

Internationally renowned fiddler, and Artistic Director of the festival, Martin Hayes, will be joined by the talents of Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird,…

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Added by TradConnect on August 9, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Mixing folk, rock and traditional on debut recording - Terry Conlon and 'Homegrown'

Armagh’s TERRY CONLON will launch his debut solo album ‘HOMEGROWN’ on 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 shows…

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Added by TradConnect on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

'The Here & Now' set to tour Colorado & New Mexico in August 2017

Austin based band The Here & Now are about to hit the road for their first tour of Colorado & New Mexico this August. They are set to kick things off in Fraser, Colorado on August 9th with a show at the Fraser Valley Folk Concert Series and will finish up with a Texas show on August 24th at the infamous McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston.

The…

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Added by TradConnect on July 31, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Exclusive first listen to the new single from Kern - Till The Docklands Drown

Louth contemporary folk band Kern – made up of uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor, fiddler Barry Kieran and singer/songwriter and guitarist SJ McArdle – release their new single on July 21st.

Till The Docklands Drown” is the first new music Kern has released since last year’s debut album, the…

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Added by TradConnect on July 19, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

New release from San Francisco folk singer Cormac Gannon - Different

Irish folk singer and San Francisco resident Cormac Gannon has just released his new solo album called ‘Different’. One of the founding member of the San Francisco based Irish band The Gas Men, Cormac was born in County Mayo in the West of Ireland and moved to San Francisco in 1991. With the lively…

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Added by TradConnect on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exclusive single release from Elle Marie O'Dwyer - Brave Ireland

Brought up in a family and community steeped in music, Elle Marie O'Dwyer began her journey in traditional singing from a young age. She received tuition and guidance from some of the "greats" of the tradition, leading her to win many All-Ireland titles.

Since then, she has two albums of traditional songs to her credit. This…

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Added by TradConnect on July 12, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Irish Traditional Music Archive launch new website

The ITMA have launched their new website and designer Mary Doherty of Red Dog provides some insight into the challenge involved. She writes: "Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) acts as an amazing resource for this dynamic, shape-shifting art form, one that is at once an intrinsic part of local Irish communities and part of an astounding global…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Kíla Summer News 2017

A Chairde. The Kíla Alive Beo summer festival tour is continuing apace! We are into the summer festival season. Great gigs so far! We had a great time in Spiddal by the Atlantic Ocean. And it didn’t rain! The older students of Coláiste Chonnachta joined us for a rendition of Rónán’s song ‘Bog Bog’.

Then we went to Maynooth Castle where Silken Thomas used to hang out…

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Added by TradConnect on July 11, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

FleadhTV returns August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017

Commercial : August 18th, 19th & 20th 2017 sees the return of the revolutionary music television programme, FleadhTV on TG4.  This is live music TV but not as you know it! Think Glastonbury with…

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Added by TradConnect on July 10, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Song of the Week : Bernadette Morris / Once I Loved

This song is taken from the Bernadette Morris album All the Ways you Wander.  The title of the album comes from a composition by John Spillane, which Bernadette includes on the album.  She recorded…

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Added by TradConnect on July 6, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - June 2017

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for June 2017.  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 July 6, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Seán Keane at Ballymaloe Grainstore - 21st July 2017

Seán Keane, possessor of one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices, appears for the first time in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Friday 21 July at 8pm.  He will be joined on stage by guitarists Pat Coyne and…

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Added by TradConnect on July 3, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Supporting Baile An Salsa and their Fundit campaign for their new album.

We have covered the music of Galway-based Baile An Salsa on Tradconnect over years and they have now launched a Fundit campaign.  They describe themselves as "an international band comprised of ten musicians originally from seven different countries. We blend our passion for traditional Irish Music with Latin…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson 5th single from her 'Yarrow Sessions' project

Scots Singer of the Year, Lori Watson is a fiddle player, singer and composer. She has drawn on the rich tradition of the Scottish Borders throughout her artistic life and over the last few months has been releasing a series of singles from her latest project called Yarrow, an evolving collection of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Cuban uilleann piper concert for St.David's Church, Dublin - 9th July

In July 2014, Cuban uilleann piper Alexander Suarez Mendez, made his first trip abroad from his home in Havana to Ireland . That trip proved hugely beneficial to Alexander and he has made great progress with his playing of Irish Traditional music on the uilleann pipes. He now teaches other Cubans the pipes on a weekly basis in Havana, and is working…
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Added by TradConnect on June 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

First listen to 'A Louth Lilt' by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney

This is a first listen to the new album by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney called A Louth Lilt. It's track 12 from the album and features a couple of jigs composed by Adéle for her parents. Regarding the recording they say: "The music is inspired by people and places in Louth and further afield. From the snows of…

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Added by TradConnect on June 26, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Kíla 'Alive Beo' - one of our most innovative and exciting bands

Kíla are back with a new live album that once again shows why they have for some considerable time occupied an alternative planet when it comes to traditional music. Their brand of magical, mystical, world infused music sets them apart. They have followed their own vision since their formation in Dublin in the late 1980’s…

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Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2017 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

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