TradConnect's Blog – June 2016 Archive (24)

The folk, pop and trad fusion of Flat Out - New video plus interview

This is the new video by a four piece, multi-instrumental group from Ballina, Co. Mayo called Flat Out. They formed just over three years ago for what was supposed to be a ‘one-time gig’ as a five piece on St.Patrick's Day in Austria. Since then they have been developing and growing.

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

San Francisco native fiddler Lucia Comnes announces Irish tour - August 3rd-9th 2016

“I’m a student of language and folk music traditions,” says San Francisco native fiddler- singer-songwriter, Lucia Comnes. “I’ve  been greatly influenced and inspired by the  Irish tradition over the years.” Having spent more than a decade devoted to cross-cultural musical exploration, she is now putting words and music…

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Added by TradConnect on June 30, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Album launch : Mick McAuley / Highs & Bellows

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on June 27, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

Andrew Finn Magill releases 'Roots', the first in a series of new albums

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on June 24, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Schedule announced for Celtic Colours 20th Anniversary Festival - 7th to 15th October 2016

For nine days in October Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture.

From concerts to dances and workshops to community suppers, they will offer a full range of events against a gorgeous backdrop of autumn…

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Added by TradConnect on June 23, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Amala : Reidun Schlesinger and Paul de Grae / Resonance

"Resonance" is the debut CD by the newly-formed duo, Amala: Reidun Schlesinger (harp) and Paul de Grae (guitar). The album features music from several centuries, in original arrangements. The emphasis is on Irish music, though not exclusively.

There are…

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Added by TradConnect on June 22, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - May 2016

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for May 2016.  Each month we feature the top 10 albums, write follow up articles and present sounds from all new releases. We have also just announced a €3,000 prize for our Album of the Year 2016, sponsored by The INEC Killarney so get your albums to us at this …

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Added by TradConnect on June 21, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Ballinasloe,Co.Galway will be alive with Traditional Irish Music - Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds 9th -11th September

Press Release : Ballinasloe, Co. Galway will be alive with Traditional Irish Music, Culture and Heritage from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September 2016 for Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds.  The  launch of Féile was held in The Pillar House over last weekend

Larry Reynolds was native of a townland called Shanboley near…

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Added by TradConnect on June 20, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Beoga / Eochaid (7th August 2016)

County Antrim based traditional band Beoga are back in the limelight with a fresh new release called, ‘Before We Change Our Mind’. This is their 5th studio album coming on the back of critically acclaimed and chart topping previous releases; Live at 10 (2013), How to tune a Fish(2011), The…

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Added by TradConnect on June 19, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Importance of a Press Release for Traditional Artists + 5 Samples

Tradconnect is an open publishing platform, available for all to connect with a global audience, and a lot of our content comes directly from artists and others involved in the promotion of traditional music. We receive a lot of emails about festivals, album launches and tours, and only a few include the all important press release,…

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Added by TradConnect on June 16, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

FleadhTV returning for 4 Days - 18th to 21st August 2016

FleadhTV, today announced its return to the screens of TG4 this summer. FleadhTV will broadcast Live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm over four nights from Thursday August 18th to Sunday August 21st 2016 on TG4 as well as live on tg4.tv and fleadhcheoil.ie. This year Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann from Ennis looks set to be one of the most exciting…

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Added by TradConnect on June 15, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Beoga back with a fresh new release called ‘Before We Change Our Mind’

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our …

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Added by TradConnect on June 13, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Have your registered your 2016 traditional album for our €3,000 prize yet?

Have you registered your album for our Album of the Year 2016 yet? We are happy to announce that our Album of the Year will once again be sponsored byThe INEC Killarney, with a total prize of €3,000 for the winning album.

This is the second year that the INEC…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Cillian Vallely / The Bulls March

Our track of the week is taken from the new album by Cillian Vallely called The Raven’s Rock. It was launched last night in New York and has received close to 200 plays over the last week on our Soundcloud profile.  The recording features a number of all-star players, including his brothers Niall Vallely & Caoimhin…

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Added by TradConnect on June 12, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Album Launch : The High Kings / Grace & Glory

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 90 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on June 10, 2016 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Best of Soundcloud - May 2016 - 25 Tracks

A selection of tracks that have been released on Soundcloud over the last few weeks. Sounds that may pass you by.  Sounds worth hearing.

If you have tracks that you want us to feature on Tradconnect then simply send them via our Soundcloud profile.

If you have a new album about to be released…

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Added by TradConnect on June 9, 2016 at 5:30 — No Comments

Sligo Live to work in partnership with Cambridge Folk Festival 27th - 31st July 2016

In an imaginative marketing initiative to promote music on the Wild Atlantic Way,Sligo Live is proud to bring 6 of Ireland’s most talented and accomplished young traditional musicians to Cambridge Folk Festival 2016, where they will entertain festivalgoers with open ‘Sessions’ each afternoon and following the main…

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Added by TradConnect on June 8, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - May 2016

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of May 2016. Molly's Revenge with their Prisme track take the top spot with over 7,000 plays, thanks to the track being embedded on a number of other sites. 

This month we have also exceeded 400,000 plays in total which makes Tradconnect the most played…
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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

New Kickstarter campaign by Matthew Olwell for innovative recording

CyberTrad is new musical project that blends traditional and original Irish and Breton music with rhythmic elements of contemporary Quebecois, funk, and Hip Hop.

“I have dreamed of making this recording for many years, and am beyond excited to see it so close to completion and to share it with the world!”…

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Added by TradConnect on June 7, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Track of the Week : Matthew Horsley / The Rolling Wave

Our track of the week comes from Matthew Horsley, a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Matthew Horsley who released his debut album of Irish traditional music called Australian Waters in 2015.  Over the last 7 days it has reached the No.1 spot…

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Added by TradConnect on June 5, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

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