TradConnect's Blog – September 2015 Archive (38)

Track of the Week : Bríd Harper / Mrs Carroll's Strathspey - 30th October 2016

This track is clocking up a lot of plays on Tradconnect and is back to No.1 this week. We launched the album in September 2015, and added it to our Download Centre where broadcasters can download it for free.  

We wrote: "This…

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Added by TradConnect on September 13, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Cherish the Ladies celebrate 30th years with an Irish tour, September and October 2015.

Cherish the Ladies are the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American supergroup that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 15 outstanding albums including…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Éamonn O’Riordan & Tony O’Connell / Rooska Hill

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 60 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on September 11, 2015 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

Hup na Nollag - Christmas Special of TG4’s Traditional Irish Music Series

Press Release : Hup captures the very best of our music in many of the musical hotbeds around the country and over the course of 13 programmes we’ve been treated to intimate performances by masters young and old.

This very special Christmas Day edition of Hup brings us into the heart of Kinvara, Co. Galway and…

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Added by TradConnect on September 10, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich & Matt Griffin / Cuisle

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 60 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on September 9, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Launch of 'Across the Sound' by Oisín & Conal Hernon - 18th September in Fox's Galway

On September 18th 2015 Oisín and Conal Hernon will launch their new album called Across the Sound at Fox’s Bar, Forster Street in Galway.

Oisín and Conal, from the Aran Island of Inis Mór, are extremely able musicians, who are themselves descended from various generations of musicians. Music is in the…

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Added by TradConnect on September 8, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Album Launch : Mark Lysaght /Collaborations

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with 80 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our…

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Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Samples from the new Damien O'Kane album 'Areas of High Traffic' - Released 9th November 2015

Press Release : ‘Areas Of High Traffic’ is an extraordinary album. But then, Damien O’Kane is an extraordinary musician. An immense banjo player. An accomplished, versatile guitarist. A seriously good singer. A naturally inventive arranger. An inveterate musical explorer. A producer. A bandleader. A provocatively original interpreter…

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Added by TradConnect on September 7, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Worldwide Album Launch : Bríd Harper

Welcome to Tradconnect’s Worldwide Album Launch Series. For these launches we are working with over 50 radio broadcasters globally, making new traditional releases available for immediate free download through our Download…

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Added by TradConnect on September 6, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

First Listen : The Master's Return - A Tribute to Paddy Killoran

This is a newly released track from the forthcoming album by Frankie Gavin, Malachy Bourke and Brian Bourke called The Masters Return - A Tribute to Paddy Killoran.  "Renowned fiddle player Frankie Gavin, who co-founded the highly influential supergroup Dé Danann, joins forces with the father-and-son duo of Malachy Bourke…

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Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Top 20 Traditional Tracks - August 2015

Here are the Top 20 tracks as played on our Soundcloud file throughout the month of August 2015. Bobby Casey still leads the way with over 11,000 plays as a result of being featured on a BBC playlist. 

In the next few months will will hit 300,000 plays in total which makes Tradconnect the most played traditional music file on…
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Added by TradConnect on September 5, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

First Listen : The Great Arc - Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna connect the dots between their experiences as composers and improvisers in New York City, and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. Their inventive arrangements and nuanced interpretations of traditional music have graced clubs, festivals and concert halls throughout the US and Canada. The duo's second recording, The…

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Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

The Wheels of the World Irish Tour - 27th Sept - 2nd October 2015

This concert celebrates the publication of the epic new book, The Wheels Of The World: 300 Years Of Irish Uilleann Pipers, by Colin Harper with John McSherry. Introduced by Colin Harper, the show features three globally renowned pipers.

A founder member of The Bothy Band (1974-79), Paddy Keenan is a living…

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Added by TradConnect on September 4, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

120 Celtic Radio Broadcasters now partnering with Tradconnect for album downloads

The launch of our Download Centre in June 2015 has been an outstanding success.  The Download Centre is a private area on Tradconnect where pre-approved broadcasters can download the latest traditional albums for free.  Over 120 broadcasters are participating and all are gaining access to new albums as they are…

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Added by TradConnect on September 3, 2015 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Sound investment in instruments as €210,000 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2015

Music Network today welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming capital funds of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2015.

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to…

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Added by TradConnect on September 2, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Moxie's take on the tradition being broken.

We often ask artists to describe their music and replies in the main are gentle and reserved.  One band that we admire a lot are Sligo outfit Moxie who bring a refreshing alternative sound to the table. We listen to in excess of 120 albums each year and at least 80%+ are traditional or predominately traditional.  There are only a handful of artists that are creating…

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Added by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Side Lines : Want to know the Irish traditional Soundcloud track that has passed 32,000 plays?

Want to know what the most played Irish traditional track on Soundcloud is? Over the last year or so we have monitored Soundcloud to establish a Top 10 and we posted it recently here.

However for…

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Added by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Worldwide Album Launch : Paul Meehan / The Lower Road

The Lower Road is the much anticipated solo release by a musician that has generally remained in the shadows of the many bands and projects that he has been involved with over the years.  Paul Meehan was born in Manchester where contemporaries like Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly & John Joe Kelly provided the early…

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Added by TradConnect on September 1, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

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