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A remarkable glimpse into the world of pipers

Good Piping is a vérité documentary film on Irish pipers. It is a remarkable glimpse into the world of musicians playing Ireland’s most enigmatic instrument, the uilleann pipes. “This rare, ancient bagpipe may occasionally be seen in a pub or at a festival, but as a historical soloist, leading dances and harrowing souls, the instrument remains a fleeting…

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Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Le Vent du Nord - New Album 'Territoires' + UK Tour for April 2019

Long ago, Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer of what is now Eastern Canada, had a dream: that in the new territory he had explored, all might raise their voices together, indigenous and European, of all faiths, a chorus of different perspectives, cultures, and ideas. It was a dream forgotten,…

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Added by TradConnect on April 6, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

750,000 plays of tracks by traditional artists

Tradconnect has exceeded 750,000 plays of tracks on our Soundcloud Page where we have over 300 tracks by traditional artists from across the globe. This equates to over 43,000 hours of play for…

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Added by TradConnect on April 5, 2019 at 6:30 — No Comments

A celebration of the traditional song & dance - Sean Nós Cois Life 5th - 7th April

Dublin's annual celebration of the traditional Irish singing and dancing styles known as "Sean Nós" will take place on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April next. Main events:

  • A multi-lingual night of traditional singing in any language, including live traditional music, hosted by An Góilín traditional singers'…
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Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

‘Swan Song’ New Single from Gary Innes feat. Karen Matheson

‘Swan Song’ is the new single from award-winning musician Gary Innes.

Featuring vocals by the inimitable Karen Matheson, of Capercaillie fame, the new single is an ode to a number of Gary’s friends who sadly have passed away before they were ready to go.

Gary said: “I had the privilege of getting to spend time with some very…

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Added by TradConnect on April 4, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

Consairtín festival back for 6th year on 25th - 28th April 2019

Consairtín 2019, the sixth national concertina convention, will take place in Ennis, Co Clare from 25th to 28th April. This festival is a celebration of the concertina in traditional Irish music. The past few years has witnessed an exponential rise in the popularity of the instrument among traditional players in Ireland and the…

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Added by TradConnect on April 2, 2019 at 7:30 — No Comments

Watch the cream of young Irish traditional music in Siansa Gael Linn 2019

The cream of young Irish traditional music and singing talent will take to the National Concert Hall stage on Sunday, 7 April next for the Siansa Gael Linn 2019 final.  This is the climax of the competition which is organized annually by Gael Linn, and this years' final  will see a close contest between eight groups from Counties…

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Added by TradConnect on April 1, 2019 at 17:30 — No Comments

New Feature: A 'Newsdesk' for all your Trad News Submissions

To help you get your news story out to a wider audience we are testing out a 'Newsdesk' feature on Tradconnect. We are encouraging artists and others involved with traditional music to post your traditional music news in a central location on…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Debut release from Antrim native Ciaran O'Kane

This is the debut release from Antrim native Ciaran O’Kane. Although traditional in origin, Ciaran’s unique singing style has developed over the years, with a range of influences including blues, country, pop and jazz. 'Round & Round' features traditional songs, music and some of his own compositions.…

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Added by TradConnect on March 30, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

New track from alt-folk group Old Hannah

“The Way Light Falls Upon Water” is the third single to be taken from Old Hannah’s upcoming debut album ‘Borealis’, released 19 April. This track is intimate, warm and evocative, as is the melodic percussion and woodwind that runs throughout the track. Renowned for…

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Added by TradConnect on March 25, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top Ten Traditional Albums - February 2019

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for February 2019.  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 March 25, 2019 at 7:30 — No Comments

We Had it All - The new single from Stockton's Wing

STOCKTON’S WING presents their new single ‘We had it all’ on 7th March, marking their first new music in over twenty years.  ‘A Retrospective’ tour follows in April & May.  All proceeds from the single go to Multiple Sclerosis…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

"Vital and compelling" - the new album by Don Stiffe - 'Longing for the Day'

Don Stiffe’s latest album Longing for the Day is a showcase of the renowned Galway singer at the pinnacle of his career. Covering themes of reconciliation, truth, compassion, love and loss, this recording is an important and remarkable musical achievement.

With accompaniment by Frankie Gavin,…

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Added by TradConnect on February 24, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Top 10 Traditional Albums - January 2019

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for January 2019.  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 February 12, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

The new release from Liz Carroll & Jake Charron - Half Day road

The lively staccato of the title Half Day Road verbally parallels the energy and drive that Liz Carroll and Jake Charron bring musically to their first full-length collaborative album. Rooted firmly in the Irish traditional style, composed and interpreted by two uniquely North American artists, Half…

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Added by TradConnect on February 11, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments

'A Deep Pool' of traditional Irish fiddle music by Seamus Sands

In 2015 we featured the debut fiddle album by Down native Seamus Sands called Across Bridges.…

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Added by TradConnect on February 10, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Sharon Shannon in the Ballymaloe Grainstore - 15th February 2019

Sharon Shannon returns to Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork on Friday 15 February after her sold-out concert…

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Added by TradConnect on January 16, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Backwards to Go Forwards - A new documentary on traditional & folk music by Myles O'Reilly

Islander and Arbutus Yarns present Backwards to Go Forwards, a new piece of film showcasing the future of Irish traditional music; directed, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.

Released on Christmas Day, Backwards to Go Forwards features some of the finest musicians of modern Irish music talking about how…

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Added by TradConnect on January 7, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

Listen: 2 tracks from 'Rise Up', the new album from 'The Outside Track'

The Outside Track has just released a number of tracks from their new album, Rise Up. As a band, they "are getting quite a reputation for their very polished take on folk and traditional music.  Rise Up builds on that reputation. Their "marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world.…

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Added by TradConnect on January 3, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

The Henshaw Family & Sharon Shannon release charity album

Picture it, the traditional music world colliding with the rugby world…it can only be a magical thing! The Henshaw Family, who are steeped in Irish traditional music heritage, team up with the queen of trad, Sharon Shannon, to record a very special album all in aid of the South Westmeath…

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Added by TradConnect on December 29, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

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