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New Release : The Art of Forgetting by Kyle Carey

Possessed of an elegant grace, on The Art of Forgetting Kyle Carey weaves together resonant threads of Celtic and American roots music into a rich tapestry of acoustic storytelling. Produced by four-time Grammy winner Dirk Powell, the album…

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Added by TradConnect on February 21, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Venues announced for Celtic Colours 2018

Although it’s only been a few months since the close of last year’s Celtic Colours International Festival, staff of the award-winning event is hard at work putting the pieces together for its twenty-second year.

“While we can’t yet announce the roster of artists who will be performing at this year’s Festival, we are happy to reveal…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments

Notes From The Road : Lúnasa - February 2018

BIG day in the life of Lúnasa!!!  We’ve just set sail for the Caribbean on JOANIE MADDEN’S FOLK ‘N IRISH CRUISE, we’re getting ready to celebrate our 21st Birthday and most importantly we’re launching our NEW ALBUM ‘CAS’!!!

“Cas” represents a…

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Added by TradConnect on February 13, 2018 at 6:30 — No Comments

Sensitive and honest North Clare music from Florence Fahy - 'Tunes from the Flaggy Shore'

Tunes from The Flaggy Shore” is the debut recording by concertina player Florence Fahy. Born and bred in the small village of New Quay in Co. Clare, only a short drive from Bellharbour and home to the famous…

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

Top 10 Irish Traditional Albums - January 2018

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for January 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 February 8, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

An interview with Éilís Crean on her new album and love for East Galway music

In September 2017 we launched Searbh Siúcra, the new album by Éilís Crean, and made the album available as a free download for radio broadcasters around the worldÉilís was born in Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon and now lives in Franklin, Tennessee,…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Exclusive preview of the new single from Old Hannah - 'Follow'

‘Follow’ is the first single to be taken from Old Hannah's upcoming debut album Borealis’. The song captures the hope, possibility and otherworldliness of falling in love, and showcases the band's exciting new sound. The band will mark…

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Added by TradConnect on February 3, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Louth band Kern win Tradfest Showcase and gear up for Milwaukee Irish Fest

Louth contemporary folk band Kern are gearing up for Milwaukee Irish Fest having just won the TradFest Temple Bar Showcase. 

The band is made up of Brendan McCreanor (uilleann pipes), SJ McArdle (voice and guitar) and Barry Kieran (fiddle). The band has released a debut album, False Deceiver, produced by…

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Added by TradConnect on January 30, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Watch : Ye Vagabonds perform Half Blind from their debut album.

Buoyed by the success of their debut EP Rose & Briar in 2015, and continuing support from respected musicians like Lisa Hannigan, Roy Harper and Glen Hansard; brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, who form Ye Vagabonds, released their debut album in late 2017. This week their release a video for the track…

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Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Listen : A track from 'Rip The Bellows' by Séagda Coyle

We have just added the following track to our Soundcloud archive and it features button accordionist Séagda Coyle and his debut album called ‘Rip The Bellows”. Last year the album was…

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Added by TradConnect on January 26, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Géza Frank & Jean Damei take brand new album Event Horizon to CERN!

We recently launched Event Horizon on Tradconnect and it is now available as a free download to radio broadcasters as part of our Download Centre. Event…

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

Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal - Friday 2nd February 2018 - Rochestown Park Hotel

Sixteen traditional musicians will take to the stage in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on 2nd February at 7 pm to compete in the final for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal.  The event will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and Facebook.

This year’s competition focuses on accordion, concertina and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 25, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Traditional acts announced for Cork's new music festival 'It Takes a Village' 13th - 15th April

Commercial: Ireland’s most exciting new music festival It Takes a Village, happening at Trabolgan Holiday Village in Cork, April 13th – 15th, have revealed their second line up announcement adding to the, already, stellar list of names like Young Fathers, Talos, Fujiya & Miyagi, Le Boom and Brian…

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Added by TradConnect on January 24, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Stellar collection of contemporary folk and traditional songs from Coda on 'Train of Spirits'

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…

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Added by TradConnect on January 22, 2018 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Launch tour for 'Where the Heart Is' by Bernadette Morris - Heartfelt songs, drawing on her own life experience

Having travelled the world since releasing her debut album ‘All the Ways You Wander’, including tours in Australia and the US, Bernadette Morris returned to the studio, this time with her own original material…

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Added by TradConnect on January 15, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Innovative and highly energetic release from the newly formed Blás

With their sound being described as innovative and highly energetic it’s not hard to see why Blás are being described as one of the must see bands to come out of Ireland in recent times. They are newly formed and are presently promoting their self titled debut album. The band consists…

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Added by TradConnect on January 10, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

A new release from New England musician Sarah Bauhan - Elmwood Station

For her new album, Elmwood Station, New England flute and whistle player Sarah Bauhan gathered together a group of musicians she’s been playing with for many years – and added a couple from the next generation for good measure.

A collection of original and…

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Added by TradConnect on January 10, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

January 2018 UK tour dates for 'The Outside Track'

Commercial Feature : It’s a life on the road, and they love it. For the last decade the members of the Celtic band Outside Track have spent six months of every year on tour, covering the globe from Europe to the Americas, and Australia to India. It’s a hectic, dizzying schedule, but they wouldn’t be without it; playing to audiences is…

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Added by TradConnect on January 9, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Notes from the Road : Lúnasa - January 2018

Happy New Year to All and welcome to 2018! We had a really great year and finished up in fine style on our Irish Christmas Tour with Ashley Davis in Silver Spring, MD. What a wonderful three weeks it was. From Dallas to Cleveland to Maryland and everywhere in between we had the best of fun and best of audiences too. Thank you to everyone that came along to the…

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Added by TradConnect on January 8, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Benefit Concert for Armagh Pipers Club - 20th January 2018 - Liberty Hall Dublin

Armagh Pipers Club, the traditional music teaching organisation, has two major fundraising initiatives under way.  It is organising a benefit concert in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre, where many of the biggest names in Irish music are coming together on Saturday 20 January. 

The Club is…

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Added by TradConnect on January 4, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments

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