Over 120 Broadcasters now using Tradconnect's 'Download Centre' to access new albums

In 2015 we announced a major new partnership with Irish radio broadcasters around the world.
This initiative allows radio broadcasters to download newly released traditional albums for immediate airplay.

At present 120 broadcasters are participating.

Here is how it works:

  • Tradconnect works directly with artists and uploads their album to a private area on Tradconnect.
  • Tradconnect prepares a launch article like this
  • The above article is shared on all our social media platforms and some appear on RTE Culture website and RTE News Now App
  • Broadcasters can listen to a playlist and then download the album

Early reaction to this initiative has also been hugely positive and you can read about it here. For artists launching a new album, this provides a one-stop distribution channel. It will allow artists to have a truly global launch date with broadcasters globally accessing the album on the same day. It will also allow artists to concentrate on other matters in the knowledge that distribution is covered.

Artists will be charged a nominal amount for the preparation of content and the uploading of tracks. This initiative is open to all albums in the general Celtic genre with a strong emphasis on Irish traditional music.  

While there will be a focus on new albums, older albums are also being accepted as it may give them a new lease of life. It will add significantly to the airplay of Irish artists abroad, while at the same time introducing European audiences to some of the great music coming out of North America, the UK and Europe.

If you are a broadcaster or artist email us at tradconnect@gmail.com and we will forward you some additional information.


We have worked with the following artists and their albums are available within the Download Centre as of 1st April 2019.

Liz Carroll & Jake Charron / The Half Road, Don Stiffe / Longing For The Day, Seamus Sands / A Deep Pool, Enda Seery / Raining Notes, Dan Possumato / The Last Pint, The Drowsey Lads / Everyone In!, Eimear Arkins / What's Next?, Steph Geremia / Up She Flew, Dánu / Ten Thousand Miles, Boxing Banjo / Round #1, Séamus McGuire & John Lee / The Legacy of Stephen Grier, Mike McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly / Dog in the Fog, Barry Kinane / The Old Grey Cobblestone, Conor Caldwell / To Belfast, Michael McGoldrick / ARC, Therese McInerney / Down The Strand , In Troubled Times / Compilation, Artisan Row / Wild Winds, The High Seas / Self Titled Debut, Charmas - Stark Raving Celtic, Adam Agee & Jon Sousa / Ceol na gCarad, Jayne Pomplas & Ian Kinsella / John Sa Cheo, Méabh & Tiarnán Smyth - Self Titled (EP), The Henry Sisters / Far Beyond the Stars, Baile an Salsa / Ériu, The Friel Sisters / Before The Sun, Katie Grennan / The Second Story, Imar / Afterlight, Bernadette Nic Gabhann / Here To Play, Florence Fahy / Tunes from the Flaggy Shore, CODA / Train of Spirits, Bernadette Morris / Where The Heart Is, Blás / Self-titled Debut, Sarah Bauhan / Elmwood Station, Geza Frank & Jean Damei /Event Horizon, Tony O'Connell / 'live and well, Kilfenora Ceili Band / Clare My Heart, My Home (Christmas Single), Joanna Hyde & Tadhg O Meachair / One For The Foxes, Aoife Scott / The December Letter (Single), Nava / Tapestry, Callum Stewart / Tales from The North, Lena Ullman & Anna Falkenau / I Can Hear You Calling, Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue / Luckpenny, The Keane Family (1985 Re-issue), Eilis Crean / Searbh Siucra, Kierah / Strongbow, Tommy Guihen / The Torn Jacket, Kern / Till The Dockland’s Drown (Single), Cormac Gannon /Different, Elle Marie O’Dwyer / Brave Ireland (Single), Kila / Alive Beo, Floriane Blanke / Kaleidescope, Charmas / Songs of the Sea, Sarah Copus / Moorland Winds, Alan Reid & Rachel Conlon / A Quare Yield, Cormac Begley / Debut Release, Adam Agee & Jon Sousa / Suantraí, The Here & Now / Ladybird, Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta / An Rithim Réidh, Strung / Self-titled Debut, Eilis Kennedy / Westward, Maurice McGrath / Winsome Ways, Robin James Hunt & Ailbhe Nolan / The Magpie’s Nest, Ruaile Buaile / This Very Moment, Socks in the Frying Pan / Without a Paddle, John & Maggie Carty / Settle out of Court, Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy / The Reel Note, New Road / Stone Walls and Street Lights, Brenda Castles / Indeedin You Needn't Bother, Lasairfhíona / One Penny Portion, Michael Rooney / The Macalla Suite,The Maguires / Little Giants and Other Oxymorons, Fintan McHugh / Wait Till The Clouds Roll By, Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn / Out of the Ashes, Tom Walsh / All Fired Up, IMLÉ / Self-titled debut, Kevin Burke & John Brennan / The Pound Ridge Sessions, Sophie & Fiachra Trio / Un Canadien errant, Na Mooneys / Self-titled debut, Peadar Ó Riada / ONÓIR, Pauline Scanlon / The Old Churchyard (Single), d'Bize / Storm Party, String Theory / Self-titled debut, John McSherry / The Seven Suns, Andrew Finn Magill / Branches, Conor Caldwell & Danny Diamond / North, Gailfean / Won’t You Come Out Tonight, Kevin Rowsome / Cuisle Cheol na bPíob, Jillian LaDage / Enchanted Winter, Lorcán Mac Mathúna / Visionaries 1916, Eoin Dillon / Pondelorum, Beltaine / Tilly’s Jig, Mary Mac Namara & Sorcha Costello / The Lady's Cup of Tea, Cúig / New Landscapes, The Celtic Fiddle Festival/ Storm in a Teapot, Padraig O'Neill & Ian Kinsella / When The Prescription Runs Out, The Hydes / Green & Blue, Gatehouse / Tús Nua, Connla / River Waiting, Iontach / A New Journey, Jennifer Licko / SING, Ann Kirrane / Behind Yon Mountain, Mick McAuley / Highs & Bellows, Andrew Finn Magill / Roots, Amala ( Reidun Schlesinger & Paul de Grae) / Resonance, Beoga / Before We Change our Mind, The High Kings / Grace & Glory, Cillian Vallely / The Raven's Rock, Antóin Mac Gabhann / Tunesmith, Matthew Horsley / Australian Waters, Olaf Sickmann / Still Walking ( Single ), Goitse / Inspired By Chance, Molly's Revenge / Lift, Síle Denvir / Caithréim, The London Lasses / The One I Loved the Best, Josie Nugent / Modal Citizen, Réalta / Clear Skies, Dan Possumato & Many Friends / Mostly Melodeon, Robert Doyle / Lig Amach, Lisa Murphy / Skylark, FullSet - Notes Between the Lines, ARUM2002 / Celtic Fairy Lullaby, Kern / False Deceiver, Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over it / Self-titled Debut, Luke Cheevers / It’s Just Me Saggin’ Shelf, Oisín Mac Diarmada with Samantha Harvey / The Green Branch, IRELAND: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840 THE MUSIC, Shantalla / A Band of Gold (Single), Aoife Scott / Carry the Day, Nuala Kennedy / Behave the Bravest, North Texas, Houston and Ceol na Coille, Schools of Irish Music / Reflections, Gordon McLeod / Just Fiddlin', Aislinn Gagliardi / The Thin Place, Dannsair / Caledonia, The Freewheeler/ Self-titled Debut, Cherish the Ladies / Christmas in Ireland, Róisín Elsafty & Ronan Browne / Amhraín Na Nollag -/Favourite Christmas Songs in Irish, Cara / Yet We Sing, Éamon McGivney / 16 tracks of traditional Irish music on fiddle from Longford & Clare, Slow Moving Clouds / Os, Noeleen Ní Cholla / An Mhaighdean Mhara, Elaine Hogan & Sheila Garry / The Shores of Lough Breda, Freya Rae & Louis Bingham / Curlicue, Fleadh / The Peacock's Feather, Dessie Kelliher, Brian O'Loughlin,Tom Delany / Well For Some, The Carty Sisters / Cogar, Dónal O'Connor, John McSherry & Seán Óg Graham / Ulaid, Buille / Buille Beo, Lorcán Mac Mathúna/ The Arrows that Murder Sleep, Jason O'Rourke / The Northern Concertina, AnTara / The Space Between, Colleen Raney / Linnet, The Outside Track / Light Up The Dark, Seamus Sands / Across Bridges, Conor O'Sullivan / Good Day Señor, Lindsay Straw / My Mind From Love Being Free, Andy Lamy / The New Blackthorn Stick, Liam Merriman & Eoin O'Meachair / The Birds Never Cease, Gráinne Holland / Gaelré, Oisín & Conal Hernon / Across the Sound, Éamonn O’Riordan & Tony O’Connell / Rooska Hill, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich and Matt Griffin / Cuisle, Mark Lysaght / Collaborations, Bríd Harper/ Self-titled Debut, Paul Meehan / The Lower Road, Socks in the Frying Pan / Return of the Giant Sock from Outer Space, Steffen Gabriel & Cornelius Bode with Barbara Hintermeier / The Land's End Sessions, Bryan O'Leary & Colm Guilfoyle / Where The Bog Is, Ályth / Homelands, Buttons & Bows / The Return of Spring, O'Hanlons Horsebox / Songs and Stories of the Border, Olaf Sickmann / Whistle Man, Haley Richardson / Heart on a String with Dylan Richardson, Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney / Irish Music from the Hudson Valley, Caitlín Nic Gabhann / Caitlín, Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin / Brightest Sky Blue, Róisín Bán / White Rose, Deirdre Granville / IMRAM, Bonhomme Setter / OBIA, Ian Carr & Karen Tweed / Shhh, Caitlín & Ciarán / Self-titled, John Kerr & Friends / Two Old Black Sticks, Dan Possumato & Friends / Tunes Inside, Noel O' Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon / The Good Mixer, Enda Seery / Síochtáin Na Tuaithe ( Peace of the Countryside ), Jens Kommnick / redwood, Áine Heslin / The Tunes Foundry, Laura MacKenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Andrea Stern / From Uig to Duluth, Four Winds / Self-titled Debut, Kevin Madden / The Sugar Loaf

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Comment by Kevin T OConnor on February 7, 2016 at 22:30

Thanks for this exciting new release.  Carry The Day has a place on Sunday's Hornpipe in Seattle on www.kbcs.fm.  Good music and songs lyrics bring me to new places, thanks Aoife!  Kevin in Seattle

Comment by Bríd Ní Mhaoileoin on August 1, 2015 at 12:01

Iontach ar fad. Brilliant! Míle buíochas, Bríd ón chlár raidio "Rogha Bhríde" ar Flirt FM na Gaillimhe.

Comment by Ed Harris on July 1, 2015 at 22:38

Excellent concept! How innovative! A big THANK YOU for all you do here Tony! I'm in as well! 

Comment by John O'Regan on June 23, 2015 at 22:56

Fantastic idea count me in . Eclectic Celt Limerick City Community Radio Sundays 2-3pm on www.lccr.ie.

Comment by Maurice McGrath on June 23, 2015 at 21:06

Brilliant idea Tony!

Comment by RORY O'CONNOR on June 23, 2015 at 14:58

Great initiative. Well done!

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