Irish trad album releases from far

Keep up to date with the latest album releases throughout 2017 with this guide.  We will feature all the albums that we officially launch on Tradconnect throughout the year. These releases are added to our Digital Download Centre where over 110 Irish Radio Broadcasters across the globe can download them for free. If you want your album to feature in this guide simply contact us at this address

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Droichead : The Banks of Tuira is the debut album by Droichead (Irish Gaelic meaning bridge), a traditional Irish band from Oulu, Finland. Droichead was formed out of a collective passion and respect for traditional Irish music on a cold, wintry night in 2011 overlooking the dark waters of the Gulf of Bothnia. Their debut album represents traditional Irish music from northern Finland.

Released in March 2017 : Read more & listen to a track


Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. After a seventeen year hiatus, Connemara melodeon player, Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta, is back on the music scene with a new album, An Rithim Réidh. The title, roughly translated as ‘the steady rhythm’ is an apt description of Mícheál’s distinctive melodeon playing: an unassuming, mellow, easy going style that underscores a deep respect and understanding of the instrument.

Released in January 2017 : Read more & listen to a track

The Living Stream : In late 2015 we covered a new folk band that had just formed in Galway called The Living Stream. What started out as a rather simple project to record some demo tracks in a Galway studio, developed into something much more involved. Brian Kelly was the driving force behind the project and explained that “the plan was to record a handful of tunes with a group of traditional Irish session musicians.

Released in January 2017 - Read more & listen to a track

Éilís KennedyWestward, the new album by Éilís Kennedy is a product of life on the Atlantic fringe, with songs in English and Irish inspired by famous musical nights in Dingle and beyond. Having travelled to the west coast of California to record with Grammy Award winning guitarist William Coulter, this album reflects where Éilís is at now, as an artist. Featuring traditional and contemporary songs and in a new departure for Kennedy, two self-penned originals, referencing her own distinct place and people.

Released in January 2017 - Read more & listen to a track

Robin James Hurt & Ailbhe Nolan - The Magpie's Nest. Our first official album launch of 2017 came from Dublin duo Robin James Hurt and Ailbhe Nolan with a concertina and guitar album called "The Magpie’s Nest"Robin James Hurt was born in Belfast, raised in Scotland and after many years in Dublin is currently living in Wexford. Ailbhe Nolan has been playing concertina since childhood and this is their first recording.

Released in Jan 2017 - Read more & listen to a track

Other releases we know about.....

Aoife Ni Chathasaigh


Cuar - Roscanna

Damien McGeehan - The Tin Fiddle

Darren Lynch - The Spinning Wheel

Deirdre Starr - Between the Half Light

Liam O' Connor - The Loom

Luke Deaton & Jayne Pomplas

Moya Brennan - Canvas

Noel Hill - Live in New York

Orla Fallon - Sweet By and By

Sharon Shannon - Sacred Earth

The Henry Girls - Far Beyond the Stars

Trad Teens - Music For Mercy

If you know of a 2017 album that we have not covered leave a comment below.

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