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Tradconnect was established in 2011 as an independent traditional music channel that connects musicians globally.  Since then the site has experienced phenomenal growth.

Over the 12 months of 2017 Tradconnect over 700,000 page hits from 140,000 users and every day achieve close to 1,000 unique visits.

Tradconnect’s goal has been to create a strong independent channel that allows musicians to access a global audience.  This we have achieved, and as our numbers continue to demonstrate we are growing in strength and popularity by the day.

Welcome to your new audience : Visit Tradconnect and you can see all the content posted.  Over 140,000 people visited Tradconnect over the last 12 months, so that’s a lot of people that you may be missing out on.  Every week we email our 6,000 members with a very concise newsletter.  Writers, broadcasters and other bloggers visit our pages to find out what is happening and they in turn write about it.  So if you want to reach a whole new audience then all you need to do is engage with us.

How to access this new channel : To access this new channel there are a number of things that you can do.  

  • Firstly join up and add your events, album launches, videos, community events etc.  Use our blog section to write more detailed content and send us your albums by post or digitally via Dropbox.

  • Secondly write to us.  Most content on the site comes from people who write and inform us about their events, tours, new videos and Soundcloud uploads.  Send us some detailed content with your email to provide us with some additional insight.  We have limited resources to do what we do so the more you give, the better.  Make the content original - no cut and paste.

  • Advertise with us.  Our rates are reasonable and we help with design. Read this page.

Remember, growing your fanbase outside of your Facebook friends is important. Engage with Tradconnect and you are entering our news stream and engaging with our 100,000+ readers.  So connect today and say hello to a whole new audience.

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Flanagan Brothers influence on new Mayo Quartet - Round #1 from 'Boxing Banjo'

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:30 1 Comment

Boxing Banjo is a new traditional group from County Mayo featuring Dara Healy (accordion), Mick Healy (banjo), Joseph McNulty (fiddle) and Sean O’Meara (guitar).

Their debut…

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“Islander Presents” series continues with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Autumn 2018

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

The acclaimed fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is to embark on a select few dates around Ireland this Autumn to test out brand new material with his trademark 10-string hardangar d’amore fiddle and electronics.

Taking time away from his other groups: The Gloaming and This is How we…

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New release from Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds - 'Starfall' + Live dates

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

Dublin-based band SLOW MOVING CLOUDS combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound, unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Building on the success of their 2015 debut album Os, the group…

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A landmark recording by Séamus McGuire & John Lee - The Legacy of Stephen Grier

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 9:00 0 Comments

The Legacy of Stephen Grier is a landmark recording of carefully selected tunes from one of Ireland’s treasured (but as yet unpublished) nineteenth-century collections. This is a long-awaited follow-up by Séamus McGuire (fiddle) and John Lee (flute) to The Missing Reel (Gael Linn,…

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An outstanding duet album from Mike McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly - Dog in the Fog

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 11:30 0 Comments

The Dog In The Fog, the first ever album by Manchester’s Dezi Donnelly on fiddle and Mike McGoldrick on flute and uilleann pipes.  Making an album of traditional tunes – their ‘bedrock’ - with just the two of them is…

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A new 12 track solo piping album from Scotland's John Mulhern

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

Pipes is the brand-new 12 track solo album from piper John Mulhearn. Well known as a performer, composer and full-time teacher at Scotland's National Piping Centre, John will release his latest album on Monday 13 August.

Pipes is John’s first full length album since 2009 and a complete departure…

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Trad musicians needed for 'Abbey Theatre' production of Jimmy's Hall - Auditions 1st April

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The Abbey Theatre have put a call-out for Irish traditional…Continue

What do traditional musicians want from Social Media?

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What are musicians looking for when it comes to social media and the online…Continue

Jobs : Irish Speaking Voice Actors needed for new Video Game

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We recently linked this producer up with a singer as part of a video…Continue

3 Musicians Wanted for pre Wedding drinks reception. 19th Dec 2015

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Flanagan Brothers influence on new Mayo Quartet - Round #1 from 'Boxing Banjo'

Boxing Banjo is a new traditional group from County Mayo featuring Dara Healy (accordion), Mick Healy (banjo), Joseph McNulty (fiddle) and Sean O’Meara (guitar).Their debut titled Round #1 features 11 tracks that mix traditional tunes with some classic songs. Recording the album took quite a commitment from all four musicians with Dara and Mick taking…See More
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Flanagan Brothers influence on new Mayo Quartet - Round #1 from 'Boxing Banjo'

Boxing Banjo is a new traditional group from County Mayo featuring Dara Healy (accordion), Mick Healy (banjo), Joseph McNulty (fiddle) and Sean O’Meara (guitar).Their debut titled Round #1 features 11 tracks that mix traditional tunes with some classic songs. Recording the album took quite a commitment from all four musicians with Dara and Mick taking…See More
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“Islander Presents” series continues with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - Autumn 2018

The acclaimed fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is to embark on a select few dates around Ireland this Autumn to test out brand new material with his trademark 10-string hardangar d’amore fiddle and electronics.Taking time away from his other groups: The Gloaming and This is How we Fly, Caoimhín will perform these intimate shows as a way to…See More
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New release from Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds - 'Starfall' + Live dates

Dublin-based band SLOW MOVING CLOUDS combine roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound, unlike anything you’ve heard before.Building on the success of their 2015 debut album Os, the group have announced that they will release their…See More
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Travelling to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - Bus Options From Dublin

This year's Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place in Drogheda, Co Louth on 12th - 19th August, and with it there is the opportunity for traditional music fan’s in the Dublin region to consider a day trip to the festival. In addition to public services which you can check out on Bus Éireann Matthews Coaches…See More
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Travelling to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - Bus Options From Dublin

This year's Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place in Drogheda, Co Louth on 12th - 19th August, and with it there is the opportunity for traditional music fan’s in the Dublin region to consider a day trip to the festival. In addition to public services which you can check out on Bus Éireann Matthews Coaches…See More
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Legendary Irish fiddler Tommy Peoples dies aged 70

Legendary fiddler Tommy Peoples has died at the age of 70. Born in St Johnston, Donegal he "moved to Dublin in 1965 and his involvement in traditional music led to participation in groups such as the Green Linnet Céilí Band, 1691, and The Bothy Band, as well as solo performance. He lived in County Clare for over 30 years where he found friendship in the…See More
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At 20:50 on March 16, 2018, Henrik Norbeck said…

Nope. Look at the page. New Zealand is under the subheading "Europe" on the session list page https://tradconnect.com/page/uk-europe-elsewhere-traditional-irish-sessions-listings

And so are Brazil and "Isreal" (there is also a correctly spelled "Israel" under the subheading "Elsewhere").

At 16:26 on February 14, 2015, Mick O'Florida said…
Ah, thank you for sharing that. Exhilirating!
At 22:01 on January 18, 2014, Chont said…

Great. Thanks for that

At 21:26 on January 18, 2014, Chont said…
Could you please tell me the end date of the Acoustically Irish competition, and if it's open worldwide? Couldn't find the T&C. Thank you
At 16:26 on September 17, 2013, Tony Lawless said…

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At 13:10 on November 4, 2011, Patrick O'Leary said…

Just starting to explore this site......looks very interesting!!!....love the music and the videos are terrific!....looking forward to learning more as i naviagate my way!....Many thanks!!

At 13:24 on July 27, 2011, Stephen Daly said…
Sounds great. Any more info at all?
At 19:24 on July 19, 2011, James Tinnelly said…
Yes I am very much interest. Can you forward me details where and when it is taking place please?... Cheers!!
At 9:14 on July 19, 2011, Ger O'Grady said…
thanks - how can i join up ? - can i get more information ? where do we meet to play the tunes
 
 
 

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