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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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Their finest hour - The Henry Girls reach Far Beyond the Stars on their new album

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

The Henry Girls are back with a brand new album called ‘Far Beyond the Stars’, and it is once again receiving very positive reviews. It was album of the week on RTE Radio One. They said:

“Over the past few years, The Henry…

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Watch : Noel Hill – Aisling Ghéar - Wednesday at 9.30 on TG4

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 14:00 0 Comments

A searing portrait of one of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians – concertina player Noel Hill, as he recovers from a serious assault which left him a battered shadow of his former self. At the turn of the century, Noel Hill and his young family moved to the rural idyll of Connemara. In 2008, he was brutally assaulted by a builder with…

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'Here Comes the Day,' the new release form Scottish singer Heather Innes

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 7:00 0 Comments

Scottish Singer/songwriter Heather Innes released her latest album “Here Comes the Day” in late 2017. The album recorded in Scotland and produced by Stuart Duncan, Kate Kramer & Heather Innes features songs by Ben Sands, Martin Donnelly, Kieran Goss and Kimmie…

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Ályth McCormack announces dates for German tour in April 2018

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 13:00 0 Comments

Alyth McCormack has just announced dates for her upcoming tour of Germany which we include below. On the tour she will be performing a programme of traditional and contemporary songs and music from Ireland and Scotland and, in a new direction for Alyth, some of her own songs based on her experiences growing up on the Island of Lewis, on…

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The Martin Hayes Quartet: The making of The Blue Room - a film by Myles O'Reilly

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

This is Myles O’Reilly intriguing documentary on the making of The Blue Room recording by the Martin Hayes Quartet. This new venture by Martin Hayes expands on many of the musical ideas that he has pursued in his long standing partnership with Dennis Cahill. He says:…

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Philip King is "Down in the City" for new series of concerts

Posted on April 13, 2018 at 7:30 0 Comments

Reclaim your Sunday evenings with Down in the City: An Alternative Sunday Service, a series of three events taking place in The Sugar Club, Dublin in April, May…

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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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New York Session Listing - 20th April 2018

The following is a session listing for New York  city.  It has been supplied via Maureen Donachie at www.ceolagusrince.com and is a useful snapshot of some of the session and events taking place over the coming week. As always, please contact the venue in advance of travelling, to ensure times or dates have not changed04/20…See More
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This is Myles O’Reilly intriguing documentary on the making of The Blue Room recording by the Martin Hayes Quartet. This new venture by Martin Hayes expands on many of the musical ideas that he has pursued in his long standing partnership with Dennis Cahill. He says: “The melody still remains central but now with an added range of sonic…See More
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Philip King is "Down in the City" for new series of concerts

Reclaim your Sunday evenings with Down in the City: An Alternative Sunday Service, a series of three events taking place in The Sugar Club, Dublin in April, May and June. Curated by national treasures Scullion – Sonny Condell, Philip King and Robbie Overson - each evening will bring together some of Ireland’s most exciting musicians, writers and singers…See More
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Philip King is "Down in the City" for new series of concerts

Reclaim your Sunday evenings with Down in the City: An Alternative Sunday Service, a series of three events taking place in The Sugar Club, Dublin in April, May and June. Curated by national treasures Scullion – Sonny Condell, Philip King and Robbie Overson - each evening will bring together some of Ireland’s most exciting musicians, writers and singers…See More
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Custy's Interview Series : Kevin Rowsome

Continuing the great Custy's interview series with traditional musicians. This time it's Kevin row some. We recently launched Cuisle Cheol na bPíob,  the new album by Kevin Rowsome. It is a solo unaccompanied recording and has been described as…See More
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Custy's Interview Series : Kevin Rowsome

Continuing the great Custy's interview series with traditional musicians. This time it's Kevin row some. We recently launched Cuisle Cheol na bPíob,  the new album by Kevin Rowsome. It is a solo unaccompanied recording and has been described as…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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