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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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Top 10 Traditional Albums - January 2019

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 8:00 0 Comments

Detailed below are the Top 10 traditional Irish albums for January 2019.  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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The new release from Liz Carroll & Jake Charron - Half Day road

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

The lively staccato of the title Half Day Road verbally parallels the energy and drive that Liz Carroll and Jake Charron bring musically to their first full-length collaborative album. Rooted firmly in the Irish traditional style, composed and interpreted by two uniquely North American artists, Half…

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'A Deep Pool' of traditional Irish fiddle music by Seamus Sands

Posted on February 10, 2019 at 14:00 0 Comments

In 2015 we featured the debut fiddle album by Down native Seamus Sands called Across Bridges.…

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Sharon Shannon in the Ballymaloe Grainstore - 15th February 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 8:00 0 Comments

Sharon Shannon returns to Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork on Friday 15 February after her sold-out concert…

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Backwards to Go Forwards - A new documentary on traditional & folk music by Myles O'Reilly

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 8:00 0 Comments

Islander and Arbutus Yarns present Backwards to Go Forwards, a new piece of film showcasing the future of Irish traditional music; directed, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.

Released on Christmas Day, Backwards to Go Forwards features some of the finest musicians of modern Irish music talking about how…

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Listen: 2 tracks from 'Rise Up', the new album from 'The Outside Track'

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 8:00 0 Comments

The Outside Track has just released a number of tracks from their new album, Rise Up. As a band, they "are getting quite a reputation for their very polished take on folk and traditional music.  Rise Up builds on that reputation. Their "marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world.…

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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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200 FREE Irish Traditional tracks for radio broadcasters

If you are an Irish Radio Broadcaster anywhere in the world you can now download all of the tracks included in the playlist below for free. It includes all the latest traditional releases from Ireland, USA and UK.In fact, we have hundreds of tracks available and all you need do is sign up for our…See More
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Sharon Shannon returns to Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork on Friday 15 February after her sold-out concert in 2015. The Irish accordionist has achieved legendary status throughout the world and made the accordion 'cool' in her home country. She is renowned for…See More
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Sharon Shannon in the Ballymaloe Grainstore - 15th February 2019

Sharon Shannon returns to Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork on Friday 15 February after her sold-out concert in 2015. The Irish accordionist has achieved legendary status throughout the world and made the accordion 'cool' in her home country. She is renowned for…See More
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Backwards to Go Forwards - A new documentary on traditional & folk music by Myles O'Reilly

Islander and Arbutus Yarns present Backwards to Go Forwards, a new piece of film showcasing the future of Irish traditional music; directed, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.Released on Christmas Day, Backwards to Go Forwards features some of the finest musicians of modern Irish music talking about how they fell into trad, what they love…See More
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Backwards to Go Forwards - A new documentary on traditional & folk music by Myles O'Reilly

Islander and Arbutus Yarns present Backwards to Go Forwards, a new piece of film showcasing the future of Irish traditional music; directed, filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.Released on Christmas Day, Backwards to Go Forwards features some of the finest musicians of modern Irish music talking about how they fell into trad, what they love…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, Tradconnect Reviews 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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