Live music on

For the past while, I have been running a constant stream of music from this site. You might have noticed that there is a heading on every page called Trad stream. Click the first button below that heading to have the music play directly in your browser or use the links for windows media player or iTunes to load your media player of choice.

I’m also very happy to be able to say that this stream is now available in the radio section of all Apple TV’s from today. Look under the International and World section of your Apple TV or in iTunes in the radio list. You’ll see the station called Mad For Trad.

My motives for setting this up are completely selfish. I didn’t always have my prefered playlists with me when traveling or even while in work so now I can connect to this stream from anywhere and hear some lovely traditional music at any time of the day or night. Because of the media player n this site, I can even listen to it while in work from behind the firewall.

This link will start your usual media player and begin playing the stream for you.

At the moment, there are no live shows. I’ve thought of changing this but for the moment, I’m quite happy with it being an automated system.

Oh, I should say that from time to time, you’ll hear two little breaks in the music that just remind you that your on These have been created by Cathal Joyce. If you need this kind of thing done I suggest you speak to him. He’s brilliant!

The first liner.
The second liner.