Geraldine Breen and Neil Brosnan, Kilcummin pictured at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre for the July 24th concert. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Adam Manley and Fiona Nelligan from Currow pictured at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre for the July 24th concert. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Currow dancer, Fiona Nelligan stepping it out with musicians, Paul O’Connor and Adam Manley before the July 24th concert at Scartaglin Heritage Centre. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Niamh McSweeney, Kilcummin pictured on stage at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre during the July 24th concert. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Fit for the stage: Musicians arriving at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre for the July 24th concert. Included are from left: Denis O’Connor, Mick Culloty, Paddy Jones, Tom O’Connell, PJ Teahan, Con Moynihan and Niall O’Connor. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Rachel O’Connor, Currow pictured with her instrument against the backdrop of the intimate, village heritage centre before the July concert. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Sliabh Luachra Drama Group member and singer, Sinéad O’Driscoll in her Coleen Bawn role. Her singing of Mo Ghile Mear at last month’s concert was lauded by Sliabh Luachra style advocate, Jack Roche. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Performers, John Joe Tangney (left) and Mick Culloty on stage in preparation for the first of this year’s two concerts at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre on July 24th. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
Bean a’ Tí at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre, Bridie Garvey getting her notes together before the July 24th concert. ©Photograph: John Reidy 24-7-2014
The second of two Sliabh Luachra Summer / Autumn Music Concerts will be held at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre on this Thursday night, August 28th and 8-30pm sharp.
The opening night of the two, on July 24th, was a great success and the the stage was lined with fine exponents of the music of the locality.
There were many highlights on the night and the concert went on for longer than planned. Former Cork County Councillor, Jack Roche brought the house to a standstill. He spoke, without profanity, of his outrage of the critical decline of Sliabh Luachra music, dance and culture.
He was delighted with the array of Sliabh Luachra musicians, singers, dancers and entertainers that performed on the night. He complemented local actress and singer, Sinead O’Driscoll on her beautiful and true performance of the 18th century lament ‘Mo Ghile Mear.’
“Jack Roche is a champion of authentic Sliabh Luachra music, culture and local traditions. The Sliabh Luachra Rambling House Committee and the Heritage Centre, Scartaglin are more than delighted to take up the challenge presented to us by Mr. Roche. We’ll join with all festival and event organisers who fight to maintain the invaluable legacy we were given in trust,” said concert organising committee spokesperson, Bridie Garvey.
A mostly new set of well-known faces will grace the stage on Thursday night in Scart. Among those appearing will be: Anne and Nickey McAuliffe, Bryan O’Leary and friends and Niamh McSweeney and many more.
The concert will be followed by the regular, Scartaglin Rambling House and all are invited for a great night’s entertainment.