On Saturday, March 19th the Handed Down series will present a new generation of traditional musicians who are currently drawing on Sliabh Luachra for their influences.
Patrick O’Keeffe and Denis Murphy met in Lyons’ Bar in 1961 while Denis was home from America and the session was taped.
Aidan Connolly, All-Ireland fiddle title winner and Italian fiddler, Andrea Palandri will select and play from this recording.
1987 Cork Folkfest
In 1987 Julia Clifford played at the Cork Folkfest and Oisin Morrison, All-Ireland, Oireachtas and O Riada medal winner will join Eibhlis Ni Shuilleabhain to play Julia’s set from that great occasion.
O Riada Bonn Óir and Fiddler of Dooney winner, Darragh Curtin from Brosna along with his brother, Gearoid and sister Suzanne will select a set from the 2015 album of the year Rooska Hill.
The Star Above the Garter
From Boherbue in Co. Cork comes All-Ireland winning fiddler, Mike O’Gorman and he will be joined by Michael O’Connor on guitar to pay tribute to the iconic and revered recording The Star Above the Garter which featured Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford.
The night will also feature young musicians from Rockchapel and the guest singer is 2012 All-Ireland champion, Micheál Ó Sé from Castlemaine.
This will be the second last of the 2015/16 Handed Down series before it meets its ultimate purpose on World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin on Saturday, May 21st.
Meanwhile, the full programme on Saturday next requires that all are seated before the show starts at 8pm sharp.
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