Róisín Flies Sliabh Luachra Flag at Leinster Fleadh Cheoil

Roisín Ó’Connor (inset) and included in the line-up at the October 2016 Handed Down in Scartaglin Heritage Centre with front: James O’Mahony, Shane and Bronagh Browne and Roisín herself. Back row: PJ Teahan, series founder member; Siobhán McCarthy-O’Mahony, Paudie O’Connor, presenter; Aoife Ní Chaoimh and Mary O’Connor-Browne. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Anyone fretting about the future of Sliabh Luachra Music can take great solace from the following bit of good news.

There was a Sliabh Luachra connection at last weekend’s Leinster Fleadh Cheoil when Roisín O’Connor won the Under 12 Fiddle title.

Playing at Handed Down

Roisín is the daughter of Sliabh Luachra accordion player, Paudie O Connor and fiddle player, Aoife Ni Chaoimh.

Paudie will be presenting a lecture during the coming season of Handed Down in Scartaglin and Roisin will perform on the night.

Up to Carlow

The Leinster Fleadh Cheoil was held in Muine Bheag in Carlow and among the dignitaries was Ard Stiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Labhrás Ó Murchú who officially opened the event.

The fleadh committee was chaired by fiddle player, Dave Sheridan who is well known to regular attendees at musical gatherings in Castleisland and Brosna.

There’s sure to be a big Scart welcome for Roisín in October when she appears there with her parents.


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