Handed Down – An Online Special on Saturday December 12th

First Night Finale: PJ Teahan joins Billy Clifford and Bryan O’Leary for the final tunes of the opening night of the 2019 series of Handed Down at Scartaglin Heritage Centre. PJ will hand on the Dan O’Connell Memorial Award to Bryan during the online Handed Down special on December 12th. ©Photograph: John Reidy 19-10-2019
Handed Down founder member, PJ Teahan pictured with the Dan O’Connell Memorial Award at the January 2018  Handed Down programme. Included are: PJ’s wife, Siobhán (left) his sister Mag Teahan-McGrath and his daughter, Eibhlís. ©Photograph: John Reidy  27-1-2018

A Pre-Christmas, Handed Down online special is coming to a device near you on Saturday, December 12th.

The special will be presented by Sliabh Luachra musician in residence, Eoin Stan O’Sullivan.
The event will centre around the handing on of the Dan O’Connell Memorial Award to the 2020 recipient.

The award is presented to a person or group in recognition of their contribution ‘in a simple way to Sliabh Luachra music.’

Honoured with 2019 Award
P.J Teahan was honoured to recieve this award in 2019 and it falls to him to choose the 2020 recipient and to pass it on.
P.J. has chosen Bryan O’Leary as this year’s recipient for his total dedication to the music and musicians of Sliabh Luachra.

Handed Down Archive

“This along with his efforts in teaching the music of our region to his pupils and for his use of the Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive in choosing and opening up the music and the stories of its players to his students
“I’m delighted to announce the 2020  recipient will be Bryan O’Leary, Tureencahill, Gneeveguilla,” said P.J.
Lively And Robust Discussion
The presentation of the award will be accompanied by a lively and robust discussion on the merits of the Sliabh Luachra archive and its use.

The discussion will be chaired by Eóin Stan O’Sullivan and with musical contributions from invited young musicians and new recordings from Bryan O’Leary.

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