Category Archives: Bruach Na Carraige

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songs… Read more…

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concert… Read more…

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

The highland country straddling counties Kerry, Cork and Limerick was once an ‘asylum’ for outlaws and a risen peasantry, according to the latest issue of the biennial Sliabh Luachra Journal. Many of the principal roads that run through the area today were not built until the 1820’s and ‘30’s by the British authorities who wanted… Read more…

The Signs are Up – The Town is Ready

The Signs are Up – The Town is Ready

Accommodation is being booked as far away as The Earl of Desmond Hotel in Tralee for this weekend’s 24th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival in Castleisland. The festival will get underway with a series of pub sessions on this Friday night from 9pm and will continue right up to closing time on Monday night… Read more…

Provisional Programme For Patrick Launched

Provisional Programme For Patrick Launched

The 24th  annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland. October 28th – 31st 2016 Est. 1993. Provisional programme, subject to change. Friday, October 28th at 8.30pm. Official launch at the River Island Hotel. 10pm. Pub Trail begins with organised and impromptu sessions with Ireland’s top traditional musicians in pubs throughout the town.… Read more…

Benny Thade’s Invitation to Abbeyfeale Rambling House

Benny Thade’s Invitation to Abbeyfeale Rambling House

Benny Thade McCarthy of West Limerick 102FM sent an open invitation to people with stories to tell, songs to sing, poems to recite…… He wants a gathering of interesting people around him for the official launch of his monthly Rambling House at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Monday, October 3rd 2016 at 8pm.… Read more…

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

It’s great to hear about events being organised and happening right where they ought to. Next month’s Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Tureencahill Community Centre is just one of these. This event will consist of three days of music, talks and performances to highlight the music and musicians of the Sliabh Luachra area on August… Read more…

Con Curtin’s 16th Annual Festival Underway in Brosna

Con Curtin’s 16th Annual Festival Underway in Brosna

The annual Con Curtin Traditional Music Festival,  which kicked off on this Friday evening, June 24th. is now in its 16th year. A suggestion by former TD, Jimmy Deenihan back in 2001 the festival has been attracting the finest musicians from home and abroad ever since and this year won’t be any different. Each year,… Read more…

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh

Tá Féile Ceoil thraidisiúnta i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh, i gCorca Dhuibhne, Co. Chiarraí i mí Feabhra gach blian ina mbíonn ceardlanna ceoil agus amhránaiochta, ceolchoirmeacha, léacht, seisiúin, siúlóid, ciorcal comhrá, agus go leor eile. Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a five-day Traditional Music School paying particular attention to the music, style and of the Corca… Read more…

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Category Archives: Bruach Na Carraige

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songs… Read more…

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concert… Read more…

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

The highland country straddling counties Kerry, Cork and Limerick was once an ‘asylum’ for outlaws and a risen peasantry, according to the latest issue of the biennial Sliabh Luachra Journal. Many of the principal roads that run through the area today were not built until the 1820’s and ‘30’s by the British authorities who wanted… Read more…

The Signs are Up – The Town is Ready

The Signs are Up – The Town is Ready

Accommodation is being booked as far away as The Earl of Desmond Hotel in Tralee for this weekend’s 24th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival in Castleisland. The festival will get underway with a series of pub sessions on this Friday night from 9pm and will continue right up to closing time on Monday night… Read more…

Provisional Programme For Patrick Launched

Provisional Programme For Patrick Launched

The 24th  annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland. October 28th – 31st 2016 Est. 1993. Provisional programme, subject to change. Friday, October 28th at 8.30pm. Official launch at the River Island Hotel. 10pm. Pub Trail begins with organised and impromptu sessions with Ireland’s top traditional musicians in pubs throughout the town.… Read more…

Benny Thade’s Invitation to Abbeyfeale Rambling House

Benny Thade’s Invitation to Abbeyfeale Rambling House

Benny Thade McCarthy of West Limerick 102FM sent an open invitation to people with stories to tell, songs to sing, poems to recite…… He wants a gathering of interesting people around him for the official launch of his monthly Rambling House at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Monday, October 3rd 2016 at 8pm.… Read more…

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

It’s great to hear about events being organised and happening right where they ought to. Next month’s Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Tureencahill Community Centre is just one of these. This event will consist of three days of music, talks and performances to highlight the music and musicians of the Sliabh Luachra area on August… Read more…

Con Curtin’s 16th Annual Festival Underway in Brosna

Con Curtin’s 16th Annual Festival Underway in Brosna

The annual Con Curtin Traditional Music Festival,  which kicked off on this Friday evening, June 24th. is now in its 16th year. A suggestion by former TD, Jimmy Deenihan back in 2001 the festival has been attracting the finest musicians from home and abroad ever since and this year won’t be any different. Each year,… Read more…

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh

Tá Féile Ceoil thraidisiúnta i mBaile an Fheirtéaraigh, i gCorca Dhuibhne, Co. Chiarraí i mí Feabhra gach blian ina mbíonn ceardlanna ceoil agus amhránaiochta, ceolchoirmeacha, léacht, seisiúin, siúlóid, ciorcal comhrá, agus go leor eile. Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh is a five-day Traditional Music School paying particular attention to the music, style and of the Corca… Read more…

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