Category Archives: Music

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. TwoRead more…

Celebrate Nollaig na mBan with SuperCéilí Beo and The Mad Ones

Celebrate Nollaig na mBan with SuperCéilí Beo and The Mad Ones

“Castleisland will come to life yet again on this Saturday night, January 6th, Nollaig na mBan, when we bring what we feel is the liveliest, most unique act to date,” said Kate McSweeney flagging their latest musical episode as spokesperson for The Mad Ones. “SuperCéilí Beo is a unique mixture of pop/dance and traditional material,Read more…

Mobiles Muscle Their Way onto Table Quiz Culture

Mobiles Muscle Their Way onto Table Quiz Culture

O’Shea’s Bar in Milltown will host a table quiz with a difference on this Friday night, January 5th. The quiz is the latest in a series of fundraisers for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2018 which will take place in Milltown in June. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is running a quiz league locally calledRead more…

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

If Sliabh Luachra is a state of mind then Tureencahill is a school of thought. On a Friday afternoon at the end of June 2014 Tureencahill National School closed its doors for the last time. A short while after, the building fell into the right hands. A lot of thought went into its future roleRead more…

When Culture Night was Handed Down in Scartaglin

When Culture Night was Handed Down in Scartaglin

There was a sublime mingling of Culture Night with more than a hint of the prevailing Handed Down mindset in Scartaglin on Friday evening. The simple, understated style of the presentation on the village square belied the months of preparation which went into the event there and in the kitchen of the nearby heritage centreRead more…

‘The Shoemaker’ to be Re-unveiled Tonight at 9pm

‘The Shoemaker’ to be Re-unveiled Tonight at 9pm

A reminder that on this Friday night at 9pm in the Shoemaker’s Bar, Nuala and Steve Curtin are facilitating a Mike Kenny memorial event. The late Mr. Kenny’s mid 1980s painting, The Shoemaker – which was rediscovered in the store-room of the bar recently – will re-unveil by Matt Cranitch and he will be joinedRead more…

The late Anthony Cronin, Lower Main Street, Castleisland

The late Anthony Cronin, Lower Main Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Anthony Cronin, (70) of Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly Kingdom Oil Company, Castleisland, August 3rd 2017 (peacefully). Predeceased by his parents Michael and Kitty and brother Christy. Fondly cherished and sadly missed by his loving wife Teresa (Nee Davern, Cork), brother Con, sisters Mamie, Patricia and Mathilda,Read more…

Community Music Workshop at ABI Castleisland

Community Music Workshop at ABI Castleisland

People availing of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ireland Community Services at Cahereens West here in Castleisland recently completed a community music workshop with Killarney based musician, Ruti Lachs. The workshop was a collaboration between the ABI and Kerry Education and Training Board The group comprised 10 to 12 participants and community support workers. Eight WeeklyRead more…

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

The question was asked even as the The Galway Street Club played on. Will they do this or something like it again ? Betty and The Mad Ones provided the finest example of how a most unlikely business partnership can work together to bring a dream / idea to fruition – when the will isRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Launch of Donie’s New CD Glin singer and musician, Donie Lyons has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. Abbeyfeale. The CD, The Lovely Banks of Blain will be officially launched at the monthly singing night at Philip Enright’s Ramble Inn on a date to be announced. The monthly singing night at TheRead more…