Category Archives: Music

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

Enquiries about accommodation in the Castleisland area are coming in already in relation to the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival on the October bank holiday weekend. The committee wishes to be in a position to provide up to date information to people travelling long distances to be here for that weekend. Enquiry from Japan People… Read more…

Eibhlín Adds the Mike Kenny Memorial to her Impressive Collection

Eibhlín Adds the Mike Kenny Memorial to her Impressive Collection

The winner of the Mike Kenny Remembrance Week Young Musician Award is Abbeyfeale singer and teenager, Eibhlín Broderick. Eibhlín began her singing career at five years age with her local Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireannn branch at Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine. Masters in Traditional Song A recent term as a student at the University of Limerick… Read more…

The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

Night one of the Island Sessions featured singers songwriters, Jeffrey Martin and Mick Flannery, both of whom mesmerised the crowd with fantastic performances. By: Kate McSweeney Browne’s Bar proved itself to be an ideal venue for this sort of gig with great acoustics and a real intimate feel where the connection between the audience and… Read more…

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. Two… Read 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 called… Read 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 role… Read 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 centre… Read 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 joined… Read 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…

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Category Archives: Music

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

Enquiries about accommodation in the Castleisland area are coming in already in relation to the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival on the October bank holiday weekend. The committee wishes to be in a position to provide up to date information to people travelling long distances to be here for that weekend. Enquiry from Japan People… Read more…

Eibhlín Adds the Mike Kenny Memorial to her Impressive Collection

Eibhlín Adds the Mike Kenny Memorial to her Impressive Collection

The winner of the Mike Kenny Remembrance Week Young Musician Award is Abbeyfeale singer and teenager, Eibhlín Broderick. Eibhlín began her singing career at five years age with her local Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireannn branch at Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine. Masters in Traditional Song A recent term as a student at the University of Limerick… Read more…

The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

Night one of the Island Sessions featured singers songwriters, Jeffrey Martin and Mick Flannery, both of whom mesmerised the crowd with fantastic performances. By: Kate McSweeney Browne’s Bar proved itself to be an ideal venue for this sort of gig with great acoustics and a real intimate feel where the connection between the audience and… Read more…

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. Two… Read 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 called… Read 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 role… Read 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 centre… Read 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 joined… Read 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…

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