Category Archives: Music

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

There will be a live link-up between World Fiddle Day celebrations in Bath in the UK and Scartaglin in the heart of Sliabh Luachra on Saturday. The link-up has been set up by PJ Teahan at this end and by fiddle player and band leader, Forbes Robertson on the Bath side. The two men, withRead more…

Twins to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Charter Signing

Twins to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Charter Signing

The still developing twinning ambitions between Bannalec, in Brittany and Castleisland go back a few years beyond the decade being celebrated in Browne’s Bar here in Castleisland on this Sunday night, April 30th at 8pm. Newly appointed, Castleisland Chamber Alliance events committee member, Neil Browne has sent out invitations to the gathering. The Twinning ProcessRead more…

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

It’s going to be lights, camera and action for the hit drama ‘Patrick’ when it returns for one night only in the INEC in Killarney on Thursday, May 11th.  The powerful show had a hugely-successful run last year in Rathmore and the INEC when over 7,000 people witnessed the story of Rathmore native, Captain PatrickRead more…

Details of 158th Castleisland Races Launched

Details of 158th Castleisland Races Launched

Castleisland Race Committee has launched details of the 158th running of the meeting. The one-day event will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan on Sunday, June 4th from 12:30pm. There will be a card of 10 top class flat races with leading horses from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales taking part.Read more…

Doyle and O’Leary Packed Scart on Saturday Night

Doyle and O’Leary Packed Scart on Saturday Night

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra was the title of Saturday night’s, latest installment in the Handed Down series of concerts and lectures. While many in the series to date have been dedicated to the memory of characters and players long gone from the worldly stage, a small handful have honoured the living. Saturday night’s eventRead more…

Passion Play the Centre-point of Holy Week Ceremonies in Castleisland

Passion Play the Centre-point of Holy Week Ceremonies in Castleisland

It’s an enduringly sad and sorrowful story of the betrayal of a good man. It’s one that darkened the whole of Holy Week ever since the first, or certainly most celebrated, crucifixion over 2,000 years ago. Its dramatic story line and turns and twists in the telling is what grips us and draws us backRead more…

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

The organisers of the annual Listowel Writers’ Week are thrilled and delighted to announce that the wonderfully talented John Spillane is due in Listowel to teach a three-day Song Writing Workshop during the festival. John is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer. His music transports listeners; his live performance captivates the audience.Read more…

The Late Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Kiskeam, Co. Cork.

The Late Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Kiskeam, Co. Cork.

The death has occurred of Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Glounreigh, Kiskeam, Cork. Maurice passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Peg and father of the late Jeremiah. Deeply regretted by his sons: Francis, Denjoe and Christy, daughters: Maura, Sheila, Eileen and Margaret, brother John,Read more…

Castleisland is Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Castleisland is Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

The street has been decorated and the permanent sound system is ready to go for the big event on Friday. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade here is set for the off at 1pm. from its regular blocks on Tralee Road. It will be led out again this year by the blood stirring strains of theRead more…

Tonight is Jackie Daly Sé Mo Laoch Night on TG4

Tonight is Jackie Daly Sé Mo Laoch Night on TG4

The current series of Sé Mo Laoch started last month on TG4 with a look at The Chieftan’s fiddle player, Seán Keane. Tonight, Sunday, March 12th is the turn of Kanturk born box player, Jackie Daly and you can see it at 9:30pm on TG4. Jackie Daly has become know almost as much for hisRead more…