Category Archives: Music

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…

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 concertRead more…

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…