Category Archives: Music

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…

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…