Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

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…

The Late Rita O’Leary, Castleisland, Scartaglin, Kilcummin

The Late Rita O’Leary, Castleisland, Scartaglin, Kilcummin

The death has occurred of Rita O’Leary (née O’Connor) Powell’s Road, Clashganniv, Castleisland and formerly of Mount,Scartaglen and Milleen, Kilcummin, Killarney. Peacefully on April 18th., 2017 in her 86th year. Surrounded by her loving family and the wonderful staff of University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by her late husband Michael and son Patrick. Sadly missed byRead more…

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra – Handed Down by Bryan O’Leary

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra – Handed Down by Bryan O’Leary

The final Handed Down of the 2016/17 series will honour one of Co. Kerry’s favourite musicians, Jimmy Doyle. Presented by Bryan O’Leary, it promises to be a great night at the Heritage Centre in Scartaglin at 8pm on this Saturday, April 22nd. Special guest musicians on the night will include: Jimmy Doyle, himself with ConnieRead 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…

Liam Looks at the Changing Styles of Paddy Cronin

Liam Looks at the Changing Styles of Paddy Cronin

If the inhabitants of Sliabh Luachra ever need an affirmation for what we have in the air, in the water, in the music and in the poetry of our spoken word – let us pause and wonder why the initiated from the likes of Séamus Ennis to Peter Browne spent and spend so much timeRead more…

Saturday Night Sliabh Luachra Special In Scart

Saturday Night Sliabh Luachra Special In Scart

  The enduring story of the life and hard times of Sliabh Luachra musical genius, Patrick O’Keeffe got another airing to a near full house at Scartaglin Heritage Centre on Saturday night. The ongoing Handed Down lecture series provided the backdrop and stage for the larger than life story. In the mind’s eye, O’Keeffe andRead more…

In Search of Padraig – The Making of the 1993 RTÉ Radio One Documentary

In Search of Padraig – The Making of the 1993 RTÉ Radio One Documentary

Peter Browne, broadcaster and piper, will return to the source of arguably his finest piece of collecting and radio broadcasting work in the course of his ongoing career. He will present his talk: In Search of Padraig – The Making of the RTÉ Radio One Documentary in Scartaglin on Saturday night. That he managed toRead more…

New Sé Mo Laoch Series Kicked off by Chieftains fiddle player Sean Keane

New Sé Mo Laoch Series Kicked off by Chieftains fiddle player Sean Keane

The fiddle player extraordinaire, Seán Keane kicks off the new series of ‘Sé Mo Laoch on TG4. ‘Sé Mo Laoch is the longest running documentary music series on TG4 and it celebrates heroes of Irish traditional music. Now in its eighth series since it started in 2001 it will return to our screens each SundayRead more…

The Days of Dan O’Connell’s and Women’s Lib in Knocknagree

The Days of Dan O’Connell’s and Women’s Lib in Knocknagree

Bringing Dan O’Connell’s of Knocknagree back to life for an hour or so in front of an audience is the task in the safe hands of one of Sliabh Luchra music’s most devoted students, Matt Cranitch. He’ll do so at Scartaglin Heritage Centre at 8pm sharp on this Saturday night, January 28th as part ofRead more…

Hup / TG4 / Castleisland / Sunday Night / 9:30pm

Hup / TG4 / Castleisland / Sunday Night / 9:30pm

Tá an clár Hup ag teacht ó Féile Ceoil Tradisiúnta Phádraig Úí Chaoimh, Oileán Chiarraí ar an oiche dé Domhnaigh seo chugainn ó 9:30pm ar TG4. The content for this Sunday night’s acclaimed, traditional music programme Hup is coming from last October’s Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival here in Castleisland. The programme will be broadcastRead more…