Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

‘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…

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Dancing with the Stars champion, Aidan O’Mahony has found his inner rhythm once more as Kerry’s Culture Night Ambassador. The Rathmore Garda and GAA star will represent his home county as an ambassador promoting the arts on Friday, September 22nd. Culture Night takes place right across Ireland on that evening / night between the hoursRead more…

Mike Kenny’s ‘The Shoemaker’ Shows up at Last

Mike Kenny’s ‘The Shoemaker’ Shows up at Last

You know the way you’re drawn into a painting and have a look around and lose yourself in your imagined ambiance. The late Mike Kenny (1956-2011) and myself were in his painting of The Shoemaker one night years ago. I was there in the role of admirer – as I always thought it was oneRead more…

Mike Kenny Remembrance Weekend – August 11th and 12th

Mike Kenny Remembrance Weekend – August 11th and 12th

The second Mike Kenny Remembrance weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday August 11th and 12th 2017. A full programme of events includes: Friday night at 9:30pm in Browne’s Bar, Jonathan Roche and Friends. The night will also include the presentation of the Mike Kenny Memorial Cup to the Young Musician of the Year.Read more…

Cllr. Niall Kelleher is new Killarney MD Mayor

Cllr. Niall Kelleher is new Killarney MD Mayor

The following is the address by Cllr. Niall Kelleher, Fianna Fáil on his elevation to the position of Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District at the annual meeting earlier today. “Being elected Mayor of the Killarney Municipal District is a great privilege and honour. I am immensely proud to be taking on this new role andRead 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…

United Nations Feel to Scart on World Fiddle Day

United Nations Feel to Scart on World Fiddle Day

 Jackie Daly, Emma O’Leary and Kirill Healy played the final notes in a day long session at Kearney’s Bar in Castleisland on Sunday evening to wind up 2017 World Fiddle Day. While Saturday was the main day there were outbreaks of music in Scartaglin on Friday night and in the aforementioned Kearney’s on Sunday. KirillRead 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…

Eoghan Ruadh Ó Súilleabháin – One of the Four Kerry Poets

Eoghan Ruadh Ó Súilleabháin – One of the Four Kerry Poets

Owen Roe O’Sullivan or Eoghan Ruadh Ó Súilleabháin from Meentogues in the Headford area of Sliabh Luachra, is known as one of the Four Kerry Poets. The other three are: Geoffrey O’Donoghue, Aodhagán O Rathaile and Pierce Ferriter. Owen spent many hours at The Park – a mansion that once stood near the derelict PrettyRead more…

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Provisional Programme

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Provisional Programme

There may be bits of tidying up here and hardening there, but the programme for the rapidly approaching World Fiddle Day, Scartaglin is as good as settled. The following is a provisional rundown: Friday Night, May 19th. Informal gathering sessions in Castleisland and Scartaglin at 9:30pm Saturday, May 20th. At Lyons’ Bar at 12noon theRead more…