Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra 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…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Programme Released

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Programme Released

Details for Castleisland’s  25th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival have just been released. A comprehensive programme of activity has been put together by the committee under the chairmanship of Cormac O’Mahony for the October bank holiday weekend from Friday 27th to Monday 30th. The usual added warning that it’s subject to changes applies. TheRead 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…

B&B Information Needed for Patrick O’Keeffe Festival

B&B Information Needed for Patrick O’Keeffe Festival

I got a call from a lady in Dublin during the week and she told me she had to book accommodation in Tralee and that there wasn’t a bed to be had in Castleisland during the coming Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival. She is bringing pupils with her for fiddle classes and one for aRead more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songsRead 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…

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…