Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

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…

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…

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…