Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.Read more…

Kerry to Berlin Tourism Promotion Hailed a Success

Kerry to Berlin Tourism Promotion Hailed a Success

The organisers of last weekend’s three-day Kerry tourism promotional visit to Berlin have hailed it an outstanding success. The 35-strong group, led by Minister Brendan Griffin TD and Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan, held a series of engagements with tourism trade, media and consumer groups. They also held a high level political meeting withRead more…

Record Crowds Turn up for 25th Anniversary Festival

Record Crowds Turn up for 25th Anniversary Festival

We have just put the 25th Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival behind us. From all estimations is has been the best in that long, long line stretching back to 1993. Friday night broke all previous records in terms of crowds and content. The informal launch at the River Island Hotel is something which will beRead more…

Matt Cranitch to Receive O’Keeffe Festival Award

Matt Cranitch to Receive O’Keeffe Festival Award

Cork native and resident, Matt Cranitch has agreed to accept the 2017 award for dedication to the music of Sliabh Luachra at this month’s Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival. The festival will get underway on the coming Friday night, October 27th at 9pm.  The special, 25th anniversary award is going to the fiddle player andRead more…

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…