Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

Timmy O’Connor – Award Delivered to Scully’s Bar, Newmarket

Timmy O’Connor – Award Delivered to Scully’s Bar, Newmarket

The recipient of the 2018 Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 2018 award for his ‘Dedication to the Music of Sliabh Luachra’ is Timmy O’Connor of Newmarket. The award was conferred on Timmy at the concert in Castleisland by just retired RTÉ presenter and musician, Peter Browne. Many a Slip…. However, there’s many a slip between… Read more…

Saturday Night’s Handed Down Remembers ‘Dan Murphy and The Fáilte Bar, Abbeyfeale’

Saturday Night’s Handed Down Remembers ‘Dan Murphy and The Fáilte Bar, Abbeyfeale’

Handed Down, the Scartaglin based, monthly dip into the culture and music of the area will take a trip down memory lane on Saturday night from 8pm. One of traditional music’s leading exponents, Donal Murphy will tell the story of his boxplayer father, the late Dan Murphy from Knocknagoshel and late of The Fáilte Bar… Read more…

26th Annual Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Gets Underway

26th Annual Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Gets Underway

The 26th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival gets under way this very evening at 9pm. Reports are coming fast and furious that there have been outbreaks of music already. However, an official opening has been arranged for 9pm tonight at the River Island Hotel. Musician in Residence Newly appointed Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence,… Read more…

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Sliabh Luachra will feature in a Nuacht RTÉ report this Saturday evening on TG4 at 7pm.  Nuacht TG4 journalist, Marian O’Flaherty from Dingle and cameraman, Eoin Daly from Cork filmed the piece – focusing on the music of the region – in Ballydesmond Credit Union yesterday. Focus on Eoin The piece will focus on the… Read more…

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

Enquiries about accommodation in the Castleisland area are coming in already in relation to the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival on the October bank holiday weekend. The committee wishes to be in a position to provide up to date information to people travelling long distances to be here for that weekend. Enquiry from Japan People… Read more…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Chairman, Cormac O’Mahony called a special meeting of the committee and it convened at Fagin’s Bar last night from 9:30pm. Top of the agenda was the funding issue for this October’s festival which will run from Friday 26th to Monday 29th inclusive. In a statement Cormac laid out the committee’s… Read more…

O’Keeffe Festival Committee to Launch Gofundme Page

O’Keeffe Festival Committee to Launch Gofundme Page

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Chairman, Cormac O’Mahony has called a special meeting of the committee for this Friday night, September 14th at 9:30pm at Fagin’s Bar. The main purpose of the meeting will be to launch the festival’s Gofundme page as the normal channels of funding will not be available to the festival for… Read more…

Handed Down – Sliabh Luachra Lecture Series – Season 5

Handed Down – Sliabh Luachra Lecture Series – Season 5

Scartaglin Heritage Centre will play host again to the Handed Down series of Sliabh Luachra lectures and performances on its seasonal return on Friday, September 21st. at 8pm. The launch of the new season, which will take place in the kitchen of the village heritage centre, will coincide with Culture Night 2018. Beginning of Series… Read more…

The late Denis McMahon, Ballyhar and Churchtown, Castleisland

The late Denis McMahon, Ballyhar and Churchtown, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Denis McMahon, Ballyhar, Killarney, Co. Kerry and formerly of Churchtown, Castleisland. Peacefully on the 24th of August 2018, at home. Predeceased by his brother Pat and sister Mary. Deeply mourned by his loving wife Margaret, daughters Maureen and Gretta, son Jerry and Fiancé Niamh, grandchildren Maebh and Aoife, Aunts Betty… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) will take place in Aberdeen in Scotland from 11th to 15th of July. This is a major event in the world of traditional fiddle music and, at least, two of Sliabh Luachra’s finest exponents will be attending and participating. No Stranger Corkman, Matt Cranitch is no stranger to Castleisland or… Read more…

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Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

Timmy O’Connor – Award Delivered to Scully’s Bar, Newmarket

Timmy O’Connor – Award Delivered to Scully’s Bar, Newmarket

The recipient of the 2018 Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 2018 award for his ‘Dedication to the Music of Sliabh Luachra’ is Timmy O’Connor of Newmarket. The award was conferred on Timmy at the concert in Castleisland by just retired RTÉ presenter and musician, Peter Browne. Many a Slip…. However, there’s many a slip between… Read more…

Saturday Night’s Handed Down Remembers ‘Dan Murphy and The Fáilte Bar, Abbeyfeale’

Saturday Night’s Handed Down Remembers ‘Dan Murphy and The Fáilte Bar, Abbeyfeale’

Handed Down, the Scartaglin based, monthly dip into the culture and music of the area will take a trip down memory lane on Saturday night from 8pm. One of traditional music’s leading exponents, Donal Murphy will tell the story of his boxplayer father, the late Dan Murphy from Knocknagoshel and late of The Fáilte Bar… Read more…

26th Annual Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Gets Underway

26th Annual Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Gets Underway

The 26th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival gets under way this very evening at 9pm. Reports are coming fast and furious that there have been outbreaks of music already. However, an official opening has been arranged for 9pm tonight at the River Island Hotel. Musician in Residence Newly appointed Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence,… Read more…

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Sliabh Luachra will feature in a Nuacht RTÉ report this Saturday evening on TG4 at 7pm.  Nuacht TG4 journalist, Marian O’Flaherty from Dingle and cameraman, Eoin Daly from Cork filmed the piece – focusing on the music of the region – in Ballydesmond Credit Union yesterday. Focus on Eoin The piece will focus on the… Read more…

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

O’Keeffe Festival Information Enquiry from Japan

Enquiries about accommodation in the Castleisland area are coming in already in relation to the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival on the October bank holiday weekend. The committee wishes to be in a position to provide up to date information to people travelling long distances to be here for that weekend. Enquiry from Japan People… Read more…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Chairman, Cormac O’Mahony called a special meeting of the committee and it convened at Fagin’s Bar last night from 9:30pm. Top of the agenda was the funding issue for this October’s festival which will run from Friday 26th to Monday 29th inclusive. In a statement Cormac laid out the committee’s… Read more…

O’Keeffe Festival Committee to Launch Gofundme Page

O’Keeffe Festival Committee to Launch Gofundme Page

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Chairman, Cormac O’Mahony has called a special meeting of the committee for this Friday night, September 14th at 9:30pm at Fagin’s Bar. The main purpose of the meeting will be to launch the festival’s Gofundme page as the normal channels of funding will not be available to the festival for… Read more…

Handed Down – Sliabh Luachra Lecture Series – Season 5

Handed Down – Sliabh Luachra Lecture Series – Season 5

Scartaglin Heritage Centre will play host again to the Handed Down series of Sliabh Luachra lectures and performances on its seasonal return on Friday, September 21st. at 8pm. The launch of the new season, which will take place in the kitchen of the village heritage centre, will coincide with Culture Night 2018. Beginning of Series… Read more…

The late Denis McMahon, Ballyhar and Churchtown, Castleisland

The late Denis McMahon, Ballyhar and Churchtown, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Denis McMahon, Ballyhar, Killarney, Co. Kerry and formerly of Churchtown, Castleisland. Peacefully on the 24th of August 2018, at home. Predeceased by his brother Pat and sister Mary. Deeply mourned by his loving wife Margaret, daughters Maureen and Gretta, son Jerry and Fiancé Niamh, grandchildren Maebh and Aoife, Aunts Betty… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

Sliabh Luachra Represented at North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) will take place in Aberdeen in Scotland from 11th to 15th of July. This is a major event in the world of traditional fiddle music and, at least, two of Sliabh Luachra’s finest exponents will be attending and participating. No Stranger Corkman, Matt Cranitch is no stranger to Castleisland or… Read more…

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