Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

World Fiddle Day 2018 – The Most Ambitious Yet

World Fiddle Day 2018 – The Most Ambitious Yet

The World Fiddle Day Scartaglin crew and event got a great shot in the arm a couple of weeks ago when founder member, PJ Teahan got a phone call from America. The brilliant fiddle playing cowboy, Skip Gorman is on his way to Scart for that special weekend. He was here for the first one… Read more…

Search on for Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence

Search on for Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence

A notice that the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail project will shortly be inviting applications from traditional musicians for the position of Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence. 12 Month Period The residency, which will cover an initial twelve month period, is part of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail project which is supported by the arts offices… Read more…

Castleisland Nets €20,250 in Community Support Fund 2018

Castleisland Nets €20,250 in Community Support Fund 2018

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell has, this evening, welcomed the allocation of €20,250.00 to various groups and organisations in Castleisland under Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund. Castleisland Chamber Alliance topped the ‘granted’ list with a total of €10,150 for a range of community projects on its books. Patrick O’Keeffe’s 55th Anniversary The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

Handed Down Among Cultural Archive Award Winners

Handed Down Among Cultural Archive Award Winners

The deepening and deeply cultured, Scartaglin based series ‘Handed Down’ has been named as one of the four, Kerry based award winners in the recent Creative Ireland Kerry / Kerry County Council announcement. Co-founder, PJ Teahan accepted the award for the Handed Down project and it is intended to create an online archive of Sliabh… Read more…

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 with… Read 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 be… Read 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 and… Read 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 role… Read more…

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Category Archives: Sliabh Luachra Music

World Fiddle Day 2018 – The Most Ambitious Yet

World Fiddle Day 2018 – The Most Ambitious Yet

The World Fiddle Day Scartaglin crew and event got a great shot in the arm a couple of weeks ago when founder member, PJ Teahan got a phone call from America. The brilliant fiddle playing cowboy, Skip Gorman is on his way to Scart for that special weekend. He was here for the first one… Read more…

Search on for Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence

Search on for Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence

A notice that the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail project will shortly be inviting applications from traditional musicians for the position of Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence. 12 Month Period The residency, which will cover an initial twelve month period, is part of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail project which is supported by the arts offices… Read more…

Castleisland Nets €20,250 in Community Support Fund 2018

Castleisland Nets €20,250 in Community Support Fund 2018

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell has, this evening, welcomed the allocation of €20,250.00 to various groups and organisations in Castleisland under Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund. Castleisland Chamber Alliance topped the ‘granted’ list with a total of €10,150 for a range of community projects on its books. Patrick O’Keeffe’s 55th Anniversary The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

Handed Down Among Cultural Archive Award Winners

Handed Down Among Cultural Archive Award Winners

The deepening and deeply cultured, Scartaglin based series ‘Handed Down’ has been named as one of the four, Kerry based award winners in the recent Creative Ireland Kerry / Kerry County Council announcement. Co-founder, PJ Teahan accepted the award for the Handed Down project and it is intended to create an online archive of Sliabh… Read more…

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 with… Read 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 be… Read 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 and… Read 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 role… Read more…

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