Maurice O’Keeffe of Kiskeam – A Handed Down Special

Maurice O’Keeffe of Kiskeam – A Handed Down Special

‘Did you hear that Before’ – The musical legacy of Maurice O’Keeffe of Kiskeam will be presented by Tralee fiddle player, broadcaster and teacher, Máire O’Keeffe on Saturday night, December 8th. This is the latest in the Handed Down series of concerts and recitals at Scartaglin Heritage Centre and will start at 8pm sharp. An…

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…

The Late Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Kiskeam, Co. Cork.

The Late Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Kiskeam, Co. Cork.

The death has occurred of Maurice O’Keeffe, Musician, Glounreigh, Kiskeam, Cork. Maurice passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Peg and father of the late Jeremiah. Deeply regretted by his sons: Francis, Denjoe and Christy, daughters: Maura, Sheila, Eileen and Margaret, brother John,…

Fr. Kieran O’Shea: Parish Priest and Historian

Fr. Kieran O’Shea: Parish Priest and Historian

Listowel native Fr. Kieran O’Shea, Parish Priest of Knocknagoshel from 1990 until his death in 2006, has left lasting reminders of his ministry in Kerry. This month marks the tenth anniversary of his death on August 4th 2006. In the course of her work on the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project, Janet Murphy found the…

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Launched at John B’s

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Launched at John B’s

Details of this year’s Dan Paddy Andy Festival were announced at a press launch and music night at John B Keane’s Bar in Listowel on Friday. The special guest was Seán Ó Sé who officially launched the event and he was joined on the night by: Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Eoin Hand and Jim Malone. Some great…

Music Master Classes and More at Bruach Summer School

Music Master Classes and More at Bruach Summer School

The Rockchapel Comhaltas Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel will run from August 3rd to 8th. Master classes will be directed by Nicky McAuliffe who is a leading authority on traditional Irish music. Nicky will focus on the recently discovered traditional music manuscripts in the National Traditional Music Archives in Dublin and…

World Fiddle Day Went According to Plan

World Fiddle Day Went According to Plan

I’m delighted to report that World Fiddle Day got off to a ripping start here in Castleisland on Friday night and it continued in that vein right throughout the weekend. Browne’s Bar hosted the opening night of what promised to be a wonderful weekend of the music most favoured in this neck-of-the-woods. This is the…

Stage Set for Sunday’s Great 10 Miler

Stage Set for Sunday’s Great 10 Miler

The third annual An Ríocht AC / Lee Strand 10 Mile and 5k Road Race will be held on this Sunday, May 11th starting at 11am. Last year’s event was a huge success when seven hundred took part, creating an unrivalled atmosphere from start to finish with a great buzz as all participants finished on the…