Scartaglin On Tour of the World on Fiddle Day – In Spite of Everything

Scartaglin On Tour of the World on Fiddle Day – In Spite of Everything

Scartaglin will become the proverbial Global Village this weekend when the music of the area will be beamed to and from around the world with the Sliabh Luachra stronghold as its epicentre. “If the visitors cannot come to Scartaglin to hear the sound of Sliabh Luachra this year because of Covid-19 then we will bring…

Last Handed Down of 2019 Says Goodbye to 1969

Last Handed Down of 2019 Says Goodbye to 1969

The final Handed Down presentation of 2019 will bring the curtain down on the 50th anniversary of the Star Above the Garter LP recording tomorrow night, Saturday, December 7th. from 8pm. Presenter, Matt Cranitch is coming from Cork armed with recording rarities of Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Fierce Importance “Matt has placed fierce importance…

Going to the Well for Water with Máire O’Keeffe

Going to the Well for Water with Máire O’Keeffe

On the coming Saturday night, November 9th., musician, music historian and former RTÉ Radio One presenter, Máire O’Keeffe will return to the stage of the Scartaglin Heritage Centre for programme two, series six of Handed Down at 8pm. Going to the Well “Going to the Well for Water is the first tune Máire ever learned…

Handed Down – Kerry Music in New York in the 1950s

Handed Down – Kerry Music in New York in the 1950s

A knock on PJ Teahan’s door back in April of this year brought the welcome news of a musical goldmine found in a house in Lisheen, Gneeveguilla. Devotees of Sliabh Luachra Music will be onto the fact already that this is no ordinary house but that of the late and great Denis and Julia Murphy…

Kerry Arts Creative Sector Social Enterprise Programme

Kerry Arts Creative Sector Social Enterprise Programme

  Even from a cursory glance through the following art strewn message from Kerry County Council and a palette of its arty friends – via Cllr. Bobby O’Connell  – one could be absolved and forgiven even for thinking that a mass movement of art and artists is about to consume Kerry – at least.  Sample…

Truly International Attendance at World Fiddle Day in Scart

Truly International Attendance at World Fiddle Day in Scart

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin attracted a truly international attendance again this year – as its title would suggest. Deserving of the attentions of the growing and yet to be formed Sliabh Luachra Music Appreciation Society, the event drew visitors in great numbers from at home and abroad. Seasoned and regular Sliabh Luachra devotees from Holland…

Gaelscoil Aogháin Ceolchoirm Lá Le Pádraig

Gaelscoil Aogháin Ceolchoirm Lá Le Pádraig

Ceolchoirm Lá Le Pádraig – a traditional concert is being organised from 8pm to 10pm for the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on St. Patrick’s night. The event is being organised by Gaelscoil Aogáin to aid the development of its all weather pitch to be built at the rear of the school on College Road.…

The 26th Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Goes Joyfully Down the Slipway

The 26th Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Goes Joyfully Down the Slipway

We evoked memories of those passed and celebrated the moment with glasses filled to the brim at the launch of the 26th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival last night. On my way down town, a full moon, with a small sup out of it, declared itself from behind an ominous looking cloud. Breezy Composure…

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,…

Peter Browne and the Handed Down Milestone in Scart

Peter Browne and the Handed Down Milestone in Scart

The long and fruitful association between RTÉ Radio and the musicians and custodians of the culture associated with the Sliabh Luachra area marked and stood another important milestone in Scartaglin on Saturday night. Appreciation from Sliabh Luachra The start of the fifth Handed Down Traditional Music Lecture and Concert series was billed as ‘Peter Browne…