Scartaglen Culture Night Events Have Been Cancelled

Scartaglen Culture Night Events Have Been Cancelled

The advertised Culture Night connected, Scartaglen launch of the 2022/23 series of Handed Down concerts and lectures on Friday night has been cancelled due to a set of unforeseen circumstances. Because of this, organiser, PJ Teahan was unable to present the advertised programme of events on this Friday night and he was forced to cancel…

Handed Down Return to be Heralded on Culture Night in Scart

Handed Down Return to be Heralded on Culture Night in Scart

Culture Night, September 23rd, will see fiddle player and Sliabh Luachra academic, Matt Cranitch, launch the return of the award winning Handed Down series in the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen. The Handed Down committee is looking forward, with excitement and anticipation, to this season which sees the return of: Nickie McAuliffe, Pádraig MacMathúna, Matt Cranitch, Aoife…

Musical Honours at Home and Abroad for P.J.

Musical Honours at Home and Abroad for P.J.

Dennis Botzer is a well known musician in the Maryland / Washington DC area of the USA. From the late seventies he has played fiddle, piano, guitar and sang in groups like the Boiling Spuds, Mitchelstown and the Hedgerows to name a few and is a regular at great sessions in that neck of the…

Maura O’Connor- It’s Handed Down – New EP Launch on Saturday

Maura O’Connor- It’s Handed Down – New EP Launch on Saturday

Abbeyfeale native Maura O’Connor recorded music for her new EP, It’s Handed Down in mid January in Newmarket, on the North Cork side of the famed Sliabh Luachra area. “This the second EP released under the Sliabh Luachra record label which was recorded, mixed and mastered by the wonderful Eoin Stan O’Sullivan,” said Maura as…

Dealz Castleisland Set for Tuesday Morning Opening Under H&S Guidelines

Dealz Castleisland Set for Tuesday Morning Opening Under H&S Guidelines

The town of Castleisland and its chequered commercial history is about to take another lurch in the chain-store direction with the opening, on this Tuesday morning, of Dealz Castleisland. Setting up its local empire in the shadows and within the old walls of the establishment in 1226 by the town’s most infamous invader, Geoffrey de…

Handed Down – An Online Special on Saturday December 12th

Handed Down – An Online Special on Saturday December 12th

A Pre-Christmas, Handed Down online special is coming to a device near you on Saturday, December 12th. The special will be presented by Sliabh Luachra musician in residence, Eoin Stan O’Sullivan. The event will centre around the handing on of the Dan O’Connell Memorial Award to the 2020 recipient. The award is presented to a…

Enquiries on O’Keeffe Festival and Horse Fair as we Turn into Autumn

Enquiries on O’Keeffe Festival and Horse Fair as we Turn into Autumn

November 1st has fallen on a Sunday on innumerable times over the years and certainly on a couple of occasions recently  enough. So what? The consequences of this harmless occurrence for Castleisland is that the town’s annual horse fair moves to the Monday 2nd when November 1st lands on a Sunday. This occasional coincidence of…

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…

Eoin Stan With the Lowdown on ‘The Monks of the Screw’ in Scart

Eoin Stan With the Lowdown on ‘The Monks of the Screw’ in Scart

The February installment of the Scartaglin based traditional music and culture series, Handed Down will be brought to you on the coming Saturday night, February 22nd at 8pm. A presentation with the intriguing title: The Monks of the Screw / North Cork’s Finest will see the return of the ever popular, always welcome, Eoin Stan…

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…