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…

Bryan O’Leary to Make RTÉ Today Show Debut Today at 3:30pm

Bryan O’Leary to Make RTÉ Today Show Debut Today at 3:30pm

I think it is reasonable to expect an element of great music and fine roguery on the RTÉ One Today Show, today at 3:30pm. as West Kerry and Sliabh Luachra fluency in both areas meet head on. Bryan O’Leary declared himself delighted to reveal that he’ll be featuring on the RTÉ One television show with…

Richard’s Range of Cards from Home – In Shops Now !

Richard’s Range of Cards from Home – In Shops Now !

Graphic artist and Castleisland native, Richard Nolan lived and worked in the IT industry in Dublin for just over two decades before moving back home around five years ago. Eventually starting out as a freelancer in digital art, graphic design and website construction and management, Richard is steadily making a name for himself as the…

O’Connell Award Handed Down to Teahan

O’Connell Award Handed Down to Teahan

Dublin born, Kerry connected fiddle player, Aidan Connolly is another major figure of a rising generation with a safe pair of hands and a deeply appreciating, cradling nature for the music of his ancestry. On Saturday night he brought his Handed Down audience on a trip through the musical family history of the Cronins from…

The Cronin Brothers from Reaboy presented by Aidan Connolly

The Cronin Brothers from Reaboy presented by Aidan Connolly

The coming Saturday, January 18th is the date for the first Handed Down presentation of 2020 and it will be a special on the Cronin brothers from Reaboy in Gneeveguilla. Johnny played fiddle and box; Mick played flute and whistle and Paddy favoured fiddle and flute. Presented by the young and accomplished fiddle player, Aidan…

RTÉ Céilí House Tribute to the Late Dan Herlihy Tonight

RTÉ Céilí House Tribute to the Late Dan Herlihy Tonight

There will be another Sliabh Luachra themed programme in the long running Céilí House series on RTÉ Radio One tonight at a couple of minutes past 9pm. Presenter and former Stockton’s Wing banjo player, Kieran Hanrahan will present a tribute programme to the late Ballydesmond musician and music collector, Dan Herlihy who died on November…

Chamber Alliance Calls Meeting on Plans for District Heritage Centre

Chamber Alliance Calls Meeting on Plans for District Heritage Centre

A reminder that Castleisland Chamber Alliance wishes to invite all interested individuals and organizations to a public meeting at the River Island Hotel on this Friday, November 22nd at 8pm. The purpose is the setting up an independent organisation to put in place a heritage and exhibition centre for the locality, Tentative plans are being…

The Late Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond

The Late Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond

The death has occurred of Daniel Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond. On November 8th and peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital. Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ musician. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons: Brendan, Dan, Kieran, stepsons: Mark and Andrew, daughter Marie and in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, his aunt Kitty Lawlor,…

Scullys Fest gets Underway this Evening in Newmarket

Scullys Fest gets Underway this Evening in Newmarket

Scullys Fest will officially kick off on this Thursday evening August 8th at 7pm with the opening of the Áit Art Exhibition in the Newmarket Motors upper show room. By: Éilis Hourigan, PRO The festival is primarily a traditional music event which began in 2004 as a way to celebrate the open music session that…

It’s World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Weekend

It’s World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Weekend

The original purpose of World Fiddle Day Scartaglin was to celebrate the instrument’s place in the traditional music of the area. It still is. The area being that surrounding Scartaglin, Cordal, and Castleisland. But the event also tips the peak of the cap to those who kept the tradition alive, safe and well and in…