World Fiddle Day Scartaglin 2021 – Down to Brass Tacks

A Master at Work: The late Paddy Jones playing a slow air at the opening of the 2013 and first World Fiddle Day event in Castleisland. Paddy and his vast legacy to the world of traditional music will be remembered in the course of today’s programme of events.   ©Photograph: John Reidy 17-5-2013
Keepers of the Flame: Cordal native, Martin O’Connor one of the few surviving pupils of the great Patrick O’Keeffe playing it as it should be with a star of the future, Michael Redican, Tralee during an airy and well distanced pre World Fiddle Day warming up session at PJ Teahan’s in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy 18-4-2021
Kerry County Council arts officer Kate Kennelly pictured with artists, Liam Delaney, Garreth Joyce and Lukas Dwan on a break from applying the final touches to the mural on the gable wall of the Sliabh Luachra Culture and Heritage Centre in Scartaglin on Monday afternoon. ©Photograph: John Reidy 17-5-2021

The invitations have gone out to the world of Irish Traditional Music followers everywhere now that we’re down to the brass tacks of the event as the magic of that special Saturday in May is here.

Good Morning – it’s World Fiddle Day Scartaglin day. 

Elsewhere in the world it’s just World Fiddle Day as people all over take members of the fiddle family and bow in hands to pay the annual tribute to the instruments and to those who mastered it / them and their legacy.

“Join us online for a special evening presentation of a series of events to celebrate World Fiddle Day 2021 in Scartaglin, Co. Kerry,” said co-organiser PJ Teahan.

With Joe McGill and Aoife Nic Cormaic

In a message he has also shared on the Saturday Supplement with Joe McGill on Radio Kerry and on Sunday night with Aoife Nic Cormaic on The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio One, PJ, in a highly impressive ‘Radio Éireann’ debut let us know that this weekend’s celebration of the fiddle and its relations will be specific to its many Sliabh Luachra associations and traditions.

Guests, Music and Surprises
Guests, music and all the surprises will be available to view from noon today on the Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive YouTube Channel and on the Facebook page World Fiddle Day Scartaglin and you can follow the link here:

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