Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Programme Released

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Programme Released

Details for Castleisland’s  25th annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival have just been released. A comprehensive programme of activity has been put together by the committee under the chairmanship of Cormac O’Mahony for the October bank holiday weekend from Friday 27th to Monday 30th. The usual added warning that it’s subject to changes applies. The…

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Provisional Programme

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Provisional Programme

There may be bits of tidying up here and hardening there, but the programme for the rapidly approaching World Fiddle Day, Scartaglin is as good as settled. The following is a provisional rundown: Friday Night, May 19th. Informal gathering sessions in Castleisland and Scartaglin at 9:30pm Saturday, May 20th. At Lyons’ Bar at 12noon the…

Under The Influence after St. Patrick’s Day

Under The Influence after St. Patrick’s Day

On Saturday, March 19th the Handed Down series will present a new generation of traditional musicians who are currently drawing on Sliabh Luachra for their influences. Patrick O’Keeffe and Denis Murphy met in Lyons’ Bar in 1961 while Denis was home from America and the session was taped. Aidan Connolly, All-Ireland fiddle title winner and…