Paddy Jones and Aidan Connolly Share Rolling Wave Time – Have a Listen

Paddy Jones and Aidan Connolly Share Rolling Wave Time – Have a Listen

On Christmas night 2005, on a ‘Late Session’ special,  Peter Browne broadcast an in-depth interview he had conducted with Cordal fiddle player, Paddy Jones during the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival earlier that year. Because Paddy Jones received the O’Keeffe festival Dedication to the Music of Sliabh Luachra Award this year, Peter decided to rebroadcast…

Castleisland Launch for Aidan Connolly’s Debut CD ‘Be Off’

Castleisland Launch for Aidan Connolly’s Debut CD ‘Be Off’

Young Dublin fiddler player, Aidan Connolly, has been busy in Jack Talty’s studio for the last while, recording both solo, duets and ensemble tracks for his debut album, Be Off. Among fiddle players, Aidan cites the Sliabh Luachra players, in particular Paddy Cronin, as an important influence on his fiddle playing, while also mentioning Paddy Canny, Máirtín Byrnes, Bobby Casey, Michael…

Handed Down Focus on Jerry McCarthy’s Life and Musical Times

Handed Down Focus on Jerry McCarthy’s Life and Musical Times

The first Handed Down of the 2016 / 2017 season looks at the life and musical times of local man, Dublin resident, the late Jerry McCarthy. It kicks off at 8pm sharp in the Heritage Centre Scartaglin on Saturday, October 22nd. Presented by master musician, Paudie O’Connor whose father was a Ballinthourig man and mother…