World Fiddle Day 2018 – The Most Ambitious Yet

World Fiddle Day 2018 – The Most Ambitious Yet

The World Fiddle Day Scartaglin crew and event got a great shot in the arm a couple of weeks ago when founder member, PJ Teahan got a phone call from America. The brilliant fiddle playing cowboy, Skip Gorman is on his way to Scart for that special weekend. He was here for the first one…

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…

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

There was a Grand Parade of contemporary Irish poets at the launch of The Deep Heart’s Core at Cork City Library on Wednesday night. Edited by poets, Kiskeam native, Eugene O’Connell and Pat Boran from Portlaoise, the anthology takes the pulse of the state of poetry in Ireland today. Kerry poetry and poets are well…