Handed Down – Kerry Music in New York in the 1950s

Handed Down – Kerry Music in New York in the 1950s

A knock on PJ Teahan’s door back in April of this year brought the welcome news of a musical goldmine found in a house in Lisheen, Gneeveguilla. Devotees of Sliabh Luachra Music will be onto the fact already that this is no ordinary house but that of the late and great Denis and Julia Murphy…

Ciarán’s Rare US Archival Recordings for Handed Down Airing

Ciarán’s Rare US Archival Recordings for Handed Down Airing

The 2018/19 season’s Handed Down series will finish with a special presentation of rare archival recordings made in America. However, the subject material is of very local interest – according to series founder member, PJ Teahan. Burns Library Event Film footage from the Burns Library Event during the Summer of 2000 at Boston College includes…

Peter Browne and the Handed Down Milestone in Scart

Peter Browne and the Handed Down Milestone in Scart

The long and fruitful association between RTÉ Radio and the musicians and custodians of the culture associated with the Sliabh Luachra area marked and stood another important milestone in Scartaglin on Saturday night. Appreciation from Sliabh Luachra The start of the fifth Handed Down Traditional Music Lecture and Concert series was billed as ‘Peter Browne…

Handed Down – A Journey into Tradition with Máire O’Keeffe

Handed Down – A Journey into Tradition with Máire O’Keeffe

Broadcaster, musician and teacher, Máire O’Keeffe will return to the Handed Down stage in Scartaglin on this Saturday night at 8pm. The title of Ms. O’Keeffe’s lecture, Placing the Button Accordion in the Sliabh Luachra Context surely sets the tone for the evening and ensures a session of pure entertainment. “Sliabh Luachra Music has been…

Beauty, Charm, Excitement and Style at Pres Debs Gathering

Beauty, Charm, Excitement and Style at Pres Debs Gathering

The girls looked gorgeous, the boys dashing. The sullen sky and the weather it sent made no attempt to reflect the joys of life radiating from the vicinity of St. John Hall on Friday evening. The young ladies from St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School presented themselves as their class-mates and teachers and dates had never…