Culture Night Celebrations for Emma’s CD and New Mural in Scart

Culture Night Celebrations for Emma’s CD and New Mural in Scart

As part of Culture Night 2021 Scartaglen is also shaking off the shackles of the past 18 months and a special occasion is still at the planning stage in the Handed Down head office. Earlier this month the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival announced its plans for a return on October 22nd to 25th inclusive…

Handed Down – Sliabh Luachra Lecture Series – Season 5

Handed Down – Sliabh Luachra Lecture Series – Season 5

Scartaglin Heritage Centre will play host again to the Handed Down series of Sliabh Luachra lectures and performances on its seasonal return on Friday, September 21st. at 8pm. The launch of the new season, which will take place in the kitchen of the village heritage centre, will coincide with Culture Night 2018. Beginning of Series…

Róisín Flies Sliabh Luachra Flag at Leinster Fleadh Cheoil

Róisín Flies Sliabh Luachra Flag at Leinster Fleadh Cheoil

Anyone fretting about the future of Sliabh Luachra Music can take great solace from the following bit of good news. There was a Sliabh Luachra connection at last weekend’s Leinster Fleadh Cheoil when Roisín O’Connor won the Under 12 Fiddle title. Playing at Handed Down Roisín is the daughter of Sliabh Luachra accordion player, Paudie…

Culture Night 2018 Falls on September 21st

Culture Night 2018 Falls on September 21st

Culture Night 2018 will fall on the Friday night of September 21st from 5pm – 11pm. Culture Night involves venues, groups and artists opening their doors and inviting people in for a taste of Kerry’s unique culture and contemporary art, all for free. Culture Night Aims It aims to familiarise people with the cultural offerings…

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…

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.…

Record Crowds Turn up for 25th Anniversary Festival

Record Crowds Turn up for 25th Anniversary Festival

We have just put the 25th Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival behind us. From all estimations is has been the best in that long, long line stretching back to 1993. Friday night broke all previous records in terms of crowds and content. The informal launch at the River Island Hotel is something which will be…

Matt’s Sunday Miscellany Broadcast on O’Keeffe

Matt’s Sunday Miscellany Broadcast on O’Keeffe

In an excerpt from a programme from the long-running RTÉ Radio One, Sunday morning series, Sunday Miscellany, Matt Cranitch broadcast a distillation from his years of study of Patrick O’Keeffe, his life and music. In the ‘music special’ programme, broadcast in June 2016, and in the strict time allotted to him, Matt covered all aspects…

Matt Cranitch to Receive O’Keeffe Festival Award

Matt Cranitch to Receive O’Keeffe Festival Award

Cork native and resident, Matt Cranitch has agreed to accept the 2017 award for dedication to the music of Sliabh Luachra at this month’s Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival. The festival will get underway on the coming Friday night, October 27th at 9pm.  The special, 25th anniversary award is going to the fiddle player and…

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

If Sliabh Luachra is a state of mind then Tureencahill is a school of thought. On a Friday afternoon at the end of June 2014 Tureencahill National School closed its doors for the last time. A short while after, the building fell into the right hands. A lot of thought went into its future role…