RTÉ to Record Handed Down Archive Launch in Scart Tonight at 8pm

RTÉ to Record Handed Down Archive Launch in Scart Tonight at 8pm

There must be near a century of layers of recorded music and song from the Sliabh Luachra area in the RTÉ archives by now. Another layer will be added in Scartaglin tonight when the station’s representatives will record the unveiling of the Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Online Archive from 8pm in the local culture and…

‘Shake it Up, Shakespeare’ at Castleisland Community College

‘Shake it Up, Shakespeare’ at Castleisland Community College

The Creative Schools Club at Castleisland Community College took to the stage recently for their debut performance. The group performed an original script, ‘Shake it Up, Shakespeare’ – a modern take on some of Shakespeare’s classics, with a comic Kerry twist! The script was written by Mary Quirke from Qwerkreations. Mary visited the school every…

Play on Lyreacrompane Bog Drainage Scheme of 1752 – Rehearsals in Full Swing

Play on Lyreacrompane Bog Drainage Scheme of 1752 – Rehearsals in Full Swing

Richard Walsh from Ballybunion is currently theatre artist in residence at St. John’s Theatre in Listowel – a post funded by the Arts Council with support from Kerry County Council. His theatre company NoKe Theatre (North Kerry Theatre) has been founded to develop theatre that unravels the landscape of North Kerry and the effects of…

Handed Down Goes Online to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Handed Down Goes Online to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Tonight, Saturday, April 25th. from 8pm would see the staging of the final presentation of the 2019 / 20  Handed Down series in Scartaglin. But alas, like all such events where people gathered these plans too have had to be dismantled. Tonight’s planned special edition was to be presented by Paudie O’Connor – but it…

Sliabh Luachra Music and Book Launch Celebrate Bealtaine

Sliabh Luachra Music and Book Launch Celebrate Bealtaine

Life-long creativity was widely celebrated throughout the duration of the month of May at centres around Kerry. In Castleisland there was an enjoyable Sliabh Luachra music recital and a significant book launch. As part of the festival, Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Musician in Residence, Eoin Stan O’Sullivan, accompanied by his father, Raymond O’Sullivan visited St.…

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…