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Handed Down Scartaglin 18 Jan 2020

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Handed Down Series December 2019

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2020 Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Calendar

We’ve made another free A3 calendar for 2020. It lists all the Sliabh Luachra music festivals. It will be available in public libraries in county Limerick, Kerry and Cork and will be given out to school children around Sliabh Luachra.

If you’d like a printable copy
Music Trail Calendar 2020

Who’s yer man?

The musician in this years calendar is the enigmatic Daniel Hartnett aka “Saucepan” from Toornafolla Co Limerick. Daniel played and taught fiddle and wrote music too. The photo was taken by one of his students Denis O’Callaghan. Denis has many interesting stories about his old teacher.

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The Conifers Ballydesmond Show

The Conifers are returning to play in Sliabh Luachra in the village of Ballydesmond on Friday June 28th. Young local talent will provide support on the night. It’s sure to be a great one!

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Con Curtin Festival June 2019

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20 Years of Bruach na Carraige

The Bruach Na Carraige Cultural and Heritage Centre at Rockchapel Co Cork will be twenty years in operation in June 2019.
To mark the occasion there will be a mass in the centre on Friday 14th of June at 8pm followed by a rambling house and session all welcome.
On Saturday the 15th of June there will be a concert featuring Bryan O Leary and friends, Nicky and Ann McAuliffe 
Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra and other musicians and performers

More info here:

http://www.sliabhluachra.com/bruach-na-carraige/

https://www.facebook.com/sliabhluachramusicandculture

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THE MUSIC OF JULIA CLIFFORD – juliaclifford.eu

We’ve just come across a brilliant new website about the Gneeveguilla born fiddler Julia Clifford. The site is full of tunes collected from Julia herself by Julia’s friends Michael and Caroline Kilbane. Guy Roelofs of the Netherlands digitised the recordings and created the website. Well done to all involved!!

www.juliaclifford.eu

Julia with her sister Bridgie
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Young Sliabh Luachra Workshop

We’re running a music workshop for students from secondary schools around Sliabh Luachra in Boherbue Co Cork on Friday May 17th 2019. The guest tutors are two very exciting Sliabh Luachra musicians Bryan O’Leary & Niamh Ní Charra.

The day will consist of some chat and tunes from Bryan & Niamh followed by some teaching and the day will be finished off with a short performance by the students and tutors for some invited guests. This is the first time something like this has been tried and we have to thank the music department at Boherbue Comprehensive for suggesting it and making the school available. We hope to run more of these type of events – if you want information don’t hesitate to contact Eoin on 0879100087.

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World Fiddle Day 2019

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Networking Meeting Friday 12 April

The Arts Services of Cork, Kerry and Limerick County Councils are inviting people to attend a networking session on the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, Friday 12th April in the Riverisland Hotel, Castleisland at 7pm sharp.  (please rsvp attendance to arts{at}kerrycoco,ie)

‘Musicians and festival organisers are central to ensuring this musical tradition flourishes today’, stated Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, Eoin O’Sullivan. Eoin is available to meet with schools, groups and individuals regarding the active promotion of Sliabh Luachra Music and can be contacted at eoinosullivan.net

A number of festivals and events are integral to the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, these include; Maurice O’Keeffe Festival, Fleadh by the Feale, World Fiddle Day Scartaglin, Con Curtin Music Festival, Tureencahill Summer School, Rockchapel Summer School, Scullys Fest, Garry McMahon Singing Festival, Patrick O’Keeffe Festival – see this page for dates etc. These events are supported by the local communities, the Local Authority and many other sponsors and supporters.

The aims of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail project, which sees the Local Authorities working with the Sliabh Luachra communities, are to:

  • Celebrate and promote the region’s unique musical heritage 
  • Through documentation and the creation of an archive, contribute to the preservation of this unique style and repertoire. 
  • Develop increased opportunities for cultural and creative tourism.
  • Establish a local promoter’s network to encourage a joined-up approach to event promotion.
  • Develop an education programme to stimulate an interest in the performance of Sliabh Luachra music and an engagement with cultural heritage.

If you are interested in contributing to the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Network meeting, 7pm at the Riverisland Hotel on April 12th to discuss the overall work and needs of the Trail, the current contribution of the Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, Eoin O’Sullivan and potential to grow awareness of this unique musical heritage please rsvp your attendance to arts{at}kerrycoco.ie.  Teas and coffees will be served on arrival.