Sliabh Luachra Events for Culture Night

These are some Sliabh Luachra events that are happening for Culture Night Friday Sept 23rd

Best of Sliabh Luachra Culture  

7:00pm – 10:30pm, Tureencahill Community Centre 

A night of music, song, stories and dance 

No booking required

“Influenced by a Photograph” Handed Down Series Launch 

8:15pm – 10:00pm, Sliabh Luachra Cultural and Heritage Centre Scartaglin 

A special talk on the return of the Handed Down Series which guest speaker Dr Matt Cranitch will outline the what to expect this Autumn/Winter and Spring in this popular Sliabh Luachra Talk Series. 

No booking required


The Dancing Kiln – Album Launch

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An Culturlann, Newmarket, Co Cork

Sunday August 14th 2022

On Sunday 14th of August there will be a launch for The Dancing Kiln – a very special CD of new recordings – by Paudy, Karoline, Ben and Christine Scully. The launch is at an Culturlann, in Newmarket Co. Cork. The album takes it’s name from an old outdoor dancing stage at Commons, Newmarket. The stage is long gone but most of the music that the Newmarket is known for came from the musicians who played there for the dancing.

The concert will also feature appearances from:
Tim Browne
Ceili Allstars
Leah Murphy
Timmy Connors & Raymond O’Sullivan
Siobhan & Lisa Cronin

and more

From the early seventies Paudy Scully has been a pillar in the Sliabh Luachra music scene. He is name checked by Jackie Daly on his landmark 1977 recording Music from Sliabh Luachra. He is a founder of the Scully’s Monday Night Session. In the nineties he was a driving force behind the legendary group the Monks of the Screw.

In 2000 Paudy moved to Germany with his wife Christine. They had two children Ben and Karoline. The annual family holidays were spent in Ireland and at the music session in Scully’s Bar. In 2005 Paudy released an album of solo flute music. And in recent years both Paudy and Karoline have appeared on several of the Scullys Fest CD series.

The Dancing Kiln album began during the lockdowns. After watching some YouTube concerts from Sliabh Luachra they decided to get some recording equipment. Karoline took on the role engineer. The result is sixteen great tracks with lots of new tunes composed by Paudie and Karoline. There are also rare tunes and classics from Sliabh Luachra and well beyond.

Find tickets for the launch concert at or local outlets.

Ben, Karoline, Christine & Paudy Scully

Some Background from Paudy…

During the Corona Lockdown we and a lot of other people in Germany got great satisfaction watching the YouTube videos of various Sliabh Luachra festivals and CD releases produced by Eoin O’Sullivan .

We were watching one of those videos when my daughter Karoline suggested that we make our own recording. “No way” I said. “I’m finished with recordings”. I explained all the hard work and complications of doing such a thing. She said “Ok”. Later when I went to bed I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about all the new music we composed and the unusual tunes we practiced during our “Hibernation”.

When I was coming down stairs the next morning Karoline was sitting on the bottom step putting on her shoes. I said “Let’s do that recording so”. She smiled and said “Ok”.

We invested in a microphone and an app for the computer and began work.

We only intended to make a few copies but after we finished it our friends persuaded us to release it to the public.

Paudy Scully 2022

Events New Music

Pat Fleming – Live Music From Sliabh Luachra

The next release on the Sliabh Luachra record label is by the Boherbue accordion player Pat Fleming. It a collection of lively upbeat dance music and Pat is helped by his wife Maria Cotter and friends Tim Browne, Gary O’Brien and Sliabh Luachra legend Timmy O’Connor. The Album was recorded at the CYMS hall in Newmarket Co Cork by Eoin Stan O’Sullivan.

The album will be launched at a live show in An Chultúrlann MacAmlaoibh in Newmarket on Thursday June 16th. The launch concert will feature all the musician who appeared on the album and guest performances from Meadhbh Walsh, Mike Geurin and the Long Way Home Duo.

Buy the Album here:

Get tickets for the launch gig here:

Culture Night Events

Culture Night Concert

Watch out for loads of great Sliabh Luachra Music coming between 9 and 10pm on Friday 17th of September.

Festival New Music

Emma O’Leary New CD

Sliabh Luachra proudly present a new album of fiddle music by Emma Sliabh Luachra is proud to present a new album of fiddle music by Emma O’Leary of Scartaglin. The album is made of up of tunes Emma collected from players she met and played with growing up in Sliabh Luachra. Emma is accompanied skilfully by Brian Mooney on bazouki on six of the seven tracks. It was recorded in an Chultúlann MacAmlaoibh in Newmarket Co Cork by Eoin Stan O’Sullivan in May 2021.

Buy the album here:

Emma’s album launch was part of an online concert to mark this year’s Scullys Fest.


Con Curtin Festival 2021

Festival Video

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin 2021

Well done to PJ Teahan and the World Fiddle Day Scartaglin for providing an amazing day of video content for the their 2021 online festival. A mammoth effort was made to put together all the videos sent from around the globe. The highlight of the day’s entertainment was a video called Insights – The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Tradition. It’s over three hours and full of very special contributions.

Insights – The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Tradition


World Fiddle Day Scartaglin 2021 Announced

“To find insights you have to go deeper till you arrive at a moment when you will see it and feel it
because you will be at a deeper emotional place of understanding “

Join us on Saturday May 21 for a special World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Online Presentation where we will present many insights into the Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Tradition, those who played it and Scartaglin’s place in that Tradition both in the past and going forward
With invited guest fiddle players and contributions from all over the world
Thanks to Nickie and Anne McAuliffe for taking the photo and Shaun O Connor and John Reidy for their help with design .
Special thanks to Kerry Co Arts, The Arts Council of Ireland, the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail and the Maine Valley Post
Richard Nolan of Art Customised for Video editing and online work

Get more info here:


Maurice O’Keeffe Festival 2021

Maurice O’Keeffe Festival moved online for 2021. The main events were two video concerts broadcast from the festival website

These two concerts were edited by Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence Eoin O’Sullivan.

A special celebration limited edition CD featuring recordings of Maurice’s music was also released to mark the 20th anniversary of the festival. This was done through Sliabh Luachra Records another endeavour setup by Eoin O’Sullivan as part of his programme as Musician in Residence.


Sliabh Luachra Series 3

March 20th 8pm

On Saturday 20th of March at 8pm we will bring you the third instalment in the new video series celebrating Sliabh Luachra music. It’s made thanks to funding from Cork, Kerry and Limerick County Councils with support from the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

In this one we launch a new album by Maura O’Connor, a brilliant young musician from Abbeyfeale. We’ll also talk to the people behind the and we take a look at an album of Sliabh Luachra music from Michael Sheehy that came out in 2016. There’ll be young musicians, some bits from episode one and two and a preview of the Maurice O’Keeffe Festival. It’s going to be great.

Maura O’Connor – It’s Handed Down