Author: Eoin O'Sullivan
Fleadh by the Feale 2023
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Sliabh Luachra Stakeholders Meeting
The Arts Offices of Cork County, Kerry County, and Limerick City and County Council’s invite you to join Thursday 20th April, 7pm at Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick for our Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Stakeholder’s Get-together.
7.00 pm – Teas & Coffees on arrival, opportunity to network
7.15 pm – Welcome by Limerick Arts Office, Aoife O’Connell, Assistant Arts Officer
7.20 pm – Project overview by lan McDonagh, Cork County Arts Officer, Sliabh Luachra
Music Trail ‘Invitation to Collaboration’ lead partner
7.25 pm – Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, Eoin O’Sullivan, project achievements,
highlights, challenges and potential moving forward.
7.50 pm – Stakeholders voices, introduced by Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, Kerry County
Council-roundtable discussions regarding focus & priority for the next 2yrs.
8.10 pm – Group discussion and Q&A Chaired by lan McDonagh
Please RSVP to Aoife O’Connell at email@example.com
We are available to answer any queries by phone and email during our usual working hours:
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. Phone: 061 556370, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Handed Down April 15
Handed Down Feb 18th 2023
A brilliant photo and a brilliant night coming on Saturday February 18 with Aoife Nic Chormaic of RTE Radio 1 Rolling Wave and fiddle player Steve Larkin presenting .
Features some great young upcoming fiddle players playing sets of music they have selected from the archives which was played by Julia Clifford and her brother Denis
(Our thanks to Janey Mac for permission to use photo) and Mary Kelleher Minniter for their help .
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
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:
Timmy Connors & Raymond O’Sullivan
Siobhan & Lisa Cronin
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 acoustianity.com or local outlets.
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
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: https://sliabhluachra.bandcamp.com/
Get tickets for the launch gig here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/culturlannmacamhlaoibh/705089
Culture Night Concert
Watch out for loads of great Sliabh Luachra Music coming between 9 and 10pm on Friday 17th of September.
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: https://sliabhluachra.bandcamp.com
Emma’s album launch was part of an online concert to mark this year’s Scullys Fest.