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
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:

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

Festival Video

Fleadh by the Feale 2021

Due to Covid-19 restriction the 2021 Fleadh by the Feale from Abbeyfeale Co Limerick was broadcast over night of the May Bank Holiday weekend. In normal circumstances the West Limerick town welcomes people from all over the world for the festival but being limited to an online event was a chance to showcase the immense talent from the Abbeyfeale area.

Fleadh by the Feale is also home to the annual All Ireland Bones Playing Championship. This is truly a unique event. The 2021 competition was also forced to going online. The online event probably attracted more entries than a normal year as the competitors were able to send in video performances.

So it was a great pity not to be all together in Abbeyfeale enjoy sessions, concerts, good company and the great street music that always happens but we do have three great videos full of mighty music and entertainment.

The Festival was assisted by the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail. Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence Eoin O’Sullivan edited the three videos and recorded the audio and video footage for the Friday and Saturday Concerts at Fr Casey’s GAA clubhouse over three days in April 2021.

Saturday Concert

Sunday Concert

All Ireland Bones Competition


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.

Handed Down Video

Online Concert Series and Record Label

The new concert series hosted by Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence Eoin Stan O’Sullivan started December 12th at The first concert was a launch for Bryan O’Leary’s new record Tranquility in Tureencahill which is the first release on our fledgling Sliabh Luachra label. In collaboration with the Handed Down in Scartaglin we had the presentation of the 2020 Dan Connell Award. We had great young musicians picking out tunes from the new Sliabh Luachra music archive at and we’ll talked with PJ Teahan and Raymond O’Sullivan about the work in putting together that archive.