World Fiddle Day 2023


Fleadh by the Feale 2023

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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 .


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


Handed Down Scartaglin 18 Jan 2020


Handed Down Series December 2019


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.


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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