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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.

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Festival New Music

Emma O’Leary New CD

Sliabh Luachra proudly 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.

For more see: https://sliabhluachra.bandcamp.com/album/mo-cheantar-f-in

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

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Festival

Con Curtin Festival 2021

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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

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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

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Festival

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin 2021 Announced

Insights
“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 “

Insights
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:
https://worldfiddledayscartaglin.ie/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/283125488560326

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Festival

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 mauriceokeeffe.org.

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.

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Video

Sliabh Luachra Series #2

On Saturday 20th of February at 8pm we will bring you the second 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.

This one will feature proud Sliabh Luachra woman Niamh Ní Charra talking about her recent album called Donnelly’s Arm, There’ll be the story and song from Tim Browne and for the main event we’ll bring you Áine & Francis O’Connor playing music from their album that came out last year called They Didn’t Come Home Until Morning. There’ll be contributions from some talented young musicians and we’ll take a look back to our last video in which we launched a new record label for Sliabh Luachra.

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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 sliabhluachra.ie. 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 worldfiddledayscartaglin.ie and we’ll talked with PJ Teahan and Raymond O’Sullivan about the work in putting together that archive.

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Events Handed Down

SLMTV – online concert Dec 12th

On Saturday 12th of December at 8pm we will be bringing you the first in a series of online concerts 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.

This first concert is a collaboration with the Handed Down Series. PJ Teahan from Handed Down will be passing on the Dan O’Connell Memorial Award and we’ll be chatting about the work gone into the World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Sliabh Luachra Archive. There’ll be contributions from young musicians who’ll play their chosen tunes from the archive and there’ll be some singing too.

New Record Label

As part of the Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence programme Eoin Stan O’Sullivan has undertaken to start a new record company to put out Sliabh Luachra music. The first release is an album of self penned tunes by the Tureencahill based accordion player Bryan O’Leary and it will be launched at the online concert.

The concert will premier at 8pm on Saturday December 12th on the music trail YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbunpghhwYa3jXPnkLDKNA

See sliabhluachra.ie for more