As has been the case for the past few years, Bruach na Carriage Heritage Centre in Rockchapel, Co. Cork will host a a weekly session this July and August. You can expect an intimate concert with some of the region’s finest young musicians followed by an open session. More information will be available closer to the day but click here for a sample of some music and dance.
The Irish Traditional Music Archive is a fantastic resource for those researching the music of Sliabh Luachra or Traditional Irish Music in general. They recently published 77 interactive music scores which were written by Pádraig O’Keeffe for fiddle pupils, and donated to ITMA by Paud Collins from Knockacur, Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry.
To view these scores, please click here
The popular RTE Radio 1 trad and folk show, The Rolling Wave, will include a feature on the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail on the show this Sunday, April 13th. Presenter and producer, Peter Browne attended the launch of ther Music Trial in Ballydesmond last month where he got a chance to speak to musicians and organisers and learn a little more about the project.
Tune in to Radio 1 this, and every Sunday at 10pm.
A really nice article by Siobhan Long appeared in yesterday’s Irish Times. Thanks to Siobhan for writing this lovely piece. See the article below
Sadly, renowned Sliabh Luachra fiddle player, Paddy Cronin, passed away on the evening of Saturday, March 15th. Paddy will be missed by all in the Sliabh Luachra area.
The Inaugural Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Concert takes place on Saturday the 15th of March in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, Co. Cork. In association with the Kanturk Arts Festival, the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail presents a selection of the countries finest traditional musicians including; Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Con O’Drisceoil and the recent TG4 Young Musician of the Year, Bryan O’Leary. Doors 8pm – Admission €15
This is the report of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail launch
The Sliabh Luachra Music Trail is a joint initiative involving the Arts Offices of Cork and Kerry County Councils. Sliabh Luachra is associated with a very specific and idiomatic traditional music style and through the development of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail we aim to celebrate this tradition. Among the objectives include a range of measures that aim to promote and preserve the region’s unique musical heritage.