Greetings, dear Friends, from Millstreet as we share Regional Report No. 1279 on Tuesday 18th August 2015.
To hear this Report Live just tune into www.corkmusicstation.com tonight (Tuesday, 18th August ) at 9.50. It is also possible to hear the report on c103 Local Radio from Wednesday.
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To begin – We’re delighted to report that Eily Buckley (for whom I’m presently deputising) is recovering splendidly from her recent knee replacement procedure and wishes to extend her deep appreciation for the many supportive messages which she has been receiving. And very special thanks to Poet supreme, Francis Duggan in Australia for his dedicated to Eily poem entitled “The Female Voice of Millstreet”. We shall keep you updated regarding Eily’s swift recovery to excellent health.
Millstreet International Annual Horse Show at exquisite Green Glens Arena was truly magical and hugely successful with some of the best weather of this Summer. The live internet broadcast going worldwide through “Clip My Horse TV” was magnificent transmitting many hours of equestrian happenings on a daily basis with marvellous commentary and tremendous uplifting comments about the overall Millstreet atmosphere. And, of course, a further major equestrian two-day event – the Millstreet International Horse Trials – takes place on 29th and 30th August. It was Billy Twomey for Ireland on “Ardcolum Duke” who won the prestigious Grand Prix Championship on Sunday. At one point during Show Week Press Officer supreme, Tadhg Ryan, arranged to feature a 1986 Millstreet Show video on the gigantic outdoor screen. What a surprise I got when I could hear my own voice echoing through the Arena. I had in fact done the commentary on that very same video in 1986 and never expected to be viewing with many others between competitions some nineteen years later! Memories recorded for posterity. [read more …] “Weekly Regional Report No. 1279 from Millstreet – Tuesday 18th August 2015”
This weekend sees two big nights at the Wallis Arms Hotel: on Friday night there’s a 70s Disco organised in conjunction with Trevor O’Connor who is running the Berlin Marathon, with all proceeds going to the Irish Heart Foundation. On Saturday evening, you can dance the night away as Crystal Swing will take to the stage, fresh from Dervla’s wedding last week (she’s not on honeymoon until November).
Again Congratulations to James Linehan, second in the under 18 Bodhrán (who we mentioned on Saturday), and to all the others who competed in Sligo: Liam Ó Cróinín (Sean Nós Singing in Irish, 15-18); Mairéad Ní Mhuíneacháin (Songs in English, 12-15); Conchubhar Ó Linneacháin (Accompaniment, over 18); Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin (Trios, over 18); (there may be m ore we’re not aware of) … it’s quite an achievement to even get there in the first place ! Full Results are on the Fleadh website: fleadhcheoil.ie/results
Also a belated congratulations to Siobhain Buckley to of Rathcoole on coming first in the Irish Harp Slow Airs Over-18 All-Ireland competition. She was competing with Freemount Comhaltas.
(updated 1st Sept) Congratulations also to Daniel O’ Callaghan (Rathcoole) and Darren Kiely (Millstreet) members of the Crossfields Céilí Band Freemount who won the U18 title at Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in Sligo .(below)