Weekly Regional Report No. 1279 from Millstreet – Tuesday 18th August 2015

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’s Events at the Wallis Arms

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).
Crystal swing-1000 Berlin Marathon-1000

Success at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

2015-08-16 Patrick O'Callaghan With the Kilcummin U18 Set which won gold at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann champions 2015!! Congratulations to Patrick O’Callaghan from Millstreet who danced with Kilcummin at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo at the weekend, and achieved a Gold All Ireland medal in the under 18 mixed set. Patrick also achieved a silver All Ireland medal at the weekend in the half set under 18 competition. He also got gold medal last year in the under 18 Half Set.
2015-08-16 Shandrum Céilí Band who just gave a superb performance after their victory on TG4 - includes Tadgh O'Sullivan of Millstreet Pipe Band 03
Congratulations to Tadgh O’Sullivan, one of the tenor drummers with Millstreet Pipe Band, who became an All Ireland Champion with the Shandrum Ceilí Band (playing the concertina) who were crowned Senior champions in Sligo yesterday. They also gave a superb performance after their victory on TG4. See it on the TG4 Player, from 2:24:30 to 2:28:30. (In fact the whole three hours is a treat for anyone interested in Irish music song and dance)
2015-08-16 Crossfields Céili Band - 3rd in the U15s at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo
Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane; Leah Murphy, Anna Buckley and Aoife Buckley from Rathcoole, who were all playing with the Crossfields Céilí Band who came third in the U15 Céilí Band competition. (The Crossfields Céilé Band also won the U18 competition)

2015-08-15 James Linehan - second at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann at the BodhránAgain 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)

2015-08-23 Congratulations to Daniel O' Callaghan (Rathcoole) and Darren Kiely (Millstreet) members of the U18 Crossfields Céilí Band Freemount that won at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann