Magnificent Successes at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

We thank Helena and Frank O’Connor for kindly sharing these three splendid images captured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 held in Drogheda.   Sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented Winners.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Muireann O’Connor of Cullen (daughter of Helena and Frank) All-Ireland Winner of the Flute Slow Air Competition in Drogheda.
All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions “Crossfields”. Also included with the Wonderfully Talented Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Special “Handed Down” Presentation in Scartaglin on 13th April 2019

We thank P.J. Teahan for the Poster and we share further information re the upcoming April event. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)                                      P.J. Teahan‎ World Fiddle Day Scartaglin
The final Handed Down is a very special one.   In 2000 a group of Co. Kerry musicians travelled to Boston where they were part of the Burns Library events . They were interviewed by the great Ciarán MacMathúna and the event was captured on video.
Pádraig MacMathúna is coming to Scartaglin with great footage of Paddy Cronin, Johnny O Leary , Joe Burke, Nicky McAuliffe , Ellen “O’Leary” Healy all onstage sharing tunes,stories and memories with Ciarán.
A special thanks to Boston College for allowing the material to be shown at Handed Down .

Jackie & Matt in Concert at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 15th Dec. 8pm

The well known traditional duet of Jackie Daly on accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle will play in concert of Sliabh music in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 8pm.    We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we share more highlights from our presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on a recent Friday night….See music list below.   Our 10pm feature tonight includes our Visit to a recent Local Auction and local news updates including the Afternoon Tea event to be held at Aubane Community Centre next Sunday plus our meeting with the Winners of the local Tidy Towns Competition at the Award Event in the Clara Inn last Wednesday night.   Tonight on Cork Music Station we include our usual blend of music, song and musings.   We hear, as always, the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven” for those bereaved.   Feel most welcome to tune in and to make contact on the “Seán Radley” Facebook Chatline  You may also email <>.  Happy Listening!   Incidentally the beautiful rose images below were recorded by loyal Listener Dianne Hansen in New Zealand.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The Programme which was presented on a recent Friday night at Millstreet Gramophone Circle.

Liam Flynn’s magnificent Floral Arrangement at Church 2018.
Liam Flynn at the recent very successful Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz 2018 at McCarthy’s Bar receiving his award from Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. (on left).

  [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Superb Upcoming Events at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel

We thank Jack Roche for the following notice.  (S.R.)

Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel presents Sean Ó Sé and Peadar Ó Riada in concert on Friday the 11th of May at 8.30pm.

The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for children between 6 and 15 years will be from the 16th to the 27th of July. Children attending this camp who have not played music before will learn a few new tunes on the whistle, those already playing will get new tunes, they will learn traditional songs and four or five ceili dances, all mixed with much games and fun.

The Bruach Na Carraige Summer School will be held the first week in August. These advanced classes will teach music from the recently discovered Curtin and Leahy manuscripts which contain an historical important layer of older Sliabh Luachra music dating back to before 1850. [read more …] “Superb Upcoming Events at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel”

Sliabh Luachra Summer School 2015 at Rockchapel 3-8 August

The Sliabh Luachra Summer School will take in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel from the 3rd to 8th August 2015.

The traditional music master classes which will be directed by Nicholas McAuliffe who is a leading authority on traditional music will focus on the recently discovered manuscripts in the National Traditional Music Archives in Dublin which came from Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and date back to the 1850, and manuscripts discovered in Elsberry,Missouri, in the United States and were compiled by Dave Dan Curtin and by David Leahy from Seocandgloss Mountcollins with music dating back to the 1700s.
These manuscripts give a historical glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that now characterize the area. They also illustrate the richness of the music at the time of the compiling of the manuscripts, and the contribution made by the area to the music of Sliabh Luachra over the last 200 years.

[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Summer School 2015 at Rockchapel 3-8 August”