Bluegrass Gig Coming to Banteer

Multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox, and her band, will play The Glen Theatre in Banteer on May 12th.

Chart-toppin’ Nashville-based Kristy Cox is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and song writing acumen, she continues to enjoy radio & television success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a multi award-winning Australian Country Music Awards Golden Guitar recipient – most recently she picked up the 2019 Golden Guitar for Bluegrass Album of the Year for early 2018’s Ricochet (see below). Kristy has appeared at major festivals across Australia, Europe and the US, including an official showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Convention in 2015; she was shortlisted by the IBMA 4 years running for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.  [read more …] “Bluegrass Gig Coming to Banteer”

Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent

Marie Kelleher got special mention on Ireland’s Got Mór Talent last evening where she sang Hopelessly Devoted to You (Grease, 1978) for the judges. As she says herself, she’s better at the singing than the talking, and a mighty performance too. Marie and her sister Breeda make up the Diamond Sisters and we’ve known for years how good they are. Watch her performance on  Ireland’s Got Mór Talent on the Virgin Media Player (from 18:49 to 20:13) (here)
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John Martyn at Millstreet Music Festival

John Martyn was one of the acts that played at the Millstreet Music Fair in 1996:

As anyone familiar with his story will attest, Martyn was, and is, not only one of the finest British singer-songwriter/guitarists of the last 30 years but is also known to be a renowned consumer of fine liquor. Indeed, the last time yours truly set eyes upon him, he was propping up the bar at the Millstreet Music Fair, a rapidly-emptying bottle of Jack Daniels in his hand. Needless to say, this comes as a bit of a revelation to him! “I can’t say I remember that one too clearly,” he laughs, down the phone line from somewhere in the north of England. “It was a good gig, though, I do remember that much.”Hot Press (2009)

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TR Dallas appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Jan 25th

The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome Return to the Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Jan 25th,we look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend so do keep this Friday Jan 25th marked up in your Diary,should be a good One. 

Boys of the County Cork

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the War of Independence. Congratulations to the Presentation National School who marked the anniversary with a wonderful rendition of the Boys of the County Cork:

While it was not clear in the beginning of 1919 that the Dáil ever intended to gain independence by military means, and war was not explicitly threatened in Sinn Féin’s 1918 manifesto, an incident occurred on 21 January 1919, the same day as the First Dáil convened. The Soloheadbeg Ambush, in County Tipperary, was led by Seán TreacySéamus RobinsonSeán Hogan and Dan Breen acting on their own initiative. The IRA attacked and shot two RIC officers, Constables James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell, who were escorting explosives. Breen later recalled:

…we took the action deliberately, having thought over the matter and talked it over between us. Treacy had stated to me that the only way of starting a war was to kill someone, and we wanted to start a war, so we intended to kill some of the police whom we looked upon as the foremost and most important branch of the enemy forces. The only regret that we had following the ambush was that there were only two policemen in it, instead of the six we had expected.[33]

This is widely regarded as the beginning of the War of Independence.  [read more …] “Boys of the County Cork”

Women’s Little Christmas Ball

Some tickets still available for this wonderful annual event.   A donation from the proceeds will be presented to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS). Click on the poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Aidan

“Here is a song we have liked for a long time and decided to record it. The song is called Aidan, Written by Rathcoole native Jeremiah O’Keeffe about his young nephew. Jeremiah is the writer of many fine songs . In this song he encourages children to enjoy childhood and not be in too much of a hurry to grow up. Although written a couple of decades ago the song lyrics are very relevant in today’s fast moving world.
Aidan was arranged and produced by Noel O’Leary from Millstreet a well known Musician and Producer.WishKelting everybody a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.” – The Kelts

Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins

Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement.   Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered.   We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital.   Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception.   We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”

Arrive and Jive Classes

Tom is doing a Jive Course in Millstreet GAA Hall, starting on November 13th for four weeks. In conjunction with this he’s running a competition  where the winner will win free passes for the course for two people. All you have to do is “Like and Share” the poster on Facebook, and you’re in with a chance to win. 

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Millstreet Vintage Club Display at Culture Night in Millstreet on Friday Sept 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 21st,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.

Fantastic Summer of Dancing at Mushera Platform for 2018

The Final Dance of the Summer finished up last Sunday Evening at Mushera Platform with a great Crowd in attendance as they danced the Evening away to the Sound of Peter Lane in perfect weather conditions. It was a great Season Finale to close out a fantastic Summer of entertainment at the Mushera Platform for 2018. A huge tank you to each and everyone who supported the dancing all the year and many thanks also to all the bands who gave us such great entertainment to keep this tradition alive. All of this wouldn’t fall into place on the day only for our wonderful Committee which we are so grateful to have. Looking forward to 2019 P.G.

Set Dancing Classes in Dromtarriffe Hall

Set dancing classes with SEVEN time All-Ireland champion, Patrick O’Callaghan. Patrick will teach multiple sets and steps for both fun and competition standard. Classes will begin in Dromtarriffe Hall on SATURDAY THE 8th OF SEPTEMBER at 10am for beginners and 11am for advanced. New members registration will also take place on Saturday the 8th of September before the classes begin in Dromtarriffe Hall. All new members welcome. For further info or pre-registration contact Patrick on 0873174561.

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Walking Back to Happiness

“Walking back to happiness” the music of the 60’s, 70’s and beyond makes a welcome return visit to the Riverside Park Hotel after a terrific response from last year’s show.
The show features Patricia Robinson singing a very wide selection of hit songs through the years from artists like Cilla Black (You’re my World), Petula Clark (Downtown), Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger), Celine Dion (My Heart Will Go On), Nancy Sinatra (These Boots Are Made For Walking), plus songs from Karen Carpenter, Sandie Shaw, Barbara Streisand, and many others  [read more …] “Walking Back to Happiness”

Autumn/Winter Programme of Music and Drama at the Riverside Park Hotel

Lee Valley Enterprise Board Announces Autumn/Winter Programme at Riverside Park Hotel Macroom!!

We are delighted to present a programme for September to December, packed with entertainment to suit all tastes including Music, Comedy & Theatre with further announcements to be made in the near future!! We hope you will enjoy this feast of local and national talent as we approach the close of the year!!

A Night Of Nights with the Donal Ring Ceilí Band & Guests – Riverside Park Hotel – Friday September 7th at 8.00pm. – Tickets €16

Welcome back to the golden days of Cork entertainment when good old-fashioned humour along with classic music were the order of the day. Headlining the nights will be the wonderful Cork Tenor Terry McCarthy and comedian Frank Twomey, who will have you splitting with laughter.

Special guests on the night are the Donal Ring Ceilí Band, who are now 60 years in the business. Wow! What an achievement. I’m sure Donal Ring Jnr and Terry Mac will do a few songs on the night.

“Walking back to Happiness” – 60’s and 70’s Music Show – Friday September 14th at 8.00pm. – Tickets: €20 / €18 Concession

Walking back to happiness” the music of the 60’s, 70’s and beyond makes a welcome return visit after a terrific response from last year’s show.

Annmarie O’Riordan in Concert – Friday 5th October at 8.30 pm – Tickets: €15 / €12 Concession

Annmarie’s wonderfully distinctive singing voice has become superbly recognisable not only at national level but increasingly on a much wider international scale.  [read more …] “Autumn/Winter Programme of Music and Drama at the Riverside Park Hotel”

“Radio Treasures” Visits Cullen Vintage Event 2018 & Meets Christy Costello

On this evening’s “Radio Treasures” we visit the recent Cullen Vintage Event 2018 where we recorded a truly interesting interview with Christy Costello from the Listowel area of Kerry.   This we shall broadcast at 10pm on Cork Music Station.  We also feature lots of uplifting songs, music and musings.   And we report on our recent Museum Collection, on recent Visitors to our area, on Show preparations and we review our Listeners’ messages, texts and emails.  Feel most welcome to make contact with us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline, our text line on 086 825 0074 or our email communication on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net  .  We share below images of our recent visit to Cullen Vintage Event.  Happy listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Interviewing Christy Costello of North Kerry at Cullen Vintage Event in July 2018.

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