USA Champions

Congratulations to Olivia & Justyna who became USA CHAMPIONS in YOUTH GIRLS DUO NOVICE category at the USA Acrobatic Rock-n-Roll Dance Championships in Boston. Anastazja & Filip also finished a very high 2nd place in YOUTH COUPLS INTERMEDIATE category!
The Empire Rock’n’Roll Dance School brought home 7 golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronze medals from the USA Championships. Anastazja Baksalary with Filip Turek from Millstreet and Oliwier Witkowski and Nikola Zdrzalik from Mallow will go represent Ireland in SOCHI Word Cup, 29 June 2019. They are best couples in Ireland. Congratulations every one

[read more …] “USA Champions”

Millstreet Comhaltas CD

Millstreet Comhaltas Branch is celebrating!!  We have recently launched a celebration CD.  This year our branch in Millstreet is 40 years old.  So, 40 past & present members along with some friends recorded a CD.  This is a unique snapshot of the talent in Millstreet in 2019 – 40 years after the foundation of Comhaltas here.

We hope you will all take the opportunity to get your copy.  All funds raised in the sales will go straight to the branch, to enable us to keep delivering classes and events for all our members and the community at large. Simply  CLICK HERE to purchase it for only €10.

On behalf of all the young (and not so young) musicians and singers featured, THANK YOU very much.


[read more …] “Millstreet Comhaltas CD”

June Bank Holiday Weekend Entertainment at McCarthys Bar

Entertainment at McCarthys Bar for the June Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday Saturday Night June 1st : Music by The Rogues

Bank Holiday Sunday Night June 2nd : Music by Anthony Lehane

Everybody Welcome,Have a great Weekend.

First Mushera Platform Dance of the Season on Tommorrow Sunday May 19th

First Mushera Platform Dance of the Season on Tommorrow Sunday May 19th with Music by Tim Joe and Ann From 3 to 5.30pm,No Cover Charge,Everybody Welcome.

The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy: New CD by the Shandrum Céilí Band

The new CD by the The Shandrum Céilí Band ‘The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy’ is being launched. If you want to get your hands on a copy as soon as possible, get yourself to our CD launch in Buttevant on Saturday night at 8pm!

[read more …] “The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy: New CD by the Shandrum Céilí Band”

Celebrating 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch

CD Launch and Social Night to Celebrate 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch

Millstreet Comhaltas Branch is 40 years old this year and, to celebrate, we’re having a social night in The Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday 25th May. This promises to be a great night of music, song, dance and chat – and we would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to celebrate with us.

We will be launching a special celebration CD on the night. The CD includes recordings of present and past members of Millstreet Comhaltas. Gather in the hotel from 7:30 with the formal part of the evening starting at 8:00 in the function room. Food will be either a BBQ or Buffet depending on the weather.

Tickets for the launch and celebration will be on sale on Monday 13th May in the Parish Centre from 7:00 to 8:00pm and those interested are advised to come along to make sure of a place.

If you can’t make the ticket sales, please email <millstreetcomhaltas@gmail.com> to book your place.   [read more …] “Celebrating 40 Years of Millstreet Comhaltas Branch”

Good Luck to our U12 Set Dancers

Wishing the Millstreet U12 mixed Set Dancers all the very best of Luck in the Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaì 2019 County Dancing Competitions in Dunmanway , today Monday 6th May. Good luck also to all others competing.Pictured above are: Back Row. L-R. Katie McCaul. Kera O’Sullivan. Aoibhe Lynch. Evie O’Leary. Front Row. L-R. James Fitzgerald. Ryan Kelleher. Nicholas J. Buckley. Eoin Tarrant.

 

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance next Sunday April 28th

Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance at the Marquee in Ballinagree (at the Back of Laine Bar) 

Next Sunday April 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm,Spot Prizes on Door Tickets,Proceeds to Ballinagree Playground 

 

TR Dallas appearing at McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Holy Thursday Night April 18th

The ever popular TR Dallas is appearing at McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on next Holy Thursday Night April 18th,a great Night of Music and Entertainment not to be missed,Spot Prizes to be won on the Night,Everybody  Welcome.

All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel

Congratulations to Daniel O Callaghan (top-left), fiddle player in the Kilshannig Ceol Uirlise  group who put together a selection of foot tapping jigs and reels to sway the outcome and collect the All-Ireland Scór Sinsear title from GAA President John Horan. Elsewhere Muireann Vaughan(Kanturk) and St. James Bailéad Ghrúpa went close as did the Millstreet Quiz team.   [read more …] “All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel”

Concert – Wallis Arms – Saturday 13th April

Saturday night promises to be a great night for the people of Millstreet and beyond.  The 3rd Millstreet Trad Festival is hosting an evening of entertainment in The Wallis Arms Hotel.  Four of the amazing teachers who will be delivering workshops at Millstreet Community School on Saturday morning will lead a music seisiún in the hotel starting at 5pm.  So, come along and soak up the great atmosphere.
Then at 8pm the headline act will be great new trad band “The Conifers”.  This is a great young band who’s line up includes Bryan O’Leary from Turreencahill.  Bryan is known locally as the grandson of the famous Johnny O’Leary – indeed well known to those who used to frequent Dan O’Connells in Knocknagree.  The concert promises to be fantastic with a mixture of music and song from the 5 members who come from all over Ireland.
But the fun doesn’t stop there.  The Wallis Arms is our festival hub, and the music will continue after the concert:  Those who wish to just hang out are very welcome, but there will also be a Trad Disco – young James Linehan will be the DJ for this first of a kind event for Millstreet in the back room of The Wallis Arms and – who knows – there could be a breakout of tunes in the front bar as well.
Admission to the concert is €15 which includes entry to the trad disco.  But, if you just want to arrive for the disco admission is a mere €5.  Come along and see what you think!!!

[read more …] “Concert – Wallis Arms – Saturday 13th April”

Afternoon Tea Dance in Aubane Community Centre on Tommorrow Sunday March 10th

Afternoon Tea Dance in Aubane Community Centre on Sunday March 10th with Music by Peter Lane

Dancing from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm Admission 5 Euro

Raffle on the Day

Proceeds are in Aid of Aubane Community Centre

Everybody Welcome.

Aubane Social Club Upcoming Events

Aubane Social Club Upcoming Events

Afternoon Tea Dance Sunday 10th March 3-5.30 pm. Music by Peter Lane at Aubane Community Center

Fitness Class in Aubane Community Centre on Thursday 14th March for five weeks concluding on Thursday 11 April. Start Time 8.00pm – 9.00pm. Payment of €40.00 on first night,futher details contact John F Kelleher 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher 087 9486673

Good Friday Table Quiz on Friday 19 April at 8.30 pm. Table of Four People  40 Euro. Under 18s Half Price. National School and Secondary School children welcome. Raffle on the Night

Easter Egg Hunt for kids on Saturday 20th April on the grounds of Aubane Community Center.
– more details to follow

Family Fun Day in July.- more details later

 

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)
[read more …] “Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent”

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)

[read more …] “John Martyn at Millstreet Music Festival”

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.)

[read more …] “Women’s Little Christmas Ball”

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”