“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore

Tonight (Tues. 10th Dec. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” and we chat about the following images including our Interview with Mayor of Cork Co., Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan and with Aaron Fahy of Cork Co. Fire Service when we recently met at the official launch of the Trauma Bear Project in Millstreet Fire Station.  We also view some of the most creative Christmas scenes in Millstreet put in place by very talented Local People.

 

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore”

Christmas Cabaret At Coolcower House

CHRISTMAS CABARET- COOLCOWER HOUSE – As there is no venue available to host the Annual Pantomime, Lee Valley Panto Group have decided to assist 4 charities this year by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Coolcower House Macroom on the 13th and 14th of December at 8pm. The charities are as follows: Marymount Hospice,  Macroom Hospital,  St Vincent DePaul and Sullane Haven .
An ideal opportunity for your Christmas party night out while supporting worthy charities. Tickets €20 available at Evelyn’s Shop, and enquires also to 0872755080 and 0872322505.

GOOD NEWS FOR CHILDREN – There will be a special Sing A Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm with many surprises including a very welcome Christmas guest.

Further details below:  [read more …] “Christmas Cabaret At Coolcower House”

TR Dallas Appearing At The Pub Carriganima Tommorrow Night Friday Nov 22nd

The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome return to the Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Nov 22nd. We look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend, so do keep this coming Friday night Nov. 22nd marked up in your Diary. Should be a good one.

Music at McCarthy’s Bar Millstreet this Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday Weekend Music at McCarthy’s Bar in Millstreet with the O’Brien’s on Tonight Saturday  26th October from 10pm to close.
Sunday Night 27th October Joe Guerin from 10pm to close. All very Welcome.

Presentation of Cheques at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm

Two most impressive cheques of €1,250.00 each will be presented to Macroom and Millstreet Community Hospitals at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm – the result of the very successful Walk/Run/Jog event which took place recently around the wonderfully scenic area of Carriganima.   Coordinator Jimmy Murphy and his superbly dedicated Team express sincere thanks for such uplifting support at this annual event.  Following the cheque presentations and refreshments it’s the one and only hugely popular Singer/Musician from Scotland – Johnny Bremner – who will be providing the excellent musical entertainment for the remainder of the night.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima Annual Walk 2019

This is a colourful Poster from 2015 when Johnny appeared at Carriganima  and on that occacion the very popular Johnny Bremner from Scotland was interviewed by presenter Tim Coughlan on c103 at 8.30 pm on Sunday 2nd August 2015 and  appeared at The Pub in Carriganima on Saturday,8th August 2015. We thank Seán Murphy for this information. Click on the Poster to enlarge.  And we welcome Johnny back to Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

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Cullen Community Centre presents the Shandrum Céilé Band and guests on Saturday the 23rd November in Cullen Church

Cullen Community Centre are hosting a concert with the Shandrum Céilí Band and guests on Saturday the 23rd of November in Cullen Church. This promises to be a great night and all proceed will go to  Cullen Community Centre.

Christmas Cabaret – Coolcower House

As there is no venue available to host the Annual Pantomime, Lee Valley Panto Group have decided to assist 4 charities this year by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Coolcower House, Macroom, on the 13th and 14th of December. The charities are as follows:   Marymount Hospice,  Macroom Hospital,  St. Vincent De Paul, and Sullane Haven.

If you would like to get involved in any way on or off stage you are very welcome.  It is hoped that there will be no more than 4 or 5 rehearsals, lots of great singing, hilarious comedy and some exciting magic.  Pre-show menu will be available by contacting Coolcower House directly (026) 41695. Tickets to cabaret including Christmas drink reception €20.

GOOD NEWS FOR CHILDREN: There will be a special Sing-A-Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm, with many surprises including a very welcome Christmas guest. There should be no more than three rehearsal for children and admission to this event is free of charge. This will be action packed with singing, dancing lots of fun and more. All enquiries to Ann at 087 2755080.

All Ireland Scór Finals 1993

The largest crowd ever at a Scór Final was on May 22nd 1993, where close on 3000 people packed the Green Glens Complex in Millstreet, Co. Cork. Fear a’ Tí for the evening was G.A.A. legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Ballinamore born, Fr. Dan Gallogly was Cathaoirleach of the Coiste Cultúir. Below are photographs of all the competitors that took to the stage. [f][f2]

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Cullen Culture Night

Uplifting evening of traditional music, singing, stories and dancing from the abundance of locals who performed so successfully in the recent Fleadh Cheoil events.   Try your hand at playing drums or pipes courtesy of Cullen Pipe Band members fresh from the World Championships (7-8pm).    All welcome between 8 and 10.30pm at Cullen Community Centre on Friday 20th September 2019 for the concert, a cup of tea and lots of craic.

 

The Second Millstreet Music Fair (1997)

Preview: Roll on Millstreet
OUR bizarre planning laws may well sound the death knell for open-air festivals yet, but for the moment there’s plenty to enjoy. U2’s dates may well be gone, but this bank holiday weekend sees the second Millstreet Music Fair which, while hardly at the cutting edge of music today, does offer some of the best in Irish acts, plus a few classy visitors. Christy Moore, Jackson Browne, The Divine Comedy, Steve Earle, Jools Holland and Suzanne Vega are all on the bill this year. But among the lesser’ acts you’ll find some real gems too: the unmissable Frank and Waiters, Toni Robinson, Pierce Tumor, Sharon Shannon and Nano*, among them. Millstreet organisers are very keen to get away from the rock festival image of drugs and booze and to push their Music Fair as a family event. So, they’ve booked Galway’s hisenas to perform on the site and they’re bringing in a genuine circus big top. On top of that, there’s a supervised play area for the kids, a fireworks show and a craft village. All that happens on Sunday, but for die-hard festival goers who can’t enjoy themselves without making a weekend of it, Saturday’s eve-of-Fair party night should do the trick. The Afro Gk Sound System top this bill, with Slowed Lohan and Kila also in on the act. So there you have it. It’s not Lisdoonvarna or Slane, but the 1997 Millstreet Music Fair has enough ingredients for a decent weekend away. Tickets are still selling at usual agents, but you can ring 01-4569569, credit card in hand.

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Millstreet outdoor music fair driven indoors
Mon, Aug 4, 1997, 01:00

You know nothing of true misery until you’ve huddled in a doorway in Millstreet, Co Cork, on a Sunday morning, tetchily waiting for the pubs to open and watching sheets of apocalyptic rain fall from the grey skies.

The Millstreet Music Fair was supposed to be a sweltering sunfest. We were to wallow in the summery meadows of the Green Glens, soaking up the feel-good rays and enjoying the melodic offerings of 21 internationally renowned singers.

But the gods work in perverse and mysterious ways and, as the gates opened at noon yesterday, pounding rain descended. Just for good measure, a nasty wind was blowing in from the west and there was a November chill in the air.

In his eternal wisdom, Noel C. Duggan built an indoor arena at Millstreet, and most of the crowd of about 5,000 headed for that, leaving just a couple of hundred sodden souls braving the elements at the main stage outdoors.

The acts were doing their best to raise the collective spirit. The line-up at this, the second Millstreet Music Fair, wasn’t half bad, an eclectic mix blending everything from the worthy lyricism of Jackson Brown to some very clever, arty pop.

The general atmosphere, though hardly electric, was cheery enough: it takes more than a rainstorm to dampen the ardour of throngs of 18-year-olds.

Meanwhile, torrential rain failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of people who turned out in Waterford in support of Spraoi, the city’s annual bank holiday street carnival.

The organisers decided yesterday morning to relocate all outdoor gigs to indoor venues after heavy rainfall threatened to ruin the festivities.

Set Dancing Classes with Seven Time All-Ireland Champion

Patrick O Callaghan will be holding set dancing classes in Dromtarriffe Parish Hall, commencing on SATURDAY THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER. Beginners from 10-11am and advanced classes 11-12pm. Patrick will teach various sets and steps for both fun and competition level. All ages from 5+ welcome. For further information and bookings contact Patrick on 0873174561.

The Millstreet Music Fair (1996)

GIG of the weekend: Millstreet Music Fair, Cork, Sunday [1]

The line-up for this one-day event in the spacious Green Glens Arena has something for nearly everybody, from full-blooded celtic soul brothers Van Morrison and Shane MacGowan to the glittery contemporary pop of The Corrs and the camp shenanigans of Bono’s buddy Gavin Friday.
Rabble-rousers The Saw Doctors are also in there somewhere, as are Canada’s The Cowboy Junkies, country queen Emmylou Harris, squeezebox ace Sharon Shannon and the legendary John Martyn, a man known to equal Van in the getting out of the wrong side of the bed of a morning stakes.
The action will take place over three separate stages – the Greenfield, the World and the Examiner Stage, with some 30 acts performing.
Organisers say if the gig is a major success they will turn it into an annual event.

notes: The Millstreet Music Fair took place on Sunday, 04 August 1996. John played with band on the World Stage. Other acts there included Emmylou Harris, Cowboy Junkies, Altan, Kiki Dee and Ann di Franco. Van Morrisson was scheduled for the Greenfield Stage.

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“Van Morrison story No. 2! Jim Casey mentioned on my earlier Van the Man post about the outdoor Van Morrison gig from the mid 90s. It was the 1996 Millstreet Music Fair. One stage in the indoor showjumping arena and another big stage outside. Van headlined, The Coors, The Saw Doctors, Altan, Paul Brady and a host of support acts. Gavin Friday played indoors. Emmylou Harris and Cowboy Junkies played. Van’s blacked out people carrier arrived backstage and out jumped the man himself with Michelle Rocha. The boxer Stephen Collins and his wife were with them. Van went straight on stage and launched into the first tune. Rocha and the others stayed backstage drinking champagne. I was crouched at the side of the stage watching the gig. Someone stood behind me and I looked up. There was Emmylou Harris – the Goddess. She watched every minute of the gig, sang along and when it was over walked past the event junkies still quaffing back the champers and made her way back to the other stage. That is all!!!!” – [Paul McDermott]

A Magnificent Five-in-a-Row for “Crossfields” Céilí Band

Pictured below is the superbly talented U18 Crossfields Céilí Band after their splendid win in Drogheda at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on Sunday, 18th August 2019…Hugely thrilled!  🙂  Local members of this Band are Marie O’Neill, Darragh Twomey, Anna Buckley & Leah Murphy.  Our picture also includes Alan Finn, Coach supreme. Nine members  of this Band are in their last year of U18 competition thus they  were so delighted to have been part of the magnificent Five-in-a-Row Winning Céilí Band.  We thank Bridget Buckley for the picture and caption information.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

More Local Fleadh Cheoil Success

Well done to all who participated in the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.  Congratulations to Eddie Kiely who won the O18 guitar accompaniment in Drogheda with Tadhg O’Sullivan Millstreet. Congratulations to Katie O’Sullivan Cullen U15 English Singing, and also to Diarmuid Cronin Rathcoole U18 Storytelling.
The CD celebrating 40 years of Millstreet Comhaltas 2019 for sale in Coleman’s, Wordsworth, Munster Fire and Safety, O’Leary Butchers and Herlihy’s Centra featuring local participants. All proceeds to Millstreet Comhaltas children learning traditional music.  Enrol next month, learn to play an instrument,  win new friends and join in the craic.

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