Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five

And so we have reached our final selection of pics. from a truly brilliant night of colour, energy, fun and creativity at the annual Fancy Dress Event held in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.   And it’s totally uplifting to realise that many praiseworthy causes will benefit from the occasion.    Sincere congrats. to all the dedicated organisers and our heartfelt thanks for being so very loyal to our website team in the manner by which you have logged into the various photo selections in your several hundreds.   Until next year’s event – continued happy viewing on www.millstreet.ie .  (Seán on behalf of the website team) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four

Seán Radley gets an exclusive interview with 20 of the Chilean Miners who were all in good spirits

We are delighted that you are enjoying recalling the truly superb night at the Wallis Arms.   Tonight we feature pics. 175 to 220.   Thank you for  logging in and for your kind comments.   In fact, hundreds are visiting the various selections we’ve uploaded.  Tomorrow night marks our final selection…but tonight we get to meet all the  “Miners”.   I really felt at home being an invited “Miner Guest”   –  I once lived in Minor Row!! (Seán)

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Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

Welcome back!   We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection.   And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”.    Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street.   More pics tomorrow night.  Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions!   Happy viewing!  (Seán)  [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two

"Dr" Joan Anders with her instant cure for all of mens ailments (the burdizzo!)

Thanks a million for logging into our Fancy Dress Selections in your hundreds.   Last year we had huge numbers viewing this annual topic. It certainly looks to be the same with even more website visitors this year.   Great credit is due to the many young people who arrived to the event in such magnificent costumes.   So now we have Selection Two (images 42 to 99)….and we still have not arrived at the amazing sight of the many Visiting Miners!    More pictures of this wonderfully exciting occasion tomorrow night.   Happy viewing!   (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One

Sincere apologies on my delay in uploading lots and lots of pictures taken at the wonderfully successful Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms on Friday, 29th October 2010.  Well, we now begin with Selection One recording the beginning of the night.     A further selection will appear nightly over the next while.   It’s our attempt to give our many website visitors an opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere of  this truly superb annual event.     Enormous credit must be accorded to the many dedicated organisers.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One”

Fancy Dress Event at Wallis Arms – An Outstanding Success

This year's Fancy Dress Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th Oct. 2010 was an outstanding success. Here we feature the winners but do look out for lots of very colourful pictures from the event over coming days on our website. From left: Mary Randles (2nd), Gerard Mcsweeney (Organising Committee), Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy (Organising Committee), Sharon Healy (1st), Paul O'Connor (Joint 3rd), Shane O'Donoghue (Organising Committee), Jason Murphy (Joint 3rd). The standard of costumes worn was hugely impressive. Seán Murphy of LTV2 recorded highlights of this important and very enjoyable annual occasion. (Seán)

Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article

Peter O’Regan Delights Millstreet Gramophone Circle With His Selection

Peter O'Regan of Lissarda, Macroom featured true musical gems in his superb presentation at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting held in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Clara Road on Friday, 15th Oct. 2010. Peter's first cousin was the late Denis O'Regan and his granduncle was the late Andrew O'Regan both of whom have been associated with the renowned O'Regan's Mills of Millstreet. Pictured from left: Eileen Hackett, Gretta O'Regan, Peter O'Regan and Mary McSweeney (all from the general Macroom/Muskerry area). Donal Cowman was the splendid musical technician while Maurice Linehan delivered a very fine vote of appreciation and thanks to Peter. (Seán)

In Search of Musical Instruments

Is there a dusty old musical instrument hiding in your attic?

If so, (and because new instruments can be expensive for beginners,) Millstreet Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann would appreciate donations, but are willing to purchase, lend or do whatever it takes, in order to help children make a start into the world of music. Instruments in any condition would be considered, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Contact James on 087-2596564 if you think you have such an instrument.

Breaking News! – Cork’s 2010 Official Song Chosen – “A Rebel’s Cry”

We are delighted to share the wonderful news,  just phoned in by Seán Moylan,  that his Band’s superb Cork supporting song “A Rebel’s Cry” has just won the competition making it now Cork’s Official Song for the 2010 Season – perfect timing for Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park – Cork v. Down.    Sincere congratulations to Seán & all the splendidly enthusiastic members of “Loose Connection”.   One can listen to the song and view the video on:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk .   Undoubtedly the excellent song will be played on many radio stations and television channels during the coming week….and, who knows, perhaps an appearance on “Up for the Match” might well become reality.   What a mighty achievement for the superbly talented song writers, musicians and musical arrangers!   Every success to All the members of “Loose Connection” –  Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
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“A Rebel’s Cry” song by “Loose Connection” proving very popular

Almost 2,000 hits already on YouTube for the superbly talented Duhallow based “Loose Connection” Band who have just released a truly fantastic song entitled “A Rebel’s Cry” in honour of Cork’s All-Ireland Football Championship Match with Down at Croke Park on Sunday, 19th September 2010.    This is a splendidly lively and hugely appropriate song with Seán Moylan as main vocalist.   It is performed with mighty enthusiasm by the very popular Band.       Judge for yourself as you can now view the excellent video and hear the brilliant song. Now available on YouTube on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtkA Rebel’s Cry” is written by Seán Moylan, produced by Neil Moylan at EQUINOX STUDIOS and performed by “Loose Connection”.   Members of the Band: Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.     (Seán)

Niamh Kavanagh very much at home in Millstreet

Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision Winner Supreme at Millstreet in 1993 is very impressed by John Tarrant's headline in this week's "Corkman" newspaper which indicates that Niamh's return to Millstreet was to participate in an Australian directed major television documentary entitled "The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest" - scheduled to be broadcast before Eurovision 2011. Niamh is pictured at Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Friday afternoon, 10th September following a very comprehensive interview by Director, Stephen Oliver of the Australian Film Crew. (Seán)

“A Rebel’s Cry” – Cork All-Ireland Song by “Loose Connection”

The superby talented Duhallow based “Loose Connection” Band have just released a truly fantastic song entitled “A Rebel’s Cry” in honour of Cork’s All-Ireland Football Championship Match with Down at Croke Park on Sunday, 19th September 2010.    This is a splendidly lively and hugely appropriate song with Seán Moylan as main vocalist.   It is performed with mighty enthusiasm by the very popular Band.    Hopefully it could very well feature on RTE’s “Up for the Match”.   Judge for yourself as you can now view the excellent video and hear the brilliant song. Now available on YouTube on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk (Google YouTube Music and search for A Rebel’s Cry by Loose Connection.)   “A Rebel’s Cry” is written by Seán Moylan, produced by Neil Moylan at EQUINOX STUDIOS and performed by “Loose Connection”.   Members of the Band: Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.  Having viewed the video and heard the song it’s surely a case of “Up Cork!” … and… “Every Success on 19th September”.   (Seán)

Noel Collins, Clara Road, Millstreet (a true Kerryman) is supporting Cork in this year's All-Ireland.

Doing us proud at Fleadh Cheoil 2010

Well done to the CCÉ Sráid an Mhuillinn 12-15 Mixed Set Dancers who came second overall at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010 in Cavan on Friday. The group were Oisin Murphy, Darren Kiely, Patrick O’Callaghan, Conor Twomey, Jessica Dunne, Leanne Murphy, Kate Buckley & Áine McAuliffe . Well done to all and to their teacher Joanne Cullinane.

With thanks to Niall for the article. [read more …] “Doing us proud at Fleadh Cheoil 2010”

Bernard’s Splendid Choices

Bernard O'Donoghue, Cullen & Oxford (centre back row) with just some of the large attendance at his presentation of this month's Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Millstreet on Friday, 20th August 2010. Bernard's Classical and Irish musical choices were universally applauded. Maurice Linehan expressed splendid words of thanks and appreciation. (Seán)

“Hot Country” on Sky 201

A reminder that the “Hot Country” music programme is transmitted on the Showcase Channel (Sky 201).     Hugh O’Brien,  Co-ordinator of this wonderfully popular Country and Western broadcast which includes  lots of  Irish inputs , indicates that the weekly one hour programme may be seen on Sundays (8-9pm), Mondays (8-9pm), Tuesdays (2-3pm) and Saturdays (2-3pm)(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)

Cork Cruise through

It’s been a good weekend for Cork football fans in Croke Park. The seniors pulled away in the second half to beat Roscommon by 1-16 to 0-10, and now face Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final in three weeks time. While earlier in the day, the minors scored a goal in the last kick of the game to beat Armagh by 3-11 to 0-19.
Millstreet were represented in Croke Park by the Comhaltas Group who provided the musical entertainment at half time in the Cork game (see the pic on the right), just as they did for the National League Final back in April.
But us Cork fans will be very happy that Kerry were dethroned yesterday by Down, and that we won’t have to try to beat them in Croker … that and the face that we won’t have to listen to the Kerry boys and girls for the Summer either :P

Something inside so Strong

“Something Inside, So Strong” the charity single by the Project in aid of Baby Jacob was officially released by iTunes yesterday morning, and is now available for download worldwide. It will cost you just 99 cent (or your local currency equivalent), with all proceeds going to Jacob!!

So go and download it from iTunes. It’s for a great cause.

Don’t know about Baby Jacob? Visit his website (babyjacob.ie), or his Facebook Page [read more …] “Something inside so Strong”

Kilcorney Feis May 29th/30th

Kilcorney Centenary Community Feis (1910 – 2010)
Feis Chill Cóirne Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th of May, 2010
Kilcorney Community Centre
Rince: Sun. 10.00am
Comórtaisí Eile: Sat. 12.00pm
Admission: Adults: €5.00
Children: Free
Competitors and dancing teachers admitted free
Enquiries: 087 6534813 Website: http://kilcorney.com

The timetable for Saturday and Sunday competitions are given below

See the Kilcorney Feis website for the history and old photos of the feis

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Eurovision 2010 – Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet way back in 1993 is representing Ireland again this year in Oslo (Norway). The second semi-final is on tonight and Niamh and Co. will be doing their piece. You can’t vote for her if you’re in Ireland, but be sure to cheer them on. It starts at 8pm tonight on RTE2. Below is a video of her from the dress rehearsals in Oslo last night.

update 27th May: They’re in the final on Saturday night 🙂 Video from the semi final is below:


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