Tadhg Murphy of Cork is the Presenter at The Music Room in Boherbue on this Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 8pm. The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 26th April at 8.15pm when we invite our audience to share one or two CDs of their favourite songs/music in “Listeners’ Choice”. And our Bealtaine presentation takes place on Friday, 31st May at 8:15pm with Michael Drew of Boherbue sharing a wonderful programme of music and song. Recently in Freemount a magnificent presentation was given by Mary Broderick and her sister, Clare Murphy. We share images here of that very special event where a capacity audience was delighted with the splendid programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Upcoming Musical Events 2019”
It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival. Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also. The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight. The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional. Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens. Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants. We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event. Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”
Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019. The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar. Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”
The RTE radio one programme ‘Ceilí House’ will come from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel, on Saturday, 20th and Saturday, 27th October after the 9pm News. It will feature the Rockchapel Comhaltas based group, Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra, performing some of Sliabh Luachra’s oldest music. Much of this music comes from the manuscripts of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and the manuscripts of his father, Dan Curtin that go back to before 1850, and contain an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that characterise the area now, and also from the manuscripts of Dave Leahy of Mountcollins who died in 1907.
We thank Jack Roche for this important notice. (S.R.)
The Rockchapel based group Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra will present their new show “Music from The Manuscripts” in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Friday the 16th of March at 8.30pm. This show is a celebration of the music of local musicians Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount Rockchapel, and his father Dan Curtin, and their neighbour Dave Leahy Secondgloss Mountcollins who died in 1907 The manuscripts from all three were recently discovered, Dan Curtin’s from the National Traditional Music Archive in Dublin. They date back to before 1850. They give us an important glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra Music that predates that what prevails today, with many tunes that have not been heard or heard of for over one hundred years. Dave Dan`s and Dave Leahy`s manuscripts were donated to the Bruach Na Carraige Archive, by the late Margaret O’Brien a daughter of Dave Dans of Elsberry Missouri in the US. They also contain tunes not heard anymore. These manuscripts illustrate the high quality of our traditional musicians around Rockchapel over one hundred and fifty years ago and their ability to produce such quality manuscripts at that time is amazing.
We thank Jack Roche for this Notice of the Upcoming Musical Event. (S.R.)
Anne Maria Lyons has kindly informed us of just some of the splendid success stories from this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis over the weekend. We also thank Anne Maria for the attached pictures taken in Ennis. Patrick Buckley (pictured holding the winning cup on left) and Claire Lyons (pictured at centre front) were in the Under-15 Céilí Band who won the All-Ireland while Darragh Twomey was in the winning Under-18 Band. Music Teacher Alan Finn is pictured in front. We shall later feature the amazingly successful Shandrum Céilí Band who made history in winning the All-Ireland Senior Band Event for the Third Time! Sincere congratulations to all the wonderfully talented musicians. This also includes Katie O’Sullivan of Cullen winning in the Under-12 English Singing and Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole who won the Under-15 Story Telling Competition. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Local Successes at Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis”
The Shandrum Céilí Band are having a homecoming night on Friday 14th October 2016 in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow at 8.30pm to celebrate their victory and also the victory of anyone who won medals at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann for CCÉ Craobh Chrónáin (Freemount). Prizewinners performing on the night include the Shandrum Céilí Band, the 15-18 Crossfields Céilí Band, Craobh Chrónáin Set Dancers and many more. There will be a cover charge on the night. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for this important notice and we extend sincere congratulations to All the superbly talented musicians, singers and dancers who were so very successful in the recent national Fleadh at Ennis. (S.R.)