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 


Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet

Maria Casey and son Conor preparing for the very busy Traditional Music Weekend taking place in Millstreet with Dancing Competitions and a Concert on Saturday while on Sunday at MCS there will be the annual Féile Cheoil. Below Donagh and Mary lend a helping hand.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Upcoming Musical Events 2019

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”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

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”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

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”

T.R. Dallas Interview on William’s CMS Show Tonight at 10pm

Seán Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima pictured with special guest the renowned T.R. Dallas who performed a magnificent presentation at The Pub on Friday, 20th Dec. 2013 before a capacity attendance.  T.R. Dallas will be returning to the Pub in Carriganima this Friday night (25th January 2019). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
At 10pm tonight (Thurs. 24th Jan. 2019) William Fitzgerald will interview T.R. Dallas during his weekly Cork Music Station Show – in advance of the appearance of T.R. at the Pub in Carriganima on this Friday night.  To listen to the live interview please log into

Magnificent Adrivale Painters Exhibition at Cork’s School of Music

On Friday, 5th Oct. 2018 at Cork’s School of Music, Union Quay the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition took place in the presence of many Artists, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Family and Friends including a visiting Bishop, famous Sports People and a gifted pianist from Ardmore, Co. Waterford.   The official launch was performed by the Deputy Lord Mayor while the keynote address was superbly delivered by Seán O’Riordan (formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet) in which he very especially praised the Art Teacher Supreme – Neil Kelleher of “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork. We very much recommend a visit to the excellent Exhibition before it ends in the School of Music at the end of this week.  Below we share the first of a number of images recalling the most enjoyable launch which actually coincided with a wonderful Concert in the same building that night celebrating the Cork Folk Festival 2018.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Included in our image of the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition at the School of Music, Union Quay, Cork….Fiona Soden (third from left) who coordinated the launch…Neil Kelleher, Art Teacher supreme (fifth from left) whose grandmother came from Adrivale, Millstreet…And (on extreme right) Seán O’Riordan, Cork & Millstreet who delivered the keynote address.

RTE’s “Ceilí House” from Rockchapel on Sat. 0ct. 20 and 27

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.)

“Music from The Manuscripts” in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel

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.)

Superb Local Successes at Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis

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 TimeSincere 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”

Norah Hickey’s New 4 Track CD Now Available at Various Outlets

Norah Hickey’s new 4 track CD which contains her hit single “Happy Days in Heaven” has just been released. It costs €5 and is currently available to buy at:
Millstreet: Coleman’s Centra, Herlihy’s Centra, O’Keeffe’s Supervalu & “Duhallow Today” office at West End, Millstreet.
Rathmore: Hickey’s Centra & McCarthy’s Londis
Ballydaly: Guerin’s Shop
Boherbue: Supervalu
You can also order direct from 086-0374230 and Norah’s facebook

( @ €5 + p&p

We thank Niall for the above information.  (S.R.)


Millstreet Welcomes American Visitors Who Have Local Connections

At the home of Mary Fahy (nee Forde) in Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet we extend a heartfelt welcome to Patricia from Dayton, Ohio, USA who has Dennehy roots in Kilmeedy and O’Leary roots in Adrivale. Pat was accompanied by her husband and by Friends, Diane and Fred. All enjoyed a wonderful musical interlude with the Cronin Family of Laught at Mary’s very welcoming home. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Pictured at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night splendid American visitors with their McSweeney Family connections. Most of the guests are from Boston while one (Donny) is from South Carolina. The Irish connection springs from the Daly sisters of Lomanaugh (near Boherbue). From left: Donny, Sally, Nora Dennehy, Michael, Nuala and Sarah McSweeney, Blair, Lisa and Kathleen. The Visitors are also scheduled to visit Tallow, Co. Waterford where we hope they will have a wicked (!) enjoyable time! The only two places of which we are aware that use the word “wicked” meaning “very” seem to be Co. Waterford …. and Boston!


Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Update (2017-06-14): Thunder and Rain have added two videos from Millstreet Library




Below: footage from their concert in the Presentation NS [from Presentation NS: Thunder & Rain]