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.)
Local Band Shortlisted by 2FM for ‘Play the Electric Picnic’ Competition
Tanjier’s debut release ‘Sunrise’ chosen as one of the top 30 songs
Local band, Tanjier have recently released their first single, ‘Sunrise’. It has been shortlisted by RTÉ 2FM and Oxfam for their ‘Play the Picnic’ competition. Out of the hundreds of acts that entered, they have been chosen as one of the top 30. If they get into the top 10, they will be playing at Electric Picnic in September. To get into the top 10, they are asking people to vote for them and raise money for Oxfam via text.
We’re asking people to help make this happen by sending a quick text stating ‘Picnic2’ (no spaces) to 50300 to support this fight against poverty and vote for us! Texts cost just €2 and the proceeds go towards Oxfam,” said Tommy.
Tanjier are a dynamic Band based in Dublin from Cork, Mayo and Donegal. Tommy Buckley is a native Corkman, from Millstreet. (Tommy is son of Tadhg & Joan Buckley of Drishane Road and grandson of Catherine and the late Seán Buckley of Kilcorney) They first formed in October, 2015. The Band members first met in a variety of circumstances. “I met Ronan in primary school in Castlefinn. I then met Tommy in Teacher Training College in Marino, Dublin. Finally, I met Ann when we were in Uganda on a volunteer teaching programme. The Band formed a few years later,” said Michael.
Currently, they are preparing for the release of their debut EP, ‘Sunrise’ on 31st July in the Wiley Fox, Dublin. Blending synthpop, indie rock, folk, funk as well as alternative genres, they are a four piece that infuse many different styles of music. Their influences range from Bob Dylan, Bon Iver to Coldplay and Jack Garratt. They perform with a wide range of instuments and enjoy blending 3 part harmonies.
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We wish Tommy and his Friends in this new and exciting Band “Tanjier” enormous success and very much encourage everyone to vote in support not only of the superb Band but for the highly praiseworthy Oxfam Charity which does such important work on a global basis. (S.R.)
On Sunday July 24 and Sunday July 31 at 9pm on “The Rolling Wave” RTÉ 1 Radio programme Peter Browne will broadcast highlights from this year’s World Fiddle Day Concert which took place on May 21 in Heritage Centre Scartaglin . Below we feature some images for that very special Concert:
The number of superbly talented Fiddle Players who are seen on stage in our next picture provided magnificent music and were just some of the many local, national and international musicians who attended this now renowned World Fiddle Festival in Scartaglin. [read more …] ““The Rolling Wave” RTÉ 1 Radio Programmes on Scartaglin’s World Fiddle Day Concert 2016 To Be Broadcast on Sunday 24 and 31 July at 9pm”
We accorded our distinguished Visitors a tour of Millstreet Museum after which they enjoyed refreshments in the Library. On my “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station next Tuesday at 10.30pm I shall be sharing some of their superb music as well as an interview with the very talented young people. [read more …] “Bluegrass Music Magic at Millstreet Library 2016”
It is Maurice Linehan of Millstreet who will be sharing his wonderful musical choices tonight (Thursday, 5th May 2016) at the Music Room presentation in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue at 8pm. Fáilte roimh Chách! (S.R.)
Oh one morning bright as Phoebus shone quite illuminative
When Flora’s decorations had painted the green
With footsteps quite unwavered—from Millstreet I roamed Eastward
To view the navigation of that pleasing grand scene
Absorbed in meditation—I pondered in amazement,
Admiring each plantation and far spreading lawn,
That have won such admiration for this far famed dwelling station,
Whose proper appelation—or name—is Drishane.
There’s a mill for grinding corn and an engine ploughing the farm,
Fine oxen that are stall fed, the largest to be found:
And the yard resounds with screech of guinea-hen and peacock.
The swan upon the lake and he sailin’ all around.
The lime-kilns are kept blazing with columns most unsparing, [read more …] “Song: The Plains of Drishane”
Many thanks to Colman Cloran and to Michael Fitzgerald of Star Trax Studio for sharing this superb feature just launched. Michael Commins is a Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme and also does a hugely popular Country & Western Feature in the weekly “Farmers’ Journal”. We are delighted that Michael Fitzgerald has decided to use a selection of still images which William Fitzgerald and I took when visiting Michael Commins’s Studio a few short years ago. Well done to Colman on composing such an excellent song and for performing it with such great feeling as he also did when he appeared recently at the Salthill Hotel in Galway at the Michael Commins Music Festival before an enormous capacity audience. (S.R.)
A capacity attendance from far and wide enjoyed one of the most enjoyable, memorable and utterly happiest of occasions ever in Millstreet at this historic official launch. The splendid CD is on sale at: Coleman’s Centra, Herlihy’s Centra, Supervalu, An Siopa Deas, Wordsworth and also from any member of Millstreet Community Singers. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research. Let us now observe a further 202 extra pictures recalling the excellent event and the tremendously cheerful atmosphere. Marie Twomey is to be very warmly congratulated in coordinating such an amazing experience with the assistance of such musical experts as Neil Moylan and [read more …] “Official Launch of Millstreet Community Singers Magnificent Audio CD”
Doors open at 7.15pm and the music will start at 8pm pin sharp. Admission: Adults €6; OAP: €5 and Children €3.
Here we share a further seven pictures from the very enjoyable occasion where at the end of the Dance Joe & TR got to meet their many fans. Many wished to have their photo taken with [read more …] “Superb Atmosphere for TR Dallas & Joe Guerin at Wallis Arms”
We thank Emer Twomey for sharing the following feature on our website and sincere thanks to Geraldine Dennehy for the much appreciated splendid pictures. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Here we share some more of Geraldine’s excellent [read more …] “Superbly Talented “Strings” Musical Group Appearing in Scartaglin on Saturday, 15th November 2014″