The well known traditional duet of Jackie Daly on accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle will play in concert of Sliabh music in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 8pm. We thank Jack Roche for this notice. (S.R.)
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.)
We thank Jack Roche for the following notice. (S.R.)
Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel presents Sean Ó Sé and Peadar Ó Riada in concert on Friday the 11th of May at 8.30pm.
The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for children between 6 and 15 years will be from the 16th to the 27th of July. Children attending this camp who have not played music before will learn a few new tunes on the whistle, those already playing will get new tunes, they will learn traditional songs and four or five ceili dances, all mixed with much games and fun.
The Bruach Na Carraige Summer School will be held the first week in August. These advanced classes will teach music from the recently discovered Curtin and Leahy manuscripts which contain an historical important layer of older Sliabh Luachra music dating back to before 1850. [read more …] “Superb Upcoming Events at 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.)
Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel are delighted to be part of The Blood Alley Theatre Company and Cork County Council “Fit up Theatre Festivals” Following their 2 wonderful performances in Bruach Na Carraige last Wednesday night, the Blood Alley Theatre professional actors are back in Rockchapel next Wednesday night February the 8th with a play “Green and Blue” by Laurance McKeown, and on Wednesday February the 15th. with “My real Life” by Eoin Cotter all shows at 8pm sharp. Information from 0872205566.
We thank Jack Roche for this notice. (S.R.)
As part of the IRD Duhallow Bealtaine Festival Rockchapel Comhaltas based group Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra will present a new show of music song and dance entitled “The Path to 1916” in Bruach Na Carraige on Friday 27th May starting at 8.30 pm. This show is supported by Cork County Council.
The annual Summer Camp for children between 6 and 15 years will take place from the 4th to 15th July
and the Summer School of master classes in traditional music and traditional step dancing will be on the 27th 28th and 29th July. We thank Jack Roche for these important alerts to such wonderful Traditional events. (S.R.)
There will be a special concert in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel Friday 11th March at 8.30pm
The concert will feature well known popular singer Elmarie O’ Dwyer and her group joined by special guest Willie Relihan
087 2205566. We thank Jack Roche of Rockchapel for this notice. (S.R.)
The traditional music master classes which will be directed by Nicholas McAuliffe who is a leading authority on traditional music will focus on the recently discovered manuscripts in the National Traditional Music Archives in Dublin which came from Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and date back to the 1850, and manuscripts discovered in Elsberry,Missouri, in the United States and were compiled by Dave Dan Curtin and by David Leahy from Seocandgloss Mountcollins with music dating back to the 1700s.
These manuscripts give a historical glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that now characterize the area. They also illustrate the richness of the music at the time of the compiling of the manuscripts, and the contribution made by the area to the music of Sliabh Luachra over the last 200 years.
The class will be conducted by Maurice O’ Keeffe who is a well known young traditional Seán Ós dancer having got the authentic Seán Ós steps from the famed Seán Ós dancing family- the Devanes from Carna in Connemara. We thank Jack Roche for this cultural notice. (S.R.)