World Fiddle Day Scartaglin - Saturday 21st May 2016

Press Release :  Join us in Scartaglin, the heart of Sliabh Luachra, as we honour the musical heritage of our region with a day and night of music featuring an international line-up of musicians.

Dr. Matt Cranitch will give a talk on Maida McQuinn Sugrue, a pupil of Pádraig O’Keeffe’s, on Friday May 20th at 8pm at O’Riada’s Bar, Ballymac and open sessions will be held in Castleisland afterwards.

On Saturday 21st May at 12 noon we will open World Fiddle Day in Lyons Bar where iconic Sliabh Luachra musician Jackie Daly will present rare colour photos which were taken by Jim Griffith of Tucson, Arizona  in August 1957, when he visited Lyons Bar with Seamus Ennis to meet Patrick O’Keeffe.

At 2pm,  in the Heritage Centre, a display of historic memorabilia and posters relating to the old Scartaglin Feile Cheoil will be opened by Bryan O’Leary and Niamh McSweeney -  grandchildren of Johnny O’Leary and Mikey Duggan, who were an integral part of  Feile Cheoils past.

Our Fiddle group photo takes place at 4pm.  

Afterwards,  Dr. Máire O’Keeffe will talk about the legendary Sliabh Luachra fiddle player Julia Clifford, in Lyon’s bar, the scene of many seminal recordings over the years, Billy Clifford will be the special guest at this talk and  Sliabh Luachra fiddlers will play a selection of Julia's music in a special all fiddle recital.

 At  at 7.30 in the Heritage Centre, Peter Browne, of RTE Radio, will give a talk  "Journeys in Sliabh Luachra".

The all fiddle concert "Across The County Bounds"  will follow at 8.15 presented by fiddle player  Con Moynihan.  

Be part of this historic gathering as we celebrate our musical heritage and look forward  to a musical future together!

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin  is proudly supported by Kerry Co. Council , Failte Ireland, IPB insurance,  Kerry Co. Arts Sliabh Luachra Music Trail and The Maine Valley Post  .


Info: call P.J on 087 851 66 95

More information on our Facebook group  page - World Fiddle Day Scartaglin 

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