An Dá Chích Anann The Paps Mountains or Dá Chích Anann are named after Anu, principle Goddess of pre-Christian Ireland and mother Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann, a legendary group of divine invaders who ruled Ireland until their final defeat at the hands of the Milesians. The mountains are called ‘The Paps’ as they […]
Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra are a group of traditional musicians, singers and dancers who showcase traditional Irish music, song and dance with an emphasis on the Sliabh Luachra style from their headquarters at Bruach na Carraige Culture and Heritage Centre in Rockchapel, Co. Cork. Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra regularly present the unique […]
Padraig O’ Keeffe Monument, Glountaune Cross, Ballydesmond Sliabh Luachra musicians Timmy Connors, Newmarket and Paddy Jones, Castleisland at Glountane Cross, Knocknaboul, Co. Kerry. Glountane Cross, was the birthplace of Pádraig O’ Keeffe (1887 – 1963), Sliabh Luachra musician of note who is one of the most influential Munster fiddlers of the 20th century.
Maurice O’ Keeffe The Maurice O’Keeffe Sliabh Luachra Music Festival takes place annually each Easter attracting many enthusiasts of the Sliabh Luachra style, engaging both participation in sessions and attendance alike as appreciating audiences. In this photo, to the very right is Maurice O’ Keeffe on the fiddle with Matt Cranitch to his left and […]
Scully’s Bar, Newmarket, Co. Cork Scully’s Bar in West End, Newmarket hosts a lively calendar of traditional Irish sessions throughout the calendar year. This picture captures an example of the typical ensemble of musicians who attend sessions at this old time venue – some musicians pictured include the Lynch family, Ballyvourney; Brigitte and Pascal Froissart, […]