Everyone needs to get into Sliabh Luachra music. So to know anything about that amazing cool wild unbelievably addictive beautiful musical stuff you need to own at least seven albums from the Scullys Fest label. Here’s one of the coolest ever.. Scullys Fest 2020 by Scullys Fest
Scullys Fest is such a highlight in the musical life of our area that we had to mark the event with an online concert. I’d normally spend the weekend and the weeks before the festival racing around and often being so busy that it I might not even get to enjoy the craic until the […]
Paddy Jones passed away on the 30th of May 2020. He was a magic musician and a heart warming person to be around. Until 2018 I had only admired him from afar so I jumped at the opportunity to be interview for a video in 2018. I had first saw Paddy Jones in May 2014 […]
Myself and Dad were asked to contribute to the World Fiddle Day Scartaglin. We did the tunes that were going to be played at the statue of Padraig O’Keeffe in Scart on the Saturday of the festival when everyone gathers to play a tune together.
There’s a painting in Aras an Uachtarain [the Irish President’s residence] by Sean Keating called “1921 – An IRA Column”. My great grandfather Roger Kiely and seven other men are depicted in the painting. In April 2019 the President Michael D Higgins held a reception for the relatives of the men in the picture. It […]
Maurice O’Keeffe Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 – It’s very sad 🙁 11am – 12:30 Fiddle Workshop Kiskeam Community Centrewith Eoin Stan O’SullivanAdm €10 I’ll be giving a workshop for fiddlers of all ages. Similar to 2019 I’ll be teaching a few nice tunes associated with Maurice O’Keeffe and giving a few […]