SLIABH LUACHRA FIDDLE WORKSHOP 2014


Saturday 9th August 11.30 - 2.30 @ Scullys Bar

The workshop will be given by Dan Curtain with assistance from Eoin O'Sullivan. It will cover a few local tunes, tune types, bowing, bassing, chording, and some of the quirky touches that make up the "Sliabh Luachra style".  The class will cost €10 and all participant will receive a free copy of this years Festival CD. Ability to read Staff or ABC notation will be of benefit but not essential as the tunes that will be covered are "simple enough" and can be picked up by ear too :) Please call Eoin at 087 9100087 to book a places.

 

Here's a little bit of Dan playing with the Monks of the Screw

DAMIEN MULLANE @ SCULLYS FEST 2014


Damien Mullane is a legendary box player who has family connections in Rockchapel and Newmarket.   Scully's Fest 2014 are delighted to welcome him to play a solo recital at our concert on Saturday 9th August. See http://scullysfest.com/programme-2014 for times etc. 

 

In a short space of time Damien Mullane has a musical cv that any veteran musician would be proud of. Still only 27, he has been described as a virtuoso with an avant-garde style of playing. Damien won numerous All-Ireland titles on both accordion and melodeon and began his professional career as the accordionist in the legendary Frankie Gavin's band De Dannan.

Festival Poster 2014

Scullys Fest 2014 Poster

The poster for the 2014 festival keeps with the tradition of featuring images local fiddlers. This year it's the Cronin brothers Denis & Con from Knockscovane, Meelin.

The image was found on Meelin's community website. This is the info that appears with it:

Duhallow Orchestra

Dunallow Orchestra was founded by Denis Cronin in 1929. The Band Members were: Michael O’Callaghan, Band Manager; Denis Cronin, Accordion; Con Cronin, Fiddle; John Fehin, Fiddle; Mick Dywer, Accordion; Eugene O’Sullivan, Drums; Con Duggan, Fiddle. They played in all the local halls. They also played for the opening of Cronin’s hall in Raheenagh in 1932.

World Fiddle Day


Recorded on Monday May 5th 2014 a group of local fiddlers playing a tune together for World Fiddle Day.

visit:
http://www.worldfiddleday.com/

Raymond Talks About the Origins of the Monday Night Session


This footage is from Saturday 10th of August 2013. It was filmed and editted by Colm Walsh for sliabhluachra.ie

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