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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Another ripper lined up for Scartaglin Heritage Centre

Published 30/08/2014 | 00:00

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THE second of two Sliabh Luachra Summer / Autumn Music Concerts will be held at the Scartaglin Heritage Centre on this Thursday night, August 28th and 8-30pm sharp.

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The opening night of the two, on July 24, was a great success with the stage lined with exponents of the music of the locality.

There were many highlights on the night and the concert went on for longer than planned. Former Cork County councillor Jack Roche brought the house to a standstill. He spoke, without profanity, of his outrage of the critical decline of Sliabh Luachra music, dance and culture.

He was delighted with the array of Sliabh Luachra musicians, singers, dancers and entertainers that performed on the night. He complemented local actress and singer, Sinead O'Driscoll on her beautiful and true performance of the 18th century lament 'Mo Ghile Mear.'

"Jack Roche is a champion of authentic Sliabh Luachra music, culture and local traditions. The Sliabh Luachra Rambling House Committee and the Heritage Centre, Scartaglin are more than delighted to take up the challenge presented to us by Mr. Roche. We'll join with all festival and event organisers who fight to maintain the invaluable legacy we were given in trust," said concert organising committee spokesperson, Bridie Garvey.

A mostly new set of well-known faces will grace the stage on Thursday night in Scart. Among those appearing will be: Anne and Nickey McAuliffe, Bryan O'Leary and friends and Niamh McSweeney and many more.

The concert will be followed by the regular, Scartaglin Rambling House and all are invited for a great night's entertainment.

Kerryman

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