Scartaglin Rambling House hits the Kerry air waves

Published 20/11/2013 | 05:36

Radio Kerry presenter, Seán Hurley speaking to Christy Cronin at the recent Rambling House session in Scartaglin.

The Rambling House at The SliabhLuachra Cultural & Heritage Centre in Scartaglin welcomed Sean Hurley from Radio Kerry to its most recent session and he recorded the evening for his 'Kerrywide' show.

As always, the greatest fear of a Fear a'Ti or Ban a'Ti is that only great listeners will show up but Tom O'Connor, one of the main organisers of the evening, was delighted with the turnout.

"Thankfully all, from fiddlers to storytellers to singers and those who are just great craic showed up and entertained each other till well into the morning," said spokesperson, Bridie Garvey.

"There were many highlights to the evening that those who were there will never forget

Nora Reidy from Kanturk talked about her love for her dog and the challenges of being a dog owner. John Joe Tangney, from Scartaglin, gave tips on how to predict the weather, and warned the men of the hazards of housework.

"Tom O'Connor and Jerome O'Driscoll were the perfect hosts as they encouraged the regulars to perform. There are no paid performers, no rehearsals and all ages are invited to come along and join in," said Bridie.

The Scartaglin Rambling House is held on the second Monday of every month at 8.30pm. Admission is free. Tea and refreshments are provided and a raffle is held on the night with all the proceeds going towards the upkeep of the heritage centre.

"It's one of my favourite rambling houses in Kerry because of the high quality of the performers," Sean Hurley told the gathering in Scart and he also told them that he had collected enough material for two shows. The first of the two programmes was broadcast on Sunday night and the second one is due on Sunday, December 1, from 9pm-10pm.

The Scartaglin Rambling house is run by committee members: Jerome O'Driscoll, Tom O'Connor, Catherine O'Connell, Helen Lenihan and Bridie Garvey. They volunteer their time once a month all year round.


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