TRADITIONAL music lovers are in for a rare treat this Saturday, November 2, when the Templeglantine Céilí Band play their first céilí since winning the All Ireland senior céilí band completion at the 2011 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.
The céilí is being organised by local man Mike Kiely in aid of his brother-in-law Fr Chriss O'Donnell, who is a member of the Pallotine Order based in Argentina. Fr Chriss has been doing missionary work in Argentina since 1976 and this fundraiser is aimed at raising funds to help locals access a new chapel he has just built deep in the countryside.
"He needs funds to build a road to access it during the winter as mud roads are plentiful," Mike told The Kerryman. "Fr Chriss is a Templeglantine native and very proud of the local Comhaltas branch. The Templeglantine Céilí Band are playing for their first céilí since winning the All Ireland in 2011 so we are really looking forward to the night."
The concert starts at the Devon Inn Hotel at 7.30 p.m., and tickets will be on sale for a fundraising raffle with lots of great spot prizes.