Keeping a very unique tradition alive

Keeping the heritage alive: Musicians gather in Sliabh Luachra to celebrate World Fiddle Day

A NETWORKING session to determine new ways to celebrate and promote the Sliabh Luachra region’s unique musical heritage will take place on Friday, April 12 in the Riverisland Hotel, Castleisland (7.00pm).

Kerry County Council Arts Service, in collaboration with Cork County Council and Limerick County Council Arts Services, has issued an open invitation to the event which aims to promote musical heritage and to contribute to the preservation of the unique style and repertoire through documentation and the creation of an archive.

Those involved also hope to develop increased opportunities for cultural and creative tourism, establish a local promoters’ network to encourage a joined-up approach to event promotion and develop an education programme to stimulate an interest in the performance of Sliabh Luachra music.

Kate Kennelly: Arts Officer

“The unique music style of Sliabh Luachra is an integral part of our cultural heritage. It is distinctive and remains part of our living culture,” said Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Norma Foley.

Kerry County Council Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly, remarked: “Like all great art, it continues to evolve through the people that play the music, those who mentor the next generations of musicians and the communities that invite us to share in the music during key festivals and events”.

Those interested in attending the networking event are asked to confirm their attendance to [email protected]

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