When & where

  • DateSaturday 12th Mar '22
  • Time2:30pm to 5:30pm
  • WhereChapel FM Arts Centre Map


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Accessibility criteria*

  • Accessible car-parking
  • Induction Loop available
  • Wheelchair access

* Other Access Details available on request

Supported by Arts Council England, this nine-month social history project will explore the musical traditions of County Cork and Kerry

In particular the music of the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ area. The project will also include stories from the Cork and Kerry-Leeds Irish diaspora.

‘Sliabh Luachra’ (pronounced Sleeve Loucra) is the mountainous region along the Cork/Kerry border in the province of Munster straddling the county boundaries of Cork and Kerry.

The name ‘Sliabh Luachra’ means "a mountain of rushes".

Despite a mid-1990's -post 'Riverdance' onwards -resurgence in the global interest in traditional Irish music, the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ region has its own-often overlooked-musical and dance traditions which makes predominant use of the polkas and slides rather than the jigs, reels and hornpipes far more commonly performed within traditional Irish music.

Our special guest, Aidan Connolly, was born in Dublin and has been playing the fiddle since the age of eight. Aidan absorbed much of the music of Sliabh Luachra through his mother Eileen Moynihan, a County Kerry native. Aidan has been heavily influenced both by the musicians of his Kerry locality and the great of fiddlers of times past: Paddy Cronin and Denis Murphy to name but a few.

£PWYF (Pay What You Feel), BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage).