The Sliabh Luachra Music Trail which is on Friday 12th April in the Riverisland Hotel, Castleisland at 7 pm sharp, Celebrate and promote the region’s unique musical heritage.
Networking session on Sliabh Luachra Music Trail announced for April 12
Limerick City and County Council Culture and Arts Department, in collaboration with Cork County Council and Kerry County Council, is inviting people to attend a networking session on the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, Friday 12th April in the Riverisland Hotel, Castleisland at 7 pm sharp. (please rsvp attendance to [email protected])
Sheila Deegan, Culture and Arts Officer, Limerick City and County Council said “the value of this collaborative project is highlighting the rich cultural heritage and tradition that is Sliabh Luachra. The project aims to ensure that audience and musicians old and young are given the opportunity to learn about the Sliabh Luachra tradition which permeates the musical culture of those living on the Kerry, Cork, Limerick border.
‘Musicians and festival organisers are central to ensuring this musical tradition flourishes today’, stated Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, Eoin O’Sullivan.
Eoin is available to meet with schools, groups and individuals regarding the active promotion of Sliabh Luachra Music and can be contacted on [email protected]
A number of Limerick festivals and events are integral to the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, these include; Fleadh by the Feale which takes place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend and the Garry McMahon Singing Weekend which will take place in October. These events are supported by local communities, the Local Authority and many other sponsors and stakeholders.
The aims of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail project, which sees three Local Authorities working with the Sliabh Luachra communities, are to:
- Celebrate and promote the region’s unique musical heritage
- Through documentation and the creation of an archive, contribute to the preservation of this unique style and repertoire
- Develop increased opportunities for cultural and creative tourism
- Establish a local promoter’s network to encourage a joined-up approach to event promotion
- Develop an education programme to stimulate an interest in the performance of Sliabh Luachra music and an engagement with cultural heritage.
The Sliabh Luachra Music Trail Network meeting, 7 pm at the Riverisland Hotel on April 12th will provide opportunity to discuss: the overall work and needs of the Trail; the current contribution of the Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, Eoin O’Sullivan; and the potential to grow awareness of this unique musical heritage. If you would like to attend please rsvp to [email protected]. Teas and coffees will be served on arrival.
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