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New albums and book from Sliabh Luachra musicians

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Eoin Stan O'Sullivan, the Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, will launch a new music book and CD at the Patrick O'Keeffe Festival in October.

The Sliabh Luachra Musician in Residence, is an initiative by Kerry, Cork and Limerick County Councils to help bolster the massive efforts in Sliabh Luachra to grow its unique music culture.

O'Sullivan has held the position since 2018 and is currently fulfilling a new plan that began in April this year.

“This will be for teachers, students and anyone starting to play the local repertoire. The tune book will be promoted at another series of school concerts and workshops this autumn,” Caroline Lynch of the Creative Ireland Kerry Office said.

“In October at the Patrick O'Keeffe Festival, Eoin hopes to release another new CD. This one will be from an exciting Kerry trio featuring concertina, fiddle and guitar.”

In June Eoin released a new album by accordion player Pat Fleming. This release was the fifth on the label that was set up to promote Sliabh Luachra related music. There are also albums available by Bryan O'Leary, Maura O'Connor and Emma O'Leary.

An education programme is one of the main pillars of the Residency Plan. In May and June Eoin ran 10 concerts in primary and secondary schools around the county.

They were funded by the Local Live Performance Scheme from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Kerry County Council. The series featured Kerry-based musicians Greta Curtin, Conor Moriarty, Bryan O'Leary, Noreen O'Shea, Mike Coult, Matt Griffin, and also Leah Murphy and Conor O'Sullivan from Cork.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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