- San Antoine B&B, Cahersiveen Co Kerry
San Antoine Bed and Breakfast was established by Paddy & Breda Landers back in 1956. Before they were successful in making the purchase my mum Breda had prayed to St Anthony and promised him that she would call the house after him should they be successful. Hence the name San Antoine/St Anthony. As the business grew and tourism became more of a growing business they decided to extend, and in 1977 the Guest House was built and opened for business in 1978. We all played an active part in the building of the Guest house with dad playing the leading role. I remember myself as a seven year old carrying concrete blocks to Joe O’Donoghue & Sean McCarthy. I have great memories of that summer and the part I played in its construction.
Then in 1994 I stepped up as Mum & Dad were going to retire and took over the business. Two years later in 1996 I married Ann Brazill and today we are both running San Antoine with our two children Jack & Sarah. Not sure yet who will be the next to step up and continue the tradition……
- Balla Bluegrass
The 6th Balla Bluegrass Festival in Balla, Co. Mayo is on the bank holiday weekend in late October. The venues are Mannions and the Olde Woods, both on the main street in Balla, Co Mayo.
- Cahersiveen Guided Walking Tours
Explore Cahersiveen with a guided walking tour of the town.
"..1st October we can provide the walking tour of the town by appointment. We can also provide guided hillwalking and coastal walks tailored to suit your abilities for individuals and small groups"
- Dizzy Blues Band
The band formed in 1989 in Cork City, Ireland. Gigs in all corners of Ireland, tours of UK, Holland, Spain, France and albums followed. The latest release 'Time Is The Ruler' was greeted with critical acclaim in 2010. These days The Dizzies are the house band of the Lee Delta Blues Club which convenes every Thursday night at the Corner House, Coburg St, Cork. The current repertoire is built around the writing of singer/lead guitarist Pat Horgan. Here's a link to a recent live performance featuring some new songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-i91swtqdI&list=PLA6EE5200EC05186B&index=2&feature=plpp_video
- Freddie White
Freddie White - the maestro of quality music
Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.
Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base.
Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.
- Ger Wolfe
“Ger Wolfe has earned the respect and devotion of his peers”,The Irish Times commented in a review of his latest album "I Have Been Loved".
Ger takes to the road again this Autumn,, on a tour with a twist....
Celebrating the release of new single “When I was Hungry”, from his seventh album, Ger is doing a concert tour of teashops, coffeehouses,bookshops,winebars,a beach cafe, a dairy, an art gallery, a Victorian glass tea house and a grocery counter of a country pub !. Discussions are ongoing about an ice cream parlour gig.
The inspiration for the tour came to Ger from a concert he played earlier this Summer at Mitchelstown Caves, eighty steps under the earth.Having previously played other off-square venues including 'Three Bed Semi' in Ennis and five Fridays in February at Meade's wine bar in his native Cor some years back.Ger values the idea of no"not being tied into standard venues all the time.Its refreshing to play somewhere with a bit of a surprise element" he says.
The tour will see Ger play in many unusual and some very usual venues where listeners will enjoy a concert with a difference from one of our most gifted songwriters..Top Irish Music Magazin HotPress in a rave review of "I Have Been Loved" praises Ger for "Creating understated but carefully crafted vignettes, exquisitely performed,arranged and recorded(thanks mainly to Martin Leahy)....sublime".Take the chance if you can at all to hear 'the Lark of Mayfield' himself bring us down the 'Curra Road' this Autumn.
Many of the venues hold limited numbers so booking ahead is advised and gladness is guaranteed.
- Hank Wedel
Sites include Hanks work and description of his longtime commitment to Muisc and contribution to live music, nationally and internationally.
- Hillgrove Porcelain
About Hillgrove Porcelain
My name is Brian O'Sullivan, I live in "Hillgrove", Carhan, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry, Ireland.
I have been a Belleek Collector for many years and over that period of time I have collected some very rare pieces from the first and second period of Belleek's history.
I have always been fascinated by the work of the Craftsmen in Belleeks earlier years. This is what prompted me to set up Hillgrove Porcelain and to start producing fine quality, handmade porcelain. All the work is done by me and all pieces are made in very limited numbers.
No two pieces will ever be the same and there is no mass production. So if you do have time please take a look at my work and if there is any questions you would like to ask or indeed, if you would like to place an order, then please use the simple ordering facilities within my on-line shop - or e-mail me at [email protected]
- Iveragh Panoramics
Come and visit the work of Barbara Hodges and see haow her work describes the beauty of the area
- Iveragh Panoramics
The Magic of Iveragh in Photographs, as depicted by Barbara Hodges. Come and see Barbara work and you can appreciate the beauty of this place even if the clouds are down when you call!
- John Spillane
Music. Discography; Gaelic Hit Factory; Works List; Media. Photos; Videos; Tour Dates ... Hello, everyone, John Spillane here welcoming you to my website.
- John Spillane
JOHN SPILLANE is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color and brilliance. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience. In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.
- Mick Hanly
One Of Our greatest Irish singer Songwriter Performers. Official Site
- Mules and Men
Bluegrass band - formally The Newbreadwinners Featuring the finest of Bluegrass and folk musicians
For info contact webpage or facebook links
- Noel Shine and Mary Greene
Cork based duo Noel Shine and Mary Greene have long been a feature of the Irish folk scene. Originally from co. Clare, multi-instrumentalist Noel Shine came to Cork in the 70's where he was one of the founders of The Cork Folk Festival and legendary folk band THE STEAMPACKET COMPANY. He later fromed a duo with longtime friend John Spillane. In the 80's he met Waterford woman Mary Greene and the pair have been making sweet music ever since, touring Ireland, Europe and the USA extensively. As a singer Mary has featured on the recordings of many other artists including Christy Moore, Frances Black and John Spillane. As a songwriter she supplies a good part of herself and Noel's material and has had her songs recorded by Sean Keane and Kate Purcell. Noel and Mary's debut album THE LAND YOU LOVE THE BEST was voted no. 3 in the Irish Times FOLK ALBUM OF THE YEAR of its release and the duo have gone on to record 2 subsequent cds UNSPOKEN LINES and latterly a cd of Mary's original songs entitled SEA OF HEARTS. Noel and Mary are currently recording material for the fourth album.
- Ritchie Mac Carthy ,Céline Kavanagh
Munster Based Singer Songwriters . Acoustic styles with Strong Harmonies , Lyrics and Finger picking Guitar1
- Seán Garvey
Seán is from Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, and has long been considered as one of Ireland's finest traditional singers, singing in both Irish and English. He is also a highly accomplished player of guitar, flute and tenor-banjo. He has two solo CD releases to his name; Ón dTalamh Amach: Out of the Ground and The Bonny Bunch of Roses. from An Góilín song project: https://www.itma.ie/goilin/singer/garvey_sean
- Siveen Mandolins.com
Handcrafted Mandolins made in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry
- SixMileBridge Folkclub
The Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
has been going from strength to strength over the last few years and next January's event marks another step forward
for this eclectic festival of the best in acoustic music.
Between Thursday and Monday almost 80 concerts, pub gigs, sessions, and shows will keep the villages of Sixmilebridge and
Bunratty buzzing and bouncing with acts from far and wide, as well as the cream of local talent.
- Sonny Condell
An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from the heady days with “Tír Na nÓg” which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic “Scullion”, numerous solo albums, perhaps one of Irelands greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy.
Sonny Condell's songs are melodic and thoughtful, often with a breeze of jazz or a rhythmic hint of tradiitional music. “Down In The City”, “Teeside”, the Poptastic “Carol”, stunning lyrics, distinctive driving rhythm guitar. A prolific songwriter with 15 albums to his credit.
"Three decades equals a remarkable repertoire in Scullion's world, most of it drawn from the creative genius of Condell, whose subtle lyricism and matchless melody lines bear scant kinship to anyone else on the planet" Siobhán Long -- Irish Times June 2008
- Studio Fiona Fermoy Loudest Whisper
“A Band that has consistently produced fine and passionate music over the years and captured the imagination of collectors world wide”. Record Collector
- The Dizzy Blues Bans
The band formed in 1989 in Cork City, Ireland. Gigs in all corners of Ireland, tours of UK, Holland, Spain, France and albums followed. The latest release 'Time Is The Ruler' was greeted with critical acclaim in 2010. These days The Dizzies are the house band of the Lee Delta Blues Club which convenes every Thursday night at the Corner House, Coburg St, Cork. The current repertoire is built around the writing of singer/lead guitarist Pat Horgan.
Here's a link to a recent live performance featuring some new songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-i91swtqdI&list=PLA6EE5200EC05186B&index=2&feature=plpp_video
- The Kerry Coast Hotel
The family-run Kerry Coast Hotel is situated in the centre of the picturesque town of Cahirsiveen, on the famous Ring of Kerry route.
Guests can relax in the lounge or enjoy views of the Beenati Mountains from the large sun terrace.
The spacious bedrooms are decorated using a complimentary mix of neutral shades and vibrant colours. Each room is equipped with an en suite bathroom, a TV with Sky channels and a DVD player (available on request).
Kerry Coast’s in-house Franks Restaurant and Bar provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. All dishes are locally produced, including fresh fish from the local fishing boats, and lamb, beef and pork from the local farming community. Wi-Fi is free in public areas.
Skelig Rocks, a World Heritage site, is only 8 miles away by boat and trips start from the hotel. We are only a 5-minute walk from the local Marina and the Waterville Golf Course is a 15-minute drive away. Two beautiful Celtic ring forts and a large castle are just 5 minutes’ drive away.
- The Old Oratory Cahersiveen
Built 1863 The Old Oratory is a de-emancipated old protestant church lying in the heart of Cahersiveen town on the Ring of Kerry.
The site was purchased from local egg merchant Thomas Leslie in 1863 it was 170ft long and 100ft wide and the site was adjacent to the main road and opposite the avenue leading to the rectory.
For the next 100 years the church was the focal point for the church going community of the church of Ireland. However as numbers dropped the church eventually closed its doors for the last time following the funeral of Harold Blennerhasset in February 1968. The building was purchased by the O’Driscoll Family in later years and since then has been used as a Gallery and general purpose venue.
Today, The Old Oratory is fully refurbished and is a Cafe, Art Gallery, Music & Wedding Venue.
- The Skellig Star Hotel
The Skellig Star Hotel is conveniently located on the Wild Atlantic Way right on the Ring of Kerry in the small picturesque town of Cahersiveen. The hotel is centrally situated off the main street of the town only a stone throw away from the main shops, bars and restaurants.
Cahersiveen (meaning “Little Sadhbh's stone ringfort" is located on the River Fertha and is the principle town of the Iveragh Peninsula near Valentia Island. The town is conveniently accessible via the N70 road from Killarney.
The area is surrounded by many local attractions including the nearby Skellig Rocks, Valentia Harbour and various Blue Flag Beaches
- Tim Dennehy
From an Góilin Song Project page: https://www.itma.ie/goilin/singer/dennehy_tim
Tim Dennehy was born in Ballinskelligs, the family later moving to nearby Cahersiveen in Co Kerry. He was one of the founder members of the Góilín club. Both his parents sang and were inheritors of a huge store of songs and stories in the Irish language. Tim's mother, Nora Kelly from Cill Rialaig, had developed the custom of constantly singing as she went about her daily chores and this left an indelible mark. He spent a number of years working in Dublin and then moved to Co Clare. Tim still regularly visits the Góilín club and was very a supportive force in bringing this project to fruition
- Two Time Polka
From Headline agency site:
From Pana to Louisiana/Cajum 6-piece
Two Time Polka formed in Cork in 1994 and have developed a distinctive sound that has its roots in Cajun, Zydeco, and Bluegrass music. They have built up an enviable reputation for turning out excellent live shows, including numerous performances at Irish festivals such as The Kilkenny Country Roots, The Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, The Cork Jazz Festival, The Galway Arts Festival, The Waterford Spraoi, The Cork Folk Festival to name but a few. The band has also done several European tours and has played at the legendary Glastonbury Festival and more recently Italy’s Premier International Folk Festival ‘Folkest’.
The band has released 2 CD’s to date, From Pana to Louisiana in 1999 and About Time Two in 2003.
Two Time Polka can look back on 2005 as being one of their most successful years on the road to date. The year began with their first US album release on Toucan Cove Records, which saw the band getting major exposure Stateside and in Canada. So far the band have clocked up over 200 air plays on radio across the US. A subsequent tour of the States followed in August, which included the recording of one of the concerts for future release on DVD.
- Vanhalla Camper Heaven
"Through the mist, Cahirciveen remains music to my ears "
Link to John whelan's Blog
Whistle·Friday, 21 September 2018
Whistle are a six piece band from Dublin whose musical performances displays their weakness for Americana style folk and roots style originals as well as showing a healthy respect for other artists by performing covers encompassing a wider range of music genres.