Jim Dowling festival is a must for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts

Posted on: 8th June, 2015

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

June 18 to 21 sees the third Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival take place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts. This year’s festival promises to be a spectacular event with a strong artistic line-up featuring renowned names such as Lúnasa, The Friel Sisters, Paddy Keenan, Steve Cooney, David Power and Martin Hayes. Other Artists include Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch and Kila’s Rónán Ó’ Snodaigh.

The Vallely brothers from Armagh Caoimhin, Niall and Killian will kickstart the Festival on Thursday, June 18 with an intimate concert in the community hall

Lúnasa will take to the stage on Friday night followed by music sessions in each of the village pubs. This year the festival will offer a range of workshops for all abilities in piping, accordion and the fiddle. One of the highlights of the festival will be an intimate concert with the Friel Sisters on Saturday afternoon in the Glengarriff Community Hall.

The Saturday night Big Blow Out concert will host a variety of musical talent including Paddy Keenan, Steve Cooney, David Power and Martin Hayes. A great night assured. Pub sessions will take place throughout the village all through the weekend. The festival will draw to a close on Sunday with a finale concert in the Community Hall with members of Kila Ronan o Snodaigh ,Eoin Dillion, Seanan Brennan and Dee Armstrong.

Throughout the weekend there will be a wide range of Trad sessions planned and unplanned!

Further information and tickets for all concerts and workshops can be found online at www.jimdowlingfestival.eu or visit the Jim Dowling and Uilleann Pipe and Trad music Facebook.

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on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

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