Dr Strangely Strange at Lehanmore community centre. The lads have been playing together since the sixties and have a few albums recorded. They played their gig as the end of the World Tour which had started earlier in the year in Kenmare.
Colin Deady was the support act, he put on a good show to get the crowd excited for what was to follow.,..
Visit Whiddy Island, just off the coast at Bantry harbour lies the island of Whiddy. A magical mysterious island to spend a pleasant day or two on discovering its natural and historical beauty. Get in touch with Tim O’Leary and he will arrange your ferry trip. There is the Bank house bar on the island for food and refreshments and you can walk or cycle around the island at your leisure. The island also has some rental homes if you fancy a tranquil time away from the mad rush of mainland life. Check out whiddyferry.com for information. They have started up guided tours for 2015, very knowledgeable guide. Make this year, Visit Whiddy Island year.
Maybe even some of the crew from RedFM should visit too, as they don’t seem to know where Whiddy Island is…
This is my third video of West Cork Islands which I have made simply for my own pleasure. Promoting the Beara and West Cork.
Watch a video of Whiddy Island here
I have now made this the second version of the video. A lovely day again for the second visit. Make sure that 2015 is your year to visit Whiddy Island too…
Visit Whiddy Island
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Michael Dwyer Festival in Allihies a tiny village far out west on the Beara peninsula. A good turn out for the Michael Dwyer traditional Irish music festival for 2014. I did not get to take too many photos as I was busy with other things this weekend but enjoyed some good music in the evenings.
Michael Dwyer Festival
This was the Festival Programme 2014
Friday 6th June
9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar – John Byrne (pipes & whistle)Kevin Byrne (guitar & mandolin) Johnny Bongo Horgan (percussion)
9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Cormac de Fréin (flute), Sorcha de Fréin (concertina), Mike Meade (banjo)
9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)
Saturday 7th June
1.00pm Allihies Schoolhouse – Tin Whistle Competition
1.00pm The Village Hostel, Allihies – Accordion Workshop with Martin Quinn
3.30pm Outside Jimmy’s Bar – Young dancers from Scoil Rince Carney
5.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Cork Singers Club
6.00pm Allihies Mine Museum – An Óige music session
8.00pm Memorial Musical Mass
9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Seán Garvey & Seán Óg Garvey
9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Joe Junker & Friends
9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)