Welcome to the 6th Annual roots music Weekend here in Cahersiveen


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  • Planned events
  • Accomodation listings
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  • Links to participating musicians
  • Participating Venues and Sponsors



Event is Hosted by Teacht Thar Sáile Folk Club

What's It All About?

..... We simply want to support, encourage and promote live music performance, by enabling venues, supporting performing artists and composers.Above all, we remember that music needs to beheard and appreciated!

Roots Mission

Cahersiveen Mountain Roots Music is an initiative driven by Teacht Thar Sáile Folk Club. It has as it’s emphasis, the promotion and development of a forum where performers and followers of Roots music can enjoy our supportive role, in providing a continued platform that facilitates Roots music performance and appeciation.
 As a body, we are a non-profit group, who wish to continue to provide a way to support artists and venues alike, to participate in Roots Music events.We also promote Roots music to attract wider audience appreciation.
The attraction of Roots music is wide, but it has one outstanding unique quality, it is inclusive of all ages. It offers a forum where young to old can feel welcome and involved. As we have developed over the last while, we have witnessed an integration of various vintages of musicians performing together and enjoying each others music and company. Likewise. one of the attractions of Roots music is its propensity of musicians for supporting eachother. The beginner enthusiast is encouraged at workshops and sessions while the “longtime player” has an avenue to enjoy yet another venue to participate in his or her passion, irrelevent of their level of ability. Afterall, Roots Music cares about the “Passion” or love of it and not so much about the “Technical Trials”!!
As an adjunct to the above, we believe that the concept of Cahersiveen Mountain Roots music, can benifit our Rural comunity. Steeped in a long traditition  of music and song, which is the essence of Roots music, we perceive  ours as a base that has so much to offer to The Roots music follower and is the ideal venue to attract visitors, be they performers, audience or indeed both.

Live Music at Cahersiveen Roots 2019

Cork Singers Club

  Two Time Polka 

Dizzy Blues Band 

  Hank Wedel

Mules and Men

Jeff Scroggins & The Scroggdogs

 Ger Wolfe 


Mitch Depew &    David Prat 

 The ATM Band

Colm Breathnach & John Tobin & Richie Ryan

Mick Power

Seán Garvey 

 Tim Dennehy

Eileen Healy &  Herman Bailey.

Kieran Sugrue

David Marriott 

Sunny MacHinis

Cathal Cusack

Martin Barrett 

Paul Evans

Richie Mc Carthy

Céline Kavanagh MacCarthy

As well as more Artists who will perform at the

" Lobby lights " Showcase in the Skellig Star hotel and Music Sessions around ‘The Town’


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  • Whistle on Stage
  • Ger Wolfe '18
  • Cork Singers at Keatings Corner House
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  • Hank Wedel
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  • Sean Garvey
  • The Dizzy Blues
  • Roots 18  performed at Acoss The County Bounds- On The Left Mc Mick Power o
  • David Prat & Mitch  Depew
  • Roots'18 Ardú Session in full flight Photo Stephen Power
  • Roots '18 Friday open session at the Corner house Roger and Kieran Sugrue
  • Roots '18 Open Session at the Corner House : Linda O Mahony and Richie Mac
  • Roots '18 Open Session at the Corner house with Richie Mac Carthy and Johnn
  • Mules and Men
  • Roots '18 Ardú Session John Olney and Peter Mullarkey
  • Roots '18 Open Session at The Corner house with Land Lord Martin borrowing
  • Mick Power in session
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Prat Instruments

Catch this great chance to see some fine hand crafted instruments at The Roots.

Talk with David over the weekend at gigs or at The Centre Saturday Morning 

Sponsors and Supporting Venues

Cahersiveen- Killarney Credit Union..........Camos  ..........  Skellig Star Hotel             Mike Murts .......   Kerry Coast Hotel .......   The Fertha .............    Cha Healy's  .... Keatings Corner House .........   The Oratory  .........  Quirkes News Agents  .....  Craineens .......... O Driscoll's Off licence........Supervalu..........

The Anchor .............

O Connor Printing............ Tile Art.....The Market House


Kevy's Chipper....... O Connor's Chemist....... Dan Dennehy......Sheehan's Appliances....Patrick Griffin The Hungry Monk Bistro, Pizzeria and Catering 

Fexco Cahersiveen 

Skellig SIX18

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