Patrick O Keeffe Festival

Castleisland County Kerry

Jackie Daly

October Bank holiday annually

Jackie Daly was born in Kanturk, Co. Cork on June 22, 1945. He grew up surrounded by the rich music of Sliabh Luachra. One of the greatest influences on his early musical development was Ballydesmond fiddle player Jim Keeffe, who himself was a former student of Patrick O’Keeffe.

Dutch Merchant Navy to All Ireland Title

Jackie worked for several years with the Dutch Merchant Navy, before returning to Ireland in the early 1970’s. He then through himself into being a full time professional musician. In 1974 he won the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Accordion Competition in Listowel, County Kerry. To qualify, he was obliged to play a B/C instrument, at the time the only system sanctioned by the competition organizers, but immediately afterwards returned to his chosen C#/D system.

Solo Album & Duo with Creagh

In 1977 he released a solo album under the Topic Record Label. ‘Music from Sliabh Luachra’ was the album, and shortly afterwards he teamed up with Seamus Creagh and released ‘Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh.’ Jackie also recorded with Kevin Burke to much acclaim.


Here is the highlights package from the 2021 Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival.
Please share widely! Big plans already for the 30th anniversary of the festival in October.
Thanks to Elaine Prendiville Videographyfor putting this together.

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