Visit the Riverside Music Niche to experience the tradtional music of the medieval period.
12:30: Friar Nyp Plays the Kemence
1:00: Recordonna & Musotica: Recorder & Rebec
1:30: Friar Nyp Plays the Kemence
2:00: Recordonna & Musotica: Recorder & Rebec
2:30: Amy Fass - Recorder & Crumborn
3:00: Recordonna & Musotica: Recorder & Rebec
3:30: Amy Fass - Recorder & Crumborn
4:00: Una Contante - Traditional Music
4:45: Majesta Chanters - Sung Gregorian Chant
Visitors can purchase the wonderful music and books of our performers at the Riverside Music Niche right next door to the stage!
Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, and dates from 1446. The noted Blarney Stone is found among the machicolations of the castle.
The castle originally dates from before 1200, when a wooden structure was believed to have been built on the site, although no evidence remains of this. Around 1210 this was replaced by a stone fortification. It was destroyed in 1446, but subsequently rebuilt by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, Lord of Muscry.
The castle was besieged during the Irish Confederate Wars and was seized in 1646 by Parliamentarian forces under Lord Broghill. However after the Restoration the castle was restored to Donough MacCarty, who was made 1st Earl of Clancarty.
There is more about this castle right here: Blarney Castle
Patricia Young-Lambert for taking the image of Blarney Castle June 10, 2010