This small group of talented musicians practice at Jan Dykstra’s home in Kells. They
use a purpose built music studio set in the picturesque gardens of his house, with
stunning views of the Dingle peninsular across Kells bay. The group uses this beautiful
and intimate venue for regular performances to invited audiences.
“Glashin” features Bernadette Kennedy on cello and her daughter Susan Kennedy on
flute and whistle. Other members of the group are Martina Cahill and Johnny Cahillane
both on violin, with Jan Dykstra on double bass.
From its foundation to the present “Glashin” has been a wonderful musical experience
for its members, culminating in the release of their CD.
The name “Glashin” means stream. Bernadette has given this name to her painting of
the stream behind Jan Dykstra’s house.
Glashin performs frequently to raise funds and awareness for charitable groups. In
December 2009, for example, the group played in the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church,
Caherciveen, at a very moving memorial service for the victims of domestic violence.
The event was organised by Bernadette as the Chairperson of the South West Kerry