Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí

The 39th Donegal Fiddle Summer

Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd Aug, 2024

Glencolmcille, Co Donegal

A week of graded fiddle classes, from beginner to

advanced levels. Children and adults catered for.

Class times 10am to 4pm.

Fiddle concerts Tue, Wed and Fri nights @ 9pm

Dance class on Thur and a dance on Thur night with

live fiddle band.

To book a place on the classes and more information



Welcome to Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí, Our name means the ‘friendship or association of fiddle players’.

We formed our organisation in the early 1980’s to help support and promote the art of fiddle playing in the Donegal tradition. We operate as a not-for-profit voluntary organisation and we invest all of our income directly into our events, programmes, publications, projects and support for living artists. Our work is recognised by An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council who provide vital financial support for our work.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement is simple – we want to:

  • strengthen Donegal fiddle playing at its roots
  • improve standards of fiddle playing
  • promote participation in all aspects of Donegal fiddle music
  • encourage the transmission of the Donegal styles and repertoire


Contact Details

Email: donegalfiddlemusic(at) (anti-spam)
Company Registration Number: 634939


Chairman, Dr. Aidan O’Donnell; Vice Chairman, Gearóid Ó Maonaigh; Secretary’

Tara Connaghan, Ellie Nic Fhionnghaile and Dr. Conor Caldwell.