Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí

Dunkineely Fiddle Weekend

10th & 11th Nov. 2023

Dunkineely Community Centre

Fri. 7 – 9.30pm & Sat. 11am – 4pm: Exhibition

Exhibition on the tin, box and standard types of fiddles played in Donegal, FREE event

Sat. 10am: Fiddle classes

Registration 10am. Classes 10.30 – 1.00 and 2 – 4. € 15

It would help if you pre-book: / 086 340 9019

Sat. 8pm: Fiddle Concert (doors open 7.30)


Aidan O’Donnell

Peter Campbell,

Martin McGinley,

Aoife Feeny

Megan Nic Fionnghaile

and other guests – € 10


Plus sessions in Dunkineely town


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.