The 35th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend

The 35th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend
Fri 6th – Sun 8th, Oct 2017

This is a major gathering of fiddle players established in 1983 and held in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties on the first weekend in October. This popular event is for anyone interested in fiddle music and the formal programme includes classes, a concert with special guest fiddle players, talks and occasional recitals. The Friday night is always the occasion for some great fiddle music as players from all over Ireland arrive in Glenties for the weekend. Fiddle players from the Scottish tradition are commonly featured as are both young and established players from the Donegal tradition. Workshops for persons who have already achieved a level of playing are provided during the course of the weekend.


Special Event
Saturday 7th October at 1pm

Special Event details –
Talk – By Marcas Ó Murchu – on John McGettigan of Donegal – whose recordings with “John McGettigan and his Irish Minstrels” were a major influence in the world of Irish music.


Concert 2017
Saturday 7th October
Concert in Highlands Hotel at 9pm €12

Performers are –
Dermot McLaughlin
Tara Connaghan
Siobhan Peoples
Graham Mackenzie – Scotland
Ronan Galvin
Aidan O’Donnell
Martin McGinley and guests


Fiddle Workshops 2017
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
11.00am -12.30pm

For more information on this event contact us