Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí

The 40th Annual Glenties Fiddle Weekend
Fri 7th – Sun 9th October 2022
Highlands Hotel – Glenties


Concert Sat 8th at 9 pm – featuring

Neil Kennedy
Nia Ní Bheirn
Conor Caldwell
Megan Níc Fhionnghaile
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh
Melanie Houton
Aidan O’Donnell
Tickets at the door € 15

Fiddle classes – Spaces are limited – booking enquiries or call 0863409019
Sat and Sun – 11 – 12.30pm, € 10 (total fee for both days classes)

Sat 8th – “Ceoltóirí” – A film about Jimmy and Peter Campbell and how music passes on through generations. A fitting tribute to the late Jimmy Campbell.A stalwart of the Glenties fiddle weekend since its inception.
The film was made by 3 young local men, Paddy Molloy, who is a grandson of Jimmy’s Ronan O’Donnell and James O’Malley. We are very grateful to the lads for agreeing to premiere the film at the Glenties fiddle weekend.

Highlands Hotel Ballroom 1.30pm. Free event

Fri 7th to Sun 9th Informal sessions throughout the weekend



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

Caoimhín Mac Aoidh, An Crann Darach, Tullyhorkey, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

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


Chairman, Dr. Caoimhín Mac Aoidh; Vice Chairman, Gearóid Ó Maonaigh; Secretary’

Siobhán Ní Churraighín.