Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí

The 39th Annual Glenties Fiddle Weekend
Fri 1st – Sun 3rd October 2021
Highlands Hotel Glenties

All current safety requirements must be observed – including wearing of masks and proof of vaccination.

Concert Sat 2nd Oct at 9pm – featuring
Jamsie Wray – Donegal

Megan Nic Fhionnghaile – Donegal

Jenna Reid – Shetland

Martin McGinley – Donegal

€15 Tickets at the door, no advance ticket sales.


Fiddle Classes – Spaces are limited and booking is essential – 

Bookings info@donegalfiddlemusic.ie or 0863409019

Sat & Sun 11-12:30 – €10 (total fee for the 2 days, classes)

Sat 2:30-4.30pm – Advanced fiddle class with Jenna Reid €15

Sat 2nd at 1:00pm – A talk on the recording of the Irish Recording Company c. 1949 by Harry Bradshaw.

Followed by the release of our latest 2 CD’s.

A CD of fiddle recordings from the IRC – Taisce Luachmhar (Valuable Treasure) The Fiddle Album. 

Also “Full Circle” the new CD from Martin McGinley. Free event. Highlands Hotel

Buy the new CD’s Here 

Also available for Digital Download Here


COVID 19 – VIRTUAL EVENTS
DURING THE TIME WHEN LIVE EVENTS AND GATHERINGS ARE NOT POSSIBLE – WE HAVE SOME VIRTUAL EVENTS – BOTH ARE 8PM IN IRELAND.

  • SUNDAY NIGHTS AT 8PM – A FIDDLE CONCERT
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 8PM – MOVIE NIGHT – A FIDDLE/MUSIC RELATED FILM

THESE EVENTS CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK FEED HERE: https://www.facebook.com/cairdeas.bhfidileiri 


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)gmail.com (anti-spam)
Company Registration Number: 634939

Directors:

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

Siobhán Ní Churraighín.

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