We currently organise annual and more frequent events.
Donegal Fiddle Summer School
Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd Aug – 2013.
This is a specialist non-residential music school held in the first
full week of August in Glencomlcille. We can accept up to 100 students in
10 graded classes taught by leading exponents of Donegal fiddle music. In
addition to classes there is a programme of recitals, talks and concerts.
To enquire about booking a place please contact
The 31st Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend
Fri 4th – Sun 6th, Oct 2013
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 young players
from the Donegal tradition. Workshops for persons who have already achieved
a level of playing are provided during the course of the weekend.
Saturday 5th October at 12.30pm
A Donegal fiddle specific talk – topic not yet fixed
Saturday 5th October
Concert in Highlands Hotel at 9pm €12
Performers still to be confirmed.
Concert begins at 9.00 pm - Adm € 12
Fiddle Workshops 2013
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October
information on this event contact us
A series of weekend workshops will take place running from Nov – May
These will include classes with Ronan Galvin focussing on local music
from the parish of Glencolmcille
A master class weekend with Dermot Mc Laughlin
Classes with the Campbells involving both fiddle tuition and dance
Dates for the weekends have not been finalised yet .
For more information
or to reserve a place contact us
Traditional Donegal Dance Weekends (monthly November-May)
This programme aims to give fiddle players and others a direct insight into
the close relationship between the music and the dance. Participants learn
how to dance the house dances (i.e. not set or ceilí) that they play
for, so these are very interactive hands-on workshops!
For more information contact us