We currently organise annual and more frequent events.

Annual Events:

Donegal Fiddle Summer School
Mon 1st to Fri 5th Aug 2016

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 us


The 33rd Annual Glenties Fiddlers Weekend
Fri 2rd – Sun 4th, Oct 2015

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 3rd October at 1pm

Special Event details –

Talk – Recordings of Mickey Doherty


Concert 2015
Saturday 3rd October

Concert in Highlands Hotel at 9pm €12

Performers are -

Aonghas Grant – Scotland – fiddle

Dermot McLaughlin – fiddle

Iarla O’Donnell – fiddle

Dominic Gallagher - fiddle

Concert begins at 9.00 pm - Adm € 12


Fiddle Workshops 2015
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October

11.30am -1.00pm

For more information on this event contact us


Regular events:

Weekend workshops

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 classes.

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