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.
If you would like to make a small donation to help us with our projects
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
- encourage the transmission of the Donegal styles and
Map Of Donegal