Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí
- the name means the ‘friendship or association
of fiddle players'.
This organisation was formed in the early 1980's
to help support and promote the art of fiddle playing
in the Donegal tradition. It operates as a not-for-profit
voluntary organisation and any income gnerated is
invested directly into their events, programmes, publications,
projects and support for living artists. Cairdeas
na bhFidiléirí's work is recognised
by An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council who
provide vital financial support for this work.
This is a specialist non-residential music school
held in the first full week of August in Glencolmcille.
Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí 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