Box Fiddle features on the cover of The Fiddle Music of Donegal Vol 2 and
is the type of fiddle which Myles Tinney was photographed playing in Mountcharles,
Co Donegal around 1900.
Gleann Cholm Cille is a remarkable locale
with plenty of ways to spend your time. We have gathered
together some information for you and hope you enjoy
your time in Glen.
The Local Fiddle Music of Glencolmcille
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
Donegal Fiddle Summer School
Mon 31st July to Fri 4th Aug 2017.
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