2019 Programme / The 37th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Gathering


Donegal Fiddlers Concert

The 37th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Gathering


Date: Saturday October 5
Venue: Highlands Hotel, Glenties
Time: 9.00pm / Cost: €12

One of the main focal points of the weekend is the Donegal Fiddlers concert on Saturday night. This year will feature performances by Roisín and Ella McGrory, Peter Campbell, Claire Friel and a very special guest from the North East of England, Stewart Hardy.

Roisín McGrory is a well established fiddle player and teacher around Inishowen and Derry. A founding member of the Inishowen Traditional Music Project, she released her excellent Brae Road CD in 2016.

Ella McGrory is a daughter of Roisín’s and is a wonderful fiddle and piano player. She has just begun studying a Traditional Music Degree Course at the University of Limerick.

Clare Friel is a well known exponent of Donegal’s fiddle music. Born with powerful Donegal heritage in Glasgow, Clare and her sisters – Anna and Sheila – have become widely known from playing and singing as the Friel Sisters.

Stewart Hardy is an internationally-acclaimed performer, composer and teacher. Based in the North East of England, a love for the traditional music of Northumberland and Scotland shines through his repertoire and his compositions. This weekend he will play many of the tunes of James Hill (see ‘Illustrated Talk’ above).

Booking Details

Tickets for this event are available from The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.

Tel: 071 95 11111

For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.

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