2017 Programme / The 35th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Gathering

CEOL | MUSIC

The 35th Annual Glenties Fiddlers Gathering

www.donegalfiddlemusic.com

CUIREANN CAIRDEAS NA BHFIDLÉIRÍ I LÁTHAIR

Date: Friday October 06 – Sunday October 08
Venue: The Highlands Hotel, Glenties
Cost: FREE

FIDDLE MASTERCLASSES
Date: Saturday October 06 & Sunday October 08
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK – The Genius of John McGettigan, by Marcas Ó Murchú

Date: Saturday October 06

Time: 1.00pm

DONEGAL FIDDLERS CONCERT – SEE EVENT PAGE FOR MORE

Date: Saturday October 07

Time: 9.00pm / Cost: €12

This major gathering of fiddle players was established in 1983 and is held annually in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties. 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.

ILLUSTRATED TALK – The Genius of John McGettigan, by Marcas Ó Murchú

An illustrated talk on the life and times of celebrated Carrigart singer and fiddle player, John McGettigan (1882-1958), who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1907, where he became one of the most celebrated musicians and singers of his day.

Donegal Fiddlers Concert

One of the main focal points of the weekend is the Donegal Fiddlers concert on Saturday night. To celebrate Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2017 this first 35 years of the Fiddlers Gathering, the spotlight will be firmly on the Donegal players and will feature performances by Jimmy Campbell, Siobhán Peoples, Aidan O’Donnell, Tara Connaghan, Dermot McLaughin, Martin McGinley, Ronan Galvin, Jimmy Campbell and a very special guest from Scotland, Inverness fiddler Graham Mackenzie. SEE EVENT FOR DETAILS 

Booking Details

Information for this  event is available from The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.

Tel: 071 9852144 (Pre-Bookings advised for Fiddle Masterclass)

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.

Funders & Partners

©2017 Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival. Site by Manna Design.