Glenties October Fiddle Weekend.

Glenties October Fiddle Weekend. Donegal Fiddlers Concert

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Saturday, October 2 @ 9pm
Highlands Hotel
Glenties
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Numbers will be limited so please book in advance at Email info@donegalfiddlemusic.ie or by text to 086.3409019.
Glenties October Fiddle Weekend.

Donegal Fiddlers Concert

One of the main focal points of the weekend is the Donegal Fiddlers Concert on Saturday night. This year will feature performances by Martin McGinley, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile, Jamsie Wray and a very special guest from Shetland, Jenna Reid.

Martin McGinley is one of Donegal and Ireland’s finest fiddle players, born into a musical environment, with his fiddle playing Mother, Kathleen giving him every opportunity to become involved in music. Martin is well-known for his always exuberant playing, his additions to the fiddle music repertoire with his compositions and his teaching. He is Music Development Manager of the Donegal Music Education Partnership and his highly anticipated  solo CD, Full Circle –Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal, was released by Cairdeas na bhFidléirí earlier this year.  The CD will be launched as par t of the Fiddle Weekend.

Megan Nic Fhionnghaile is a fiddle player from Gaoth Dobhair , a region celebrated for its traditional Irish music and the Irish language. Growing up, she was surrounded by songs and music from her area, her great-grandad Joe Jack being a well-known fiddle player in the locality, and her Grandmother and siblings being singers. Megan attends the University of Limerick where she studies Irish Music. In 2019 she was the Ulster Champion in Senior Fiddle and was a finalist in the All Ireland Fleadh.

Jamsie Wray is young fiddle player from Dunfanaghy and a Leaving Cert Student in Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair. He began playing the fiddle at the age of 6,  at the Comhaltas classes in Gort a’Choirce , where he was taught by Theresa Kavanagh.

Over the years, he attended workshops at Glencolmcille Fiddle Week,  Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhair,  Ceol na Coille, Letterkenny and the Willie Clancy Week.  His influences are Johnny Doherty, Tommy Peoples, Frank Kelly, Martin Hayes and Altan among others.  In 2019, he took 1st place in the Junior Ed Reavy Festival in Cavan and earlier this year was a finalist in the Fiddler of London Competition.

Jenna Reid is an award winning fiddle player and composer from Shetland.   A student of the late, great Willie Hunter, she has toured across the world and has recorded and released many albums as a soloist and band member. Jenna was awarded Composer of the Year at the 2019 Scots Trad Music Awards following the release of her fifth solo album, Working Hands. She is a member of the hugely popular Scottish fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles and has appeared on the Transatlantic Sessions alongside Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas.

More Info:

Numbers will be limited so please book in advance at Email info@donegalfiddlemusic.ie or by text to 086.3409019.

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