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A Celebration of Donegal Fiddling


BelfastTrad in association with Donegal's Cairdeas na Bhfidiléirí (Friends of the fiddlers) presents a weekend of events celebrating the fiddling of Donegal; Speakers, workshops, sessions. Book online for the three fiddle workshops.  Talk pay at the door.

Friday, December 1st 7:15pm
Talks: Aspects of Donegal, its society, its fiddlers, and the Doherty family.
Alun Evans, Andy Crockart, Breandán Mac Suibhne, Rab Cherry
Rosemary Hall, Elmwood Avenue (Behind All Souls' Church
£5 at the door

Saturday, December 2nd 11:00am
Raising of memorial at Charlie Doherty's grave
Milltown Cemetery

Donegal Fiddle Workshops 1:30-5:30
Lower intermediate with Melanie Houton (Inishowen)
Upper Intermediate with Conor Caldwell (Belfast)
Advanced with Martin McGinley (Raphoe)
Crescent Arts Centre  £20, £15 for 18s and under
There will be a short (15-20 minute) recital by the tutors at 5:15pm. This is free and open to anyone who wants to come along.

Learners' Session and discussion with Donegal fiddle legends Jimmy and Peter Campbell
7:30-9:00pm Madden's Bar (upstairs, no charge, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Donegal fiddlers & friends session
9:30pm-late Madden's bar (upstairs)

Later Event: December 6
Belfast Singing Circle