World Fiddle Day is celebrated annually on the Saturday closest to May 19th. It is the one day in the year when players of the “fiddle” family of instruments –
World Fiddle Day is celebrated annually on the Saturday closest to May 19th. It is the one day in the year when players of the “fiddle” family of instruments – violins, violas, cellos, double basses, etc. can celebrate the beauty of the instruments. The reason for the 19th of May is that was the day of the month when Antonio Stradivari’s passed away.
On Friday the 17th of May in Edeninfagh Hall at 8pm as a tribute to the late great fiddle player Vincent Campbell there will be a film show of some of the filmed material of Vincent.
For this years World Fiddle Day on Saturday the 18th of May, Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí will be hosting a series of events in the Glen of Glenties. Starting the day there will be three fiddle classes commencing at 10am and running until 2pm.
For anyone wishing to attend one of these classes, the meet up time is 9.40am at Mullinmore National School. Two of the classes will be held in Mullinmore National School and the third one in Edeninfagh Hall. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks. Mullinmore school is on the left on the road from Glenties to the Glen Tavern.
At 3pm in the afternoon there will be a guided bus tour leaving from the Glen Tavern of locations of musical interest, relating to the Fiddle Playing Doherty’s and other local musicians.
The day will finish off with a Session on Saturday night in the Glen Tavern.
For further information and up to date details please visit donegalfiddlemusic.ie or Facebook. Alternatively, you can either send an email to [email protected] or call +353 (0)86 340 9019 if you have any queries regarding the event.
17 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 18 (Saturday) 11:59 pm
Glen of Glenties
Glen of Glenties, Co Donegal