by Sean Hillen I am both delighted and proud that ‘Fiddles & Faeries,’ an international fiddle-playing competition I launched, has proved so successful, with ‘Awards for Excellence’ being presented at a most enjoyable event at Leo’s Tavern, home of famed Celtic group, Clannad, and singer, Enya, in west Donegal this past weekend. While not a…Keep reading
Minnesota, Donegal, Aberdeenshire, Connecticut, London – these were just some of the diverse cities and regions from which musicians entered the inaugural ‘Fiddles and Faeries’ competition, part of a proposed Guinness Book of World Records fiddle-playing project. And the ages and backgrounds of musicians also differed greatly. They included a 12-year-old schoolgirl; a retiree from…Keep reading
Open To Everyone In advance of the ‘Fiddles and Faeries’ Guinness World Record Breaking Event to take place later this year in Donegal, we are delighted to organise a fun online fiddle-playing competition open to everyone regardless of their country of origin. Judges will then make their decision in April on a single winner, who will…Keep reading
It is with deep sorrow that we learn of the death of James Campbell (84) this past weekend, one of Ireland’s most influential traditional musicians. James died at his home at Banganboy in the town of Glenties, Donegal yesterday morning and will be buried this Wednesday. Following the sad news, many tributes flowed in from well-wishers. According…Keep reading
Due to restrictions imposed by the Government in view of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid 19 an attempt in the Gaeltacht to break six fiddle-playing Guinness World Records has been delayed. Organisers of the Event both in Ireland and abroad are sad to announce their decision but feel that peoples’ health and…Keep reading
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