Annual Donegal Fiddle Festival goes online to beat crisis

Annual Donegal Fiddle Festival goes online to beat crisis

Fiddle players from all over the world attended last year's Donegal Fiddle Week.
Fiddle players from all over the world attended last year’s Donegal Fiddle Week.

With the Covid-19 lockdown many of the events organised by Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí have been forced to go online.

Organisers of the annual Donegal Fiddle Week say they are determined that the pandemic won’t force them to abandon this year’s festival.

The week-long carnival dedicated to the fiddle music of Co Donegal attracts ‘trad’ enthusiasts from across the world. Organised by Cairdeas na bhFidiléiri (Friendship of Fiddlers), it has become a firm fixture in the Irish music calendar since the first festival in Glencolmcille 35 years ago.

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