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"Congratulations, big time, on what was for me one of the more enjoyable events of music I have been to in a while, just outstanding. I can't tell you how much I was thrilled with it."
--Brian O'Donovan, Celtic Connections
"Congrats on another savage weekend, best festival in Ireland..by far!"
--Siobhan Peoples
"WOW! Baltimore rocks! BFF2007 exceeded all my expectations - the concerts were breathtaking, the pub sessions were incredible and the workshops inspirational - thanks Declan and your team for a brilliant event!"
--Alison, attendee
"Very well done to Declan and all the people involved. I Will be coming back next year and I'll be bringing half a dozen friends with me. The best music I've heard in a long time."
--Iain O'Neill, attendee
"The Fiddle Fair has now firmly established itself as one of the premier opportunities to help encourage and develop the talents of budding fiddle players from Ireland and abroad."
--Irish Music Rights Organisation
"How on earth do I get hold of a ticket for next year's festival?"
--Phil Thomas, FolkMusic.net
"The standard and talent of all the musicians took my breath away. Thanks for such a magical weekend and I look forward to returning ... for a top up of pure heaven."
--Wendy Jane Lichtblau, attendee
"The Baltimore Fiddle Fair is unique. Whether listening through an open window to the children at an open-air workshop master a tune or the swirl of a master-fiddler in the early hours, Baltimore weaves a sweet melody. Beir bua!"
--John Creedon, The Creedon Show RTE Radio 1
"I just came back home from Baltimore. I just wanted to thank you for giving us such a wonderful festival."
--Fumihiko Akamine, attendee
"You can't ask for a nicer setting, or a more interesting lineup. Declan knows bigger isn't necessarily better ... everyone feels at home."
--Tim O'Brien, 2006 Grammy Winner

Fiddle Fair Presents

The Third Fiddle Fair Autumn School

Kevin Burke & Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
September 21st - 23rd 2018
Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland

A weekend of fun-filled learning with 2 incredible fiddlers in the beautiful seaside village of Baltimore in west Cork. Limited to 20 places only!

€499 (€10 service fee applies) Includes top class food & accommodation, Island visits and a Moonlit Kayaking excursion on Lough Ine.

Kevin Burke and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh are two of the greatest musicians in traditional music today. Both have a huge following around the world and are right up there in the pantheon of the Irish tradition. This is a unique opportunity to learn from 2 true masters of their craft in one of the most beautiful settings on the planet. Plus they're also great craic! The Autumn School is suitable for anyone who's been playing for a while but you don't have to be an expert. Classes are presented in the intimate and relaxed atmosphere synonymous with The Baltimore Fiddle Fair

Your weekend will include 4 classes (2 each) with Kevin and Mairéad in beautiful locations around Baltimore. It will also include your own room in a lovely house and some top class west Cork food every day. We will also take a spin to Sherkin Island and a very special moonlit kayak on the stunning Lough Ine.

As an added bonus you might even get the chance to partake in our inaugural Fiddle Fair event for Culture Night.

€499 (€10 service fee applies) Includes top class food & accommodation, Island visits and a Moonlit Kayaking excursion on Lough Ine.

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May 14, 2018

Fiddle Fair 2018

Fiddle Fair 2018 is now over.