19th Féile Ceoil Tradisiúnta
Programme of Events 2022
Friday 29th April
Registration for Summer School of Music
Nesbitt Arms Hotel. 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Beginners School of Music in Fidil, Feadóg Mór, Feadóg Stáin, Bosca Ceoil.
Moderate and Advanced only in Fidil & Bosca Ceoil.
Our Guest of Honour this year, Dermot Byrne, will conduct the Masterclass in
Also world class fiddle player Brid Harper will conduct a masterclass in fiddle.
Brid will be assisted by local and renowned fiddle player Michael O’Rourke.
Fee: Adult €80, Children €40
Family rates available
All Star Opening Concert
Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Doors open 8.00pm (Performance starts 8.30pm)
Special Event to honour one of Donegal’s most famous and popular musicians,
accordion player Dermot Byrne.
Ireland’s best known musicians will play to honour Dermot. A night not to be missed.
Tickets limited – contact the committee.
Free traditional music in all pubs every night
Saturday 30th April
St. Mary’s School. 9.00am – 10.00am
Beginners Class in Various Instruments with Donna Harkin
Masterclass in Accordion with Dermot Byrne
Masterclass in Fiddle with Brid Harper
Moderate Class in Fiddle with Michael O’Rourke
Class Times: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ireland’s top teachers in attendance.
Free Music at the Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre. 1.00pm
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy traditional Irish music at its best. See and hear
the best of music in a relaxed and joyful environment.
A free event – not to be missed.
Open Air Recitals
The Diamond. 3.00pm
Open air Music Recitals with the best music around.
Amongst the many guests this year are a group of musicians from France and the
USA who plan to be part of this wonderful and world famous Cup of Tae Festival.
A Very Special Event Honouring the Campbells
Beehive Bar. 8.00pm
Pat McGill will offer a special evening of music in honour of the wonderful Vincent
and Jimmy Campbell. Sadly this year, for the first time since the festival began,
neither fiddler will be in attendance.
Come early as this is an event that may be oversubscribed.
Great music sessions all around the town
Sunday 1st May
Music Classes/Workshop Continue
10.00am – 12.30pm
Music Classes/Workshop Complete
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Heritage Centre. 1.00pm
Traditional musicians from all over Ireland. This recital is limited in numbers.
Open Air Recital
The Diamond. 3.00pm
Open air music recital which will include the students and teachers from the schools
and workshops, who will showcase what they have learned with a music session on
The Nesbitt Arms Hotel. 8.00pm
The John “The Tae” Concert is always a special event. This year a list of top
musicians will perform at this concert in honour of the late great John “The Tae”.
A show not to be missed. Please come early. Seating limited.
Free Irish Music Sessions in all Pubs in Town (see posters)
Monday 2nd May
Music Sessions will take place in various pubs
Contact: Stephen +353 87 2424590