Nollaig Shona/Happy Christmas

Hello,   I want to wish all of you a very Happy ChristmasđŸŽ»Nollaig Shona chugaibh uilig. Thank you so much for being part of my fiddle classes, I’m so enjoying your company and noting your development as a musician. Go raibh maith agat.   MairĂ©ad đŸŽ»

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Playing concerts again!

I’m delighted to report that Altan are back playing concerts again……silent for over 2 years!! It has been a long time. We rescheduled our Kilcar concert for  Friday, November 26th 2021 in Áislann Chill Chartha @ 8pm. Tickets are €20 and can be bought from the Áislann at 074-9738376 Altan play Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair…

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The Hot Seat

I hope that you are all keeping well. I have been busy with family weddings and my daughter Nia turned 18 years old  last week….so I was kept on my toes. I just want to let you know that I will be hosting two Zoom fiddle sessions this Friday October 22nd 2021. Times are 8pm…

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Magic to play to people again

We played a sold out show in the Whitehorse Inn, Ballincollig, Co Cork. Everything about this venue is perfect, the promoter Joe Carey, all his staff  and `Chloe the sound engineer  who made us sound incrdible. Can’t wait for our next concert which is in Kilcar, Co Donegal on November 26th….2021. Then we play the…

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Zoom tonight for The Silver Slipper session

Two reels performed by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Hello, Don’t forget that our session is tonight for The Silver Slipper sessions. We will be honing in on triplets and bowing. 9PM — Irish time for European fiddlers 10PM — Irish Time for USA/Asia/New Zealand and Australia fiddlers! Link sent to Mairead.ie members 🙂 See you then!

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OĂ­che ChultĂșir 2021/Culture Night 2021

I’m very excited about Culture Night 2021, which is tomorrow Sept.17th 2021. I’ll be playing two online shows tomorrow One is from Ionad Naomh PĂĄdraig,Dobhair….a venue that does so much for the community. I’ll just be chatting to them at 7pm on their FaceBook page Then I join An Crann Óg in Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair…

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“SĂ© mo Laoch” TG4

This is a link to my story which just broadcast on TG4 ,the Irish language TV station here on Sunday last. I got an amazing reaction from friends all over the world about it. I hope that you enjoy. https://bit.ly/3hmJmcv

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Twenty new lessons recorded for you… hurrah!

BhĂ­ cupla seachtain torthĂșla agam ansin ag cuir ceachtanna Ășra fidle le chĂ©ile agus a dtaifead don leathanach seo. TĂĄ mĂ© ag sĂșil go mbeidh dĂșil agaibh iontu. I’ve just completed the next schedule of Donegal fiddle lessons today for you. From my home to yours. 😍 It has been very intensive but a rewarding…

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Welcoming the Autumn (and join me on Zoom!)

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh le fidil

Hello everyone, Just a note to say that in the middle of re-recording my new lessons as I wasn’t happy with the finished product in June and these should be with you ASAP. I have been busy rehearsing with Altan and recording a few TV shows with my family band Na Mooneys. It’s been such…

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A Year of Donegal Fiddling!!!

Donegal fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

It’s a year since I set up this platform to learn Donegal fiddle music. This idea of teaching fiddle was always in the back of my mind, but I was always so busy touring with my band Altan that I didn’t have the time to sit and do such a thing. So in a way the…

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