The Hot Seat

fiddle hot seatIMG_1231 Hello there, 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…

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Magic to play to people again

I’m delighted to tell you that I had the opportunity to play live again with my band Altan last Friday night. 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…

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Tonight for The Silver Slipper session

Hello,   Don’t forget that our sessions tonight for The Silver Slipper sessions. Honing in on triplets and bowing> 9PM  Irish time for European fiddlers 10PM Irish Time for USA/Asia/New Zealand and Australia fiddlers!   Talk then

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Oíche Chultúir 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 Pádraig,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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“Sé 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!

Bhí cupla seachtain torthúla agam ansin ag cuir ceachtanna úra fidle le chéile agus a dtaifead don leathanach seo. Tá mé ag súil go mbeidh dúil 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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My music on ITMA

www.itma.ie   Tá onóir orm go bhfuil mó chuid ceoil nuachumtha, Ré an tSolais ar shuíomh Taisce Ceol Dúchais Éireann ón lá inniu.   My music Ré an tSolais, is now part of an interactive lessons and posts on the ITMA/Irish Traditional Music Archive  website from today as part of their ‘Saothar” initiative. I’m so…

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