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The Cup of Tae Festival
Fri 3rd May - Mon 6th May 2019

The famous traditional music festival honouring the renowned John “the tae” Fiddler.

This year the Festival honours Brid Harper – presently one of the most famous fiddlers in Donegal.

She will be honoured at a Special Opening Concert on Friday 3rd May and she will also teach the Master Fiddle Class.

Workshops, Schools of Music & Street Music all weekend.

For more details contact Stephen 0872424590 or visit the festival website


Bríd Harper

Bríd HarperThe committee are delighted to announce that Bríd Harper will be honoured at the 2019 Festival.

Bríd Harper is the niece of that wonderful Castlefinn fiddle player Frank Kelly and Brid was encouraged by her parents and uncle to play the fiddle as a young girl.

Her family home was a mecca for Irish music and Bríd today is hailed as one of  the finest exponents of traditional fiddle playing in the world. A regular player with Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney on the traditional music circuit, Brid is renowned for her encouragement of up and coming musicians.

The good news is that Brid will lead the Master Class at the 2019 Cup of Tae Festival School of Music. This is a wonderful opportunity for musicians of the fiddle to be in the company of a world class performer. It is also appropriate that Bríd follows in the footsteps and joins her uncle Frank as a recipient of the Guest of Honour at the Cup of Tae Festival.

Again, another super festival is promised.

More details and programme of events to follow.


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