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Fidil comes to Bantry

Traditional Music as you’ve never heard it before …

Catch a wonderful opportunity to hear traditional Irish music as you’ve never heard it before. The exciting young traditional band Fidil will be making their Bantry House debut on Friday 8th October at 8pm. This concert is presented by West Cork Music and Music Network.

Tickets are € 17 & € 12 [students] including complimentary cheese and biscuits in interval and available online at or at 027 52788

CD of the week and the first ever traditional music album to receive a 5 star review in the Irish Times, Fidil’s new CD ‘3′ has been described as “…a milestone in Irish Music!” and a “…timeless album and a truly essential addition to your collection”.
What makes Fidil’s achievement even more remarkable is the fact that they didn’t use any conventional accompaniment such as Guitars, Bodhrans, Piano’s etc. It is their diverse and groundbreaking use of fiddles coupled with the depth of lore and tunes of the Donegal fiddle tradition which make Fidil one of the most unique and entertaining ensembles in Irish Traditional Music.

Fidil’s line-up is composed of three Donegal fiddle players; 2010 TG4 Young Musician of the Year Aidan O’Donnell; Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, a former TG4 Young Musician of the year and nephew of Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh; and Damien McGeehan whose unique ability to bring different sounds and techniques to the fiddle helps Fidil go boldly where no Trad band has gone before.

Fidil were formed in 2008 when Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & Aidan O’Donnell released a duet CD of the same name to widespread crittical acclaim. They quickly morphed into a 3 piece and were awarded the Young Musicwide Award by Music Network in 2008.

This concert is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Failte Ireland, Music Network and Cork County Council.

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