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Welcome to the Baltimore Fiddle Fair Website

"Congratulations, big time, on what was for me one of the more enjoyable events of music I have been to in a while, just outstanding. I can't tell you how much I was thrilled with it."
--Brian O'Donovan, Celtic Connections
"Congrats on another savage weekend, best festival in Ireland..by far!"
--Siobhan Peoples
"WOW! Baltimore rocks! BFF2007 exceeded all my expectations - the concerts were breathtaking, the pub sessions were incredible and the workshops inspirational - thanks Declan and your team for a brilliant event!"
--Alison, attendee
"Very well done to Declan and all the people involved. I Will be coming back next year and I'll be bringing half a dozen friends with me. The best music I've heard in a long time."
--Iain O'Neill, attendee
"The Fiddle Fair has now firmly established itself as one of the premier opportunities to help encourage and develop the talents of budding fiddle players from Ireland and abroad."
--Irish Music Rights Organisation
"How on earth do I get hold of a ticket for next year's festival?"
--Phil Thomas, FolkMusic.net
"The standard and talent of all the musicians took my breath away. Thanks for such a magical weekend and I look forward to returning ... for a top up of pure heaven."
--Wendy Jane Lichtblau, attendee
"The Baltimore Fiddle Fair is unique. Whether listening through an open window to the children at an open-air workshop master a tune or the swirl of a master-fiddler in the early hours, Baltimore weaves a sweet melody. Beir bua!"
--John Creedon, The Creedon Show RTE Radio 1
"I just came back home from Baltimore. I just wanted to thank you for giving us such a wonderful festival."
--Fumihiko Akamine, attendee
"You can't ask for a nicer setting, or a more interesting lineup. Declan knows bigger isn't necessarily better ... everyone feels at home."
--Tim O'Brien, 2006 Grammy Winner





Fiddle Fair 2015 Line Up

Fiddle Fair 2015 7 May - 10 May

Thursday 7 May
 Dún Na Séad: Dermot McLaughlin and Dermot Byrne

Friday 8 May
 Fiddle Fair Marquee: Troy MacGillivray and Shane Cook, Julie Fowlis

Saturday 9 May
 Baltimore Sailing Club: Danny Diamond & Aki
 Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre: Peter Broderick, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre
 Fiddle Fair Marquee: The Foghorn Stringband, Daimh with special guest Eilidh Shaw

Sunday 10 May
 Dún Na Séad: Gerry O' Connor & Gilles Le Bigot
 Glebe Gardens: April Verch, The Henry Girls
 Fiddle Fair Marquee: Liam O' Connor & Sean McKeon, Väsen



Fiddle Fair Weblog


January 07, 2015

Happy New Year Fiddle Fair Fans, I know you are all waiting with baited breath to hear what our line-up is for 2015 but please bare with us for another couple of days. The Christmas break kind of got the better of us and we are still waiting to finalise one or two acts. We hope to have it all sorted by the end of this week and will have all the info right here on the website.

In the meantime however here's a few clues:


  • Thursday 7th: Two D's on fiddle and accordion
  • Friday 8th: Beautiful Brave singer from Scottish Highlands
  • Saturday 9th: Old Old Time Fiddle Fair Friends
  • Sunday 10th: The best band in Sweden and maybe the world
Full line up and tickets available this coming weekend (we promise)

Check out this promo video produced by dogdaymedia.com!

FiddleFair Video

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