The Irish Music & Culture Holiday Experiences
Musicians Therapeutic Wellbeing Retreats
Welcome to Fiddlers Retreat, home to an Irish Music and Culture Holiday Experience that is truly unique.
We create retreats for people looking to explore Ireland through its music and culture where we create the perfect programme for you, whether you are a musician or simply a music and culture lover. All levels of players are welcome from absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of music to professional musicians who are interested in learning the traditional Irish style of music.
We are also home to the Musicians Therapeutic Wellbeing Retreat. A rejuvenating wellbeing retreat programme that is dedicated to the unique needs of amateur and professional musicians. It is focused on a holistic approach to mental, spiritual, physical, social and emotional wellbeing which includes a combination of talking therapy, sound therapy, meditation, mindfulness and nature therapy.
Irish Music Holidays
Are you are looking to develop your Irish fiddle playing or another traditional Irish instrument? Are you looking for an Irish holiday too? This is the place for you and we also have retreat programmes for non-musicians too.
You will get expert and concise workshops that will get you music-making in jig-time. We get people travelling to us from all over the world, on their own, fiddlers and non-fiddlers, groups of friends and large Fiddle Orchestra groups. Our itinerary is flexible, worked around your wishes and hopes for your Irish music and culture holiday. We aim to maximise your weeks enjoyment and experience while in Ireland.
Are there particular tunes you would like to learn or figure out Irish fiddle techniques, the bowing pattern of a certain part in a reel, how to get swing into your playing to make it sound authentically Irish? Have you ever wanted to join in and play in a real Irish music sessions? You will be spoiled for choice regarding traditional pubs. The differences between Traditional Irish Music Pub Sessions are subtle but very evident and interesting to observe. You are welcome to join in if they have the confidence and tunes!
Your host and teacher, Theresa, has developed a recipe for success as one of Ireland's leading Irish Fiddle Schools since 2004. We offer bespoke packages, we never have more than a handful of guests attending during any given week - it may be one guest or up to six - tuition will be in a group situation for two hours approximately - making for a very personalised experience in a workshop that is appropriate for your playing level - so you are never out of your depth. There is no rushing around here, you are gently guided and given the time to explore your music-making adventure.
Musicians Therapeutic Wellbeing Retreat
Are you an amateur or professional musician who needs a restorative wellbeing retreat to revitalise your body, spirit and mind? As your counselling psychotherapist, your host, Theresa has created a wonderful, experiential programme that includes talking therapy, sound therapy, meditation, mindfulness and nature therapy to support you in your musical journey. Specialising in areas such as burn out, exhaustion, creativity blocks, stress and anxiety as well as personal and professional concerns. This five day, all-inclusive, retreat is carefully balanced to allow you time to heal, relax and rejuvenate in a therapeutically supported environment. We welcome professional musicians and amateurs from all corners of the world who seek support and wellbeing to enhance their musical journeys.
You come as a guest and leave as a friend.
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Expert Irish Music Tuition
Enjoy expert Irish music workshops on Fiddle and other melody instruments. Suitable for absolute beginners, intermediate or professional level players.
Accommodation & Meals
You will be welcomed into our beautiful family home, eat locally sourced produce for delicious home-cooked meals and become part of our family for your unique retreat week experience.
Interesting cultural activities are organised giving a real insight into Ireland's ancient heritage. You'll see hidden gems while experiencing true local Irish culture and customs.