Booking of accommodation is currently through the ‘Airbnb’ website – your stay will be covered by Airbnb’s public liability insurance. Currently for a fiddle tuition and accommodation package, the Airbnb booking acts as a deposit, with the balance for tuition to be paid on arrival or after the first 2 hours of tutoring.
For tuition only packages, a deposit of 25% of the tuition cost is payable to book. If cancellation occurs 14 days or less before the first class and the classes can’t be rescheduled, then Burren Fiddle Holidays will keep the deposit. Payment can be by bank transfer or Paypal, whichever is easier. Please note that Paypal have a service fee of 4% of the payment.
Holidays are suitable for all levels, from those who are picking up the fiddle for the first time to advanced players.
If you do not have a fiddle or traveling with a fiddle is difficult, there are a small number of fiddles available to loan for the duration of the classes – please request to reserve one beforehand.
Tuition fees are charged at €30 per hour for an individual and €40 per hour for a group of 2 or more.
If you and/or your partner are not fiddle players do not despair! Burren Fiddle Holidays can recommend teachers for other traditional instruments and may be able to organise tuition. Send details of what you would like through the contact page and they will see what they can do.
Burren Fiddle Holidays also offer shorter introductory classes for complete beginners. This includes an introduction to the instrument as well as an introduction to the fiddle in Irish traditional music. You will be taught your first tune and be given a recording of the tune to take away with you! Introductory classes normally take 1-2 hours. From autumn 2018, introductory classes are also available on tin whistle.
The nearest airport to Burren Fiddle Holidays is at Shannon, a 40 minute drive away. Hiring a car is recommended as Burren Fiddle Holidays is in the countryside. If arriving with a car is not an option or you have any additional transport queries, ask!