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Slemish Barn

3 Lisles Hill Road, Broughshane

BT42 4LJ


Teaching Team Email: cadcfa@outlook.com


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  What's On  

Keep up to date with all our events, socials and travels here.

As a school we often gather both formally and informally, for concerts and socials in Broughshane, the local surroundings and further afield. Dates and venues vary but you can check where we are going and what we are up to here or on our Facebook page.


CADCFA warmly welcomes anyone from any background, with an interest in folk music, country fiddling in particular. As a body we are absolutely non-sectarian and non-political.

Monthly Practice

On the first Monday of each month we hold a senior session from 8pm - 9:30pm in the Slemish Barn. Join us and bring your instruments!


We organise quarterly socials to showcase everything we have been learning throughout the year.

Our next social is the 22nd of December 2018 @ 11am. Please join us for some festive tunes and treats!



In April 2010 CADCFA held a very successful concert in The Braid Arts Centre with 85 musicians on stage playing from their varied repertoire including traditional reels, jigs, polkas and slow airs, alongside a few arrangements for classical strings. In May 2013 we celebrated our 60th anniversary with a concert at the Braid Arts Centre. Over a hundred musicians of different ages and from a cross-section of the community played together on stage. CADCFA regularly receives invitations to play, for example, at a European Peace Conference, a Police concert and a fundraiser for Cushendun Old Church.


CADCFA cooperates with other traditional music groups in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland and last year a contingent attended the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCO) held in Derry-Londonderry, along with hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors celebrating traditional fiddle music and dance from all around the North Atlantic seaboard, from Canada and the United States to the Shetland Islands and from Ireland and Scotland across to the Nordic countries.

Residentials/Summer Schools

The young people enjoy annual summer schools; junior players up to Grade 4 standard, whether classically or traditionally trained, meet for a week in the Broughshane Community Centre while more advanced fiddlers (grade 6 standard and above) often go on a residential summer school; for example, Scotland, Tobercurry and Gweedore in the past.


As well as string class covering both traditional and classical arrangements, summer school also includes things such as Theory classes - up to Grade 5 and Dance lessons.

Stay tuned for Summer School 2019 dates and prices!

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