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Fiddler of London Competition
In memory of Justin Whelehan


The Fiddler of London, set up by Eilish Byrne-Whelehan as a tribute to her late husband Justin Whelehan, is a competition that aims to encourage Irish traditional music fiddlers to celebrate their love of and talent for Irish music. It is also a fantastic opportunity to showcase their dexterity to London, Britain, and Ireland, including during the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The competition is open to any fiddle player anywhere in the world who plays Irish traditional music. 

IIn addition, there is also a competition for groups of three or more performers called the London Trad Group CompetitionThe winning group will be crowned “London Trad Group 2024” and get a chance to perform their own selection of dance tunes at the Fiddler of London Gala Final.

The Fiddler of London competition was previously held at Hammersmith Town Hall in the late 1970s and was revived by Alan O’Leary in London hosted at Battersea Arts Centre during the years of 1984-1988.

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