Fiddlers Retreat was established in 2005 by Theresa Bourke, musician and teacher. Having toured the world as a fiddle player with internationally renowned Irish dance shows Theresa decided the time had come to set for herself a new challenge.
She loved the idea of creating a holiday concept where musicians would visit her region and get to experience a real and authentic insight into Ireland by staying with her, learning traditional Irish music in the mornings, seeing the historic and scenic sights during the afternoons and going out to the sessions at night.
The Irish Fiddle and Culture Holiday was created.
On many occasions the partners of the musicians also wanted to come and enjoy the Fiddlers Retreat experience too, but without the Irish fiddle tuition. An alternative holiday packages for non-musicians was compiled.
The Ireland Appreciation package was created to include an array of different activites throughout the 6 night stay.
All holiday packages are designed and created specifically with you in mind and are tailor made to suit individual and group requirements.
Through the varitey of activities you will be welcomed into the heart and soul of the real, country Ireland.
Theresa made her dream a reality and now welcomes people from all over the world, both musicians and non-musicians.
Teachers at Fiddlers Retreat.
Theresa is the main fiddle teacher at Fiddlers Retreat and on occasion brings in other excellent and experienced instrumental, Irish language, Irish dancing teachers to take some classes.
Orchestra, Music Camp and Master-class availability:
Due to her experience as a teacher and performer Theresa is in demand as a teacher at fiddle camps both in Ireland and abroad.
Theresa also conducts master classes to orchestras and large music groups/schools visiting Ireland. Please contact her if you have an enquiry and wish to make a booking. Alternative accommodation is arranged to suit large groups.
Fiddlers Retreat is an ideal and unique school tour option availavle to student groups over the ages of 16.
Packages are tailor made to suit group requirements.
Corporate Gifts and Team Building
The gift of a Fiddlers Retreat experience is often given to company employees. We also cater for Team building eemployee opportunities where a private and secluded location is guaranteed, new and creative challenges are the focus of the music lessons and sociable opportunities are pleantiful during the afternoons and evenings.