Three generations feature in short film

A short film entitled ‘Ceoltóirí’ is to be shown as part of the fiddler’s weekend in Glenties.

The film captures three generations of Irish music featuring Jimmy Campbell, his son Peter as well as his grandson, Paddy Molloy.

Filmed in 2021, this production is a tribute to the late Jimmy Campbell. Jimmy, who sadly passed away in January of this year was one of Co


Donegal’s most well known and renowned Irish traditional musicians and a pioneer of the distinctive fiddle style of Donegal.

The production was produced by three Glenties men, Paddy Molloy (Jimmy’s grandson) Ronan O’Donnell (Dronan Media) and James O’Malley.

Said Paddy: “It all started as a small project with grandad, Peter and I just playing some tunes with a few stories and yarns thrown in. I really wanted to capture an authentic Irish traditional musical experience. I also just wanted to record something to look back on and have for years to come. The idea was to create a series of short films to pitch to a network.

“Unfortunately, Jimmy died before we finished it so he never got to see it which is something I really regret. I think showing it during the fiddler’s weekend is a fitting tribute to a true legend.”

Jimmy’s grandson Paddy Molloy, who is the music teacher in Errigal College, Letterkenny acquired the skills of Dronan Media and James O’Malley to help with the project.

“The lads have been great,” he said. “They gave up their own time and resources to get the project ready and over the line in time for the screening. I can’t thank them enough. I’m really just looking forward to it now”.

The exclusive screening will take place in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday at 1:30pm as part of the fiddler’s weekend. Free admission.


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