Jimmy Campbell (1937–2022)

The Irish Traditional Music Archive greatly regrets the sudden passing of Jimmy Campbell, renowned fiddle player from Glenties, County Donegal.

Jimmy Campbell 1937 2022


Tá cumha agus brón ar gach éinne i dTaisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann, agus pobal an cheoil, go bhfuil Jimmy Campbell, laoch mór an cheoil as Gleann na nGleanntaí i dTír Chonaill, imithe ar shlí na Fírinne.

Rinne Jimmy, fear lách, cineálta, éacht thar na bearta ar son cheol traidisiúnta na tíre agus thug sé spreagadh faoi leith do cheoltóirí óga. Bhí sé mar phribhléid dúinn bheith ina chuideachta agus port a chasadh leis.

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

The Irish Traditional Music Archive greatly regrets the sudden passing of Jimmy Campbell, renowned fiddle player from Glenties, County Donegal.

Jimmy made an enormous contribution to traditional music, in particular his encouragement of the younger generation of musicians who met and played with him. To sit in his company, to speak with and play music alongside him was a privilege and an honour; he will never be forgotten.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s family and friends.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.

Laoch ar lár.


This short video tribute to the late Jimmy Campbell is taken from "Na Cruacha", a documentary produced and directed by Iarfhlaith Ó Domhnaill for Nemeton TV and TG4, February 2020.