Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Mayte Ruiz raised £9,869.16 from 349 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 07/11/2022

raised of £7,000 target by 349 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,869 to Help Aidan Mulholland get his violin restoration and bow-making workshop back, following a devastating fire!

    Funded on Monday, 7th November 2022

    Don't have time to donate right now?



    Dear Community

    Your support has made a huge difference for Aidan and us as a family. The solidarity that you all have shown has been a real ray of sunshine at this time. As you can see in the fundraiser we have exceeded the initial target and we are extremely grateful and humble by everyone's generosity. Offers for tools, materials and workshops space have been invaluable to Aidan in building back his business. It has been a beautiful reminder not to underestimate the power that lies within communities when we look after each other. Thank you

    Aidan is in the process of setting up a studio and you can follow him here.

    Lorcan, Antonio , Mayte

    Aidan has been based in Cathedral building for over 30 years as a bow-maker and violin restorer until a terrible fire engulfed the building and everything was destroyed. His workshop held a collection of antique violins that were ready to be sold, specialist tools and materials for making violin bows. Some of the wood he stocked for making the bows has since been made a protected species and is no longer available to buy. Aidan is well known in the music scene being a fiddle player of not only traditional Irish music but he is also well known in the Flamenco Community.Aidan has been self employed all his adult life working from Cathedral Buildings, making music, encouraging musicians and bringing new life to violins. He is well respected for his craftmanship including his violin restoration work and as a bowmaker. In this studio space Aidan has also been teaching violin and he has been an active member of the School of Music. All his specialist equipment, violin parts , ready to sell violins that he had restored in his studio has been sadly detroyed in this fire, no shop, no tools and no studio space. His bow-making skills are well known throughout the violin community, as a heritage endangered craftsmanship skill he has been keeping this alive in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter for more than three decades. This fundraiser will help Aidan to purchase the specialist tools and get his workshop back into action. Sadly it won't be in Cathedral Buildings for a while but being self employed he can't afford to be without his workshop for long.



    • Mayte Ruiz2 years ago
      Mayte Ruiz

      Mayte Ruiz

      2 years ago

      Dear supporters , Thank you so much for your kindness and Solidarity this week to help Aidan get things back together, Aidan will thank every single one of you in due time. Thank for all the help and support

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Mayte Ruiz2 years ago
      Mayte Ruiz

      Mayte Ruiz

      2 years ago

      Thank you , thank you , thank you to all of you from the bottom of our hearts, your solidarity has given Aidan strenght and hope at this difficult time. Every single one of your contributions, messages of support and phone calls have been really appreciated. Aidan's words, "The world is not the ugly place we see on TV". The community has wrapped their arms around Aidan during this incredibly difficult loss and we are full of gratitude.❤️

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    Mayte Ruiz started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 11/6/2022 19.32



    • Anonymous


      Nov 6, 2022


    • Helen Scott

      Helen Scott

      Nov 5, 2022

      X x x


    • Kevin McNamee

      Kevin McNamee

      Oct 31, 2022

      Happy to help, Aidan. Un abrazo muy fuerte! ( "I get by with a little help from my friends!")


    • Eamonn and Angela Drayne

      Eamonn and Angela Drayne

      Oct 31, 2022

      You can't keep a good man down. Good luck in the future, whether it be in Botanic or back some day in the Cathedral Buildings.


    • Beats


      Oct 25, 2022

      Aidan, hope the sum of these small contributions helps you get back on your feet. Take care


    • Turlough Mac Gowan

      Turlough Mac Gowan

      Oct 23, 2022


    • Paco Haro

      Paco Haro

      Oct 22, 2022

      Animo, todo sea por la musica

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Mayte Ruiz

    Mayte Ruiz

    Aidan's family are devastated by his loss. Aidan 's son:. " My dad has had his workshops for more than 30 years in Cathedral Buildings, it is his livelihood and his passion. I hope we can all come together to support him so that he can rebuilt his workshop again.

    Report this Page