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~ Traditional music festival now celebrating its 11th year ~

The 11th Annual Gathering Festival descends upon The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28nd of February for a celebration of the rich culture and diversity of traditional Irish music. A highlight of Irish cultural calendar, this year’s programme includes a superb mix of concerts, céilís, classes and lectures.

A jam-packed programme of events includes concerts at The Gleneagle Hotel’s famous ballroom. The line-up features a multitude of acclaimed Irish talent alongside many internationally renowned groups including Líadan, Grada, Amergin, The Cora Smyth Band and The Eleanor Shanley Trio. Sensational group, The Unwanted, featuring Dervish’s Cathy Jordan, Seamie O’Dowd and Californian native Rick Epping will perform their unique blend of songs and tunes inspired by both sides of the Atlantic. The line-up of concerts also includes performances by Conor Keane, Jackie Daly, Paul De Grae, Tim O’Shea, Sean Murphy, Tim Hickey, Padraig & Tadgh Buckely, Connie Moynihan, Ger Culhane, Denis O’Connor, Connie O’Connell, Aine O’Connell, Frances O’Connor, Paddy Jones and many more.

The Gathering céilís, which are all held at the expansive INEC, continue to attract record numbers. Back by popular demand, the award-winning ten-piece Allow Céilí Band return after their fantastic performance last year. The céilí line-up also includes Gerry McCarthy, Donie Nolan, Five Counties Ceili Band and Swallow’s Tail. While set-dancing workshops for beginners, advanced and children will take place throughout the weekend.

Further highlights incorporate musical master-classes from celebrated expert musicians, the School’s Outreach Programme, the Young Musician’s Concert and the Singers Concert. The Gathering takes place at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney from the 24th to the 28th of February. For further information visit or Tel 064 6671555.

For Press Information:
Contact: Aoife O’Donoghue
Tel: 064 6671559

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