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The Gathering Festival - Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney

March 2nd – 6th 2011

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The 2011 Gathering Traditional Festival takes place at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney from March 2nd to 6th. The stellar line-up of concerts already confirmed for 2011 include performances by De Danann, Shaskeen, Fidil, The Glacken Brothers, Noel Hill & Tony Linnane, Guidewires, John Carty & Brian Rooney, John & Pip Murphy and many more.

The toe-tapping tunes for the ever popular Gathering Céilís will be provided by Jerry McCarthy, The Copperplate Céilí Band, The Abbey Céilí Band and Johnny Reidy & Swallows Tail. Set-dancing workshops for beginners, advanced and children will take place throughout the weekend and impromptu sessions galore, of the highest caliber, are a given.

Also new for 2011, The Gathering will present a series of Showcase gigs whereby new and established Irish traditional music acts will be afforded the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of festival organisers and bookers from throughout Ireland and Europe.

Any traditional Irish bands interested in participating should forward their CD and CV to John O’Shea – The Gathering Festival, C/o Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co Kerry, email or phone 087 2348824 / 064 66 33544

For further information on The Gathering Traditional Festival, visit
For hotel reservations call The Gleneagle Hotel on 064 66 36000.

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