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THE GATHERING 2013, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Toes will be tapping all the way to Killarney for the 14th  Gathering Traditional Festival which is set to take place at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney from February 20th – 24th, 2013.

This festival is firmly established as one of the most popular celebrations of Irish song and dance the world over. It has grown in strength since its inception way back in 1999 and incorporates a finely tuned mix of concerts, céilís, dance workshops, instrument masterclasses, a musical tour to Sliabh Luachra, showcase gigs and storytelling which is new to the 2013 programme. Other highlights include the Schools Outreach Music Programme and a session on the Lakes of Killarney aboard the Pride of the Lakes Waterbus. The stellar line–up of concerts include performances with Dervish, We Banjo 3, Mairead Ní Chathasaigh, Chris Newman, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey, Tim Edey & Brendan Power, Micheal & MacDara O’Raghallaigh along with Catherine McEvoy. The programme also includes The Generations Concert of Sliabh Luachra including musicians Billy Clifford, Bryan O’Leary, Gearoid Dineen, Niamh Dalton and Mick, Michelle & Louise Mulcahy.

The Gathering Showcase gigs will take place throughout the weekend featuring up and coming musicians and bands. Any bands interested in performing should contact John O’ Shea, Tel: 087 2348824. Accommodation: Special packages that include free entry to all the concerts and céilís are available at The Gleneagle Hotel.

For hotel reservations call The Gleneagle Hotel on Tel: 064 66 36000 or

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