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The 16th Gathering Traditional Festival

February 18th – 22nd, 2015, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney

The 16th Gathering Traditional Festival returns to Killarney on February 18th – 22nd, 2015 to The Gleneagle Hotel with concerts, ceilís, workshops and more this year promises to be better than ever.

Highlights of the 2015 festival include concerts with A Stór Mo Chroí, Arcady and The Unwanted.

We also welcome back Jackie Daly, Paul De Grae, Meatí Jo Shéamuis, Eilish Kennedy, Johnny Ringo McDonagh, Dezi Donnelly, Caoimhín O Fearghail and many more.

For those of you with energy to burn the ever popular Ceilís return with Uí Bhriain, 5 Counties Ceilí Band, Neily O Connor, Striolan Ceilí Band and Johnny Reidy Ceilí Band.

Our popular set–dancing workshops for beginners, with Gearoid Devanney and advanced with Tony Ryan is back and Songs and Stories from Kerry with Eddie Lenihan & Ray O Sullivan.

Weather permitting there will be Sessions on the Lakes along with a Singers Concert with Jim Walsh, Christy Cronin, Pat Sullivan, Meabh Begley and more.

The Gathering is very proud to be an integral part of the educational development of traditional dance and music and this year will be no different.

They have instruments, dancing and singing workshops. This includes intermediate/ advanced masterclasses in Fiddle with Connie O Connell, Accordion with Bryan O Leary and Paudie O Connor, Flute with Billy Clifford, Concertina with Ann McAuliffe and Tin Whistle with Padraig Buckley.

With the traditional music trip to Sliabh Luachra, CD Launches and more concerts to be announced The Gathering Traditional Festival promises traditional music sessions throughout the weekend all under one roof!

For more information about The Gathering Traditional Festival 2015 log onto or contact John O’Shea @ email:

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