About The Gathering
This year’s Gathering Traditional Festival is one of the most richly diverse programmes we have had in years and features everything from Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine & Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill, Kevin Burke,
Backwest, The Bonneymen, Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul De Grae
Now in its 21st year, The Gathering Traditional Festival is one of the most loved festivals amongst traditional enthusiasts and is ideal for everyone from the hard core fans to the culturally curious. From fireside seisiúns to heart-pounding céilís, The Gathering Traditional Festival returns to Killarney February 26 - March 1.
The Gathering features concerts, céilís, sessions and storytelling as well as set dancing, singing and instrument masterclasses. Headquartered at The Gleneagle Hotel, this five-day festival attracts trad fans from the US, Britain, France, Germany and all over Ireland.
Concerts for 2020 include
- Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine & Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill with Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul De Grae
- Kevin Burke & The Bonneymen
-Backwest with special guests
- Fiddle recital with Kevin Burke, Matt Cranitch, Anne O'Connell, Connie O'Connell Cian O'Sullivan
Stepping it out for the 2020 Céilís are
Shandrum Céilí Band
Striolán Céilí Band
Traditional Singers from Cork and Kerry with Róisín Ryan, Christy Cronin, Pat Sullivan, Marian and Kathleen McCann, Tom McKenna, Ciara O'Shea, Jim Walsh, Liam Randles, Richie Fitzgerald, Gerry Kelliher
Instrument Masterclasses (not for beginners and pre booking is advisable. To book contact John O'Shea on 0872348824)
Instrument Workshops (Pre booking advised and not for Beginners)
Derek Hickey - Accordian
Kevin Burke - Fiddle
Advance Set Dance workshops with Pádraig and Róisín McEneaney
Now in its 21st year, The Gathering Traditional Festival is one of most loved festivals amongst traditional enthusiasts and is ideal for everyone from the hard core fans to the culturally curious.
Friday 28th February 2020
Saturday 29th February 2020
Sunday 1st March 2020
Our Access Policy and Action Plan will make the INEC and The Gleneagle Group more accessible for people with impairments including mobility, sight, hearing, learning disabilities or any hidden impairments.
Telephone and internet bookings subject to a surcharge