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 2019 include Gate House,
Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle, John Musker & The Lawnhawns featuring Andrew McNamara
Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul De Grae
Altan & The Sliabh Luachra Band featuring Paudie O’Connor, Niamh Ní Charra & more
Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin, Dermot Byrne & The Conifers Dylan Foley & Brian McGrath
Stepping it out for the 2019 Céilís are
Striolán Ceilí Band
The Kilfenora Ceilí Band
Traditional Singers Concert with: Róisín Ryan, Meatí Jo Sheamuis, Séan Garvey, Jim Walsh, Richie Fitzgerald, Pat Sullivan, Tom McKenna, Christy Cronin, Marion and Kathleen McCann & Mary More
Instrument Masterclasses (not for beginners and pre booking is advisable. To book contact John O'Shea on 0872348824)
Fiddle - Dylan Foley
Accordion - Andrew McNamara
Concertina - Niamh Ní Charra
Flute - Hammy Hamilton
Tin Whistle - Mary Bergin
Set Dance Class with Pádraig and Róisín McEneaney
Now in its 20th 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.
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