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Ceili with The Kilfenora Ceili Band

Sat 2/03/19 - 22:00

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The Gathering Traditional Irish Music Festival

Saturday Night Ceilí with:  The Kilfenora Ceilí Band

Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Venue: Gleneagle Ballroom

All tickets €10

Doors 9pm, Ceilí 10pm

About The Kilfenora Ceili Band

Regarded by afficianadoes as the quintessential Irish céilí band, The Kilfenora Céilí band together with singer Edel Vaughan and dancers Laura Minogue, Deirdra Kiely and world champions Michael and Matthew Gardiner, perform an uplifting, energetic and entertaining show making this a must attend event t. Engaging, uplifting and utterly enjoyable, this traditional super group take their rich musical heritage into the future with a show that is expertly choreographed boasting highly rhythmic traditional tunes, together with beautifully sung airs and witty repartee. Bringing their music to new audiences is a constant quest for the Kilfenora Céilí Band who have performed at Glastonbury, New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center as well as tours around Ireland and Europe. This is enhanced by recent recordings and television appearances, not least on RTE’s The Late Late Show, Fleadh TV, TG4 and of course their most recent album Now is The Hour (2015) which points to a broadening of the perceived boundaries of their genre. Through collaborations with a diverse range of song and dance artists from former Riverdance lead Michael Donnellan to singer/songwriters Don Stiffe and Mike Hanrahan, to experimentation with repertoire, this band are pioneering new and exciting performance contexts for the céilí band genre. The Kilfenora Céilí Band is made up of leader John Lynch (banjo, mandolin), Claire Griffin (accordion), Tim Collins (concertina), Gary Shannon (flute, whistle), Anthony Quigney (flute, whistle, piano), AnneMarie McCormack (fiddle), Sinéad Heagney (fiddle/viola), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Eimear Howley (fiddle & banjo), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums) and Brian O’Grady (double bass) and Sharon Howley (cello). “Fantastic, feel-good, happy, lively music” Sharon Shannon  

About About

About The Gathering Traditional Festival

The Gathering Traditional Festival Killarney, February 27th – 3rd March Celebrate 20 years of Gathering Traditional Festival at the Gleneagle Hotel from February 27th to March 3rd.  With concerts, céilís and more sessions than ever there will be music around every corner of the The Gathering Traditional Festival has long since become one of the foremost winter music festivals and satisfies the purist trad-head to the culturally curious. Attracting music fans from the US, Britain, France, Germany and all over Ireland our festival atmosphere and programme of events keeps them coming back every year! Always a festival favourite the céilís return to The Gleneagle Hotel Ballroom for 2019 and feature, Neily O’Connor, Uí Bhriain, Eddie Lee, Striolán Céilí Band, The Kilfenora Céilí Band and the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band. 2019 concerts scheduled for the festival include the legendary Altan, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker, Dordán, Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin and Dermot Byrne,  A Tribute to Clare and Sliabh Luachra Music featuring the Lawhans ft Andrew McNamara, The Conifers & Sliabh Luachra Band with Paudie O’Connor, Gatehouse, Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul De Grae plus a whole lot more. Instrument masterclasses will be run by Hammy Hamilton, Mary Bergin, Niamh Ní Charra,  Dylan Foley & Andrew McNamara. Located at the INEC and Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, a stone’s throw from the world-Famous Killarney National Park, The Gathering Traditional Festival has the music to give it the ultimate festival feel while having all hotel comforts.  A choice of onsite accommodation plus restaurants, bars, Spa, & Gym help make it the ultimate break away and give you the best of both worlds! Festival passes cost just €61.65 and include entry to all concerts and céilís. Tickets to individual concerts and céilís are also available and range from €10 to €26. For more information including accommodation packages visit

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