The Gathering Festival
INEC, near Killarney, Co Kerry
This is a lively weekend of traditional music & dance which celebrates the rich culture and diversity of traditional Irish music and dance. Events are very varied and include live concerts, set dance classes, instrument workshops and lectures.
Other events include instrument and dancing master classes, a young musicians and a young singers concert, lectures, a school’s programme and lots more.
This festival always draws some of Ireland’s top traditional musicians, both to play and to meet up with each other. Some of the highlights over the years have been performances by Altan, Dervish, Martin Hayes, Noel Hill, Sean Keane & Liam O’Flynn and many more great musicians. Céilí Highlights have included the likes of Johnny Reidy, The Allow Ceili Band, Tim Joe & Anne O’Riordan among many others.
This is a great weekend not just for hard core trad fans, but for anyone who enjoys traditional music and culture or just having a good time with friendly people.
Location and Event Information
For details of events see the festival website.
Most events take place in the INEC at the Gleneagles Hotel, just outside Killarney.