The 13th Gathering Traditional Festival returns this monthTweet
The festival will be running from February 22nd to 26th 2012 and will include the Saturday night céilí with the Kilfenora Céilí band, performances from the likes of Danú, Liz and Yvonne Kane, Jackie Daly and The Raw Bar Collective and much more.
There will be multiple concerts including that of The Duets Living Legends Concert and The Singers Concert as well as performances by Seán Tyrell, Ronan Browne & Kevin Glacken; Gerry Harrington & Billy Clifford; Edel Fox & Jack Talty; Colin Farrell, Martin O’Neill, Peter Browne & Tony Byrne; Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Paul de Grae; The Alan Kelly Gang; Conal O’ Grada, Colm Murphy, Benny McCarthy, Dave Sheridan & Nell Chronin; Paddy Cronin & Gearoid Dineen. Phew! ran out of breath trying to type all those.
There also will be an education and master class idea where students and teachers from a selection local primary schools are treated to a feast of traditional music by local musicians and dancers providing an insight into Irish heritage.
For ticket sales call The Gleneagle Hotel on 064 6671550.
Festival Chairperson, John O’Shea (and not Irish football international) explains
“This festival is firmly established as one of the most popular celebrations of Irish song and dance. It has grown in strength since its inception way back in 1999 and incorporates a finely tuned mix of concerts, céilís, sessions, workshops and master classes,”
“Every year we welcome visitors from as far afield as Canada, the US and all over Europe, it is such a rarity to have so much talent under one roof. This is the must attend trad event of the year.”