Gather For Killarney’s Trad Festival Kicking Off Next Week

Now in its 20th year, The Gathering Traditional Festival returns to Killarney, Co Kerry from February 27 to March 3.

Taking place in The Gleneagle Hotel, the event is set to host everything from fireside seisiúns to heart-pounding céilís. One of most loved festivals amongst traditional enthusiasts, organisers say it will appeal to both hardcore trad fans and those just culturally curious.

The Gathering features concerts, céilís, sessions and storytelling as well as set dancing, singing and instrument masterclasses. Folk musicians set to play the festival include Altan; Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker; Dordán; Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin & Dermot Byrne; and many more.

Organisers say the five-day event attracts trad fans from the US, Britain, France, Germany and all over Ireland. For a brief taster of what to expect, see The Gathering’s charming teaser for its their 2019 festival by following this link.

Meanwhile, for details about the event, visit INEC Killarney’s site here.

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