One of the biggest traditional music events coming up early in 2016 is the Gathering Traditional Music Festival. This year’s event is the 17th annual festival and will take place between 17th – 21st of February at the INEC and the Gleneagle Hotel in beautiful Killarney in Co. Kerry.
The festival is regarded as one the best traditional music festivals in the Irish social calendar. The event takes place over 5 days which includes various features such as Ceilí, Concerts, instrument masterclasses, a number of free music session, set dance & seannós workshops, a full education programme and much more.
Each year the Gathering Traditional Music Festival attracts some of Ireland’s top traditional musicians, both to showcase their talents in playing trad music and also to meet up and mingle with fellow traditional musicians. There have been a number of highlights over the years of big performances by acts like Dervish, Noel Hill, Altan, Martin Hayes, Sean Keane & Liam O’Flynn and many more great musicians. Some of the best Céilí Highlights have included the likes of The Allow Ceili Band, Johnny Reidy, Tim Joe & Anne O’Riordan among many others.
Next year’s Gathering promises to provide a wide range of entertainment for the whole family, making it the ideal event for a little family getaway for a few of days in the new year. The festival attracts people from all over the world to Killarney each year. The town’s atmosphere is one to enjoy as it buzzes with excitement and joy as the festival takes over.
Killarney is a beautiful town in Kerry that offers great tourist attractions that can be experienced while visiting the Gathering Traditional Music Festival. Some of the local attractions include Muckross Abbey, Muckross Gardens, Killarney National Park, Kerry Woollen Mills, Franciscan Friary, Meeting of the Waters, Muckross House, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, Dunloe Ogham Stones, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney House, Muckross Traditional Farms, Millstreet Country Park, Greyhound Stadium, Killarney Lake Tour, Dunloe Castle, Castle Lough, Crag Cave, Cycling Byroads, Buddies Childrens Centre and many more.
For more info on the Gathering simply visit www.thegathering.ie
The event really presents the opportunity for you and the family or a group of friends to travel to Killarney to take in the local attractions and enjoy the trad music festival. To really add an additional element to the holiday you should hire a campervan with Celtic Campervans. We have 2-4 and 4-6 berth campervans available to hire. Our 2008 fleet are provide a spacious and luxurious experience for you to travel to and stay in Kerry. Hiring a campervan is extremely affordable and can be more economical than travelling and staying in local hotels and guesthouses.
So book online with us or email firstname.lastname@example.org and plan your trip to the Gathering Traditional Music Festival 2016 with a campervan from Celtic Campervans.