Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering has been celebrating Manx, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Scottish and Breton culture for over 40 years. Based in Peel, a fishing town on the beautiful west coast of the Isle of Man, the festival presents six days of music and dance concerts, family friendly ceilis, talks & workshops, Celtic language & literature, delicious food ‘n’ folk sessions, an artisan craft fair and lots of free community events.
The 2022 line-up includes an exclusive reunion gig with Scottish band Deaf Shepherd, Irish fiddle maestro Frankie Gavin accompanied by Catherine McHugh, and one of the hottest bands on the Celtic scene today, Mec Lir. There’ll be Manx music and dance galore, with the Mega Manx Ceili and the premiere of a new musical work by young Manx fiddle player Isla Callister. Festival-goers will also enjoy sea shanties from Bryher’s Boys from Cornwall, and colourful dance displays from Welsh team Dawnswyr Gwerin Pen-y-Fai.
IFGL, the Isle of Man Steam Packet and Thornton Chartered Financial Planners join Culture Vannin, the IOM Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Digital Group and Visit Isle of Man in supporting Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.
The Isle of Man is a short journey from Dublin, Belfast and most UK airports, with ferry links from Heysham, Liverpool and Dublin. Yn Chruinnaght means ‘the Gathering’ in Manx Gaelic, and you’ll be sure to get a warm welcome at this year’s Celtic Gathering!
Festival Pass: LINK
Individual tickets coming soon…