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Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering

When: Mon, 24 Jul 2023 to Fri, 28 Jul 2023



Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is an annual festival that honours the Isle of Man's Celtic roots and its strong bond with Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany. The first Yn Chruinnaght took place in 1978 and origins go back further to 1924!

Based in Peel, a picturesque fishing town on the west coast of the Isle of Man, but with events also taking place in St Johns and Douglas, 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 for all ages!

The 2023 line-up will be revealed next month, but festival-goers can expect big names and top class acts from the Celtic nations, and the opportunity to get involved, whether it’s playing at a pub session, dancing at a ceili or learning new songs at a workshop. There’ll be Manx music, dance and folklore interwoven throughout, and this year the festival will run alongside a Manx Gaelic language summer school.

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!

For more info and to find out this year’s exciting line-up: www.celticgathering.im

Follow us: www.facebook.com/CelticGatheringIOM/

Manx language summer school: www.learnmanx.com

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