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Trad music festival The Gathering gets underway today in Killarney.

Deirdre Granville, renowned multi-instrumentalist and singer, from Dingle launching this year's Gathering Traditional Festival at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney. Photo by Valerie O'Sullivan

An Outreach Programme visited local schools in the lead up to the festival showcasing traditional music and set dancing – while the hugely popular Session on the Lakes takes place on February 21.

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Festival Chair John O’Shea says they expect this year’s Gathering to attract trad fans from across Ireland, Britain, France, Germany and even the US.

Meanwhile, Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh gets underway in Baile an Fheirteáraigh, west of Dingle, tonight also.

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The West Kerry traditional music school will run for five days and will see classes, concerts, workshops, recitals, sessions and walks take place.