N.B. FURTER EVENTS WERE ADDED TO THE PROGRAMME ON 12/3/2013
The Gallagher Clan are an Irish family whose roots extend back into the mists of ancient times. The Gallagher Clan organisation came together in 2005 to collect, conserve and celebrate the Gallagher heritage. Clan gatherings are part of that celebration. Having held the 1st world record breaking Gallagher Global Gathering in 2007 the 2nd is now planned for Co. Donegal.
The now ten day long Gathering (6th - 15th September 2013) will see local communities along Donegal’s north and west coast celebrate their Gallagher and Donegal heritage and in so doing, welcome both local and visiting Gallaghers and others with an interest in their programme to join with them in events to celebrate that heritage.
Nightly events will showcase the best of the great Donegal tradition of music, song and dance in venues such as Teach Leo, home to Altan, Maire Brenann and Enya. A concert on the 14th September and songwriters workshop on the 15th by world famous Benny Gallagher of Gallagher & Lyle fame is now planned. Benny will be joined by others of Gallagher extraction such as Frank Gallagher, arranger, producer and multi-talented musician, who has worked with such as Dame Shirley Bassey, Charlotte Church and Pkil Coulter to mention but a few.
On the last Friday night the Gallagher Global Award will be presented to the Gallagher (by birth) who has reflected most credit on Gallaghers and nominations are now being sought. See website for details.