The Spring Gathering 2024

17. – 21. April

Huge thanks! Irish Festival Tampere – The Spring Gathering 2024 has finished. This was the sixth installment of the festival, and the theme this year was session playing and the community spirit. Despite the unexpected snowfall, there was a piece of Ireland in Tampere during this long weekend-long celebration of music and dance.

Artist applications

The artist application form for next year’s festival is here: Google forms

See you again next year, 15-18 May 2025 !

Yo-talo, Kauppakatu 10

Thursday 18.4. 19:00

Trio Croisin & Bunú

Tickets 24.50€ (Lippu.fi) K18

The concert opens the festival with two exciting lineups. Last year’s favourite Trio Croisin returns, and is joined by Bunú, a new Irish-Finnish ensemble.

19:00 Bunú

20:00 Trio Croisin

21:00- Traditional music session

Doors 18:30

Old Church, Keskustori

Friday 19.4. 19:00

Mustarastas

Free entry

Mustarastas will perform at the Old Church as part of their 30th anniversary tour. The acoustic sound of the six-piece orchestra combines Finnish and Irish tones, and the stories of the songs are sure to touch.

19:00 Mustarastas

G Livelab, Puutarhakatu 1

Friday 19.4. 21:00

Tempest & Trio Salamankka

Tickets 30€ (G Livelab)

Friday evening’s concert will feature new band Tempest from Ulster in Northern Ireland. The opening act for the evening is Trio Salamankka from Helsinki.

21:00 Trio Salamankka

22:00 Tempest

Doors 20:00

TTT/Klubi, Hallituskatu 19

Saturday 20.4. 22:00

IRISH EVENING

-SOLD OUT-

Tickets 30€ (TTT-Klubi) K18

The festival culminates in the closing show on Saturday night. All the Irish performers of the festival will take to the stage together at the Tampere Workers’ Theatre Club. The wall and floor structures of the club will surely be under test with this fireworks set of traditional music – it’s going to be an unforgettable evening!

Showtime 22, doors 21:00.

"There are no strangers here..." "...Just friends you have not yet met."

“There are no strangers here, just friend you have not yet met.”

W.B. YEATS

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Many thanks to our partners who have supported the festival arrangements in various ways.