The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026



Thursday 26.9. 18:00

A rich maturity and depth

Lovely all round performances


Roscommon based Gatehouse have been performing together since 2014 and boast a top class line up of traditional musicians including singer Rachel Garvey, Jacinta McEvoy on guitar and concertina, John McEvoy on fiddle and mandolin and John Wynne on flutes and whistles.

Gatehouse’s exciting blend of flute and fiddle coupled with Rachel’s captivating singing and Jacinta’s sensitive guitar playing delivers a heady cocktail of tasteful songs and exciting instrumentals.

Since the release their highly acclaimed debut album, Tús Nua in 2016, Gatehouse have been performing regularly at venues throughout Ireland and Europe. Gatehouse have been variously described as: ‘An unerring delight’ (The Irish Times), ‘… a group at their very best vocally and instrumentally’ (Irish Music Magazine), Altan’s Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh describes their 2019 album ‘Heather down the Moor’, as …’a joy to listen to’.

John Wynne – flutes, whistles

Jacinta McEvoy – guitar, concertina

Rachel Garvey – vocals

John McEvoy – fiddle, mandolin

Thursday 26.9.


Doors open 17:45

Concert: Gatehouse

Oulu Cathedral

This concert is organised in cooperation with Oulun seurakunnat

Tickets: 25 € / 15 €

All ages

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