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Traditional Music

Traditional music is as popular as ever in Northern Ireland and it's easy to join in the fun. In Belfast check out Maddens Bar, Kelly's Cellar or White's Tavern while McHugh's hold traditional sessions every Wednesday night or Saturday afternoon. In Derry~Londonderry, visit Peadar O'Donnell's for nightly music. The Dungloe Bar and Culturlann ui Chanain also offer regular sessions, please check listings.

There's a number of pubs and venues across Northern Ireland that play host to traditional music sessions every day and night! Contact your local Tourist Information Centre for listings in your region.

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The Fountain Bar & Restaurant, Belfast

Cosy, traditional and welcoming – The Fountain Bar offers premium drinks and locally sourced, freshly prepared food. The attached Off Licence allows you to bring home your favourite beer , wines or spirits.

House of McDonnell, Ballycastle

Established in 1766 this truly traditional Co. Antrim pub provides a warm welcome for locals and tourists. There is traditional music every Friday night while on Saturday night the musical flavour is typically folk.

The Slip Portaferry, Portaferry

The Slip is situated on the shorefront of Portaferry, overlooking the Marina and Strangford Lough. We are the only pub on the seafront and enjoy amazing views from the bar and our upstairs lounge area.

Peadar O'Donnell's & Gweedore Bar, Londonderry/Derry

Peadar O' Donnell's is famous for its live traditional music nightly, friendly atmosphere, grocer pub decor and flag collection. The Gweedore is a live bands venue.

Shantallow House Bar, Londonderry/Derry

Bar, snooker room, pool room and offering a variety of chilled beers, wines and spirits.

The Rose and Chandler, Bangor

Traditional pub located in Bangor town centre

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