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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 Saltwater Brig, Kircubbin, Newtownards

The famous Saltwater Brig pub and restaurant lies just outside Belfast, between Kircubbin and Portaferry, on the Ards Penninsula. Established circa 1765, the “Brig” has been providing good food and craic on the shore of Strangford Lough.
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Molly Brown's Kitchen & Bar, Newtownards

Molly Brown’s Kitchen & Bar has brought quality and style to Newtownards. Offering top cuisine, excellent live music and a great place to socialise it is a one stop shop for a great night out.

McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant, Belfast

McHughs is within a grade A listed building, built between 1710 and 1720, making it officially the oldest building in the city of Belfast, enjoying a long history and a sometimes colourful reputation.

Quinns Spirit Grocer, Newcastle

Quinns Spirit Grocers have endeavored to retain all the old magic, character and charm which this pub has held for many people down the years with a combination of a pub (at the rear of the present bar) and a shop (in the front).

Each month at Quinns Spirit Grocers we have a range of events, great deals in the bar, and the best of food for our patrons. We sincerely hope you enjoy the craic, the food and the pints in Quinn’s Bar.

Anchor Bar Complex, Portstewart, Portstewart

Situated within easy access to Portstewart's picturesque promenade and all of the town's amenities, the Anchor Bar Complex, incorporating the Anchorage Inn, Skippers Wine Bar and Club Aura, is known throughout Ireland for its convivial atmosphere.

Pier 36 Restaurant, Donaghadee

The Pub On The Pier at Donaghadee, winners of The Best Ulster Welcome and Seafood Pub Of The Year, serving tasty bar snacks all day with fresh fish, delicious local beef, pork, lamb and game for lunch and dinner.

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