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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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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.

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.

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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Traditional music sessions in Newry and Mourne, Newry

A list of venues featuring traditional music sessions in Newry and Mourne.

The Portaferry Hotel, Portaferry

This country hotel has an idyllic outlook across Strangford Lough and is renowned for seafood dishes. Bar food is also available and there is wheelchair access.

The Portaferry Hotel restaurant has been awarded an AA rosettes 2004, is ...

Iona Inn, Londonderry/Derry

Iona Inn and Iona House are a great examples of a well preserved Irish Pub and guesthouse. Located in the historic city and offers quality accomodation at reasonable prices with Golf, fishing, swimming, historic sites,tours,bars & dining all nearby

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