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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.

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Contemporary, multi-award winning, Irish restaurant in the heart of Bushmills. Specialites include, "Old Bushmills" whiskey and salmon.

The Playhouse, Portrush

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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.

The Slip Portaferry, Portaferry

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