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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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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.

The Rose and Chandler, Bangor

Traditional pub located in Bangor town centre

Shantallow House Bar, Londonderry/Derry

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

Mackens Bar, Newcastle

If you enjoy a sociable drink and good music among friends then head for Macken's. It's a traditional, cosy pub that offers jamming sessions every Wednesday night, traditional irish music last Friday on every month, Live music every weekend, and Open Mic Nights .. come along, everyone welcome.

McCollams, Cushendall

McCollam's Bar is a friendly pub in Mill Street Cushendall and is where all the tourists make for in search of authentic Irish traditional music and singing.

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