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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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Kiwi's Brew Bar, Portrush

Something is most definitely brewing in Portrush. Beer is making a quiet and classy comeback.

Sunflower Public House, Belfast

Sunflower is a simple corner pub, it is free of gimmicks or themes, and it is one of the few remaining. It is instantly recognisable by the security cage on its front door, a relic from 1980s Belfast. Music is very much part of the pub's life.

Pavilion Bar, Ormeau, Belfast

Established in 1899, The Pavilion or "The Big House" draws its clientele from all over the city and beyond, and is a must for all who wish to experience a traditional Belfast pub with three floors, three bars, in one Big House with five-star food.

Robinsons Bar, Belfast

Relax and enjoy a drink in the Saloon bar before tapping your feet in Fibber Magees - enjoy free folk and traditional music 7 nights a week. Enjoy a meal in the Bistro, Karaoke in the spotlight in BT1 or party in Roxy nightclub.

House of McDonnell, Ballycastle

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

Crosskeys Inn, Toomebridge, Antrim

The Crosskeys Inn C.1654 is the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. The Crosskeys Inn is also one of Ireland's most famous Irish Traditional Music Pubs. With traditional music held most Saturday nights Impromptu sessions on some Friday and Sundays.

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