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Live Traditional Music

Dublin Pubs have a rich history of live traditional Irish Music. Traditional Music can be heard in a variety of Dublin pubs from the musicians who cater for the purists to the casual visitor who likes to sing along to the more popular Irish songs. Generally, Trad Music uses the traditional instruments of the Tin Whistle, the Bodhrán and the Acoustic Guitar but over the years, has diversified and now no insturment is too big or small.

The Boars Head - Pub Details
There is live trad music on Sundays at 8.30 in O'Neills with Keel.

Taylors Three Rock - Pub Details
Live in Taylors The Three Rock Taylors Irish Night
Event: Taylors Irish Night Show
Time: 9pm
Price: 12.50
Venue: Taylors Three Rock Pub
These are nights not to be missed.

Oliver St.John Gogartys - Pub Details
Oliver St.John Gogartys in Temple Bar were you are guaranteed to hear live Irish Music 7 days a week. The venue is located on the first floor and is usually packed with the bands encouraging a sing song as much as possible.

O'Sheas Merchant- Pub Details
Outside the Temple Bar area, O'Sheas Merchant is another pub which showcases live Traditional Music and generates a good atmosphere.

The Temple Bar - Pub Details
There are daily trad sessions in The Temple Bar with two sessions at the weekends.

Fitzsimons - Pub Details
There are Trad sessions and dancing throughout the week in Fitzsimons on:
Monday - Thursday @ 8.30pm
Saturday @ 2pm - 6pm
Sundays @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm, 4.00pm - 6.30pm & 8.00pm - 11.30pm

The Brazen Head - Pub Details
The Brazen Head has live trad music 7 nights a week from 9.30pm and on Sundays from 12.30pom to 2.30pm.

The Belfry - Pub Details
The Belfry host different Trad Nigths on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday from 9.30pm each night.

O'Reillys Bros. The Chancery Inn - Pub Details
There is Top Qualiy Trad Music on Thursdays and Lively Ballads and Folk on Friday and Saturday nights.

Chief O'Neills - Pub Details
Timmy Murray and Friends provide the music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sean Dohertys - Pub Details
Sean Dohertys has a Live Trad Music and Dancing Show nightly.

Smyths of Malahide - Pub Details
Smyths has live trad music sessions, Monday to Thursday nights, however there is a charge of €10/€15.

The Porterhouse - Pub Details
Trad sessions are held in the Porterhouse on Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings.

The Palace Bar - Pub Details
Every Wednesday, there is Trad Music in the Palace Bar.

O'Sheas - Pub Details
There is Top Quality Trad Music in O'Sheas 7 nights a week.

Oliver Goldsmiths - Pub Details
Trad Music can be found in Oliver Goldsmiths every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.

Knightsbridge - Pub Details
Knightsbridge offers an excellent selection of Live Trad Music.
Sunday to Thursday: 9.30pm to 11.30pm
Friday & Saturday 8.30pm - 10.30pm
and on Saturday evenings from 5.00pm to 7.00pm
as well as Sundays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and an evening session from 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Johnnie Fox's Pub - Pub Details
Johnnie Fox has Irish Music in the Parlour Bar and Live Music every night.

Duffys, Malahide - Pub Details
There is Irish Music every Thursday in Duffys in Malahide

O'Neills, Suffolk St. - Pub Details
There is live trad music on Sundays at 8.30 in O'Neills with Keel.

There are plenty of other pubs in the City Centre which cater for Irish music in some of them, an impromptu session can just begin out of nowhere and before you know it you will be knocking back the Guinness and joining the regulars in a sing-a-long about Dublin in the "Rare Oul Times". To learn this song and others, check out the dublinpubscene.com Top Ten Irish Pub Songs, where you can learn all the words the more famous of the Irish Songs.

Remember, some hidden treasures are out there to be found although if you can, check back to this column regularly to find the latest and best places to find the tradscene in Dublin.

If you'd like to add your Trad Music listing to this page, please email us at entertainment@dublinpubscene.com with the details.

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