Dublin is well-known as a music capital and a big part of that particular story is the role it plays in Traditional Irish Music. Earlier this week, Oscars International gave you a short video on singer, Luke Kelly. In this post we want to send you to some of the places where you might hear some of the songs he made famous.
Dublin may not have the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum but we do have The Cobblestone and if you have been in Dublin but have never visited this place, then you may as well have never come. There is music here every day of the week from 5pm and at the weekend it starts at 2pm. The Cobblestone describes itself as a “drinking pub with a music problem” but in truth there is a never a problem here at all. This is one of Dublin’s greatest pubs and the music is good for the soul. If you play feel free to sit in and see what you can contribute.
For a long time this was the premier traditional music pub in Dublin and it is here that The Dubliners were formed and made their name. Today, it is a little more touristy and it can be tough to get a seat anywhere near the musicians. That said, O’Donoghue’s is an institution in Dublin and is worth a visit. Make sure you go into the old part of the pub as this is the oldest and most genuine part. It is also where the musicians play. (Pic: Patrick Donald)
A nice little pub this in the heart of the ever more trendy Stoneybatter. Walsh’s hosts regular trad sessions here on a Sunday evening which isn’t a bad way to finish off the weekend.