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Traditional Music

Traditional Music Traditional Music lovers will have no problem finding suitable venues along the Shannon and Erne to listen to (and occasionally join in with) Irish music.

Ireland is renowned for the Traditional Music which is played in hundreds of pubs and bars up and down the country.

And along the Shannon and Erne there is no shortage of pubs where you can tie up for the night and head into town for a memorable night of music.
If you are wondering what you will hear, the fiddle is the mainstay of the band, likely with a flute and whistle and the traditional Irish percussion, the Bodhrán. If you're lucky you will also hear a harp and maybe the Uilleann Pipes. Other instruments in the larger bands may be the guitar, banjo and accordion. Many of the pubs encourage you to sing along, so you'll need to have a pint of Guinness ready to keep you going through the evening. Remember that if it suits you better, you can start your cruise on any day (except Sundays).

Most pubs only have music on a few nights a week, so you will need to plan your journey to be in the right place at the right time. As a rough guide, the following bars along the Shannon and Erne offer music:

Belleek  Black Cat Cove (+44) 2868 658942 Every Thursday 
Belleek  (Moohan’s) Fiddlestone Pub (+44) 2868 658942 Saturdays, every 2-3 weeks
Enniskillen  Crow’s Nest (+44) 28 6632 5252 Tuesdays
Belturbet  Widow’s Bar (+353) 49 952 2274 Tuesdays and Sundays
Kilclare  Sheemore Inn (Lock 14) (+353) 7196 41814 Contact for details
Leitrim  Donnellan’s (+353)1796 20828 first Sunday in month from 5.30pm
Battlebridge  Beirne’s (+353)7196 50824 Most Fridays
Drumshanbo  The Millrace (+353) 86 351 7726 Tuesdays 
Carrick-on-Shannon  Cryan’s Bar (+353) 7196 72066 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Carrick-on-Shannon  Anderson’s Thatched Pub (+353) 87 2283 288 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lecarrow  Coffey’s (+353) 90 666 1118 Contact for details
Athlone  Gertie Brownes (+353) 90 6474848 Mondays
Athlone  Flannery’s    Sunday sessions
Athlone  Sean’s Bar (+353) 90 649 2358 Sunday afternoon 
Shannonbridge  Killeen’s Village Tavern (+353) 90 9674112 Tuesdays
Ballinasloe  Maud Millars (+353) 90 964 4641 Thursdays open session
Banagher  Hough’s Singing Pub (+353) 57 915 1873 Most nights 
Terryglass  The Derg Inn (+353) 67 22037 Sunday evening sessions
Terryglass  Paddy’s Bar (+353) 67 22147 Contact for details
Dromineer  The Whiskey Still (+353) 67 24129 Friday nights
Garrykennedy  Larkin’s (+353) 67 23232  Wednesday and Sunday
Garrykennedy  Ciss Ryan’s (+353) 67 23364 contact for details
Mountshannon  The Village Inn (+353) 61 927162 Friday nights. 
Most other pubs in Mountshannon have regular traditional music nights.
Killaloe  The Anchor Inn (+353) 61 376108 Set Dancing Wednesday
       Traditional music Fridays 
Killaloe  Molly’s (+353) 61 376632 Contact for details 

 Traditional Music