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Trad Music Galway

Traditional Irish music is an integral part of many pubs in Galway. The Irish music scene in Galway City is one of the best in Ireland with skilled musicians playing in a host of venues across the City.

The pubs we have highlighted have built a strong reputation through many years of having quality traditional Irish music on a regular basis.

Tigh Coili

Located right in the City Centre. Irish music sessions 7 nights a week at this family run pub. Popular with tourists and locals alike. Sessions at 6.30pm and 9.30pm


Also right in the City Centre. Home to Irish ballads and folk music as well as Trad sessions daily in the early evening and again after 9pm.

The Crane

For many the home of Irish Music in Galway City. Two floors  of music to choose from.

The Quays

Irish music can be heard several nights a week


As well as trad music sesssions there is Irish set dancing on Tuesdays and some Irish Folk & ballad groups

An Pucan

Occasional trad sessions as part of the overall music offering.

The Western Bar

The Western has forged a strong reputation over the last number especially for their Thursday night session which can see up to 20 musicians.


Occasional sessions from Thursday to Sunday


Although not a regular occurrence, Irish music sessions that are held here are usually top class.


Occasional sessions especially during the Summer.

Barr and Chaladh

Irish music, folk music and ballads nightly.