So excited. Heading to Ireland in September for a month or so. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions re venue’s, bands etc. What/who’s hot right now. More rock/ folk genre but pretty open really.
We will be be surfing so based on the west coast and free to roam anywhere.
There are lots of great bands coming out of Eire and Northern Island at the moment. Sprints and New Dad who have both just released their first album this year are fine examples of a healthy music scene. Galway seems to have a thriving music scene if you are going to be staying near there and a few of the bars still have traditional music being played in them. I am sure if you ask people where you are staying they will give you good advice on where to hear great local musicians playing traditional music.
Are you looking for scheduled gigs or pubs with live music? If the latter try the Crane Bar in Galway City if you’re in that area. Local musicians playing traditional Irish tunes to a good standard and the Guinness is decent.