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The Belfast Traditional Music Trail is a unique way to experience Irish music. With two professional musicians as your guides, you will be treated to a performance of traditional tunes, songs and stories, all of which make up your own personal ‘session’.

The Belfast Traditional Music Trail is a unique way to experience Irish music. With two professional musicians as your guides, walk through cobbled alleyways, past famous landmarks and on to private bars in some of the city’s oldest buildings.

At each of the three stops you will be treated to a performance of traditional tunes, songs and stories, all of which make up your own personal ‘session’. Enjoy a local beer, cider, whiskey or Guinness while learning about the instruments, language, customs and history that make up Ireland’s vibrant musical tradition. Join this interactive experience and discover why Belfast is considered one of Ireland’s best cities for traditional Irish music.

The trail lasts around two and a half hours and will take place in Belfast’s vibrant and centrally located Cathedral Quarter. Starting off at 4pm by the cosy fireside of The Dirty Onion bar, the trail then moves on to one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, McHugh’s, where there will be more ceol agus craic (music and fun!) in store.

Total walking distance will be roughly 900m, the walking pace will be light and groups are kept together at all times. Should you wish to eat before embarking on the trail try the Yardbird chicken rotisserie restaurant upstairs at The Dirty Onion. If you wish to eat after the trail, McHugh’s restaurant serves great Irish cuisine with a modern twist. Exclusive Traditional Music Trail offers are available at both restaurants; see belfasttradtrail.com for details.

If planning to dine before the tour aim to finish at least ten minutes before commencement of the trail.

Climbing stairs will be necessary on the tour. If you have any concerns about accessibility please contact us at: info@belfasttradtrail.com

Children may be permitted on the tour but must remain under adult supervision at all times. Contact Belfast Traditional Music Trail in advance as the tour may not be suitable for younger children.

Tours run every Saturday at 4pm and are available for ad hoc private bookings.

Starting point: The Dirty Onion, 3 Hill St Belfast, BT12LA

Tickets & Pricing
  • Standard £15
Sat, 27 Jul 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 03 Aug 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 31 Aug 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 07 Sep 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sat, 28 Sep 2019 4:00 - 6:30pm

Dirty Onion and Yardbird

  • 3 Hill Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2LA

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