Whether it’s toe-tapping traditional Irish music, a standing room only gig, or an evening of soothing jazz or classical, you’re guaranteed to find out what makes Belfast a city of music.

Traditional Music in Belfast

Belfast’s pub culture thrives on traditional music sessions. Grab a pint and immerse yourself in the sounds of Irish trad in these bars and venues with regular traditional live music.

Outside Duke of York on Commerical Court
Pubs and Clubs

Duke of York

0.64 KM

Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke offers a traditional Belfast welcome, craic and music.

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Dirty Onion / Yardbird
Pubs and Clubs

Dirty Onion and Yardbird

0.65 KM

The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building, with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week.

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John Hewitt
Pubs and Clubs

John Hewitt

0.62 KM

A unique venue in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, you are guaranteed a very warm Belfast welcome at The John Hewitt.

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Belfast Music Tours

Walk through cobbled alleyways, past famous landmarks and explore unique bars to experience Belfast’s rich culture, heritage, language, customs and history through Music tours.

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Belfast UNESCO City of Music Walking Tour and Performance

08 Oct - 10 Dec 2022

Take a leisurely walking tour to explore Belfast's rich music scene, taking in some off the beaten track venues. Discover why Belfast is a UNESCO City of Music!

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Belfast Traditional Music Trail
Music Tours

Belfast Traditional Music Trail

01 Oct 2022 - 26 Aug 2023

Belfast Traditional Music Trail every Saturday in Belfast’s vibrant and centrally located Cathedral Quarter.

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Belfast Music Tour

0.68 KM
29 Oct - 19 Nov 2022

Journey through the Heart of Belfast, the newly appointed UNESCO Rock and Roll City by bus and enjoy tunes and tales

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Live Music in Belfast

Discover why Belfast was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2021. Enjoy live gigs, traditional and alternative music throughout Belfast.

Live Music

  • The Old Inn
    The Old Inn
    Hotels

    The Old Inn

    23.37 KM

    Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn, located just 15 minutes from Belfast and five minutes from the…

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  • The Tipsy Bird
    The Tipsy Bird
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Tipsy Bird

    0.83 KM

    The Tipsy Bird is a quirky style bar in Belfast’s city centre with amazing cocktails and live music.

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  • John Hewitt
    John Hewitt
    Pubs and Clubs

    John Hewitt

    0.62 KM

    A unique venue in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, you are guaranteed a very warm Belfast welcome…

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  • Voodoo
    Voodoo
    Pubs and Clubs

    Voodoo

    0.35 KM

    Voodoo is well established as a Belfast hotspot, adding a bit of spice for those who like things…

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  • Limelight Complex
    Limelight Complex
    Pubs and Clubs

    Limelight Complex

    0.47 KM

    Established as one of the city's main venues for live music, hosting international touring acts, sell out club…

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  • The Bone Yard
    The Bone Yard
    Eat & Drink

    The Bone Yard

    0.44 KM

    The Bone Yard by Pug Uglys, an outdoor bar and food place situated on Bedford Street.

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  • Granny Annies
    Granny Annies
    Pubs and Clubs

    Granny Annies

    0.59 KM

    Oozing rustic charm, ‘home’ to traditional and modern live music, and just five minutes’ walk from Belfast City…

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  • Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant
    Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant
    Pubs and Clubs

    Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant

    0.51 KM

    Berts encapsulates the sleek elegance of the art-deco era, complemented by live jazz, fabulous cocktails and mouth watering…

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  • Robinsons Bar
    Robinsons Bar
    Pubs and Clubs

    Robinsons Bar

    0.57 KM

    One of Belfast's oldest and biggest bars, Robinsons hosts five venues under one roof.

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  • Dirty Onion and Yardbird
    Dirty Onion and Yardbird
    Pubs and Clubs

    Dirty Onion and Yardbird

    0.65 KM

    The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building, with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week.

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Music Venues in Belfast

From arenas to bars, Belfast is host to some of the coolest music venues. Remember it’s not just about the music, but how you experience it.

  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
    Arts and Entertainment

    Ulster Hall

    0.27 KM

    Ulster Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic venues. Sitting right at the heart of the city's vibrant…

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
    Arts and Entertainment

    SSE Arena, Belfast

    1.87 KM

    Northern Ireland's premier entertainment venue. Where world class entertainment comes alive!

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  • Belfast Empire
    Belfast Empire
    Pubs and Clubs

    Belfast Empire

    0.97 KM

    A converted church in the heart of Belfast, The Empire hosts regular Music Hall gigs and comedians from…

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Famous Faces of Belfast

Home to names such as Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, Stiff Little Fingers, and Van Morrison, Belfast lacks nothing when it comes to musical claims to fame.

 

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