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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.

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Belfast: City of Music

Belfast was named City of Music 2021 and with a rich heritage, traditional music scene and top music venues, it's easy to see why.

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Music Legends

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.

The city is also dotted with venues that have hosted historic concerts. Led Zepplin played the first show of their world tour ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at the Ulster Hall in 1971; in 1963 The Beatles made their Northern Ireland debut at the King’s Hall, where Nirvana played their last indoor gig in 1992; and the MTV European Music Awards were hosted here in 2011.

Gigs and Concerts

  • Ronan Keating
    Ronan Keating
    Music and Concerts

    Ronan Keating

    1.05 KM
    Thu, 10 Feb 2022, 7:30pm

    Ronan Keating's Twenty Twenty tour has been rescheduled to 10 February 2022 in Belfast's Waterfront Hall. All original…

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  • Bjorn Identity at Stormont Hotel
    Bjorn Identity at Stormont Hotel
    Music and Concerts

    Bjorn Identity at Stormont Hotel

    9.97 KM
    Sat, 05 Feb 2022, 9:00pm

    Experience The Björn Identity at the Stormont Hotel. undoubtedly one of the finest Abba tribute shows available to…

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  • How to use the Smart Pianist App with a CLP
    How to use the Smart Pianist App with a CLP
    What's On Featured

    How to use the Smart Pianist App with a CLP

    0.51 KM
    Sat, 19 Mar 2022, 10:45am

    Learn how to use your Yamaha CLP Clavinova digital piano the with Smart Pianist APP in Matchetts Music…

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  • Ulster Orchestra: Douglas Plays The Emperor
    Ulster Orchestra: Douglas Plays The Emperor
    2022 Highlights

    Ulster Orchestra: Douglas Plays The Emperor

    0.27 KM
    Fri, 27 May 2022, 7:45pm

    Legendary Northern Irish pianist Barry Douglas joins the Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s epic Piano Concerto No.5.

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  • ABBA Tribute Night at Stormont Hotel
    ABBA Tribute Night at Stormont Hotel
    Music and Concerts

    ABBA Tribute Night at Stormont Hotel

    9.97 KM
    Sat, 05 Feb 2022, 9:00pm

    Experience The Björn Identity at the Stormont Hotel. undoubtedly one of the finest Abba tribute shows available to…

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  • Ulster Orchestra – A Postcard from Italy
    Ulster Orchestra – A Postcard from Italy
    2022 Highlights

    Ulster Orchestra – A Postcard from Italy

    0.27 KM
    Fri, 13 May 2022, 7:45pm

    Daniele Rustioni would like to take you on some musical travels! In this concert you will explore music…

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  • Damien Dempsey
    Damien Dempsey
    Music and Concerts

    Damien Dempsey

    0.97 KM
    Fri, 03 Jun 2022, 7:30pm

    Damien Dempsey has announced a return to The Empire Music Hall, Belfast.

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  • Lionel Richie
    Lionel Richie
    Music and Concerts

    Lionel Richie

    1.39 KM
    Sun, 05 Jun 2022, 6:00pm

    With hits like All Night Long, Dancing on the Ceiling and Hello, this concert is sure to be…

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  • Ulster Orchestra: A Postcard from the USA
    Ulster Orchestra: A Postcard from the USA
    2022 Highlights

    Ulster Orchestra: A Postcard from the USA

    0.27 KM
    Fri, 03 Jun 2022, 7:45pm

    The 2021/22 Season ends with another musical postcard – this time a riotous carnival of rhythm from the…

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  • How to get started in Home Recording
    How to get started in Home Recording
    2022 Highlights

    How to get started in Home Recording

    0.51 KM
    Sat, 05 Feb 2022, 10:45am

    Come learn everything you need to know and purchase to get started in Home Recording at Matchetts Music…

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Live Music Sessions

  • Horatio Todd's
    Horatio Todd's
    Pubs and Clubs

    Horatio Todd's

    7.16 KM

    Visiting East Belfast? Then you have to dine or have a drink in the award-winning Horatio Todd's Bar…

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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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  • 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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  •  The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery
    The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Deer’s Head & Bell’s Brewery

    0.56 KM

    The Deer’s Head is Belfast city’s first ever brewpub with a fully functional on-site craft brewery, Bell's Brewery,…

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  • Duke of York
    Duke of York
    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…

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  • Scott's Jazz Club
    Scott's Jazz Club
    Arts and Entertainment

    Scott's Jazz Club

    6.72 KM

    Scott's Jazz Club is a Friday night jazz concert at The Ballyhackamore Club, featuring the finest jazz musicians…

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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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  • Errigle Inn
    Errigle Inn
    Pubs and Clubs

    Errigle Inn

    2.66 KM

    Serving fabulous food and drink, The Errigle Inn features five bars, roof gardens, a beer garden and live…

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  • The Old Inn
    The Old Inn
    Hotels

    The Old Inn

    23.37 KM

    Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn,

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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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The Belfast Playlist

Plug into the sound of something local. Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre has curated a Spotify playlist of music from the city and across Northern Ireland.

As well as a few classics, it features upcoming artists and songs inspired from a love for the city these artists call home.

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