Traditional Music Sessions
The exchange of tunes is what keeps traditional Irish music alive. This is one way of passing on jigs, reels and other dance tunes. Some of the tunes are well known, and some are more obscure. It’s this mixture of the old and the new that makes for a good session.
Live Rock & Pop
Ireland is internationally known for its folk music, which has remained a vibrant tradition throughout the 20th century, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music.
Irish music has kept many of its traditional aspects. It has occasionally also been modernized, however, and fused with rock and roll, punk rock and other genres. Some of these fusion artists have attained much mainstream success, at home and abroad, including Sinead O’Connor, Van Morrison, The Pogues, Enya and Rory Gallagher.
The National Concert Hall, based in Dublin’s city centre, is rated by performing artists as one of the finest concert halls in Europe. Since it’s opening in 1981, the Hall has established itself as Ireland’s premier centre for the performance of live music.
With weekly performances by resident orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as well as an array of Irish and International artists and groups, the Hall is proud to be promoting concerts almost every night throughout the year, along with a number of lunchtime concerts.