Live music in Dublin is just something you expect to experience when coming to Dublin. Laughter, singing, dancing, chatting. It all belongs together… Read on below to find out about the top places to experience live music and it does not necessarily have to be in a pub!
Stroll through Grafton Street
Already many singers have become famous through Grafton Street, the most famous street of Dublin, and even Ed Sheeran sings about it in his new song Galway Girl. Next to being a shopping paradise, many street performers find their ways here and show off their skills and songs to the people strolling through the streets. The atmosphere is promising and most of the artists are quite good actually. Go and find out for yourself.
Hit the pubs
Of course, the pubs are a must-go-to when in Dublin and not only for the beer but also for the music. Going for a drink in Ireland is much more fun than anywhere else because the music is good, the people are dancing and the pints are better. Temple Bar is a very popular area and well known for the live performances. Old Storehouse, Auld Dubliner, Norsemen, Porterhouse and many more hire artists each day to entertain their guests and it works.
Festivals are less frequent in Dublin than anywhere else and that’s mainly because of the weather conditions. However, from spring through summer, there are several events you eventually like to participate in. Longitude festival in Marlay Park, Dublin dance festival in many venues through Dublin city or Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire on August 5th and 6th (reachable in 20 minutes by Dart). Stars such as the Weeknd and Mark Ronson will be performing but Irish local artists are always present too. Don’t you worry.
Live music does not necessarily have to be in the pub or on the street. Music venues such as Vicar Street or National Concert Hall offer live music too. Famous artists from all over the world have been performing in those venues for many years and we’re convinced there will be something in the programme that you might like. Find out more about what’s on here.