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In the immortal words of Christy Moore, if it's music you want, go to Clare and the capital of music in Clare is the little village of Doolin...Over the years Hotel Doolin has hosted all the greats on the Irish Trad & Folk Scene including Paul Brady, Finbar Furey, Sharon Shannon, Clannad, Lunasa, John Sheahan, Martin Hayes, Noel Hill, Mairtín O'Connor, Luka Bloom, Scullion, Lisa Hannigan, The Stunning, Mick Flannery, Damien Dempsey, Dcelan O'Rourke, Hothouse Flowers, Dervish, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn & Paddy Glackin
Always a Session- We bring you live music every night.
Until live music in pubs becomes a thing again post-covid we'll be doing our best to bring you live music every night at Hotel Doolin. We are blessed with plenty of outdoor space at Hotel Doolin and we'll have sessions in the garden every night over the summer weather permitting and if the elements aren't co-operatinig we'll move things into our barn where we'll have socially distanced music sessions. Here's out Summer Music Schedule
The Spaced Out Sessions
The Spaced Out Sessions are a series of socially distanced, fully seated concerts that will take place throughout the summer in the Hotel Doolin Barn. The aim of The Spaced Out Sessions is to bring live music back to the event starved populace and to bring musicians and audiences together in a way that is comfortable and safe for everyone involved. Hotel Doolin is running these events on a not-for-profit basis in order to bring music back to Doolin and so that the proceeds of the ticket money goes directly to the artist. Please see here for tickets and posters.
Click Here to download our 2020 Music Schedule
Doolin has had a living musical heritage for many decades. Music, singing, dancing and storytelling have always formed the fabric of the community.
Doolin is internationally renowned for its music with many famous names and faces playing here over the years. This is thanks to the earlier generations of musicians from the area. Most famous of these perhaps is the Russell brothers Micho, Gussie and Pakie. Musicians and visitors alike have made Doolin what it is today - a great place to have a few tunes!
Hotel Doolin has fast become a music mainstay in the village and is dedicated to bringing the finest traditional music sessions and live music to Doolin from local, national and international musicians and singers.
Luka Bloom Record Launch 8th August
Luka Bloom will launch his new record Bittersweet Crimson at the Barn in Hotel Doolin on Saturday 8th August at 8pm accompanied by an array of talent including Steve Cooney, Robbie Harris, Jon O'Connell, Niamh Farrell and Adam Shapiro, for tickets please follow the link opposite.
Music in Fitzpatrick's Bar
Live trad sessions are usually held nightly in Fitz's bar but we've currently moved all sessions into our garden and barn for social distancing considerations. Food and drinks will also be served in our garden and barn Let the traditional music carry you away, your feet will tap to the beat and your voice will sing along with excitement, qualities that traditional music brings out in all of us.
The Wild Atlantic Session:
Monday night has become a very special night of music. The Wild Atlantic Session is an intimate music session led by renowned musicians Eoin O’Neill, Adam Shapiro and Jon O’Connell.
They are joined by a host of special guest musicians and singers including the great Luka Bloom who has been know to drop in. It is a night of great tunes and a special vibe.
Russell Memorial Weekend Festival
The Russell Memorial Weekend takes place on the last weekend in February each year.
The weekend attracts musicians & trad music lovers from all over the world, with workshops, concerts and lectures throughout the weekend. Many of which are held in Hotel Doolin. Follow the link for more information on the Russell Memorial Weekend.
Doolin Folk Festival
The First Doolin Folk Festival took place in June 2013 and was a huge success. It takes place in the Barn of Hotel Doolin, one mile from the location of the famous Lisdoonvarna Festival of the late 1970’s & early 1980’s. Now in its 8th year The Doolin Folk Festival features traditional and folk musicians who have had a connection with the area over the years as well as up-and-coming, cutting-edge folk and Trad acts. The lineup over the years has featured Paul Brady, Finbar Furey, Sharon Shannon, Clannad, Lunasa, John Sheahan, Martin Hayes, Noel Hill, Mairtín O'Connor, Luka Bloom, Scullion, Lisa Hannigan, The Stunning, Mick Flannery, Damien Dempsry, Dcelan O'Rourke, Hothouse Flowers, Dervish, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn & Paddy Glackin and many more.
The 2020 festival was fecking cancelled due to the Covid but early bird tickets are on sale for 2021 here.