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Dublin is known as being the party capital of Europe; packed with clubs, pubs and people extolling the particular virtues of 'the craic'. Something you'll discover in plenty within the city is old fashioned folk music and you definitely will not need to journey far within Dublin's fair city to uncover a spot to experience a jig along with a swig!

A couple of our favourite watering holes that specialise in folk music are Vicar Street and Whelan's. Vicar Street, regardless of their puzzling identity, is absolutely not a street but a fantastic traditional music venue and is located in Thomas Street right in the very heart of Dublin. This esteemed venue opened up in 1998 offering to provide Dublin a new mid-sized venue that could attract the very best entertainers from Ireland and around the World. It features bands together with solo musicians that perform all sorts and styles of music including traditional and folk, featuring renowned Irish groups such as the Dubliners. The list of artists that have performed at the venue proves that it's living up to its guarantee to offer high quality acts.

Whelan's found in Camden Street, central Dublin stands out as the location to go to for traditional and folk music. This particular venue has seen the majority of Ireland's folk expertise perform on their stage at some time. Only a stone's throw away, also in Camden Street, is the Village - an additional lively music venue, that is certainly worth a try.

Additionally, you will find a host of additional locations where one can certainly take pleasure in conventional folk music at most times of night or day. Pubs, cafes and hotels are all venues where you will discover Irish Folk Music being played by keen and accomplished neighborhood music artists and bands. Additionally, it is possible to experience virtually any other style of music that you might enjoy, ranging between rock and punk. Therefore, if you are considering a visit to Dublin, or simply toying with the suggestion, be sure that you are ready for 'the craic'!. Getting to venues outside of Dublin can be a bit of a problem, Irish public transport isn't the best in the world !. If you need to visit a music venue in another town then the best bet is to hire a car from the airport or in the city centre,. www.instant-car-hire.co.uk has cars from all of the major suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar with savings of up to 15%.

Finally, if you are in any doubt about the Irish love of music, did you know that a few years back the Irish Post Office issued four new stamps that paid tribute to bands that have their roots deeply embedded in traditional Irish folk music. Featuring Altan, The Dubliners, The Chieftains and The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem, the stamps are treasured by both stamp collectors and music lovers worldwide.


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