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groupe jouant de la musique celtique sur fond noir

Vibe to the rhythm of Irish tunes


Let yourself be carried away by the sound of traditional violins and uilleann pipes, the local bagpipe. Music is part of Ireland's heritage, as is dance, made famous by the Eurovision Song Contest's show. If you’re visiting Dublin, your local agent can track down a ticket to a show.

To soak up the capital’s liveliness, make a beeline for The Brazen Head Pub, where you can listen to ballads and traditional music every evening. Or, spend an afternoon sitting by the fire with a pint of Guinness in hand. At the Belvedere Hotel, the focus is on the dancers’ feet, who move with impressive speed and precision.

If you’re in Belfast, Galway, or Cork, opt for a more contemporary tradition, , and watch amateurs try their luck on a bar stage. If you prefer the Irish countryside, go back in time at Knappogue Castle in County Clare and sit down to a medieval banquet, where the food is served to the sound of a Celtic harp and traditional songs.

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