Irish Traditional Music

Irish Music Sessions

Gus O’Connor’s Pub has been one of the world’s most famous Irish Music Pub for decades and the sessions are still going strong, featuring some Clare and Ireland’s most talented traditional musicians.

We have traditional sessions 7 nights a week from February until November and at weekends all year round.

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The Best in the West

Top Class Musicians

Gus O’Connor’s Pub has always been associated with some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians.

Famous musicians who have played at our pub over the years include Micho Russell, Wille Clancy, Tommy Peoples, Sharon Shannon, Christy Barry, James Cullinan, Kevin Griffin, Noel O’Donoghue, Yvonne Casey, Dermot Byrne & many more.

Open Traditional Music Sessions

In search of the craic

Real trad sessions create a magic atmosphere in which the audience takes an active part by interacting with the musicians.
At Gus O’Connor’s Pub we like to keep our sessions open to all and don’t use individual microphones, so join us for a few tunes, songs and stories and experience the famous “Irish craic” here in Doolin.

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Early Sessions Every Sunday

Super Sundays

Our legendary Sunday sessions start early all year round and are the longest running sessions in Doolin.

Starting as early as 4:30pm from March until November and from 6pm during the Winter, these sessions attract many listeners and musicians alike.

Doolin's Traditional Music Festival

Russell Memorial Weekend

Every year, on the last weekend of February, we celebrate the legacy of Micho, Packie & Gussie Russell.

The three brothers played a huge role, along with Gus & Doll O’Connor, in establishing Doolin’s reputation as a Mecca for Irish music lovers. And no better way to celebrate them than a Traditional Music Festival.

A Long Tradition

Steeped in History

Doolin has been known for its great wealth of traditional music for a very long time, folklore collectors & archivists came to Doolin and Gus O’Connor’s Pub as early as the 1930s.

Staying true to our heritage is essential and we are proud to take part in carrying on our musical tradition and sharing it with our visitors.

High Quality Irish Traditional Music Videos

Spirit of Doolin

This series of beautiful traditional music videos, shot at the pub, is the result of a cooperation between Gus O’Connor’s Pub and the Online Academy of Irish Music.

Make sure to watch them and enjoy the best of Irish Music from our amazing local musicians!