Irish Music Links

  • Custy's Music Shop
  • Custy's is a music shop in Ennis that has the best of Clare & Irish music in stock. They ship worldwide.

  • Irish Concertina (The)
  • Website exclusively about the concertina.

  • Oidhreacht an ChlŠir Teo. (OaC)
  • Community-based company in Miltown Malbay that promotes Irish Culture. They organize The Concertina Cruinniu, which is a great weekend in February.

  • Online Academy Of Irish Music (The)
  • Amazing website run by flute player Kirsten Alstaff and her husband Matthew Curley from Liscannor. They have hundreds of courses on different instruments with top class teachers like Tola Custy, Edel Fox, Kevin Crawford, etc. Give it a go !

  • Six Water Grog
  • Lanny Fields is a banjo player from America. He plays Irish Music but also Oldtime, Ragtime and other types of music. His website has a good few recordings and tunes and also is kind of a travel blog ! He wrote a blog about Doolin and we are mentionned :) have a look here !

  • Thesession.org
  • Website with thousands of tunes.

  • TradConnect
  • Great website bringing people who play Irish Traditional Music together.

  • Tunes In The Church
  • Wonderful concert series organized by Cormac Begley. They released a great compilation album too !

  • Whistle and Irish Flute (The)
  • Jules Bitter's work, giving advice about playing flute and whistle and also a good selection of tunes.

    Festival Links

  • Corofin Trad Fest
  • A festival that I really like ! Good sessions and a great concert venue ! First week of March.

  • Ennis Trad Fest (Ennis Trad 21)
  • Great festival that happens in Ennis every November.

  • Fleadh Nua Ennis
  • This competition / festival takes place in Ennis every year at the end of May.

  • Frankie Kennedy Winter School
  • Popular winter school in Donegal held over the New Year's period !

  • Russell Memorial Weekend
  • This festival takes place every year during the last weekend of february in Doolin.

  • Willie Clancy Summer School
  • Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is probably the best summer school for irish music. Great concerts and amazing sessions happening in Miltown Malbay every month of July !

    Musicians / Bands links

  • Christy Barry
  • Fantastic flute and whistle player from Ennistymon.

  • Luka Bloom
  • Great singer who visits Doolin regularly.

  • Daoiri Farrell
  • Singer and bouzouki player from Dublin who visits Doolin every now and then !

  • Edel Fox
  • Great concertina player from Miltown Malbay, now living and teaching in Waterford.

  • Los Paddys De Las Pampas
  • Cool band from the area ! It is not strictly Irish Music but we love them :)

    General Links

  • Clare FM
  • The Banner county radio ! They have great programs with Irish Music presented by the likes of Eoin O'Neill and Joan Hanrahan and you can download podcasts on their website !

  • Kate's Place B&B
  • We have a B&B in Doolin, so if you are thinking of spending a few days in Doolin to play a few tunes, why not staying with us ?!

  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Smoked Salmon of the finest quality. They ship worldwide.

  • Doolin Tourism
  • Website about Doolin, activities to do in the area, accomodation, etc.