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Traditional music in pubs

  • 02-08-2018 4:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ Daisy 55


    I'm looking for pubs that have traditional music? It's for foreign visitors, but I don't know anywhere. Anyone have a suggestion?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,493 ✭✭✭ thomasm


    I think the Reg do Trad sessions on certain nights.


  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ Daisy 55


    I heard that too, but when I rang them it more ballads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Daisy 55 wrote: »
    I heard that too, but when I rang them it more ballads.

    Tully's do some I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    This is one thing Waterford needs to improve on. In Galway and Dublin, there's trad in loads of pubs and its great! Great music, great atmosphere and the tourists love it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    Kitty Kiernans on Barracks street has trad music a couple of nights a week


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭ Adyx


    Deiseen wrote: »
    This is one thing Waterford needs to improve on. In Galway and Dublin, there's trad in loads of pubs and its great! Great music, great atmosphere and the tourists love it.


    Bolded the problem parts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Adyx wrote: »
    Deiseen wrote: »
    This is one thing Waterford needs to improve on. In Galway and Dublin, there's trad in loads of pubs and its great! Great music, great atmosphere and the tourists love it.


    Bolded the problem parts.

    Whats your point


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭ Adyx


    Tourists don't spend enough money in pubs and Waterford doesn't have the volume or diversity of a local crowd that Galway and Dublin have to make it worth a pubs while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Adyx wrote: »
    Tourists don't spend enough money in pubs and Waterford doesn't have the volume or diversity of a local crowd that Galway and Dublin have to make it worth a pubs while.

    Its no Galway, but Waterford is the top 10 tourist spot in Ireland. If the top 10 can't achieve something then Ireland should just give up completely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,872 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Adyx wrote: »
    Tourists don't spend enough money in pubs and Waterford doesn't have the volume or diversity of a local crowd that Galway and Dublin have to make it worth a pubs while.
    Plenty of pubs host music sessions with ne'r a tourist in sight. They're the ones the musicians like.

    ;)

    OP, you could phone around and see if any of these are still going:

    https://thesession.org/sessions/search?day=&q=waterford


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  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ Flow Motion


    I think people are forgetting that up to pretty recently Waterford had one of the best trad pubs in the country. T & H Doolans in Georges St. I know it was bought by the same crew that own J & K. Walshs further up the road and is rumoured to be reopening in the not too distant future. Watch this space.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    I think people are forgetting that up to pretty recently Waterford had one of the best trad pubs in the country. T & H Doolans in Georges St. I know it was bought by the same crew that own J & K. Walshs further up the road and is rumoured to be reopening in the not too distant future. Watch this space.

    Folk songs. Not trad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ Flow Motion


    Deiseen wrote: »
    Folk songs. Not trad.

    Potato, Potahto..Tomato, Tomahto!:rolleyes:

    Both folk songs and trad are cosy bedfellows.
    T&H's had (has) a mix of trad AND folk sessions. It had (has)
    an international reputation for great Irish traditional music.
    Renowned singer Liam Clancy (of The Clancy Bros) both played in
    and owned the joint @ one stage. And there were many more famous
    acts who frequented the pub down thru the years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Potato, Potahto..Tomato, Tomahto!:rolleyes:

    Both folk songs and trad are cosy bedfellows.
    T&H's had (has) a mix of trad AND folk sessions. It had (has)
    an international reputation for great Irish traditional music.
    Renowned singer Liam Clancy (of The Clancy Bros) both played in
    and owned the joint @ one stage. And there were many more famous
    acts who frequented the pub down thru the years.

    I dont remember ever seeing an actual proper trad session in T and H's, could be mistaken thou.

    They're not the same thing as folk tunes btw, completely different.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,567 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Trad seems to all sound the same to me and it's gets repetitive after a while but the tourists love it and lap it up

    To me ballads is people singing Dubliners/Clancys etc and is a better night than trad


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    The Granville had a good display of performers when I last dined in there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 255 ✭✭ ArtVandelay76


    I think people are forgetting that up to pretty recently Waterford had one of the best trad pubs in the country. T & H Doolans in Georges St. I know it was bought by the same crew that own J & K. Walshs further up the road and is rumoured to be reopening in the not too distant future. Watch this space.

    Wouldn't be too sure about t+h's opening up anytime soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭ Crusty Blaa


    Wouldn't be too sure about t+h's opening up anytime soon.

    Are you in a position to expand on this? I’ve been curious as to why it’s still closed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 255 ✭✭ ArtVandelay76


    Are you in a position to expand on this? I’ve been curious as to why it’s still closed.

    Just going by what i've been told by staff in their other pub. They don't know whats happening either.
    They bought T+H's 3 or 4 years ago and there's no work after going on in there in a long time. They were also meant to extend out the back of J+K Walshs, that hasn't happened either.


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