Dublin regards itself as a musical city - in recent times we have produced U2, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Samantha Mumba and the Celtic Tenors. There is also a lively traditional and classical scene, and all are welcome to sessions and events. I've decided to concentrate on music which is not always publicised in the tourist brochures. The assistance of Elaine (ICA hon. chairwoman, Chatham Row branch) is gratefully acknowledged for much of the trad info below.

A must-see free attraction in Dublin is the Wall of Fame in Temple Bar (pictured below), showing the wealth of talent generated by our small island. If you go to the website you can vote for your favourite or suggest a substitute. You might already know our most famous exports, U2, but do you know the likes of legendary rock guitarist Phil Lynnott? Have a look in the middle of Temple Bar at the junction of Curved Street and Temple Bar South.

The best guide for music surfers intending to visit Dublin (or Ireland) is the pages of RTE (Irish Television) teletext - the index page for all music is Aertel p370.

You will find information about the following in the music pages:

traditional | classical | gigs | festivals | music shops | music trivia


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