Home of Music
One of the most famous and personal ways of experiencing the music of Doolin is with a visit to Doolin Music House. This is the home of Christy Barry and his partner, Sheila – who have a long tradition of entertaining friends and musicians. While many people like the buzz of a busy pub, lots of guests prefer to listen to the sounds of Ireland in a more intimate, homely environment and atmosphere. This is exactly what Christy and Sheila have achieved – and it’s a wonderful opportunity you can enjoy any Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening, from 7.30.
Sit around the fire and lose yourself in the experience, while Christy plays music till late, tells stories and discusses the history of Irish music. Often he is joined by his friend, James Devitt, and together they play traditional sets – while you are served a delicious meal of wine and local delights, such as Burren Smokehouse salmon and artisanal cheeses. The setting is perfect too: Sheila is an artist so her artworks decorate each room of the house.