Doolin Music House
Doolin Music House
5
19:00 - 20:30
Monday
19:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 20:30
Friday
19:00 - 20:30
About
Christy Barry and his partner Sheila have entertained friends and musicians at their home for many years, sitting around the fire playing music and telling stories. Although the pub sessions are extremely popular they realized that many of their visitors preferred to listen to traditional music in the intimate environment of their home. As a result of this they decided to open up their atmospheric home to visitors so they can experience local Irish music in the relaxed surroundings of their home. Christy talks and discusses the history of traditional Irish music and plays great tunes. Visitors can enjoy the experience of visiting a local home, enjoying local company and listening to a good traditional music session around the fire. Sheila is an artist and her works surround the rooms in the house creating a truly art home atmosphere.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • BucketList Nic
    Oaklyn, New Jersey12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and informative traditional music experience
    Sheila was a welcoming and gracious host, and Christy told stories that made you really understand his connection to the traditional music of Ireland. Smoked salmon and local cheeses served as a perfect late lunch. We even made time to see James perform in Galway later in the trip. A highlight of our visit to Ireland, to be sure!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • mcateesphar13
    Sacramento, California80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An experienced not to be missed.
    My wife and I love traditional Irish music. While in Ireland, we have gone to several pubs to enjoy it. The evening at Doolin Music House was a delight and did not disappoint. If you like Trad Music, you will like this. Great music, good stories and background info, all in a warm house setting. Highly recommend.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • mamakasa
    Tucson, Arizona50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this if your are interested in local music and culture!
    We had such a lovely evening at the Doolin Music House! It was fascinating not just to to hear but to also learn something about the local styles of music, and also to hear stories about life in the Doolin area. We very much appreciated the opportunity to spend the evening here: thank you Christy, James, Sheila and Imelda!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Sara J
    98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    This was the absolute best experience!!!! If you are wishing for an intimate evening of music and storytelling, this is for you! It was so lovely hearing about the area and history from a musical perspective. It was a magical evening! The hosts were so kind and we really enjoyed the experience!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 June 2024
  • Blu777
    Maine72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience Irish trad music in a home setting
    We visited Doolin Music House during our Vagabond Driftwood Jigs & Reels Music Tour. Our visit began with a warm welcome into the Doolin Music House, with a peat fire burning and refreshments on hand, surrounded by artwork and large windows overlooking the green hills. Sheila, Christy and James are wonderful hosts. The music was spectacular. Our tour guide joined in with her fiddle, and man from Netherlands (I think? I forget) played a song on guitar as did one of my tourmates. Stories were told, wine was drunk, and delicious canapes were passed around. You can't beat this experience.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2024
  • rogersober
    Clermont, Florida36,701 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Experience
    Art was presented last evening was spark and vigor. The story told with passion and love of the regional art was heart felt. Sheila was the perfect hostess which welcomed us into her home like family. Christy spun yarn after yarn of local heroes of a craft that kept dance alive in the region. Interludes of lovely music that were only interrupted by canapés and wine glasses. Twenty or so of us got to take this experience with us and we all if questioned would recommend such an evening.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2024
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rogersober
Clermont, FL36,701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Art was presented last evening was spark and vigor. The story told with passion and love of the regional art was heart felt. Sheila was the perfect hostess which welcomed us into her home like family. Christy spun yarn after yarn of local heroes of a craft that kept dance alive in the region. Interludes of lovely music that were only interrupted by canapés and wine glasses.
Twenty or so of us got to take this experience with us and we all if questioned would recommend such an evening.
Written 13 July 2024
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Blu777
Maine72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We visited Doolin Music House during our Vagabond Driftwood Jigs & Reels Music Tour. Our visit began with a warm welcome into the Doolin Music House, with a peat fire burning and refreshments on hand, surrounded by artwork and large windows overlooking the green hills. Sheila, Christy and James are wonderful hosts. The music was spectacular. Our tour guide joined in with her fiddle, and man from Netherlands (I think? I forget) played a song on guitar as did one of my tourmates. Stories were told, wine was drunk, and delicious canapes were passed around. You can't beat this experience.
Written 11 July 2024
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Sara J
Staten Island98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This was the absolute best experience!!!! If you are wishing for an intimate evening of music and storytelling, this is for you! It was so lovely hearing about the area and history from a musical perspective. It was a magical evening!
The hosts were so kind and we really enjoyed the experience!
Written 26 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mamakasa
Tucson, AZ50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had such a lovely evening at the Doolin Music House! It was fascinating not just to to hear but to also learn something about the local styles of music, and also to hear stories about life in the Doolin area. We very much appreciated the opportunity to spend the evening here: thank you Christy, James, Sheila and Imelda!
Written 8 May 2024
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Brian R
Vienna, VA665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Good music and good storytelling. We were glad we ate dinner first. The early arrivals get the front-row seats, so come a bit in advance.
Written 3 October 2023
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mcateesphar13
Sacramento, CA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
My wife and I love traditional Irish music. While in Ireland, we have gone to several pubs to enjoy it. The evening at Doolin Music House was a delight and did not disappoint. If you like Trad Music, you will like this. Great music, good stories and background info, all in a warm house setting. Highly recommend.
Written 23 August 2023
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BucketList Nic
Oaklyn, NJ12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Sheila was a welcoming and gracious host, and Christy told stories that made you really understand his connection to the traditional music of Ireland. Smoked salmon and local cheeses served as a perfect late lunch. We even made time to see James perform in Galway later in the trip. A highlight of our visit to Ireland, to be sure!
Written 31 July 2023
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Brian C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Music the way it should be heard. Christy and Sheila open their home to share traditional Irish music. Christy and friends are top notch musicians (make sure Christy plays the spoons.. He is a master). Hearing them in by a fire place, looking over the burden is simply magical. The night was so much more.. The stories, the canapes, the dancing was lovely. strongly recommend
Written 29 June 2023
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eeritter
Blairsville, GA301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A must visit if you are in the Doolin area vacationing. The music, hospitality, story telling and the refreshments are delightful; all in the family room of one of Doolin's finest musicians and story tellers.
Written 26 June 2023
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Tory G
Kalispell, MT17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Our teen daughter and her friend love dancing and singing and got to experience the stories of Ireland music. It almost brought you back to a time, and to a place the world should be with fellowship, smiling and stories by all. The hosts ensured they were very welcome to dance and sing. This was definitely a highlight of our trip! Thanks!!!
Written 19 June 2023
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