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Dublin Music Tour

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Dublin's Music Tour, From Handel to Riverdance

Dublin Music Tour

Dublin has a great musical history, from traditional Irish to classical and contemporary.Musicians from the city are popular all over the world and Dublin is the place to see live music of every different style. Music is a part of the soul of the city and the country. The streets, theatres and pubs are the creative centres where this music is inspired and performed.


On this 2.5 hour tour we explore the rich musical heritage that Dublin is so proud of. From the early days of U2, Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher, through classical composers, traditional Irish music and modern superstars we take you to the places and tell you the stories that you won't find on your own to bring this magical, musical city alive.

Monday, Thursday and Saturday 3pm

Start at the Spire on O'Connell St. 

(The Big Needle)

On this tour we explore :

Traditional Irish music 

Temple Lane Studios

Thin Lizzy

Rory Gallagher

Dublin's Wall of Fame 

Boomtown Rats

The Icon Walk 



Handel's Messiah 

The tour departs at 3PM at The Spire on O'Connell Street, This tour last approximately 2 hours 15 minutes and will cover all aspects of Dublin music, From the organ that Handel practiced for his performance of The Messiah to the bar that Sinead O'Connor served beers to both locals and tourist alike.
Tread the boards where bands such as The Beetles  performed and discover the tiny lanes of the Iconic walk and discover the meaning behind such irish sayings as "No show like the Joe show" and "Spit on me Dicky"
Stroll Grafton Street, the hub for buskers where such greats such as Bono, Bob Geldof. Christy Berg and The Script all have close associations to this bustling musical mecca. Who exercised the privilege of  The Freeman of the City to walk Sheep along this busy pedestrian street in recent times story
Traditional Irish Music is ingrained in our heritage, come discover the 50 year story behind The Dubliners and which of their Number one hit song was banned by the BBC. 
Q: How long is the Tour
A: The tour is 2 hours 15 minutes but at times can run slightly over depending on the group
Q: I don't know that much about Irish Music, will this interest me? 
A: This will cover all genres of music from Boybands, Rock and Trad, you'll be surprised just how much you do know 
​Q: Where does the tour end?
A: The tour ends close to Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, A 7 minute walk back to Temple Bar and The Irish rock and Roll Museum if you have taken advantage of our Discounted Combo ticket.
Q: Is there a musical pub you would recommend at the end of the tour?
A:Speak to the guide, they will happily give you suggestions depending on your musical taste and might even join you for a drink