A Few Great Places for Music in Killarney

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Killarney plays host to many ancient Irish Pubs. Hours range from Monday-Thursday 10am to 11pm, Fridays & Saturdays till midnight and on Sundays from midnight am to 11pm. Closing times on the eve of a public vacation is 12.30am. Youngsters don’t seem to be allowed into pubs after 9pm. Usually no smoking applies in restaurants/pubs. Below are the lists of recommended places for music in Killarney:

The Danny Mann Bar

Have ancient Irish music on weekday and Sun Nights from the months of June to Sept.


The Grand hotel

Located on Main Street. it’s a late bar and has great ancient Irish Nights weekdays and weekends throughout the Bust Season.


The Failte

Is among the most energetic bars in Killarney. They need live music day and nights.


Lake Hotel

Located on Muckross Road. The Lake hotel has live Music, Tues, Fridays, and Saturdays.


Courtney’s Bar

Located on Main Street. Courtney could be a favorite amongst locals and tourists because it caters for everybody. it’s live music throughout the weekends and weekdays throughout the packed months.


Murphy’s Bar

Located on faculty Street. Weekdays and Weekends live music is vie from nine.30pm forward.


Mustang Sally’s

Late Night Club set on Main Street opened Sun, Mon & Thurs and weekends.


O Connors

This is one among Killarney’s Main traditional Irish Bar and music is commanded here throughout the busy months of the year on weekdays and weekends.


Scott’s hotel

Located on faculty Street. it’s a vigorous bar.

A little bit about Irish music

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Although it’s just in the last 2 decades Irish music acquired such huge credit worldwide, its beginnings can be dated back to nearly 2000 years when the Celts came to the country. Music was one of the many things they bought with them.

Well known in Eastern Europe from 500BC, they undoubtedly were inspired by music from the east. It’s guessed that the Irish harp originally came from Egypt. While going to Ireland, they left a mark on musical traditions of Spain and north France including Wales and Scotland. Though it’s in Ireland where these traditions have matured most verbosely.

Celtic harp

The harp is the most famous of all Irish traditional instruments and was dominant from the tenth century. In the nineteenth century, it became the New Harp – Irish, which in its structure is very similar to the classical concert harp. Before the s17th century, the tradition of the harp was at its peak and all the harpers were professional musicians. Rulers employees under a sponsorship system to compose and play music. The tradition has been a stable and safe condition under that provision. In 1607 the Chieftains fled under scrutiny from the invaders. It was a setback for professional harpists and the tradition as a whole.

The first written collection of Irish music appeared in 1762, containing 49 airs and published by Neale brothers in Dublin. However, it was not until the Belfast harp festival of 1792 that the most significant notation of Irish music was made by Edward Bunting. The manuscripts survive to this day and are among the most important documents in the history of the tradition.

Irish pub

The first written recordings of Irish music came in 1762 , released with 49 songs and made by Neale brothers in Dublin. However, it was not made ​​until the Belfast harp festival in 1792 which was when the most important Irish music notation of Edward Bunting was made. The manuscripts until now been preserved and are some of the most important documents of this tradition.

Uncopyrighted music being used wrongfully

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One thing we always want to make sure of here in Killarney Musical Society is that all our members make sure to abide by any copyrighted restrictions when playing our music live or recorded. We respect such issues and respect the artists and producers who create the music we play publicly and always make sure never to break the rules they want us to follow.

What are the issues?

#1.  Background music isn’t considered for educational use all the time.

The fact you’re making a video for your society or school doesn’t necessarily mean that the music used is for educational purposes. If you follow the fair use terms, music that falls under it would be the type of education that is related to the content of your video.  For instance, if you’re learning classical and wish to use one of Mozart’s Sonatas as an example for your members or students then this will be covered by fair use.

#2.  Publicly uploading a video that contains music you don’t have permission to use.

When using copyrighted music for fair use purposes it should be done on a private network. The moment you publish a video on a public site you have violated copyright. Even if you use it for music on hold purposes, it’s still invalid!

#3.  The music you buy on ITunes or similar is for home or personal use only.

You’r probably heard the argument from friends or members that they didn’t illegitimately pirate the music and obtained it legally from a legal music retailer, which therefore grants you the ability to be able to use in your videos.

Be careful with this as this is only for home and personal use and will land you in deep trouble if you use it in your projects. Personal use is not the same as obtaining a license to use the music.

What are the solutions?

  1. a) Purchase royalty free music. If you also require music for business then this is a great and safe way to ensure no problems with it. Royalty free music has also come a long way than the generic rubbish it once was since many independent musicians are offering their music. It’s easy for many people to find the music they are looking for that best fits their video material. For example, one I really enjoy is Natentine music (http://natentine.com).

b) Request consent.  It’s not 100% certain that you will get a written agreement but try going to the copyright holder who owns the music (make sure it’s the entity who holds copyright, sometimes the artist doesn’t hold it) to ask for written permission, especially if you think the song you’re using is very important for your projects.

c) Ensure members are aware of the likely infringements. Simple awareness is very powerful, as a lack of knowledge about laws doesn’t grant immunity from them.

Welcome to Killarney Musical Society

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I’d like to welcome you to our society, Irelands best music stories, news and more!

Established in 1985, Killarney Musical Society is a multi-award winning amateur company that stages one major musical theatre production each year, usually in February/March in the National Events Centre. We also take part in various local events throughout the year.

We are always looking for new members, young and maybe not so young. So if you think you can sing, dance or act, can help out behind the scenes or would like to support this vibrant community organisation in any way please contact a member of the society or email to mail@killarneymusicalsociety.com

We always are looking for new members, young and maybe not so young. So if you think you can sing, dance or act or just want to help out behind the scenes you can contact us!