U2, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, The Boomtown Rats, My Bloody Valentine, Fontaines DC, even Boyzone. That’s just a selection of musical acts born and bred in Dublin, a city that has made a huge impact on the global music scene.
A stroll around the city is walking in the footsteps of some pretty big names, who got their start in one of Dublin’s music pubs and clubs; or as buskers on Grafton Street, their names now immortalised as some of the biggest names in a variety of musical traditions, from rock and blues to folk and traditional.
Wherever you are in Dublin, the sound of music is in the air. Whether a session in a traditional pub, a mega wattage concert in a large arena, or the unique energy of live music played on the city streets, Dublin’s connection to music is as strong as it is heartfelt.