An expression of praise for any feat in Corca Dhuibhne, the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) is "Mo cheol thú" – You are my music – which is in itself an indication of the indigenous place music has in the life of the area. Both instrumental music and song have a long tradition on the Dingle Peninsula. In recent times, with the increasing international interest in Irish traditional music, the area has become a mecca for traditional music lovers to the extent that many roving musicians have come to settle in the area and have blended their talents with those of the local native musicians.
There are numerous opportunities through not only pubs but An Siopa Ceoil, St. James’ Church and Tinteán Ceoil for visitors to view traditional music and dancing in both formal and informal performances, or to attend classes. For updates on fortnightly music sessions, please visit West Kerry Live. More details on musical traditions of Corca Dhuibhne can be found here.
The Dingle Peninsula hosts a series of music events and festivals throughout the year celebrating both traditional and contemporary music. For more information please click here Festivals and Events on the Dingle Peninsula