Oliver's have a weekly evening session, with Diarmuid, Javier and friends, from 7.30 till 10.00 (and often later!), every Wednesday during the summer months.  Musicians and singers welcome to join in.  EDIT 1st September:  this weekly session has now finished for 2022.

See the gallery below, of photos of the Oliver's sessions, from previous years.

Newman's Bar, also on the edge of Cleggan village, is a great venue to be, later on (from about 10.30pm) on Saturday nights, if it's good music and entertainment you're after.  In fact, it's so popular that often during the summer months there's music on another night also (check with the Newmans about this). Newman's, run by Bernie and Richie Newman, has long been synonymous with good music; Richie is a very well-known musician and singer - equally at home with the banjo, guitar and mandolin - and he has a great voice and a lovely range of songs.

    Locals and visitors alike come up to sing, or join in the tunes. Richie makes all of us sound good! And he is usually joined by well-known accordion player Eugene Barry, and often by other local musicians, on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, 'box', bodhran, spoons, concertina, harmonica....and of course singers and the occasional dancer! The action starts around 10.30 pm or so, and it's worth staying up for.

AND...a new weekly session in Newman's has started up in 2022:   on Tuesday nights, starting at around 9pm, a mix of trad tunes and singing.  Musicans and singers are welcome to come along and join in.


Sweeney's Strand Bar has occasional musical happenings  during the summer months. Check Sweeney's window for posters advertising upcoming events; or enquire in the bar or shop.