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Once the home of George Bernard Shaw the Harcourt Hotel first introduced “The Traditional Harcourt Sessions” back in the late 80’s featuring Irish Music and Musicians from the 32 Counties. Leading musicians, singers and  dancers performed for many years in what was acclaimed the “Altar of Trad” by leading journalists. The Sessions featured visiting International Musicians and Singers and became known as “Home from Home”. Its reputation attracted the attendance of International Stars such as Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson, John Hurt, Angelica Houston, Aidan Quinn, Kris Kristofferson, and many more!
The renowned Harcourt Sessions were re-launched again in Sept 11th 2010 and Spring Sessions Line-up was announced on Mon 21st Feb with first Session featuring Frankie Gavin and De Dannan. Following on Feb 28th “Tribute to the Banjo” featured Barney Mc Kenna, Gerry O’ Connor, Eamonn Coyne and various Guests. Coming on March 14th Goitse will take to the stage in their first appearance in the Sessions  followed on 28th with “An Evening of Folk and Trad” with  Mick Hanly, Arty McGlynn and Guests.

The Sessions every Monday Night 9.15 pm feature twice monthly Headline Gigs and Open Traditional Sessions on alternate nights where Musicians, Singers and Dancers are welcome to come along and join in.

All forthcoming Headline Gigs listings will be featured monthly in Irish Music Magazine and enquiries or info should be directed to
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