The Dirty Onion, with its ideal location in the heart of Cathedral Quarter, offering a huge beer garden and cosy interior, is so inviting you can’t help but sit down by the fire and enjoy a pint (or indeed, a whiskey on a cold winters night).

The bar is housed in one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, and places an emphasis on craft beers and whiskeys, and has an incredible musical offering throughout the week.

The Dirty Onion is hosting its highly popular mini festival this weekend ‘Live at Onion’ sponsored by Clonmel.

Featuring a plethora of amazing musical offerings to suit every taste, including Disco Beard, Matt Jones and the spectacular Ryan McMullan, to name but a few of the acts performing this weekend.


Every week, there is a fantastic array of musical offerings to suit every taste at the Dirty Onion. Check out the weekly schedule below:

(8- 10pm)
Ciorcal Comhrá
Engage in Irish conversation tor all levels of ability, led by linguistic expert
Followed by trad music

Bodhrán Lessons (8pm-10pm)
If you fancy learning a new instrument come along and learn from Rohan Young, one of Ireland’s best bodhran players who provides free lessons and instruments for those who attend
Live Folk Rock (10pm- Late) with Scorpion Jack

Belfast Harp Club with Ciara Ní Thath and Friends
Back by popular demand, this night has grown to include a group of fantastic local trad talent

Live Blue Grass with the Broken String Band- yee haw!

Ryan McMullan (6-9pm) – one of the rising stars of the Belfast acoustic scene
Trad Tunes with Realta (9pm- 12am)

Fireside trad music sessions through the day (2-4pm/8-11pm)
Matt Jones- hugely talented acoustic musician (6-8pm)
Yardbird Unplucked- live band upstairs (11pm- 1am)

Trad Music Sessions all day including Jason O’Rourke and Friends (2-5pm/7-10pm)

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