The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026

Irish Music Sessions

Daily Irish Music Sessions

Irish music sessions play an important role in traditional Irish music culture and are the heartbeat of the festival. They serve as social meeting point for musicians and fans alike. We welcome musicians playing traditional instruments who know how to play traditional Irish music with others respectively.

Arrive early for best seating and to be closer to hear the musicians. Enjoy!

Reminders:

  • Tunes/songs are played together in a group setting.
  • Only play tunes that you know.
  • Session etiquette (be respectful of the music and musicians, silence during a song, play in time with fellow musicians).
  • This is neither a jamming session nor a concert.
  • If more than one guitar or bodhrán, please give space and do not play too loud.
  • Djembes and other such drums are not suitable for traditional Irish music sessions.
  • Spoons are meant for soup and porridge, let’s keep them there please.

Thursday 26.9.

St. Michael Irish Pub

21:30

Free entry

Friday 27.9.

St. Michael Irish Pub

16:00

Free entry

Bar Café Hemingway's

18:00

Free entry

Lasaretti Restaurant, Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti

23:30

Free entry

Saturday 28.9.

Bar Café Hemingway's

14:00

Free entry

Festival Club, Restaurant Prelude, Oulu Music Centre

16:30

Free entry

St. Michael Irish Pub

22:00

Free entry

Bar Café Hemingway's

22:00

Free entry

Sunday 29.9.

Festival Brunch Club, Valveen Paljetti Restaurant, Cultural Centre Valve

11:00

Free entry

Festival Closing Session, St. Michael Irish Pub

15:00

Free entry

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