The Backroom in McGrory’s Hotel is widely regarded as one of the best small music venues in Ireland.
A recipient of the IMRO Award for Best Live Music Venue in 2010 and 2012, the intimate nature of the Backroom, complete with stone wall interior, full bar and an excellent sound system, makes it an ideal venue for performances.
One of Ireland’s entertainment landmarks, The Backroom’s history alone tells an interesting, rather surprising story for a venue in a village of just over 200 people. World famous names, such as Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Chic and Guy Clark, Cassandra Wilson , Femi Kuti and Bombino along with esteemed local and Irish musicians, such as Paul Brady, Mary Black, The Saw Doctors, Danny O Reilly (The Coronas), Cara Dillon, Altan, Declan O’Rourke, The Strypes and Damien Dempsey have all taken to the stage of The Backroom, performing in this renowned intimate venue.
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