Irish traditional music

 One of Irelands most famous traditional Irish pubs, the Crosskeys Inn has built a reputation for it's traditional music over the years, making it one of the most famous traditional music venues in Ireland today.

As well as the many local talented musicians, members of Altan, The Boys of the Lough, De Danann, Corrib Folk, Beoga and Ioscaid are among many performers who have played at The Crosskeys Inn.

For those of you with a taste for traditional music in a traditional Irish pub in a truly inspiring setting your search has ended. Located approximately one hour drive from the Giants Causeway and  30 mins from Belfast on the main Randalstown to Portglenone road (B 52),  the Crosskeys should be on the to do list for all visitors to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Regular Events


We host a singer songwriter folk session on the last Friday of the month. All singers are welcome and all visitors are welcome to join in.


  • Pub Quizzes, are held regularly usually to raise money for local charities, schools and community groups and are open for all to attend
  • Summer BBQs to raise money for charity, everyone welcome

Eel Suppers

Eels warming by the fire

When in season we hold regular Eel suppers using locally sourced eels from the nearby  Toomebridge Lough Neagh Eel Fishery which continue to grow in popularity every year.

Check out our Facebook Events page at the link below to find out when these events take place.

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Storytelling around the fire

The Crosskeys Inn is not just famous for traditional music nights but over the years has also been known for its storytelling sessions.

Storytellers from all over Ireland and some from just down the road have been known to captivate the minds of many a visitor with their tales of years gone by.

Unlike other historic buildings, which record how our ancestors lived, The Crosskeys Inn presents a unique living history in which visitors can participate and immerse themselves in traditional Irish culture and craic!

Group Bookings

If you would like a night with a difference, we can arrange music for private bookings. Fill out the form below or call +44 (0) 28 7965 0694 to enquire.

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