Authentic Irish Pub Sessions on Wild Atlantic Way

It is not always possible to experience an authentic traditional Irish music session first hand; that’s why we created our very own Virtual Reality Irish music pub sessions to share this unique magic of Ireland with a global audience.

Our Authentic Irish Pub Sessions were recorded in Cooley’s Pub, Ennistymon and McHugh’s Pub, Liscannor, both in County Clare, only minutes away from the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way.

They are a joy for the Irish music lover and, in keeping with tradition, a powerful supplement to the Irish music learner’s journey. The only way to learn the intricacies of the ornamentation and style unique to Irish music is to be in the company of master musicians. With our Virtual Reality Sessions you get to do so, with the added bonus of pausing and replaying to suit your learning speed—a feature not possible from the ‘live’ experience!

We have over 57 sets available to view—all included for paid subscribers.

The beauty of 360 degree video footagewhich is really what Virtual Reality is – means that you can ‘mouse-over’ the video, then click, hold and drag the mouse around to view the whole pub! It’s like holding the video camera in your own hand and choosing what you want to focus on while you listen to some of the best traditional Irish music you’ve ever heard.

Scroll down to experience two sample sets on us!

 

From communicating with Irish music learners all over the world over the past five years, it was clear to us that what people wanted was to be able to play in a real Irish music session. Virtual Reality makes this possible. Now our students get a chance to feel what it is like to sit in the middle of an Irish pub session, surrounded by great musicians and great music, wherever they are in the world! It’s not only great entertainment, it’s actually a great way to make progress with the instrument your learning, so it’s a win-win all round!Mathew Curley, Technical Director OAIM

 

 

VR Sessions Lessons

Level

Humours of Whiskey |The Butterfly | Na Ceannabhain Bhana

VR Sessions: Set #1

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VR Sessions Set #1 Slip Jigs: Humours of Whiskey |The Butterfly | Na Ceannabhain Bhana

Slip Jig

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Sally Gardens | The Maid Behind the Bar

VR Sessions: Set #2

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VR Sessions Set #2 Reels: Sally Gardens | The Maid Behind the Bar

Reel

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Clare Jig | Tobin’s Favorite | Paddy Taylors

VR Sessions: Set #3

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VR Sessions Set #3 Clare Jig | Tobin’s Favorite | Paddy Taylors

Jig

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Aggie Whytes | The Burren Reel

VR Sessions: Set #4

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Vr Sessions Set #4 Reels: Aggie Whytes | The Burren Reel

Reel

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The Lilting Banshee | Garret Barry’s | Whelan’s Jig

VR Sessions: Set #5

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VR Sessions Set #5 Jigs: The Lilting Banshee | Garret Barry’s | Whelan’s Jig

Jig

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Sporting Paddy | Old Bush

VR Sessions: Set #6

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VR Sessions Set #6 Reels: Sporting Paddy | Old Bush

Reel

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Helvic Head | The Wandering Minstrel

VR Sessions: Set #7

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VR Sessions Set #7 Jigs: Helvic Head | The Wandering Minstrel

Jig

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Martin Wynne’s | Otter’s Holt | Dublin Reel

VR Sessions: Set #8

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VR Sessions Set #8 Reels: Martin Wynne’s | Otter’s Holt | Dublin Reel

Reel

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Maggie In The Woods | Terry Teehan’s

VR Sessions: Set #9

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VR Sessions Set #9 Polkas: Maggie In The Woods | Terry Teehan’s

Polka

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Ten Penny Bit | Tripping up the Stairs | Rose in the Heather

VR Sessions: Set #10

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VR Sessions Set #10 Jigs: Ten Penny Bit | Tripping up the Stairs | Rose in the Heather

Jig

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Palmers Gate | Roscommon Reel

VR Sessions: Set #11

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VR Sessions Set #11 Reels: Palmers Gate | Roscommon Reel

Reel

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Glen of Aherlow | Silver Spear

VR Sessions: Set #12

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VR Sessions Set #12 Reels: Glen of Aherlow | Silver Spear

Reel

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Harvest Home | The Boys of Bluehill

VR Sessions: Set #13

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VR Sessions Set #13 Hornpipes: Harvest Home | The Boys of Bluehill

Hornpipe

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The Crosses of Annagh | The Heathery Breeze

VR Sessions: Set #14

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VR Sessions Set #14 Reels: The Crosses of Annagh | The Heathery Breeze

Reel

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Off to California | Pride of Petravore

VR Sessions: Set #15

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VR Sessions Set #15 Hornpipes: Off to California | Pride of Petravore

Hornpipe

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Fishermans Slip Jig | Fig for a Kiss

VR Sessions: Set #16

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VR Sessions Set #16: Fishermans Slip Jig | Fig for a Kiss

Slip Jig

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The Ballydesmond Polka | The Kerry Polka

VR Sessions: Set #17

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VR Sessions Set #17: The Ballydesmond Polka | The Kerry Polka

Polka

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SÍ Beag SÍ Mh„r

VR Sessions: Set #18

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VR Sessions Set #18: SÍ Beag SÍ Mh„r

Waltz

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Planxty

VR Sessions: Set #19

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VR Sessions Set #19: Planxty

Planxty

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Mourne Mountains (Tom Ward’s Downfall) | Rolling In The Ryegrass | Pigtown

VR Sessions: Set #20

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VR Sessions Set #20: Mourne Mountains (Tom Ward’s Downfall) | Rolling In The Ryegrass | Pigtown

Reel

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The Priest in His Boots | The Geese in the Bog | The Yellow Wattle

VR Sessions: Set #21

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VR Sessions Set #21: The Priest in His Boots | The Geese in the Bog | The Yellow Wattle

Jig

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Tripping to the Well | Rattling Bog

VR Sessions: Set #22

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VR Sessions Set #22: Tripping to the Well | Rattling Bog

Polka

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Jim Donoghues | Kilmaley Reel | Lady Ann Montgomery’s

VR Sessions: Set #23

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VR Sessions Set #23: Jim Donoghues | Kilmaley Reel | Lady Ann Montgomery’s

Reel

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Britches Full of Stitches | Rattlin Bog

VR Sessions: Set #24

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VR Sessions Set #24: Britches Full of Stitches | Rattlin Bog

Polka

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The Boys Of Tandragee | John McHugh’s

VR Sessions: Set #25

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VR Sessions Set #25: The Boys Of Tandragee | John McHugh’s

Jig

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Boys of Ballisodare | Congress Reel | Sean Reids | Green Mountain

VR Sessions: Set #26

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VR Sessions Set #26: Boys of Ballisodare | Congress Reel | Sean Reids | Green Mountain

Reel

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The Mist Covered Mountain | Culaidh Jig | Cliffs of Moher

VR Sessions: Set #27

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VR Sessions Set #27: The Mist Covered Mountain | Culaidh Jig | Cliffs of Moher

Jig

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Plains of Boyle | The Derry Hornpipe

VR Sessions: Set #28

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VR Sessions Set #28: Plains of Boyle | The Derry Hornpipe

Hornpipe

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Drowsy Maggie | Tulla Reel | The Red Haired Lass

VR Sessions: Set #29

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VR Sessions Set #29: Drowsy Maggie | Tulla Reel | The Red Haired Lass

Reel

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Johnny O’ Leary’s | We Won’t Go Home

McHugh's VR Sessions: #1

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #1 Johnny O’ Leary’s | We Won’t Go Home


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Shoe the Donkey | Sonny’s Mazurka

McHugh's VR Sessions: #2

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #2 Shoe the Donkey | Sonny’s Mazurka


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John Blessings | O’Keefes Dream | Connacht Heifers

McHugh's VR Sessions: #3

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #3 John Blessings | O’Keefes Dream | Connacht Heifers


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B‡aidi’n Fheilimi

McHugh's VR Sessions: #4

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #4 B‡id’n Fheilimi


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Hole in the Hedge | The Mill of Glanmire (Lilting Banshee) | Peter Byrnes’ Fancy

McHugh's VR Sessions: #5

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #5 Hole in the Hedge | The Mill of Glanmire (Lilting Banshee) | Peter Byrnes&#8…


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Out on the Ocean | Lilting Banshee | Gerry Beaver’s Hat

McHugh's VR Sessions: #6

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #6 Out on the Ocean | Lilting Banshee | Gerry Beaver’s Hat


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Golden Stud | Concertina Reel

McHugh's VR Sessions: #7

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #7 Golden Stud | Concertina Reel


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Whinnie Hills of Leitrim (The Fishermans’ SlipJig | Humours of W. Meath (Drops of Spring Water)

McHugh's VR Sessions: #8

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #8 Whinnie Hills of Leitrim (The Fishermans’ SlipJig | Humours of W. Meat…


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Johnny Will You Marry Me | Green Grow the Rushes

McHugh's VR Sessions: #9

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #9 Johnny Will You Marry Me | Green Grow the Rushes


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Dan the Cobbler | A Hundred Pipers

McHugh's VR Sessions: #10

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #10 Dan the Cobbler | A Hundred Pipers


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Bantry Bay | An Spealadoir

McHugh's VR Sessions: #11

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #11 Bantry Bay | An Spealadoir


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Tomeen O’Dea | Maid of Feakle

McHugh's VR Sessions: #12

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #12 Tomeen O’Dea | Maid of Feakle


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Carrigkerry Slide | Con Cassidy’s

McHugh's VR Sessions: #13

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #13 Carrigkerry Slide | Con Cassidy’s


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Butchers March | Munster Buttermilk

McHugh's VR Sessions: #14

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #14 Butchers March | Munster Buttermilk


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Paddy Taylors Jig | Tobins Favorite

McHugh's VR Sessions: #15

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #15 Paddy Taylors Jig | Tobins Favorite


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North Road to Tralee | Toormore

McHugh's VR Sessions: #16

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #16 North Road to Tralee | Toormore


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Tam in Arrears | Fairy Slip Jig

McHugh's VR Sessions: #17

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #17 Tam in Arrears | Fairy Slip Jig


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The Baltimore Salute | The Money Musk | West Clare Reel

McHugh's VR Sessions: #18

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #18 The Baltimore Salute | The Money Musk | West Clare Reel


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New Policeman | Crock of Gold | Swallows Tail

McHugh's VR Sessions: #19

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #19 New Policeman | Crock of Gold | Swallows Tail


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The Blackbird | Kit O’Mahony’s

McHugh's VR Sessions: #20

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #20 The Blackbird | Kit O’Mahony’s


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Phyllis Wedding | Humours Lissadel | Old Bush

McHugh's VR Sessions: #21

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #21 Phyllis Wedding | Humours Lissadel | Old Bush


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I Buried My Wife | Hardiman the Fiddler

McHugh's VR Sessions: #22

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #22 I Buried My Wife | Hardiman the Fiddler


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Lark on the Strand | Frahers | Tatter Jack Walsh

McHugh's VR Sessions: #23

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #23 Lark on the Strand | Frahers | Tatter Jack Walsh


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Hills of Coore | An Suisin Ban | Sony Murrays

McHugh's VR Sessions: #24

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #24 Hills of Coore | An Suisin Ban | Sony Murrays


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Willie Clancy’s | Humours of Scarriff

McHugh's VR Sessions: #25

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #25 Willie Clancy’s | Humours of Scarriff


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The Battle of Aughrim

McHugh's VR Sessions: #26

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #26 The Battle of Aughrim


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Lady Ann Montgomery | Earls Chair | Morning Dew

McHugh's VR Sessions: #27

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #27 Lady Ann Montgomery | Earls Chair | Morning Dew


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Castle Jig | Kilmovee

McHugh's VR Sessions: #28

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McHugh’s VR Sessions: #28 Castle Jig | Kilmovee


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