Get involved with Irish music in Seoul!

Lately, I’ve had a lot of messages and emails from people interested in getting involved in Irish music in Seoul. I definitely won’t complain about this. It’s great to see the progress that Irish music is making here. When I started playing in Seoul, we were hard set to find a place that would hold a session. Now, we literally don’t have enough time or people to keep up with the demand.

If you play Irish music, sing or dance, you’re always welcome at one of the many sessions that happen in and around Seoul. Your first port of call should be the “Irish music in Korea” Facebook page. Request to join the group and then you’ll be up to date on the sessions that are happening.

Generally, every second Friday night, there is the Tulip Session in Myeongdong.


Once a month, we have a session in Dublin Terrace in Gangnam.


Finally, we have the weekly Sunday Session in the Wolfhound Bar in Itaewon. It starts around 4pm and ends around 8pm. This is my favourite session for so many reasons. Some of the best sessions I’ve ever had were in the Wolfhound.




As with the nature of these sessions, we do extra sessions, we do less depending on the time of year and so on. If you have any questions about Irish music in Korea, feel free to email me or go to this website

*This information was correct at time of posting (June 2015)

Expat Interview: Meet Shauna Browne – An Irishwoman in Korea

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Journalist On The Run

This is part one of my new ‘Expat Interview Series’, where I plan to interview my expat friends who have dotted themselves all over the world. I’m hoping this series of posts will provide some insight into what it is like to live overseas, and might even encourage a few people to pack their bags and make the move! 

Meet Shauna Browne, an Irish expat who has been living in South Korea for almost 6 years. In this time she has totally immersed herself in Korean culture, has made every effort possible to learn the Korean language and has tirelessly promoted Irish music, Irish sport, Irish culture and all-round positive links between the two countries.

If ever there was an example of a ‘model expat’ or a person who embodies what it means to be Irish, Shauna Browne would be that person.

What made you move abroad?

I guess it…

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