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he Burren, a great rocky expanse in Ireland's County Clare, is one of the world's truly unique places. Its ancient, awe inspiring stone structures hold secrets from the past that may never be unraveled. Closer to home, The Burren, Irish Pub and Restaurant in Somerville's Davis Square, is now one of Boston's truly unique places. It captures the mythical nature of its namesake with a rich old world feel that takes hold and slowly pulls you toward another time. 360

Open since January 1996, the Burren's history reaches back farther than that. It is actually the realization of a dream shared by two young Irish musicians, Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. Tommy and Louise began playing together nearly 10 years earlier. Today people can gather to enjoy a drink, the warmth of good friends and the excitement of live traditional Irish music, in the Burren, a dream come true.

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Grace Bay CD

Grace Bay - New CD Release from The Burren owners, Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello, now available online or at the bar.

Grace Bay is the first & long overdue recording from this couple who need no introduction to lovers of Irish music, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Though fine soloists in their own right, Tommy & Louise display an intuitively sympathetic approach

to duet playing, surely the hallmark of good players. They produce in Grace Bay, a perfect blend of the regional styles of West Clare & North Galway."

...If I walked into a session with music that sounded like "Grace Bay" I'd be absolutely delighted..." - Irish Echo
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Mary Coughlan SLAM
Friday Night Roots Scattershot
Cat & The Moon Sunday Night Acoustic Music
Comedy Night Open Mic Night
Beatles Brunch  
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