The best way to hear traditional Irish music, as anybody Irish person will tell you, is at a pub session. True, ideally that happens in Ireland but if you can't get over there just now and you need a fix, fear not. Conroy's in Johnson County and Mike's Tavern in my own neck of the woods on Troost have you covered.
The first and third
Saturdays of the month at Conroy's and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the
month at Mike's, usually between 3-7pm, the music's playing and the beers are flowing. Musicians are welcome of course, as are spectators. Session players enjoy happy hour drink specials and there's generally have a food special to pair with their refreshment. And both joints are owned by Corkman and long-time friend of the fest Ray Dunlea, who'd love to see your smiling face.
Grab the fiddle, the banjo, the box or the whistle and head to your nearest. Or for that matter bring the tuba. I was once at as session that included a fella playing a tuba. True story. I'll tell you more at the pub on Saturday.