Most of the pubs lining the waterfront have live music on weekends, usually traditional Celtic or Scottish performers. There's generally no cover. An updated bar with live music is Lewis Bar, South Beach Street (tel. 01851/704-567). On Saturday, the stage might hold anything from a rock band to a traditional Scottish group.
An Lanntair Gallery, Town Hall, South Beach Street (tel. 01851/703-307; www.lanntair.com), stages musical and theatrical events with a strong emphasis on Gaelic culture. The center also has jazz, folk, and traditional music concerts, plus classic and contemporary drama, comedy, and children's shows. Tickets are £8 to £15 for adults and £3 to £7 for children 15 and under. Productions take place in either the gallery space, which seats 55, or the town hall, which holds 350.
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