The Munster Men

Energetic live acoustic folk band based in Münster, Germany. Songs and tunes inspired by the folk music of Ireland, Scotland and England, with a passion and authenticity born out of years of live performing. Traditional folk instruments paired with rich vocals and both original and classic songs and tunes have given many audiences around North Rhine-Westphalia and the Münsterland an unforgetttable evening.

About Us


A tight group of musicians from in and around Münster and Werne an der Lippe, Germany, we play traditional Irish, Scottish, English and American folk songs and tunes as well as many of our own originals in pubs and bars, and at private parties, weddings and town festivals not forgetting of course St Patrick's Day! Coming from Werne, Selm and of course Münster, and with one Englishman too we have years of experience playing to all kinds of audiences.

We build our exciting sound with traditional instruments including banjo, concertina, wooden flutes and whistles, guitar and bodhran as well as the amazing sound of the not-yet-traditional "Geyerleier" (look it up!) all topped with great singing and harmonies.


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    Kolpinghaus "Stadt Hotel" Werne

    The most welcoming new venue in Werne! Home to a great Irish session, and now the Munster Men too. From 19:30

    16 August 2023
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    European Folk Day, Werne

    To celebrate the first ever European Folk Day we will be playing both a gig and a session in Werne - venues being discussed - check back for details soon!

    23 Sept 2023
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    Piano Bar, Munster

    Our favourite little pub in Munster is hosting us again! We love the Piano - a great place to see us play and grab a Guiness at the same time.

    17 Oct 2023
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    Altes Rathaus, Schoeppingen

    A lovely old venue as part of the village music evening - all welcome

    28 Oct 2023
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    Live Streaming Gig

    The whole band streaming live for you on YouTube - listen, chat with us and send your requests!

    Coming Soon!


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    Stream Away, Stream Away!
    Posted on: August 01, 2023

    Our music is now on all your favourite streaming services - Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Apple etc Give us a listen, like, recommend and share!

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    A new Munster Man!
    Posted on: April 24, 2023

    Introducing the new member of The Munster Men - Roland, on banjo! An experienced player of Irish music in sessions for many years, Roland is also a key member of the Werne music scene - he runs the FloezK music venue organising regular fabulous gigs by diverse indie bands from all over the world.

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    Irish/Scottish Folk Sessions
    Posted on: March 1, 2023

    In addition to our busy gig schedule, you will find most of us playing in folk sessions in Werne, Münster and Dortmund. We run two sessions - one in the Kolpinghaus Hotel, Werne - second Wednesday every month, and one in the F24 bar Münster, third Monday of the month. Contact us for info!

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    Playing live again!
    Posted on: Aug 20, 2021

    We're very happy to have begun playing live gigs again after so long! Check the event listing to see when and where you can see and hear us - real live music - there's nothing like it :)

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