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.

2023 has been a great year for us, performing to audiences all over the North and West of Germany, in town festivals, for parties big and small, for weddings, and of course in many many wonderful pubs and restaurants. We've had a great year of music - next year we hope we can play for you and bring some joy to 2024!

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.

Whiskey Tasting


Was der St. Patrick‘s Day den Iren, ist in Schottland Burns Night. Man feiert den Geburtstag des schottischen Nationaldichters Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) mit gutem Essen, Musik und natürlich mit gutem Whisky. Darum erleben Sie mit uns am 27. Januar die Burns Night Whisky Experience. Tauchen Sie tief ein in die Welt des schottischen Lebenswassers und verkosten Sie unter anderem erlesene Einzelfassabfüllungen aus traditionsreichen Destillerien, deren Whisky auch Burns selbst schon zu schätzen wusste. Dazu gibt es schottische Tapas, Live-Musik, Geschichten und Lieder aus Burns eigener Feder und Wissenswertes über Whisky, die Destillerien und Schottland im Allgemeinen. Dazu besteht die Möglichkeit Haggis und weitere schottische Speisen und Getränke zu bekommen. Gesellen Sie sich dazu und erleben mit uns einen unvergesslichen Abend.

Für eine Unterkunft wenden Sie sich bitte an Kolpinghaus Hotel

Buy tickets for The Munster Men


  • music theme
    Kultureverein, Billerbeck

    An Irish night to celebrate "almost" St Patrick's Day - join us for songs ,tunes and great atmosphere in Billerbeck

    15 Mar 2024
  • music theme
    FloezK Kulturverein, Werne
    St Patrick's Party with The Munstermen at the fantastic FloezK live music venue in Werne - 20:00, free entry (Hutkonzert)

    16 Mar 2024
  • music theme
    Piano Bar, Munster

    Spring is here and so are we - Guiness, Molly Malone and lots of tunes as always!

    16 Apr 2024
  • music theme
    Piano Bar, Munster

    Is this the last time in our little Munster venue? Come and join us and let us know!

    28 May 2024
  • music theme
    Live Streaming Gig

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

    Coming Soon!


  • whiskey glass
    The Munstermen Whiskey Experience
    Posted on: November 30, 2023

    For Burn's Night in 2024, on 27 February you can join us for a great night of top-notch Whiskey tasting, curated by our expert Wolf Luessen, along with music from us and great food and drink from the Kolpinghaus. All in one inclusive ticket. A truly great night is guaranteed. Check above for details and to buy tickets

  • Album cover
    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!

  • Top 10 Image
    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.

  • Top 10 Image
    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!

  • album cover
    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 :)

Music and Video


Get in touch or
Just say Hallo!

Contact us through our Facebook page or
Email (German or English)