Tim Buckley, who established The Arbutus Killarney Hotel in 1926, was a great lover of traditional music and was often heard singing in Buckley’s Bar. Buckley’s is still at the heart of Killarney’s traditional music scene. Traditional Music Sessions Killarney. Some of the country’s finest musicians will often drop in for an ‘unplanned, un-programmed and unamplified’ session – much to the delight of visitors. With or without music, Buckley’s is a beautiful place to sit and discuss the world. Its oak panelled walls and turf fire reflect the timelessness of a good Irish pub, combining character, characters and good craic.