Sessions

I've received some wonderful emails from people who have sent me
updates about sessions in their area.  I really appreciate this.
I can't keep up with everything everywhere.
I encourage musicians to contact me with details about sessions they attend.

Also, before you go to a session, please confirm that it still exists as posted.

New: BBC
Virtual Session

Lois Siegel

 
Australia

Bellingen NSW - A small town on the mid-north coast of NSW, 10k inland and renown for a strong alternate presence.  We have had a session here for nearly five years.  For the past few years it has been an outdoors session, every Saturday morning (from about 10.30 a.m. onward) at a table near several coffee shops in Church Street.  Visitors very welcome.
Brisbane, Queensland. The Stadium Bar, 25 Caxton street, Petrie Terrace. Every Saturday, 2-6 p. m: Songs, tunes, and great fun. All players and lovers of music welcome. Acoustic instruments only. The session hangs towards the folk side, but all acoustic music is welcome. Contact: Don +61437332871.
Celtic Tearoom of Maleny, 34 Mountain View Road, Maleny. Sunday, all welcome, open 12 noon, music from 2:30 p.m., BYO, gold coin cover charge. Call: 07 5499 9426.
Coffs Harbour NSW - A major coastal town 20k north of Bellingen.  A session has been going for about a year on the first Friday of the month at the Coffs Harbour Hotel, City Center, Coffs Harbour.  Starts about 6.30 p.m. and finishes around midnight. Contact: John May or Margo Burl.
Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, St. Aidan's Uniting Church, Duggan Street North Balwyn, 2nd Sunday of each month, 2- 5 p.m.  Newcomers welcome. Contact: (03) 9893 6332.

Northern Territory, Fernanda's, 1 Noble St., Tennant Creek, Saturday, Telephone: 08 8962 3999.
Peter McMeel

Perth, Irish Club Sessions. 61 Townshend Rd.., Subiaco, West Australia.  Every Monday, except public holidays,  9.30 p.m., hosted by the local Comhaltas, but all are welcome. Comhaltas holds classes before that from 8-9 p.m. The standard is intermediate to advanced, depending on the turn-out.  Contact: Donough O'Donovan or call  +61 8 9381 5213
irish1@irishclubofwa.com.au

Queensland, South Townsville, Townsville, Shamrock Hotel, 31 Palmer St.,  Saturday, 2 p.m., once a month. Telephone: 4771 4351.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland (1+ hour NW of Brisbane), Up Front Club, Maleny, first Saturday of the month, 7pm. , Contact: Richenda Bridge. silvereel@squirrel.com.au  or phone: 07 - 5499 9190.

 
Canada

Alberta

Calgary, Joyce on 4th Pub, 506 24 Ave. SW at 4th, (403) 541-9168, Saturday
  2-4:30 p.m. every two weeks.  Call Dave Settles before you come (403) 255-7882.

Calgary, Fionn Maccool's Irish Pub, 255 Barclay Parade SW, Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Jam Sessions, Wednesdays, 9 p.m., (403) 517-6699.
Edmonton, O'Byrne's, 10616 - 82nd Ave., Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. - midnight. 
780) 414-6766 (780) 414-6765.
The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, Old Tyme Fiddle Jam, Pleasantview Community Hall, 10860 - 57 Ave., Monday, 7- 10 p.m., Contact: Vi Kallio (780) 456-8510. Free fiddle lessons for members downstairs 7 - 8 p.m.

North Glenora Community Hall, 13535 - 109A Avenue, Thursday, 7 - 10 p.m., Old Tyme Music - Open Jam, Contact Eileen Szelewicki, (780) 484-3801.

We invite all musicians and fans to come out and join us in the spirit of friendship to encourage, preserve, and enjoy old times music.

British Columbia

Vancouver, Irish Heather, 217 Carrall St, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30- 11:30 p.m.
Victoria, Spinnakers, Gastro Brewpub And Guesthouses, 308 Catherine Street, Monday. Not for beginners. Strictly Irish in nature. 250-386-2739. spinnakers@spinnakers.com

Hostesses: Tasia:  tasiamana@gmail.com
Nancy: ngrossert@hotmail.com

Victoria, Victoria Bluegrass Association, Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood Rd, Tuesday, 7:30-10:00 p.m., Players pay $2. Contact: Larry Statland (250) 472-6483

Manitoba

Winnipeg, Irish Club, 654 Erin St.,  First Friday of every month, 8 p.m.. All are welcome: musicians, dancers and listeners.

Newfoundland

St. John's, Erin's Pub, 186 Water Street, Friday, 8:30 p.m.- 3 a.m. Non-smoking session, youth with adults welcome.
St. John’s, Georgetown Pub, 80 Hayward Avenue, Tuesday, 8:30 -10:30 p.m.
St. John's, O'Reilly's Irish Newfoundland Pub, 13 George Street, Sundays,
3- 6 p.m.
Hosted by Fergus Brown-O’Byrne (concertina & accordion) and Danny Mills (flute, tin whistle, bouzouki). Songs & all ages welcome are welcome.
St. John's, The Rocket, 272 Water Street, Midday Tuesdays. All ages welcome.
St. John's, The Ship Inn, Solomon's Lane, 265 Duckworth St., Saturdays 6 p.m.,
 
(709) 753-3870.

Folk Night every Wednesday night 9- 11:30 p.m. and features two sets by a solo performer or group. During the break amateurs and professionals from the audience get up on stage to play tunes, sing songs, recite or contribute in their own unique way.

Nova Scotia

Halifax, Gingers Tavern. 1622 Barrington St., Wednesday nights. (902) 425-5020.

Halifax, Old Triangle Irish Ale House, Prince and Bedford Row,  Monday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tuesday, 8-10 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m. with set dancing, hosted by Kevin Roach. Dave MacIsaac, plus guests perform Cape Breton music 8-10 p.m. Monday.

Ontario

Photo by Lois Siegel

Almonte, Naismith Sports Pub, 411 Ottawa St.
7:30 p.m., weekly,  613-256-6336.  Contact Charlie Dunlap -  cdunlap@xplornet.com
Arnprior,  Ceilidh House, 51 John St. North, Tuesday,  7:30 p.m. Musicians at all levels are welcome though it will be a fast paced session most nights. Come to play or just to listen. Directions to the Ceilidh House, Arnprior, from Almonte (about 30 minutes): Take Regional Road 29 (Hwy. 15) north to Arnprior. Just after it goes over the 417,  it ends at Madawaska St. There is a Ford Dealership there. Turn left on Madawaska St. and follow it into the downtown core. At John St. turn left, and up 2 blocks you will find the the Ceilidh House is on your left. (613) 623-9134.

Brockville, second Friday of the month. Information: Roma Simpson for location and directions,  or call (613) 345 - 3275.

Cambridge, The Golden Kiwi Pub, 15 Petty Place, 2nd Sunday of every month, 7 p.m. Traditional English tunes.

Carp, Carp Celtic Jam, Masonic Lodge, 3704 Carp Rd., Monday, 7-9:30 p.m.
Contact: Laura Davidson,
drqwerty@sympatico.ca

Elora, Shepherd's Crook Pub, 8 Mill St. W., Friday,  8:30 p.m. -12 midnight.  Irish, Scottish, and some Cape Breton. (519) 846-5775.
The Georgian Bay Fiddle Club, Parry Sound area, last Saturday of every month, 1-5 p.m. Contact: Terry Little (705) 342-5814.  
Guelph, Sherlock Holmes Public House, 76 Baker St.,  Sunday 8 p.m. (519) 766-0222.
Guelph, Woolwich Arms Pub, 176 Woolwich St. Last Sunday of every month, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Irish, Scottish, Breton, English and Cape Breton tunes, some traditional songs.
Hamilton, Rebel's Rock Irish Pub, 537 King Street East, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. (905) 777-1771.

Hamilton, Slainte, 33 Bowen Street, Saturday, 4 p.m. (905) 528-8000.
This is a fun session, suitable for anyone who is willing to sit out if they don't really know a tune and can't pick it up fast. Host:
Paul Gitlitz.

  Kingston, Ben’s Pub (105 Clergy Street East, Princess and Clergy), Slow Session, Tuesday,
 7 – 9 p.m. Small, helpful group with a limited easy-to-acquire repertoire. Contact Robert MacDiarmid, (613)-544-1055.
Regular Session, Tuesday, 9 p.m. until late. Contact Chris Eckert.

Kingston Irish Session
London, Chaucer's Pub, 122 Carling St, Wednesday, 8.30 - 11 p.m.

Osgoode, Coffee and Jam Session, Osgoode Community Centre, 5660 Main Street, second floor, second and fourth Wednesday each mouth -  September to May, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Contact: John Miller (613) 826-1210
john.haz@sympatico.ca

Osgoode, The Swan On The Rideau Pub, at the junction of River Road and Roger Stevens Drive, first Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m., open Irish/Celtic session; Friendly, relaxed session. Generally no sheet music. Free and guests are welcome. Contact John Henderson (613) 489-0773.
Ottawa, Black Rose Pub, 8 p.m. p.m., the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, in the little pub

downstairs from the Heart and Crown, Byward Market. Traditional Irish, Scottish, Canadian music. Open session. Intermediate to advanced players led by Frank Cassidy

cassidydesign@gmail.com

Ottawa, Ottawa Celtic Slow Jam , The Glebe Community Centre, 175 3rd Ave., Nursery Room
(basement level
) , Thursday, 7- 9 p.m.
 Contact: John Katic
john.katic@ocdsb.ca

Cost: $2 per session


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Shirley Moss, Neville Miller, Barbara Wilson

The Cross On Elgin

At 7 p.m., weekly, we invite local Celtic performers & patrons alike to The Cross

Seisiuns, located upstairs overlooking the famous Sen's Mile.  Focusing on Irish tunes and Traditional songs.  Inquiries: Scott Donnelly donnscotty@hotmail.com


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Left to right: Greg Clarke, Delores Woodley, Hugh A. MacMillan, Allan Francoeur

Ottawa, Cape Breton Session, Mill St. Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St. Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

First and Third Sunday of every month. Primarily Cape Breton fiddle music (very few Irish tunes).  Relaxed, informal gatherings - traditional folk music. Contact: Beth MacGillivray or Aylene Gracie  613-820-1535
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Daniel O'Connell's Pub, 1211 Wellington (North side between Holland and Parkdale), 9 p.m., Thursday nights, 613-724-2200, info@oconnellspub.ca
Primarily experienced musicians, singers in English and Irish, guests welcome, free. No sheet music.  One free pint to musicians who participate.


Spirit of Rasputin's Session

Ottawa
Georgetown Sports Pub, 1159 Bank St.
 
 Folk Jam, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Open acoustic jam.
Bring songs on paper (words and chords) and pass out copies
when it's your turn to lead a song. Will also play instrumentals (fiddle tunes).  Well-known tunes best.
Spirit of Rasputin’s, All welcome.
(613) 321-3554  

Heart and Crown, 353 Preston Street in the Snug Pub
7-11 p.m., Celtic Folk Night, hosted by Kevin Dooley. An 'open' event featuring songs,

recitations, and tunes on acoustic instruments.  Snug Pub

Ottawa Celtic Kitchen Party, Royal Oak at Bank and MacLaren, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Showcases live Celtic music from many Celtic

influenced regions of Canada. The primary focus is to give talented musicians and

singers, joined by high level accompaniment, a chance to showcase their music. The

events mainly feature a variety of instrumentalists, including fiddle, guitar, bagpipes

banjo, tin whistle, bodhran, flute, uilleann pipes and piano, with the occasional vocal tune. 

Ottawa, Mostly Bows, Tuesday nights, Contact: Arnold MacDonald, 613-829-3594, arnoldmacdonald@gmail.com
Annual dues to pay for rehearsal space, new music, sound equipment
Ottawa, Not-So-Slow Session, Hintonburg 7:30 p.m, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Everyone gets a chance to start tunes at their own

speed. For location, Contact Rob: rcfroom@magma.ca Beginners welcome. No sheet

music. Tune index here. Free.

Ottawa
                              Orleans Fiddle Nights

 
Who - Anyone, any age who plays Old-Time Music
When - Friday, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., once a month
We are using the three volumes of Gordon Stobbe's Canadian Old-Time Fiddle Hits: http://www.fiddlebooks.com/
Available for purchase at the Ottawa Folklore Centre

Mixed instruments: fiddle, guitar, bodhran, piano, banjo, spoons....

Jam led by Randy Foster or Graham Sheppard (fiddle)
 

Where - Roy Hobbs Community Center
               109 Larch Crescent, Orleans
               Corner of Champlain St. and Larch Crescent, Orleans

Directions from Ottawa:   Take the 417 East. At the fork (the road splits Montreal/Cornwall and Rockland/Orleans), take a left onto Highway 174 (formerly the 17): direction Orleans/Rockland (not Montreal, which is to the right). Continue to the Exit for the Orleans Shopping Centre/Champlain exit Go right and at the fork take the exit that goes straight (not the one to the left). Continue to Champlain Street.  Turn left at Champlain (north) and go almost all the way to the river to Larch Crescent (one minute).


                 
Map to the Roy G. Hobbs Centre
109 Larch Cr.

Information: Lori Pope: pelusopope@sympatico.ca

Ottawa, New open session in the new pub in the basement of St. Brigid's, 310 St. Patrick St. on the edge of the Byward Market, downtown Ottawa. on the last Friday of
 

every month. It will be an earlier “post-work”/early evening start time, so things will

kick off from 5:30 p.m., and continue from there. See the pub Facebook page or the pub webpage

Ottawa, Tartan Pub and Grill, 4025 Innes Road (corner of Jeanne D'Arc & Innes) Orleans
 
KFC on the corner, in a strip mall, lots of parking.


©Photo by Lois Siegel
 Tuesday, 8 p.m. 
Irish, Scottish, Newfoundland, Folk, styles. Beginner supportive, and sheet music allowed.  A large, but quiet pub with a 'semi-private' space for the musicians at the back.
Ottawa East location,  Gordon Manuel (
613) 824-8890.

Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers Association's Profile Photo St. Catharine's, Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers Association,
Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Road (Reg Rd #69), 7 p.m.
first Wednesday of the month.

Open jam session for instrumental fiddle music. Group of all musicians plays, as well as individual fiddlers sign up to play several solo tunes; accompanists are welcome. House accompanists always available. No admission, but donations are gratefully accepted at the door. (905) 684-0043

Toronto, Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth, east of Broadview, Thursday, 9 p.m.; Sunday, 5- 10 p.m.
Toronto, The Foggy Dew,  corner of King and Niagara, 2- 6 p.m. Sunday  At this point, the pace is middling to almost fast, but beginners are definitely welcome. Singing is also encouraged.
Toronto,  McCarthy's Irish Pub, 1801 Gerrard St., Monday, 8 - 11 p.m.

Toronto, Old York, Wellington and Niagara, Monday, 8:30 p.m. Canadian music of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Quebecois origin.  Hosted by Ann Lederman.

Toronto, Tranzac Club , 292 Brunswick, south of Bloor, blocks west of Spadina, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, September to June, 8:30 p.m. Regular Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann session, so Irish music is de rigueur. Intermediate players and more supportive of beginners than some other sessions. Pace is moderate, (416) 923-8137.
Toronto, The Victory Cafe, 581 Markham, south of Bloor (just Southwest of the Bathurst Subway station, south of Honest Ed's, Thursday, usually 8:30 p.m. but sometimes doesn't start until 10 p.m.. Its not quite a 'slow jam', but not breakneck speed either. Mostly Irish, but also Cape Breton, Old Time, French Canadian, (416) 516-5787.
Whitby, J. P. Fitzpatrick and Son - Irish Pub and Restaurant, 75 Consumer Drive, Unit B4,
  Durham Irish Association:
Third Sunday of every month, Family Jam 2- 6 p.m., (905) 444-9940.
Windsor, Kildare House, 1880, Wyndotte St. East, Tuesday, 7:30-10:30, (519) 252-4003. Old Tyme and Irish/Scottish.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Brennan's Pub and Eatery 132 Richmond Street, (902) 892-3374.
Two Sundays a month from 2-5 p.m. Slow session with music 2-3:30 p.m., then regular 
tempo by ear 3:30-5 p.m. Cost: $5  Hosted by Roy Johnstone: (902) 675-2541.


©Photos by Nollaig Bonar
Wendy Pobjoy, Dar MacGregor, Roy Johnstone


Cef Pobjoy, Helen Conboy, David Corrigan, Robert Pendergast


Robert Pendergast and Trudy

Charlottetown, The Old Triangle, 89 University Ave., Sundays  2-5 p.m., (902) 892-5200.

Quebec


©Photo by Dennis Flood

Gatineau, NEW Jam Trad Outaouais / French Canadian Session, Cafe Renaissance, 325 Rue Notre Dame, A recently formed session. Occurs every second or

third Sunday of the month, 1 - 4 p.m. Check the Facebook page for date.

 

 
Montreal, Bar Populaire, 6584 boulevard St. Laurent (corner near St. Zotique), Thursday, 10 p.m., Acoustic Jam. Hosts: Les Gigons. Bring your instruments. Music: Québécois, Cajun, Blues, Popular.
The jam is open to any style that can be played acoustically.
Montreal, Cafe Vices et Versa, 6631 Boulevard St-Laurent, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. September - May. No session during the summer. The ultimate Quebecois session hosted by Veronique Plasse and Jean Derochers, the music can be fast and furious with world class musicians. If you know what you're doing, this session is a blast. Feet certainly count as an instrument here with step dancers taking the center on occasion.  (514) 272-2498.

Montreal, Fiddlers Green Pub, 1224 Rue Bishop, just south of Ste Catherine, next to the Irish Embassy Pub, Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.  For those who enjoy a more informal atmosphere. Everyone welcome, any level.  Songs are also welcome. Some nights there maybe 15 - 20 musicians.

Montreal, Finnegan's Irish Pub, 5202 Queen Mary Rd. (Across from Snowdon Metro Station, between Circle Rd. and Decarie Blvd. Bus routes 51 and 166), 3rd Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m., Singing is encouraged. Comhaltas session. (514) 488-1783.
Montreal, Hurley's Pub , 1225 Crescent St., Saturday, 3- 6 p.m. Hosted by  Bob Cussen and Belfast Andi three weeks out of every four. Hosted by Paul Legrand every third Saturday of the month.

Monday, 8 p.m. Slow Session.

Montreal, McKibbin's Pub, 1426 Bishop St., Sunday 2-5 p.m., hosted by Belfast Andi and Bob Cussen.  Welcomes a wide range of musical tastes starting from traditional Irish music.

Montreal, McKibbin's Pub, 3515, boul. St Laurent Blvd., just north of Sherbrooke, Sunday, 6 -9 pm. Hosted by Belfast Andi, Bob Cussen & Patrick Hutchinson.  Welcomes
musicians of all kinds & levels.

Montreal, Old Orchard Pub, 20 rue Prince Arthur, Saturday, 2-5 p.m.  Slow Session, (514) 845-7772. While some of us have been playing for years, there are often people who have only been playing a few months. Don't worry about starting off a tune slowly or one that you might not be able to play all the way through. There is always someone who will join in to help you out.


Montreal, The Wheel Club, 3373 Cavendish (below Sherbrooke, NDG), Monday, 9 p.m., Bob Fuller's Hillbilly Night, (514) 489-3322.

Montreal, Le Verre Bouteille, 2112 Avenue Du Mont-Royal E. (between DeLorimier and Des Érables) Jam Session,  Tuesday, 8 p.m., (514) 521 9409.
Québec City, Café-Restaurant O Patriotes, 239 St-Vallier St. West, Québec jam session every Tuesday and Friday night,  8 p.m., (418) 524-1221.
Québec City, Le Pub Nelligan's, 789 côte Sainte-Geneviève, Québécois-Irish sessions, Tuesday, 8 p.m. until closing 3 a.m. (418) 704 7817.


Photo by Catherine McKenna

Homegrown Sessiuns and Great Craic in the Quartier

Ste. Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, 58 Route Duchesnay, (Quebec City area), Dazibo, Sunday, 6 p.m. (418) 875-3301.
Wakefield, Le Hibou, 757, Chemin Riverside RR 2, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Traditional instrumental jam session-Celtic, Old Time, Gypsy, Cajun Tunes.
Contact: Shanthi, (819) 459-1745.

 Belgium

Lokeren, Vlaanderen, The Pub, Prosper Thuysbaertlaan, last Sunday of the month, 3 p.m.

Denmark

Copenhagen, Bloomsday, Neils Hemmingsensgade 32, Sunday, 3- 6 p.m.
Tel. (45) 3315 6013
Copenhagen, Kennedy's, Gammel Kongevej 23, Fridays 5-8 p.m.
Tel.  (45) 3331 5249

 England

 


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Traditional Irish Music News & Sessions in London

Barrow Upon Humber, Linconshire, Six Bells, last Sunday of the month, 01469 530551.
Greg Dunn
Berkshire, Slough, The Herschel Arms, 22 Park St., Monday, 9 p.m., high standard of music,

tel: 01753524089

Brighton, The Pond, between the North Laine and Queen's Road (the road to the train station, Monday night. Excellent Thai restaurant upstairs.
Camden, Comhaltas Seisiún, London Irish Centre,  Camden Square; 9 p.m., monthly on the third Friday. Enquiries: Jim Myers
Derbyshire, Glossop, The Globe, 144 High St. West, Monday, bar downstairs,  +44 1457 852417.
East London, The Auld Bull’s Head, Stratford, Thursday, 9.30 p.m.
East London, Stratford, The Chevy Chase, The Grove, 11 Leytonstone Road, Thursday,  9 p.m., London E15, just opposite Maryland Station. This is the musicians who formerly played in the Princess of Wales,  (020 8534 1086).
East London, Comhaltas Seisiún, usually held on the 3rd Thursday of the month in St. Cedds Parish Centre, Goodmayes; and the 4th Friday of the month at Harringey
Irish Centre, Tottenham. Enquiries: Owen Condon, tel.  07957 563 578.
Forest Hill SE23, The Blythe Hill Tavern, corner of Blythe Hill Lane and Stanstead Road, Thursday, 9 p.m. with Danny Mackay. 
Harrogate, Tap and Spile, Tower Street, Tuesdays at 8.30 p.m. All instrumental, tunes from anywhere.  Regularly have English, Irish Scottish, French, Scandinavian + anything else anyone chooses to bring. Contact: Ray Black - blackmale@talk21.com
Ilford, The Shannon Centre, 14 Cameron Rd, Seven Kings. Occasional Sunday Sessions, also top Irish Trad bands. Information:  Líam Taaffe,  M: 0784 369 2663.

London, Hibernian Bar/Foyer, The London Irish Centre, 50 Camden Square,
2-5 p.m.  First Sunday of the month -  traditional Irish music session with Sharon Whelton
(flute), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard).

Sunday dinners served all day in the Library, bar open, Set Dancing in the
McNamara Hall, Ballroom Dancing in the Presidential Suite.

Families welcome.

Isleworth, The Woodlands Tavern, 29 St John Road, Tuesday, 9 p.m. Tel. 0208 560 1468.
Kenton, Delaney's, 404 Kenton Road, Kenton, London, HA3 9DW. Sunday, monthly. Always call 020 8621 9189 to confirm next session. Kingsbury or Kenton tube, Bus 183 from 9 p.m.
Kilburn, Father Ted's, Willesden Lane, ,The Northern Celts session Sunday, 6 p.m.
Kilburn, Power's Bar, High Street, Sunday, Aisling - traditional Irish folk jam, 4-7 p.m. Sean Casey on fiddle.
Kingsbury, The Green Man, 125 Slough Lane, Sunday, 6- 8 p.m.  Five minutes from Kingsbury Tube Station. Bus route 83, 183 or 302.
Kingston, The Alexandra, 50 Park Road, Tuesday  9 p.m.,  but now monthly. Hosted by Mick O'Connor, tenor banjo. Tel.  020 8546 8698 or 020 7267 7737.
Lewisham, The Duke of Edinburgh, Lee Road, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 p.m.,
Tel.  020 8297 9339.
Lewisham, Shillelagh's, at the Catford end of Lewisham High Road, opposite the health center, just down from Lewisham Hospital. Sunday, 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Contact Danny Mackay.
Liverpool, Pogue Mahone, Slater St., Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Liverpool, St Michael's Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane, corner of West Derby Rd, run by Comhaltas, last Friday of the month, 0151 263 1808.
London, The Artillery Arms, Bunhill Row, (Moorgate or Old St tube), Saturday, 9 p.m.
London, The Auld Triangle, St Thomas's Road (corner of Plimsoll Road), Finsbury Park, Sunday, 6.30 p.m. with Gary Connolly and Sinead Linane.
London, The Black Horse, 37 Wedmore Street (off the Holloway Road), Thursday night. Tel. 020 7272 0075.
London, The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Road, 1st Sunday of the month, 12.45 to 3.15  p.m.
      Hosted by members of the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band.
London, Fiddlers Elbow,1 Malden Road, London NW5, (On the junction with Prince of Wales Road) Chalk Farm tube, Kentish Town West BR Bus 24, 46 Prince of Wales Road NW1, Sunday, 2 p.m.  Always call the pub to check before setting out: 020 7485 3269.
London, Greenford, Captain Morgan's, 1286 Greenford Rd, Greenford Middlesex. Tel 020 8864 6938,Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.-11.30 p.m. Greenford tube or Sudbury Hill tube. Contact: Mick Bailey: mbailey@belsizesquare.freeserve.co.uk   020 7267 7737.
London, The Greyhound, 336 Kenning ton Park Road, SE11 (The Oval tube station)
Tel: 020 7735 2594. Sunday 8.30 p.m.
London, The Grove Tavern, opposite South Wimbledon tube station, Sunday 3 p.m.,
hosted by Liam Farrell.
London, The Harlequin Pub (Islington), 27 Arlington Way, Clerkenwell, Sunday,
 8 p.m., Tel: 020 7837 9035.
London, Hammersmith, Comhaltas Seisiún, Hammersmith Irish Centre, Blacks Road, Hammersmith, London,  8.30 p.m., monthly on the second Friday, except in August.
Enquiries: Rose Hardy
London, Haverstock Arms, Haverstock Hill NW3, Sunday 6 p.m.

London, Hibernian Bar/Foyer, The London Irish Centre, 50 Camden Square,
2-5 p.m.  First Sunday of the month -  traditional Irish music session with Sharon Whelton
(flute), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (keyboard).

Sunday dinners served all day in the Library, bar open, Set Dancing in the
McNamara Hall, Ballroom Dancing in the Presidential Suite.

Families welcome.

London, Sundays, The Kilburn Pub and Kitchen, 307 Kilburn High Road, (opposite Nando's - Tricycle Theatre end of the High Road). The nearest tube station is Kilburn (Jubilee line), and the nearest British Rail station is Brondesbury, plus there are plenty of buses from the centre of town. 8.30 p.m. from the 3rd April onwards.  The session is hosted by Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn (of The London Lasses and PQ).
London, The Kilkenny Tavern, 131 Merton High Street, 020 8543 7308, Tuesday, 9 p.m.,
Irish Traditional Music Association Open Sessions in South Wimbledon, next to South Wimbledon
tube station, Northern Line, 020 8543 2803. Contact: Nick Walker.
London, Molly Malone’s, 115 Kew Road, Richmond (nearest
tube station Kew Gardens, nearest railway station Kew Bridge), Tuesday,  9 p.m., Mick O’Connor’s Session.
The Narrow Boat, St. Peter St. N1, Monday 9 - 11 p.m. Hosted by Hoolie.
London, The North One, Tolpuddle Street, Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Information: Alex 020 7813 1478  or Les 07832 113 578.

London, The Porterhouse, 21-22 Maiden Lane, near Covent Garden
(runs parallel to The Strand)  Sunday, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Tel: 020 7379 7917.  Friendly, relaxed, popular session.
Usually with Ben (Fiddle) or Sheena (Flute).

London, Power's Bar, 332 Kilburn High Road NW6, Sunday 4 - 7 p.m. session with Sean Casey (Bobby's son) on fiddle. Tel.  0207 624 6026.
London, The Rising Sun, Willesden,  Friday evening; hosted by Brendan Mulkere.
London, St Boniface Social Club, Mitcham Road, Tooting, SW17 (near Amen Corner, next to the church). A monthly session, essentially the same musicians as the Kilkenny Tavern. Tel:  0208 672 3942.
London, Tir Na nOg, 107 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, Saturday, 9 p.m. - a regular group of musicians led by Foxy Finucane on banjo. All musicians and singers are welcome. (020) 8877 3622.
London, The Victory, Mowlem St, Bethnal Green, nearest tube Bethnal Green or railway Cambridge Heath, Thursday, 9 p.m., with Mick Mulvey and Simon Wroe.
London, The White Horse, 236 Cambridge Heath Road (Cambridge Heath Rd and Bishop's Way), Bethnal Green, Wednesday.
London, The Woodman, Lee High Road, SE13, between Catford and Lewishamm, Sunday,
9 p.m.
Always call for confirmation: 020 8852 3185.


Irish Traditional Music in Lewisham, South East London

Middlesex, Captain Morgan’s, 1286 Greenford Road, Greenford, Tel: 0208 864 6938,  Thursday, 9.30 p.m.
Middlesex, Clarets Catholic Social Club, Botwell Social Centre, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Sunday, 2 p.m. Tel. 020 8573 7886.
Middlesex, The Fulwell Arms, Hampton Road, Twickenham, Wednesday, 9.30-11.30 p.m. with Mick O'Connor, Tel.  020 8977 2698.
Middlesex, The New Inn, 1 New Road, Brentford, Saturday, 9 p.m., Tel.  0208 560 6606.
Morden, Ganley's, opposite the underground station, Sunday afternoon. This is a new pub.
Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, Coalbrookdale Inn, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, third Sunday monthly  [except August usually, but ring Dave to check].  Starts about 8:15  p.m. Mainly English music, plus a few Irish/Scots/ with occasional songs.  Organized by Dave Hunt... Beginners always welcome. A 'quality' session in a wonderful pub...  Winner of CAMRA national Pub of the Year in '95, runner up in '96... always seven beers on hand pump, and they've had over two thousand different beers in the last ten years. Contact: Dave Hunt 01952-505073.
Jackfield, Shropshire, The Boat Inn, Thursday  8 p.m. until late. Wall-to-wall Irish music session - to get a seat you have to bring an instrument.  Lots of encouragement for beginners. Sessions organized by Jackfield (Telford) Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Contact: Fliss Burke  felicityburke@hotmail.com
Kingston, Surrey, The Alexandra, 50 Park Road, Tuesday 9-11.
Portland, Dorset, The Cove House Inn, Chiswell, Thursday, 8:30 p.m., 01305 820895. mikemcdaid@hotmail.com
Selattyn, Shropshire, Cross Keys Pub, near Oswestry, Shropshire, Thursday, 9 p.m. Contact: garynortheast@chalkface.net

Stratford, The Old Black Bull The Broadway, Thursday, 9: 30.m p.m.. Mostly instrumental but singers welcome.

Suffolk, usually in Blaxhall Ship, occasional Saturday traditional music and song session in a pub bar.  Contact: Katie Howson: info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk or 01449 771090.
Surrey, O'Neil's Bar, near Richmond Station, Surrey, Monday, 9 p.m. Usually with Jamie and Sheena (Vallely).
  Lewes, East Sussex, The John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, (opposite Harvey's Brewery), Lewes, First Tuesday of the month from 8 p.m., English Tunes.
  Mount Place, Lewes, Lewes Arms, , Monthly, usually 3rd Wednesday,  8 p.m. English Tunes. Contact: Valmai Goodyear: uipgood@atlas.co.uk
Wealdstone, The Old Bank, 91 High Street, Wealdstone, Saturday,  9 p.m.
Wealdstone, O'Sullivan's, 6 High Street, Monday, 8 p.m.

West Wales,  Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Tuesday from 8 p.m. at The Royal Oak, session for all comers and all types of music and song. Everything from Irish fiddle to the occasional Welsh harp: guitar, mandolin, penny whistle, flute, Welsh pipes (bagpipes), accordion, concertina, bouzouki, zither. Contact: Janet Bott  or www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk

 West Kensington, The Bird in Hand, Milson Road, W14 (behind the Olympia Exhibition Centre) Monday, 9.30 p.m., with Mick O’Connor, Barbara Hackett and Mick Bailey.

Whitton, Prince Albert, Hounslow Road, Thursday p.m., goes on into the late hours.

 France

 

 
Musique irlandaise en Belgique, France, Québec et Suisse


Irish Sessions Paris

92 Neuilly Sur Seine, Saint John's Pub, 188 bis avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92 Neuilly Sur Seine (near Paris Porte Maillot), 01 46 24 59 90, In front of "Pont de Neuilly" Metro Station., Sunday, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Paris, Carrs Pub/Restaurant, 1 Rue Du Mont Thabor, Thursday, Telephone: 33 1 42606026, Conall Carr

Paris, The Quiet Man Pub, 5 rue des Haudriettes, Métro Rambuteau, near Pompidou's Modern Art Museum,  01 48 04 02 77,  pubquietman@free.fr

-Monday, 8 p.m. Irish workshop (Irish Association). Quiet listeners welcome. Can turn into a little session after 10:15 p.m.
- Tuesday (7:30PM) : Irish singing workshop (Irish Association) generally followed by a singing session after 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, 8 p.m., Advanced open and free workshop of Irish music followed by a medium level session (neither slow nor fast) after 9:30 p.m.
- Friday, 9 p.m., Acoustic musical gig (French trad., gypsy, Irish, etc.) free entrance. The place is small, come early to get a seat.
- Saturday, 6 p.m., Slow session conducted by an advanced musician. Tunes on a website. Very busy.
Followed by a very open and mostly mad session from 9 p.m. until late.
- Sunday, 9 p.m.,  French trad and Breton singing session

Paris, Ti Jos, 30 Rue Delambre, 75014, Thursday, 10 p.m., basement. Telephone: 33 1 43225769
 

There's also a Breton Session on Monday nights. 

 Germany

Dresden, Sachsen, Reise-Kneipe, Görlitzer Str. 15, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Tel: 0351-2671930
info@reisekneipe.de  
Neupforte/Mostardstraße, Aachen, Guinness House, Live Irish music sessions every other Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Steinenhaus, Pfaffenberger Weg 2, Saturday, 8 p.m., steinenhaus@t-online.de

 Ireland


Co Antrim and Belfast Sessions


Traditional Music Sessions in Northern Ireland


Session Pubs

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TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS

Co. Antrim, Ballycastle, North Ireland, Diamond Bar, 17 The Diamond Road, Saturday, Tel:  02820 762142.
Co. Antrim
Clenaghan's Pub, in the countryside just outside of Ballinderry, Tuesday 9:30 p.m.
  Co. Antrim
McCollam's, known to all as Johnny Joe's, Cushendall, a cramped, atmospheric pub which is more like someone's house than a bar. Sessions Tuesday and Friday.
Armagh, Forkhill, Welcome Inn, Tuesday.
Mullaghbawn - O’Hanlon’s Bridge House, Friday and Saturday.
Armagh, Lurgan, Morgan's Bar, Edward St. 3rd Tuesday of every month. Run by the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltórí Éireann. Open to all musicians. Contact: Damian McGeown, 02838328126.
Belfast Sessions

Botanic Inn, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Duke of York, Thursday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Fibber Magee's, every night from 10 and Friday & Saturday also 5-7 p.m.
Hercules Bar, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 9:30 p.m.
John Hewitt, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday, 6 p.m.
Kitchen Bar, Friday 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Maddens Bar, Monday, Friday & Saturday 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
McHugh's, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Mercury Bar, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Parador Hotel, Thursday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Pats Bar, Saturday, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Rotterdam Bar, Monday & Thursday, 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Co. Cork
Friday, An Pailpin Fánach, ph. 021 277945.
Lobby Bar, ph. 021 311 113.
Corner House, Monday and Wednesday.
Cork City, The Lobby Bar, 1 Union Quay, Sunday, 021-4311113. enquiries@lobby.ie
Donegal, The Corner House, Ardara. Sessions every night between June and September. Saturdays and/or Sundays at other times of the year, 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Peter Oliver. Visiting musicians welcome.
Donegal Town, McGroarty’s (073/21049), Thursday.
Dungloe, Beedy’s Bar (075/21219), Tuesday.
Glencolmcille, Biddy's, sessions every other night during the summer, with James Byrne hosting. Glen Head Tavern, sessions every other night during the summer, with James Byrne hosting.
McIntyre’s, Wednesday.
Kilcar, John Joe’s (073/38015), Friday.
Letterkenny, The Downtown Lounge, Wednesday.
Meenaleck, Tessie’s, Sunday.
Down, Portpatrick, The Fiddlers Green (028/ 4272 8383) nightly; it’s a bit of a sing-song pub, so it all depends who turns up.
Dublin, The Brazen Head, 20 Bridge Street, 353 (0) 1 679 5186 Bar. Brazen Head is Ireland's oldest pub.
Dublin, The Cobblestone Bar, 77 North King St., Smithfield, (872-1799). "It's like a mini Irish music fest every weekend, and every night has a great session."

Dublin, Hughes' Bar, 19 Chancery St., off Church St., 872-6540.

Ennis, Clare, May Kearney's, Saturday, 6-9 p.m.,  host Eoin O'Neill, 065-6824888.
Galway City Western  Hotel, 33 Prospect Hill, (100m from Eyre Square - 200m from
the bus/train station), Thursday, 9.30 - 11:45 p.m. Open session. Intermediate Level, mostly Irish trad, also some singing and blues, Cajun, bluegrass, roots, jazz... 
opentrad@yahoo.com   See
http://godel.nuigalway.ie/opentrad/
Isle of Man, Peel, Douglas, The Whitehouse, Saturday.
Co. Kerry, Dingle, John Benny Moriarty's Pub, Strand Street, Friday, 9:30 p.m., Tel: 00 353 (0) 66 9151215.
Laxey, Ramsey, The Bridge, Thursday, 9 p.m.
Co. Limerick City:

Wednesday -  Tom & Gerry's
Thursday - The Horse and Hound,  1 Mulgrave St., Phone: +353 61 419194.


                  Nancy Blake's, 19 Upper Denmark St., 061 416 443.


Every Night - Dolan's Pub, 3/4 Dock Road,  9:30, No admission charge,  061-314-483 info@dolans-pub.ie

Call for a cab/taxi to go home; its a bit on the desolate/quiet part of town. 
Ranalagh, suburb of Dublin, Smyth's Pub, 75 Ranalagh Rd., Wednesday night, host Kieran Hanrahan.
Co. Wexford, Rockards, Enniscorthy, Wednesday.
Arthur Quinn's Pub, Gorey, Monday nights.


Irish Sessions Music
in Belfast, Clare, Cork & Donegal

 The Netherlands

Amsterdam, Mulligans Irish Music Bar, 100 Amstel, +31(0)20 622 1330
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Check their site for a listing of Wednesday sessions.


Jam Sessions in the Netherlands

 New Zealand

Wellington, Molly Malone's, corner of Taranaki St. and Courtney Place,  Monday nights, 8:30 p.m. Drinks for musicians (until the tab runs out). Irish with a hint of Scottish and English, also some singing at the punters' request. Contact: David Barnes


 
Norway

Trondheim, Cafe Dublin, Kongensgt. 15, Prinsenkrysset, First Wednesday every month.
73500001.

 Scotland


©Photo by Mike Sandells

Edinburgh, Sandy Bells Pub, Forest Hill Road, 7 nights a week, 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday,  4 p.m., 0131 225 2751.
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Clutha Vaults, 167-169 Stockwell St., Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.,  0141 552 7520.
Dornie, Dornie Hotel, Francis St Dornie, Kyle Ross-Shire IV40 8DT, Tel: 01599 555205.
Glencoe, Clachaig Inn, Sunday evening. The village of Glencoe is situated at the western end of the glen, beside the banks of the River Coe.


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Mixed Instrument Sessions

Sweden

Bishop's Arms , Sunday, 6:15 p.m.,  Bellmansgatan 12, 08-556 92 118.
Stockholm, Sheehans Irish Pub, Sveavagen 37, every 1st and 3rd Sunday, 7 p.m. Open mic – all welcome. Bring your instruments and play along to some traditional Irish music or some good 'ol rock'n roll. +46 8 21 41 06

 Switzerland


©Photo by Pally Learmond

Geneva, Charly O'Neill's Pub, corner Grand Pre and  Hoffman, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. Contact:  christina1@ireland.com    

 Wales

Cardiff, South Wales, The Conway, Conway Road, Pontcanna, Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Beginner & Intermediate.
Cardiff, Mulligan's, St. Mary's St., every 2nd Monday, 9 p.m. Advanced only.
Newport, South Wales, The Irish Club, Commercial Road, first Friday each month, 9 p.m.

  USA

Alabama

Huntsville, Corner Grill and Pub, , Bailey Cove Rd., first Tuesday of every month, (256) 880-2103.  bfband@hiwaay.net

 

Huntsville, Madison Coffee Co., every third Thursday, rabennett@knology.net

Alaska 

Celtic Music Sessions in Alaska

Arizona


Events


Arizona Irish Pubs and Sessions


Phoenix Area Seisiuns


Tucson Area Seisiuns

Chandler, Fibber Magees, 1989 W. Elliott Rd. #19, Sunday, 3 p.m., (480) 722-9434
info@fibbermageespub.com
Contact: David Maxwell

Phoenix, Dubliner Irish Pub, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd, Sunday,  9:30 p.m.,
(602) 867-0984.

Phoenix, Griffin’s Pub & Grill, 1944 E. Osborn Rd., Thursday,  8 p.m. , (602) 266-0876.

Phoenix, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Ave., Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(602) - 392-7850.

Tempe, Murphy’s Irish Pub, 1126 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste 5, Paul Knight hosts an Irish/Folk Seisiun,  Wednesday,  8 – 11 p.m. Contact: Paul Knight, (480) 894-0103.

Tucson, The Auld Dubliner, 800 East University Blvd., Sunday, 4-8 p.m. at the back of the room, (520) 206-0323.
Tucson, Rincon Market, corner of 6th St. and Tucson Blvd, eclectic session of various fiddle tunes, 1st and 3rd Tuesday,  8-10 p.m. Contact: Sharon Goldwasser (520) 298-3014.

Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas Celtic Music Society

Sessions

Conway, Something Brewing Coffeehouse, 1156 Front Street, 1st  & 3rd Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m.
Hot Springs Village, The Last Chance Lakeside Café, 488 Ponce de Leon Drive, Last Saturday of each month,  6:30 – 9 p.m.

California


Celtic Seisiuns in California


South Bay Area Jams and Session

The Starry Plough

Berkeley, 3101 Shattack Ave., Sunday, 8 p.m., hosted by Shay Black,
(510) 841-2082

Burbank, Moose Lodge Burbank, 1901 W. Burbank Blvd., 3-6 p.m.,  (1st Sunday of every month). Info: Des Regan (818) 898-2263
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Siesiun, Larry Bane Branch/Los Angeles. Live Irish music Session, Singing and Dancing.

 The King's Head, Campbell, 201 Orchard City Drive, Thursday, 8 p.m., (408) 871-2499.
Carlsbad, Tom Giblin's Irish Pub, 640 Grand Ave., Sunday, 4-7 p.m., (760) 729-7234.
Heike Behl

Chico, 337 Main Street, Friday, 3:30-7:30 p.m., (916) 343-7718.
Contact: (530) 345-1046.

Chico, Every Tuesday, House Session 7-10 p.m., 1250 Hemlock St.

Costa Mesa, The Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Second Sundays, 2-6 p.m., (949) 646-8855,
   Rob Sinclair and Charlie Kenney.
Davis (W. of Sacramento about 20 miles), Delta of Venus, 122 B Street (between 1st & 2nd), Downtown Davis, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., (530) 753-8639.
Newport Beach, Muldoon's Pub and Restaurant, 2nd Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m.
Palo Alto, Fandango Pizza, Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m., Slow Seisiun, San Francisco Pipers' Club
   Bob Wilson.
Romoland,  Hamshaw Farms, 28380 State Highway 74, Friday, December 1, 2006, 7- 9:30 p.m., bluegrass, country, old time, folk, Irish, All Acoustic:  Guitar, mando, banjo, spoons, fiddle, washboard, (951) 928-8107.   This will be an ongoing event, most likely every other Friday night.
Contact:  Ann Smith
 
DIRECTIONS:  From Temecula or points south, go north to 215 north.  Exit at Highway 74 east.  Make a left off freeway & go about 1 1/2-2 miles.  You'll see a big barn on the left side of the road.  Plenty of parking.  From Riverside take the 215 south to Highway 74 east.  Go 1 1/2-2 miles down 74 until you see the barn on your left.
Sacramento, Irish Traditional Session, Fox and Goose Pub, 1001 R Street, last Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m., (916) 443-8825. Contact: Linda

San Diego, Dublin Square Pub, 4th and Market, Gaslamp Quarter (downtown), Sunday, 5 p.m. Contact: Patric Petrie
San Diego, The Blarney Stone Pub,  5617 Balboa Ave. (Clairemont), Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Session Tune List, (858) 279-2033, Ed Myers.
  San Diego, 544 Fifth Ave. between Market Street and Island Ave., Gaslamp Quarter (downtown), Sunday, 6:30 p.m. (619) 232-9840, Jonathan Parker.
San Diego, The House of Ireland, Balboa Park, Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.,
Slow play for beginners, 
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San Diego, The Ould Sod Pub, 3373 Adams Ave. (Normal Heights), Tuesday, 8 p.m. Michael Eskin.
Carlsbad, Tom Giblin's Irish Pub, 640 Grand Ave., Sunday, 4-7 p.m., (760) 729-7234.
Heike Behl
San Francisco, An Bodhran, 668 Haight St., Sunday,  8 p.m., hosted by flute player, Kieran Marsdan and fiddler Michael Stack, (415) 431-4724.
San Francisco, Durty Nelly's, 2328 Irving St, Sunday, 9 p.m., (415) 664-2555.

San Francisco, 2301 Folsom at 19th, Sunday, 4 p.m., (415) 641-1416.
San Francisco, Johnny Foley's Irish Pub, 243 O'Farrell St., Tuesday, 9 p.m.,  (415) 954-0777.
San Francisco, Ireland's 32,  3920 Geary Blvd. (between 2nd and 3rd), 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd and last Monday of each month. Traditional session follows at 9 p.m.. Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco
San Francisco, Kennedy's Pub and Curry House, 1040 Columbus Ave., Sunday, 3 p.m., (415) 441-8855.

San Francisco, 116 Clement St. at 2nd Ave., 
Every Tuesday except the third and the last, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., hosted by mandolin player, Marla Fibish, (415) 751-1122.
  San Jose, O'Flaherty's Irish Pub, 25 N. San Pedro Street (San Pedro Square, downtown San Jose), Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (408) 947-8007, Art Friedman or John Lavelle.


oflahertyfailte@aol.com
San Jose, Friday, 7 p.m. At a private residence.
Contact: Pat Lowers 
Santa Barbara, Dargan's Irish Pub, 18 E Ortega St., Thursday, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., (805) 568-0702, visitors and Dancers welcome.
Santa Barbara, James Joyce, 513 State Street, Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Intermediate, (805) 682-1641,
 
Eliot Jacobson.

Santa Monica, Finn McCool's, 2702 Main (corner of Main and Hill), Sunday, 4 p.m.
(310) 452-1734.

Sonoma, Murphy's Irish Pub, 464 First St., First Sundays, 6 p.m., (707) 935-0660, Fran Sweeney.
 Studio City, CA, 4843 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Monday, 9 p.m.; Slow Session, Sunday, 4-6 p.m., (818) 760-8322.  Celtic Arts Center,  Information.
Ukiah, Ukiah Brewing Co., Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

Colorado

 Boulder, Conor O'Neill's, 1922 13th St. (just off Pearl St. Mall, Downtown), Sunday, Open Jam Session, 2 p.m.; Traditional Irish Session, 7 - 10 p.m. Intermediate session. Boulder is 45 minutes northwest of Denver.
Colorado Springs, Jack Quinn's, 21 South Tejon St., Sunday 3-6 p.m., (719) 385-0766.
Colorado Springs, Poor Richard's Pizza, 324 N. Tejon. St., Wednesday, 7:30 - 10 p.m., (719) 632-7721.
Denver, Fado Irish Pub,  Monday, 8 p.m. 1735 19th Street, (303) 297-0066.
Denver, The Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave., Sunday, 3- 7 p.m., (303) 839-1394
flutes@rudallrose.com


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Durango, The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Avenue (Downtown), Irish Sessions every Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.  All musicians and singers welcome. (970) 403-1200 info@theirishembassypub.com

Fort Collins, Conor O’Neill’s, 214 Linden St, 7 p.m., (970) 407-0214.

  Longmont, Small Circle Coffeehouse and Imports, 1139 Francis Street, Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Slow Session, zlee.geo@yahoo.com
Nederland, Acoustic Cafe, 95 East 1st Street, Saturday, 2-5 p.m., (303) 258-3209.

 Connecticut

Glastonbury, Audubon Center, Glastonbury, 1361 Main St., Rte. 17, Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 - 6 p.m., $2, (860) 633-8402.

Hartford, City Steam Brew House, 942 Main St., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., (860) 525-1600,
Hosted by PV O’Donnell, (860) 525-1600.

New London, Hanafin’s Irish Pub, 310 State Street, (860) 857-2055. Michael Shorrock host.
Willimantic, Thread City Cafe, session almost every Sunday,  1- 3 p.m.,  931-35 Main St.

Delaware

  Bluegrass and Acoustic Jams in Delaware


Dover (downtown), W. T. Smithers, 1 p.m. every second Saturday. jan.crumpley@dol.net
 
Newark,  A Piece of Ireland, 23 Chesmar Plaza Route 4 & Marrows Road  Wednesday, 9 - 11:30 p.m. (about 20 miles from Wilmington), (302) 454-1900  APieceofIreland@msn.com

 Florida

Apopka, Old Time Fiddle Jam, 7:15-9:30 p.m. Contact: Peter Easton:
(386) 774-6951.
The Frog and Toad, 5782 Powerline Rd., Sunday,  6 p.m., (954) 491-3697.

Gainesville, Shamrocks, 1017 W University Ave, the 1st & 3rd Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Contact: (352) 374-6777.
Largo, Bay Area Fiddler's Association,  Friday, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Joel Burki
 (727)321-2379.
Miami, Luna Star Cafe, 775 NE 125th St., Third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.,  (305) 799-7123.
lunastarcafe@aol.com
Orlando, Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub, 4308 Curry Ford Rd., Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
(407) 895-1555.
Orlando, Friday Night Slow Jam, 7:30 to 11:00, Contact: Jay Bradbury
(407) 349-0875, FridaySloJam@cs.com
Orlando, Spiral Circle Jam, Spiral Circle Bookstore, 750 N. Thornton (1 block west of Mills and 1 block north of Colonial, downtown , 7-11 p.m.
Pensacola, La Dolce Vita Cafe, 15 Reus St. (downtown), Thursday, 6:30 p.m. New musicians and all instruments welcome. Contact: Charlie Morley (251) 947-7515.
Punta Gorda, The Celtic Ray Public House, 145 E. Marion Ave., Sunday 3 p.m., (941) 505-5556. Hosted by Ian Barksdale.
Tallahassee, Shenanigan's Irish Pub, 6800 Thomasville Rd., Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
(850) 893- 4633.
Tampa, Four Green Fields Irish Pub, 205 West Platt Street (one block west of the Tampa Bay
Convention Centre), First Sunday of the month, 5-9 p.m. All levels welcome. (813) 254-4444.

Georgia

Atlanta, Fado Irish Pub, 3035 Peachtree Rd. NE, Monday, 8 p.m., (404) 841-0066.

Decatur, Eddie's Attic, 515 - BN. McDonough St., (404) 377-4976. Monthly Celtic Tuesday, followed by Session open to the audience, 8 p.m., 21 & over, $7. (Celtic Music Session only: $3, or free with instrument).
Duluth, Loafing Leprechaun Restaurant & Irish Pub, 6320 Sugarloaf Parkway, Tuesday, 7:30- 9:30,  loafingsession@shanveen.com
Savannah, Irish Times Pub, 48 Whitaker St.,  between Congress and Broughton, across from Sushi Zen, Thursday, 7- 9:30 p.m., 236-7117.
Savannah, Kevin Barry's Pub, 117 W. River Street, Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (912) 233.9626.

Hawaii

Honolulu, Kelly O'Neill's, 311 Lewers St., Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (808) 926-1777.  billcomerford@budweiser.com

 Idaho

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Moscow, Bucer's Coffee & Pub, 201 S. Main St., 8-11 p.m. 2nd and 4th Fridays.

 Illinois
 

Birds, White Owl Winery, (about 10 miles from Vincennes, Indiana), 3-5 p.m., second Sunday of each month, 812-726-4431, Irish Session, Map

Brookfield, Irish Times, 8869 Burlington, (corner of Prairie and Burlington), Tuesday, (708) 485-8787.

Champaign, Bentley's Pub, 419 North Neil St., Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Hosted by Jake Schumacher,(217) 359-7977.

Champaign, The Blind Pig Co., 120 N. Walnut St., Sunday, 5-8 p.m. Hosted by members of Emerald Rum. (217) 398-1532.
Chicago, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, (Elston & Grace), Sunday, 4 p.m. with Devin Shepherd, (773) 478-4408.

Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston, Tuesday, 8-11, hosted by Jimmy Keane and Sean Cleland. Sunday,  5-8 p.m., hosted by Brendan McKinney & friends, (773) 473 - 5263.
Chicago, Cullen's Bar and Grill,  3741 N. Southport, 2 blocks west of Wrigley field, Tuesday, 9-11 p.m., (773) 975-0600, Sean Cleland and Jimmy Keane, Slow session, intermediate players.
Chicago, Grafton Pub and Grill, 4530 N. Lincoln at Wilson (2 doors south of the Old Town School of Folk Music), Sunday, 7:30 p.m., (773) 271-9000,  hosted by Sean Cleland, Contact:  sean@seancleland.com
Chicago, Irish Oak, Wrigleyville,  3511 Clark Street, just south of Addison, Wednesday night, (773) 935-6669.
Chicago, Jeremy Lanigan's Irish Pub, 3110 W. 111th St. , Sunday, 8:30 p.m., (773) 233-4004. Hosted by Kevin Henry.


8 N. Vail 
Arlington Hts.
Chicago Area

 Traditional Irish Session

Wed. 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.---  Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.

Chicago, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Mondays, 6 p.m., Irish session with John Daly (no cover),  773-404-9494.
Chicago, McNamara's, 4328 W. Irving Park, Sunday and Thursday,  (773) 725-1800, contact: patsantry@hotmail.com

  Evanston,  Tommy Nevins, 1450 Sherman, Sunday 3-6 p.m. and Wednesdays 7-10 p.m., (847) 869-0450. Hosted by John Williams.
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Forest Park, Healy's Westside, 7217 W. Madison,  Tuesdays, (708) 366-HARP, session hosted by Terry Healy.
Forest Park, Molly Malone's, 7652 W. Madison, No cover. Thursdays, 8 p.m., Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & John Shine, (708) 366-8073.
Highwood, Bridie McKenna's, 254 Green Bay Rd, Tuesday, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., (847) 432-3311.
 
Oak Forest, Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St. on the far Southside of the area, Carraig Pub, Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., hosted by Sean Cleland. Frequent attendees include Albert Neary, Kevin Henry and Joe O'Shea.  Sean: (773) 412-6166.
Orland Park, Murphy's Pub (Palos Country Club), 13100 Southwest Hwy, 7:30 p.m.
(708) 448-6550.
Quincy, La Gondola, 500 South 8th St., Thursday, 7- 8:30 p.m., (217) 223- 0303.


Irish Sessions in Chicago

Indiana

Bloomington, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Slow Session, Saturday,
4-6 p.m.
Bloomington, Border's Bookshop, Eastland Plaza, 2634 East Third St., first Friday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. No pints, no smoking, but kids most welcome.
Bloomington,  Traditional Irish Music Slow Session, Private Residence. Most every Sunday,   7- 9 p.m. Contact: Brett Pfingston.
Bloomington, The Irish Lion, 212 W. Kirkwood, first block West of the town square on the north side of Kirkwood Ave., upstairs, Sunday, 7 p.m., (309) 336-9076. Phone to confirm.  Food, kids welcome, smoking allowed.
@ Lucca Grill

Monday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
116 W. Market Street, Bloomington IL
309-828-7521
Free

 
Bloomington, Runcible Spoon Coffee House, 412 E. 6th, Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Informal.
Fort Wayne, Mad Anthony Brewing Co.,1109 Taylor St., 2-5 p.m., 3rd Sunday of the month, beginner/slow session.  Contact: reeder@verizon.net
Indianapolis, Golden Ace Inn, 2533 East Washington St., Trad. Session, Tuesday,
8 p.m., (317) 632-0696. A short cab ride from downtown Indy.
Vincennes, Purgatory Coffeehouse, corner of Second and Main  downtown, second Saturday of each month, 8-10 p.m.

Iowa

Des Moines, Java Joe's, 214 4th Street, (515) 288-5282. Traditional Irish Session: 1st & 3rd Mondays, Irish Jam (musicians welcome), 2nd Tuesday.

Dubuque, The Busted Lift, 180 Main Street, Sunday, 3 p.m., (563) 584-9712.

Kansas


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Atchison, Muchnic Art Gallery on N. 4th, Second Sunday of the month, 2- 5 p.m.  Contact John Bunch, BSG (Behind the Scenes Guy), (913) 367-0394 or jbunch@benedictine.edu
Emphasis Celtic and Traditional tunes but occasionally other types as well.
Lawrence, Aimee's Coffee House, 1025 Mass Street, 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Slow session, beginners welcome, tunes & songs. Contact Steve Graham (785) 760-1739.
Olathe, Borders Books, 15350 W 119th St., (just off I-35 at 119th Street exit (North and South). The cross street is Strangline (just east of the off-ramps at the next light). When you get there turn left and then right immediately, then look left at about 150 feet and you will see Borders next to Famous Footwear. First and third Sundays of the month. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided by Borders, Contact: Mike Dugger - (888) 300-7826. mdugger@swbell.net
Wichita, Java Villa, 7812 E. Harry,  just West of Rock Road,  Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.,
(316) 683-5282.
Wichita, Old Chicago, 7626 East Kellogg, Monday, 7 - 9 p.m., (316) 685-3111.
Celtic"/contra/Portland Book-ish session.

Kentucky

Louisville, Clifton Pizza Company, 2230 Frankfort Avenue, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m, first Thursday of every month, (502) 893-3730.

Maine

Augusta, Barnes and Noble Bookstore Cafe, 4th Thursday, 7 p.m. Contact: Frank franklee@ctel.net  (207) 778-3579.
Portland, Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center  St., Sunday , 3-7 p.m. (207) 780-1506. borus@maine.rr.com
Rockland, Second Read Books and Coffee, 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.- close. Contact: 
(207) 594-4123.

Wells, Aran Irish Pub, 52 Post Rd. ( Rt. 1 at the Moody Ogunquit Line). Thursday, 7-10 p.m. (207) 646-1900.

Maryland

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National Geographic Magazine


  Jam Sessions in Maryland

Baltimore, J. Patrick's Pub, 1371 Andre Street, off Fort Avenue (near the famous Fort McHenry in historic Locus Point), Thursday, 9 p.m.,  (410) 244-8613. Led by Peter Fitzgerald.
Bethesda, Ri-Ra Irish Pub,  (D.C. suburb), 4931 Elm Street, Sunday, 3-7 p.m.  (301) 657-1122. High caliber session of Irish traditional music attracting the best musicians in the Washington, DC area. Hosts: Philippe Varlet (fiddle, button accordion) and Rob Greenway (flute, guitar).
Silver Spring, McGinty's Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Tuesday, Hosts: Denis Botzer and Patrick Cavanaugh, (301) 587-1270.
Westminster, O'Lordon's Irish Pub, 14 Liberty Street, (between Main Street and Green Street in an Old Stone Building), 2nd Wednesday of the month, all levels welcome, Robert Dougherty, (410) - 635-3551.

Massachusetts

Smoking ban everywhere, so Massachusetts pubs are smoke free.


Boston Bluegrass Union


Bill Black's "CapeIrish" News Page
Session Page

Boston, The Dubliner, 14/16 Bromfield St, Monday nights, (617) 357-1899
Boston, Hennessy's, 25 Union St., near Faneuil Hall, Saturday,  4 p.m., (617) 742-2121. 
Brighton, Green Briar Pub, 304 Washington St., (617) 789-4100. Monday, 7 p.m. slow session; 9 p.m., regular session. Fifteen minutes from downtown by cab.
Brookline, Matt Murphy's, 14 Harvard St., Thursday p.m. and Sunday a.m.,
(617) 232 0188.
Brookline, O'Leary's, 1010 Beacon St, ("St. Mary's" T stop from Green Line "C" Train, near Kenmore Sq & Fenway Park), smoke free, led by Peter Molloy, flute, Sunday,  7:30 -10:00 p.m., (617) 734-0049.
Cambridge, Boston Scottish Fiddle Club, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St. (one block from the Lechmere T stop, Green line, street parking & some parking at the nearby Courthouse lot. Contact: mlamey@caregroup.harvard.edu or call: (617) 338-8637. During the Fiddle Club season, October- June, we get together on the 2nd Sunday each month.
Cambridge, The Druid, 1357 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Friday,  6 - 10 p.m., led by Chris McGrath and Noel Scott, box player from Ballinasloe, (617) 497-0965.
Cambridge, The Plough and the Stars, 912 Massachusetts Avenue, Friday 6-8 p.m., (617)441-3455/492-9653.  
Canton, Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive, P.O. Box 246,  Friday, 8 p.m.
office@irishculture.org  (781) 821-8291
The bar opens at 5 p.m., a limited menu is served at 6 p.m.
West Dennis, The Olde Inn, 348 Main St., Sunday 7 p.m., 508-760-2627.
Cape Cod (West Harwich), Claddagh Tavern, 77 Main St., Route 28,  Saturday 4-7 p.m.  (508) 432-9628.
Cape Cod (West Yarmouth), Irish Village, 512 Main St., Route 28  Sunday, 6 p.m.
(508) 771-0100.
Chicopee, Irish Cultural Center at Elms College, 291 Springfield St., 3rd Floor, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. monthly, Veritas Auditorium, Berchmans Hall. Hosted by Terry Ezold.
irishcenter@elms.edu 
Fall River. Saint James' Pub, 91 Purchase St., Wednesday. 8:30 - 11 p.m., Acoustic, intermediate session, Tel. (508) 672-6951.
Directions off 195:
Coming from West: second exit on Fall River side of Braga
Bridge (marked "6-7"). Exit 7 (left fork) is Plymouth St.
Take left at bottom of ramp then left at third light
(Bedford St - Duncan Donuts on one corner and Wendy's
on the other). Stay on Bedford past firehouse (on left)
to Purchase St. Take right and pub is on next block
just past the stop sign.

Coming from East: take exit 7 (Pleasant St) and then
first very quick left (Seventh St, diagonally across
from exit). Take left at stop sign (Bedford St). Rest
of instructions as above.
Generally, tunes are not played slow, a series of tunes will be played together rather than a single tune, the session leader picks the tunes (with nods to good players in the circle), and keep to traditional instruments, i.e. fiddle, Irish harp, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, flute, whistle and bodhran. Contact: Bill Black, (508) 540-5324, email: zouki@aol.com
Northampton, The Basement, 21 Center St., Thursday, 9 p.m. - 12 midnight. (413) 387-6345.
Northampton, The Fire & Water Cafe, Old South St., 2nd Sunday, 6-8 p.m., September - June, Contact: (413) 586-8336 starfwcafe@aol.com
Quincy, The Holy Ground Pub and Restaurant, 1600 Hancock St., Starting Sunday, February 12, 2006,  5-8 p.m. It's a family-friendly pub, well lit, nice neighborhood, easy to get to.
Hosts: Stephen Lindsay and Paul Mulvaney.
(617)-773-4334.
Salem, O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 120 Washington Street, (978) 740-8811,
fall/winter Fridays 6- 9 p.m.  and Sunday 4-7 p.m.   hosted by John Rockwell and Larry Young.  The first Sunday of the month is a slow session in the back room,  2:30 -4 p.m.
South Easton, The Blackthorne Tavern, 402 Turnpike St. (Rte. 138), Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., (508) 238-9680.
Quincy, Malachy's Pub, 51 Granite Street (corner Granite St & President Lane), Wed 9.30 p.m.. Contact zouki@aol.com
Somerville, The Burren, 247 Elm Street (Davis Square, Red Line), Sundays, Brunch Session with The Gannon Family; Live traditional Irish music every night at 10:30 p.m. in the front room. Noisy, crowded, (617) 776-6896 burren@burren.com
Somerville, P. J. Ryan's, 239 Holland Street, Sundays 6-8 p.m., (617) 625-8200. 
  Wakefield, Harrington's Pub& Restaurant, 17 Water St., Wednesday 9:30 p.m.
(781) 245-1525.  
tj.weir@comcast.net
Waltham, The Skellig, 240 Moody Street.  Music 7 days a week.  Irish Trad, Tuesday night (front room), Slow session, 7:30 p.m.; regular session, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m., host Larry Reynolds and his son Mike Reynolds, (781) 647-0679.
Watertown, Ceol Traidisiunta na h'Eireann,  The AOH Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown Street, (Rte 16).  Slow session 2:30 - 4 p.m.  on third Sunday of the month hosted by the President of Ceol Trad (Frank Bane), the monthly ceili follows and musicians may play for the ceili. Ends about 8 p.m.
Watertown, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, The Canadian American Hall, 2020 Arlington Street.  First and third Sundays of the month.  Slow session at 3-4 p.m., ceili follows.  Musicians may stay to play for the ceili.  Ends about 8-8:30 p.m. Larry Reynolds is the Chairman of this organization branch.  Slow session sometimes runs itself or Tara Lynch leads it off.
Westborough, Mulligan's Taverne, Westborough Country Club, 121 West Main Street, Thursday, 8 p.m., traditional instrumental session, but singers are welcome. Contact: Katie O'Neill.
West Springfield, Knights of Columbus, 63 Park Ave, first Friday of every month , 5:30 p.m.
(413) 734-9579.
Williamsburg, McFadden's Pub, 109 Main Rd.  Beginners session.  Sheet music allowed.
413-268-0223.

Michigan

Ann Arbor, Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main St., west of Detroit approx. 35 min., Sunday,  8 p.m. (734) 665-2968. Contact: Marty Somberg.

Conklin, Fenian’s Irish Pub, 19683 Main St., Wednesday, 7 p.m. , (616) 899-2640.
Voted the #1 Irish Pub in Michigan

Detroit, Baile Corcaigh Pub, 1426 Bagley St.,  "In Corktown," Wednesday,  7:30 - 10:30 p.m.,
(313) 963-4546, Contact: Cheryl Perkins.



SAGINAW   MICHIGAN

 Minnesota


Sessions

St. Paul's, O'Gara's Bar & Grill, 164 Snelling Ave. South (at Selby), Sunday, 7 p.m. Slow session. (651) 644-3333.

 Missouri


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Columbia, Cherry Street Artisan, D
owntown. southwest corner of 9th and Cherry Streets, in the basement of the newly renovated City Centre, 2nd Thursday every month, 7:30 - 10 p.m. Set and ceili dancers, please join us for a set. Smoke-free, no cover.
Columbia, Irish "slow jam," Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. - sessions for beginners (ongoing)
Are you just learning to play Irish tunes, or maybe you've been thinking it would be a fun thing to do? If you'd like to receive announcements every week about where we'll be meeting and what tunes we're working on, contact Vickie Rightmyre
Kansas City, All Soul's Unitarian Church at 45th & Warwick, First & Third Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Slow Session. Contact Jim Windels (913) 384-9320. $1 goodwill donation to the church.
Kansas City, Oak Street Coffee House,  63rd St. and Oak,  2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 12 noon - until 3 p.m.
  Eastern Missouri, Irish "Slow Jam" music sessions for beginners, Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Are you just learning to play Irish tunes, or maybe you've been thinking it would be a fun thing to do? Join us for the beginners "Slow Jam" session. If you'd like to receive announcements every week about where we'll be meeting and what tunes we're working on, contact Sherry:  or phone (573) 449-1570.

St. Louis, Music Folk (music store), 8015 Big Bend Road, Webster Groves , 7-9 p.m.

St. Louis, Riley’s Pub,  3458 Arsenal St.,  9:30 p.m. - midnight, (314) 664-7474.
Webster Groves, Music Folk Music Store,  8015 Big Bend Road, 7 - 9 p.m.
Webster Groves, Riley’s Bar and Grill, 3458 Arsenal St.,  9:30 to midnight.

 Nebraska

Omaha NE, Old-Time Fiddle Jam, Friday night, 7:30  -  10:30 p.m. Open Jam,
All Levels.


Southeastern New England


 Bill Black's "CAPETRAD" Irish and Other Traditional Music

 New Jersey

Audubon, The Treehouse Coffee Shop, 120 W. Merchant Street. Thursday night,  8-10 p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays are "tunes" only sessions. 2nd & 4th Thursdays are tunes and songs. 1st Thursday is a regular session, all other days are done "round robin."
Newcomers are welcome. Be sure to get there a little early in order to get a seat, (856) 547 3270. Hosts: Kathy DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley.

Cranford, Kilkenny House, 112 South Ave., Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Host Rich Brautigam (No session in January, July and August).


Photo by Rich Brautigam

"
It's Open 'Seisun' Every Wednesday at the Kilkenny" by Cris Slotoroff

Lambertville, Mitchell's Cafe, 11-1/2 Church Street, the first and third Wednesday of month, 8:30 p.m., (609) 397-9853.

Long Branch, Celtic Cottage Pub, 607 2nd Ave. (just north of Brighton Ave.) (Monmouth County - Central N.J.), (908) 229-2123, every Sunday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Contact: Bob Pfeffer

Open session - informal, chiefly local regulars, unmiked. Drop-ins are welcomed. Mainly Irish traditional dance music at moderate tempos, but also some free-association: bar songs, Cajun, Old-Timey, bluegrass...

Directions: From the corner of Brighton Ave. & Ocean Ave., West End (the red windmill) -  go 1 block west, then 100 ft. north - it's on your left.

Maplewood, St. James's Gate, 167 Maplewood Ave. Sunday, 2- 5 p.m. Hosts: Tom Dunne & Tony Horswill.
Montvale, The Porterhouse Restaurant & Cigar Bar, 125 Kinderkamack Rd., Route 304, Sunday, 6- 9 p.m., (201) 307-6300 (off July and August).

 New Mexico

Santa Fe, Backroads Pizza, 1807 Second St., Bldg. #1, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Contacts:
Dave Dillman/ Jackie and Bob MacFarlane: 983-7572 or (505) 662-7435.
All experience levels. Bring your favorite Bluegrass instrument.
 

 New York

©Photo by Crystal Michelle Porter

Albany, Albany Hibernian Hall Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Sean O Riada Branch, 3rd Sunday of each month, 2-3 p.m. Slow Session, 4:15- 6 p.m. Fast Session, Jen Hedderman,
(518) 439-6467.

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Fiddlers' Tour, Open round-robin jam, Tuesday, 7:30- 10 p.m.  A mix of Irish,
American, Contra, and waltzes.  
Beginners/Pros welcome. Location varies around local restaurants.

 Brooklyn, Ceol, 191 Smith Street (between Warren and Baltic), Wednesday 8:30-11:30 p.m., Sunday, 5 - 8 p.m. in the 'back room,' (347) 643-9911.
Brooklyn, Sparky's Ale House, 481 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, Tuesday,
(718) 624-5516.
Buffalo, Darby McGee's Irish Pub (downtown near the intersection of Chippewa and Franklin Streets), Sunday, 2 p.m.
East Durham, Shamrock House, Route 145, Alternate Sundays, 3-6 p.m.,
518-634-2897  Toll Free: 888-634-2897.
Greece, McGinnity's Irish Pub, 534 West Ridge Rd., 2nd Friday of each month, 9 p.m.
7:30- Learners Session
High Falls, Old Clove Restaurant, Corner of Mohonk Rd. and Rt. 213, 4th Friday of each month,  7 - 10 p.m.  Pass-the-hat benefits Clearwater. Contact Sarah Underhill, (845) 679-7911.
Lima, American Hotel, Rt. 15A & 5&20, 1st Sunday of each month October - June, 4 p.m.
Kingston,  the Senate House State Historic site, lunchtime outdoor session, Wednesday, 12-1.  It's not strictly Irish, although a lot of Irish music gets played.  Anyone is welcome. Usually a beginner's group. Contact: Bob Lusk


NYireland.com

NYC, The Baggot Inn,  82 W. 3rd St. (between Thompson and Sullivan, Downstairs from the Boston Comedy Club, near The Blue Note. Monday , 8:30 p.m.- 1 a.m.,  5-string banjo player Tom Hanway runs the session, (212) 477-0622.
NYC, Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd Ave., between 3rd and 4th St., Tuesday, 8 p.m., 'Round robin' - each in attendance starts a tune. Slow session. (212) 388-0662. johnnevin@verizon.net
(718) 399-0555.

NYC, Flannery's, 205 West 14th St., between 7th and 8th Ave., Paddy Ward (flute player) will be leading the Monday session at 9 p.m.

NYC, Irish Arts Center summer session in Central Park,  Wednesday nights 6:30 p.m., east end of Turtle Pond, which is east of the Delacorte theatre. This is mid-park (a little closer to the East Side) and 80th St. level. (It's the West 79th St. subway stop, or enter slightly south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the East side.)
NYC, Landmark Tavern,  626 11th Avenue at the corner of 46th Street -  Manhattan's west side,  Monday night, 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. in the back room of this historic Hell's Kitchen bar and restaurant, (212) 247-2562, Hosted by Don Meade & Richie Wolff.
NYC, Muldoon's, Manhattan, 3rd Ave. at 43rd St, Tuesday and Saturday 8 p.m.,
212-599-2750
NYC, O'Neill's, 729 3rd Ave., Saturday 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., (212) 661-3530.
NYC, Paddy Reilly's Music Bar, 29 St. and 2 Ave., Thursday, 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.,
Tony Demarco, fiddle, Eamonn O'Leary, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, (212) 686-1210.
NYC, Swift's Hibernian Lounge, 34 East 4th St. (at 7th Ave), Tuesday, 9 p.m.,  Martin Reilly (button accordion), Eamon O'Leary (guitar), Chris Layer (flute/bass), amplified, developed into something more like a gig than a session.(212) 260-3600.
Poughkeepsie, The Plough and the Stars Pub and Restaurant, Route 55 East (748 Freedom Plains Road)  LaGrangeville, N.Y. , 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,  November 13, 2001, 7 p.m.  Directions:  From North/South: Taconic Pkwy to Route 55 towards Poughkeepsie approximately 3 miles on left. From the West: 44/55 through Poughkeepsie, to split of 44/55, bear right on Route 55 approximately 5 miles on right. Chris Wood  845-471-7400.
Queens, Woodside, Maguire's Public House, 54-20 Roosevelt Ave. (52nd St. on the 
#7 train) Sunday, 6 p.m. Peter Maguire, from The Tain, leads the session.  All musicians welcome.
Rhinebeck, American Legion Hall, Main Street, 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month, 4 p.m., October-May. Host: Father Charlie Coen
Rochester, Johnny's Irish Pub, Last Sunday of each month, 5 p.m., 1382 Culver Road, Rochester, (585) 224-0990, Contact: Mary Beth Kitzel  mekdis@osfmail.isc.rit.edu, (585) 224-3902

Rochester, McGinnity' s Bar & Restaurant, 534 West Ridge Rd. (near Dewey Ave), Second Friday of month, 8 p.m. (585) 663-5810.
Rockville Centre, NY, Cannon's Blackthorn, 49 North Village Ave., Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., (516) 594.1222. Host: Bernadette Fee
Saugerties, New World Home Cooking Restaurant, 1411 Rte 212, Monday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., (865) 246-0900.
Saratoga, Knights of Columbus Hall, Rt. 29 West, 1 mile out of town, 3rd Thursday of each month, 7-11 p.m., Paul O'Donnell, (518) 583-9452.

 
Syracuse Irish Music Session

White Plains, Dunne's Pub, 5 Shapham Place, Wednesday,  7:30 p.m., 15 Shapham Pl., Brian Conway, fiddle, (914) 421-1451.

Woodstock,  New World Home Cooking (back music room), Rt. 212 between
Saugerties and Woodstock. First monthly Old-Time Music Jam Session near Woodstock. Music hosted by us (Jay & Molly). Wednesday, December 1st,  7:30 p.m. (We plan to do this
monthly, on first Wednesdays).

 DIRECTIONS: http://www.newworldhomecooking.com/pages/directions.pdf
Favorite local eatery. You can arrive earlier for dinner, 
845-246-0900.

 North Carolina 

Asheville,  Hannah Flannagan's Pub, 27 Biltmore Ave., Tuesday.  8:30 p.m.
(
828) 252-1922.
Asheville, Jack of the Wood Pub, 95 Patton Ave.,  Sunday 3:30 p.m. (828) 252-5445.

Brevard, Celestial Mountain Music, 16 W. Main Street, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. jam session, phone & fax: 828-884-3575, toll-free: 888-291-5206, pin# 7205, celestial@citcom.net

Chapel Hill,  Skylight Exchange, 405 1/2 Rosemary St., second Wednesday of the month, but this month, July 27th, 6:30-9:30 p.m., (919) 933-5550.
Chapel Hill, YB Yeats, Sunday 4-7 p.m. 
Charlotte, Celtic Trader, Thursday,  7:30-11 p.m., (800) 822-2420 & (704) 527-3800.
Charlotte Folk Society, Celtic Sessions, 2- 5 p.m. Contact: John Goldsbury.
Greensboro, Red Oak Brew Pub, 714 Francis King St.,  across from Guilford College, last Sunday of the month, 4:30 p.m., (336) 299-3649.
   Greensboro, Tate Street Coffee House, 334 S. Tate, St. Regular old-time jam session, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Tate Street Coffee House is a cafe in the UNCG campus area. Contact: Sarah Peterson sapeterson@mindspring.com
Pilot Mountain,  Sawbriar Acoustic Stage, 111 E. Main St, downtown, Naomi's Fancy is hosting a Traditional Celtic Jam, First Wednesday of month, September 1 - May, 7-10- p.m., (336) 368-7111.

 Traditional Old Time Music Jam, Third Wednesday of month, September 1 through May,  7 - 10 p.m.

Pittsboro, General Store Cafe , 39 W St., 2nd Sunday of each month,  3-7 p.m., across from the Pittsboro courthouse, (919) 542-2432.
Raleigh,  Hibernian Pub,  311 Glenwood Ave., Sundays, 3 p.m., (919) 833-2258.
info@hibernianpub.com
Raleigh, Tir na nOg,218 South Blount St., Sundays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., (919) 833-7795.
p.pagano@tirnanogirishpub.com

 Ohio 

Cincinnati, The Dubliner, 6111 Montgomery Rd., Sunday, Slow session, 7 p.m. , fast session 8:30 or 9 p.m., (513) 531-6111.
Clintonville, Clintonville Community Market session, 200 Crestview Rd., meeting room upstairs from the market, fourth Friday of every month, 9 p.m. -12 a.m.,  (corner of Crestview and Calumet), east of High St.  meeting room upstairs from the market itself.
 Clintonville, Shamrock Club,  60 West Castle Rd.,  third Friday of every month,
9 p.m.. A "slow session" starts at 7:30 - 9:30  p.m.

Shamrock Club, 4th Sunday each month  , 60 West Castle Rd., 5- 10 p.m.,  Bluegrass session.

Columbus,  Columbus Music Hall, second Friday of every month,  8:30 p.m. and ending anytime from 1 to 4 a.m.. Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

 Oklahoma

Del City, Java Dave's, 1911 South Sunnylane, every 2nd Friday, 7 –10 p.m.,
Sponsored by the
Oklahoma Celtic Music Association.

Norman, Borders Books & Music, 300 Norman Center Court, Advanced & Beginner Session: 1st Friday, 7 – 10 p.m., (405) 573-7907, Information: the Oklahoma Celtic Music Association
Tulsa, Arnie’s Bar, 318 E. 2nd St., 1st, 3rd & 5th (if necessary),  Sunday, 7 – 11 p.m.,
(918) 583-0797.
Members of Kilkenny Road are regular participants.

Oregon
 

Ashland, Black Sheep Restaurant and Pub, 51 N. Main St. (on the Plaza), Sunday, 2 - 5 p.m. (514) 482-6414.

Eugene, Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair, Sunday, 4-7 p.m., (541) 431-660.     Bluegrass Jam: Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Portland, Irish Traditional Music Session, County Cork Irish Public House, 1329 NE Fremont
Saturday, 6 p.m., (503) 284-4805. Musicians get free pop and munchies. Patrons get free music and can enjoy a variety of delicious items from the County Cork menu. The County Cork pub is Smoke-Free.
Portland,  Intermediate players, but beginning players are welcome,  second and fourth Fridays,  7:30-10 p.m. Location varies. Contact:  Sarah  sarahc@europa.com (503) 282-1085 for locations.
Portland, Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub, 112 SW, 2nd Ave., Sunday, 6 p.m.
Irish Session, (503) 227-4057.
Portland
Mon. 8 p.m. Moon and Sixpence
2014 N.E. 42nd St.
Jam by invitation only

(503) 288-7802

Sun. 9 p.m. Biddy McGraw's
60th & 6000
NE Glisan St
Portland
by invitation only - hosted by
Celtic musicians
Hanz Araki and Cary Novotny
Contact Hanz:  (206) 399-1524
(503)233-1178
Fri.  9 p.m. Albert Street Public House
1036 N.E. Albert Street
Beglan's Irish Jam

(503) 284-7665



 

Pennsylvania


 Acoustic Jams in Eastern Pennsylvania

Ambler, The Shanachie Irish Pub and Restaurant, 111 East Butler Ave., (across from the Ambler Movie Theater) ,Tuesday,  8-11 p.m. Featuring Kevin McGillian & Fintan Malone & Friends, (215) 283-4887. 
Bethlehem, Granny McCarthy's Tea Room-534 Main St., 3rd Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Host: Terry Kane.
Carnegie, The Pour House,  215 E. Main Street , Thursday nights, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.,   old-time music jam.  You  can often find accordion players here (though they may be disguised as banjo players). There are usually 2 or 3 excellent fiddlers (some have recorded), a banjo or two, guitars, and a bass. Clogging is also allowed,  (412) 279-0770.
Easton, Porter's Pub, 700 Northampton St., 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month,
7:30 - 11 p.m., Contact: Ed Saultz.
Elizabethtown, Flavers, every third Tuesday, 6-10 p.m.
Erie, Molly Brannigan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 504 State St., Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
(814) 453-7800.
 Harrisburg, Appalacian Brewing Company, 50 North Cameron St., 2nd and 4th Sunday of month, 6 p.m., (717) 221-1080.
Lancaster, Lancaster Brewing CompanyWalnut & Plum St, every fourth Tuesday, 6-10 p.m., (717) 391-6258.
Monroeville, Border's Books, last Sunday of month, 6-8 p.m.
New Cumberland, Elephant & Castle Pub, Holiday Inn, 148 Sleraton Dr. I-83 and Pennsylvania Turnpike, Irish Music Fest, every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30-11 p.m., 717-774-2721.
Pheonixville, Molly McGuire's Pub, 197 Bridge St. 1st Sunday of month, 3-7 p.m. Host: Kane & Beatty.
Philadelphia, The Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St, 3rd Friday, 8-11 p.m.
Philadelphia, Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St. at 16th, Tuesday, 8-11 p.m., (267) 514-1700.
Pittsburgh,  The Steeltown Session is an "open" session and anyone who plays Irish traditional music is welcome, although it is requested that a traditional instrument be played. This would include Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Flute, Whistle, Concertina/Button Box Bodhran, etc. (Bongos, Glockenspiels, Sousaphones, Theremins and Hurdy Gurdys are generally frowned upon and met with disdain).

Sessions are held 8-11 p.m. on the last Thursday evening of each month at the Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub, 2329 Penn Avenue.
 and 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings at The Claddagh Irish Pub, 407 Cinema Drive.
Reading, The Ugly Oyster, 21 S. Fifth St, Thursday, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
West Chester, Kildare's Pub, 18-22 West Gay St., Monday, 7 - 9 p.m.
Host Rose Baldino.

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Providence, Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave., Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
(401) 575-2284. PINESHELL@AOL.COM
Providence, Patrick's Pub, Smith St., Tuesdays 8 to 11 p.m., Acoustic session, phone (401) 751-1553. Directions from south: I-95 to exit 23 ("State Offices"). Right at top of ramp onto Orms St, bear to left at junction, then right at first light (Smith Street). Pub is about a block down on your right side. Park on street. Contact: Bill Black, (508) 540-5324, email: zouki@aol.com

 Tennessee


 

Knoxville, Patrick Sullivan's Steakhouse and Saloon, 100 North Central Ave., Thursdays,  8 p.m., (865) 637-4255. Information: Richard Hall.
Memphis, Dan McGuinness Pub, 150 Peabody Pl., Ste. 115,  downtown in the new Peabody Place Mall adjacent to the Peabody Hotel, mixed tune and song session, Sunday, 3-6 p.m., (901) 527-8500. Contact:  Jo Delahunty, ACulchie@aol.com
South Pittsburgh. In a little courtyard on Cedar Ave. (the main street thru town). Open jam session, first Friday night of each month,  7 p.m. Beginners or anyone else would be welcome. There is a stage in the courtyard, and Opera House Music provides sound. There are a couple of bands (bluegrass and/or old time) that will perform, and then it turns into a jam session, but there is plenty of picking going on the sidewalks & around the corner. There are several other weekly jams in this area where TN, AL, GA all meet. Contact:. RTowns4161@aol.com
Lynchburg,  Barbeque Caboose, Courthouse Square, Saturday, 11 a.m.

 Texas


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Arlington, J. Gilligan's, 400 East Abram, High Energy Session, Tuesday, 7-10 p.m.
Frequently attended by members of the SPRIGGAN band. Contact:
Bob Moore

Austin, B. D. Riley’s, 204 E. 6th Street, (512) 494-1335. Irish Tune & Dance Session: 8 p.m.,  Sunday.

Austin, Things Celtic, 1806 W. 35th St., (512) 472-CELT 
Celtic Tune Session:
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Austin, University of Texas Celtic & Traditional Music Society, BUR233, Burdine Hall, UT Campus, Tuesdays for an acoustic learning & playing session, 7 p.m.  Contact: Leslie Robin.

Cedar Park, J & J Bar-B-Q, 300 Whitestone Blvd. (FM 1431) W., Irish Tune & Practice Session: 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Contact: Mary Ann (512) 260-8838.

Dallas, Blarney Stone Irish Pub, 2116 Lower Greenville Ave., Jam, Sunday, 3 p.m., (214) 821-7099.

Dallas, Trinity Hall, 5321 E MOCKINGBIRD Lane STE 250,(Northeast corner of Mockingbird & 75 Ctrl Expressway).
Open Session:
1st Saturday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m.  Not held in March.
Closed Tune Session:
 Every Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (not March 6th).
Contact: General Manager
(214) 887-3600.
Host Ken Fleming
Fort Worth, MacHenry's Upstairs, 3404 PELHAM RD. @ CAMP BOWIE, Thursday, 7 p.m.
(817) 377-0202.

Fort Worth, Ye Olde Bull & Bush Pub, 2300 Montgomery St., Wed., Contact: Tira or Nick Gregory, (817) 731-9206.

Houston, Beverly Pub, 6325 Beveryhill St. Ste. A , Wed, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Contact: Jean or Pierce Finley, (713) 334-3474.
Houston, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Wednesday, 8 p.m., (713) 528-5999.

Lubbock, O’Reilly’s, 18th & Buddy Holly Ave., Irish Traditional Music Session led by Last Night’s Fun, Friday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

San Antonio, Brew Moon Pub, 16350 Blanco Rd, Thursday, p.m.
San Antonio, Celtic Jam, Radius, 106 Auditorium Circle, near Municipal Auditorium,  just north of the downtown area,   Thursday, 8-10 p.m. (210) 227-8111 or
(210)271-2805.

San Antonio, Papa’s Bar & Grill, 9200 Broadway, Tuesday 8 p.m. Contact: Lilly
(830) 779-7095.

Seabrook, Coffee Oasis, 4650 NASA Blvd., Thursdays 7 – 10:30 p.m. Contact Wendell Sorenson,  (281) 728-0183.

 Utah

Salt Lake City, Murphy's Bar and Grill, 160 S. Main, 4th Sunday, 8 p.m., (801) 359-7271. Tell the doorman you're there to play music, or you'll have to buy a membership. This session  averages 5-10 musicians, playing everything from pipes to banjos, fiddles to bodhráns. uilleann_craic@yahoo.com


 Vermont

Essex Junction, Vermont Celtic Arts Center, (at the Essex Shoppes and Cinema, off Route 15),  First Sunday of each month, 12:30 - 1 p.m., Slow Session;  Full Session 2- 4 p.m. Beginning December 4, 2005, (802) 372-4688. 
Newport, Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice, Inc., 46 Lakemont Road. Monthly jam session (second Friday of every month) 7 - 10 p.m. at the agency. Traditional, country, gospel tunes.  Open jam – everyone is invited - musical talent from the Northeast Kingdom and over the border in Canada.  All instruments, including vocals, are invited. The audience is mostly 60+ but there are some occasional younger players, performers and guests.  Suggested donation: $3.00 suggested to benefit the Hospice. (802) 334.5213 Ext. 104.
White River Junction, The Tip Top Cafe,  85 N. Main St. (as you come into town from route 91, watch for it on the left), the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-9:30 p.m., kid-friendly but not smoke-friendly.


 Virginia

Arlington, McGinty's Public House, Wednesday, 7-10 p.m. Contact: Josh Dukes
Charlottesville, The Jefferson Jazz Jammers, Jefferson Heights Pantops Mountain, (dining room), 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.
Piedmont Virginia Fiddle & Banjo Association,  Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Bluegrass & Old-Time Jam, 1st Mondays, 7:30 p.m., 10 miles east of Charlottesville,  on Rt. 250.
A large number of bluegrass musicians, mostly from east of Charlottesville and Richmond, gather to play from the bluegrass, old-time, and country repertoires. You can find small groups of musicians jamming all over the first floor and basement of the church, both during and after the main performance on the church stage. Be prepared to play a solo, as each musician is expected to take a turn alone (a "break") during each song.
Charlottesville, Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane,  Afton - Nelson County, Rockfish Old-Time,  Friday,  7:30-10:30 p.m. (434)361-0100.
Charlottesville, Shebeen Restaurant, Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
A traditional Irish Session: we play the session repertoire that is used all over the East Coast.  Even as a complete beginner, you would certainly recognize a number of these tunes. We also like to add in new tunes learned from CDs, players' own compositions, a little Old-time, and lots of contra dance tunes. Our audience is made up of people who come into the Shebeen for a late Sunday lunch. General session-playing rules: each tune gets played through 3 times, and no sheet music in sight, although both rules get broken occasionally. Also, no talking during a solo. Our goal is to have lots of fun, laugh a lot, maybe learn a new song, meet new friends, and get a thrill out of playing great music. Draft beers $2.50.

Charlottesville, South St. Brewery, 600 College Drive, Sunday 5-7 p.m.

Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 414 E. Main Street (Downtown Mall) Tuesday lunch Old-Time Jam, 12 noon - 1 p.m., (434) 293-9947. Park in the Market St. garage.
Charlottesville, University Baptist Church (basement - Fellowship Hall), 1223 West Main Street (beside the Red Roof Inn), 3rd Mondays and 4th (or last) Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., Old-Time jam, (434) 293-5106. Beginners are very welcome. So are professionals. Parking in the church lot and use the side entrance. A donation basket is passed around.
Falls Church, Ireland's Four Provinces, 105 West Broad Street, Monday, 9-11 p.m.,
beginners, intermediate, advanced. Open session, all welcome.
(703) 534-8999.
Ghent,  Cora's (21st and Colley), Monday, 7-10 p.m.
Roanoke, Kara O'Caen's Irish Pub, 308 S. Jefferson St. (Downtown), 3rd Friday of every month, 8:30 p.m., (540) 344-5509.
    Virginia Beach, White Horse Pub4572-1D Va. Beach Blvd., (inside Pembroke Mall by the movie theater, north-east corner) intersection of Independence Blvd. and Virginia Beach Blvd., 3 stop lights north of Interstate 264 (take exit 3B), Wed  8- 11 p.m. The session is run as a round robin. Going around the circle of players, everyone gets a turn to play, pass or request, (757) 499-7360.

 Washington

Bellingham, Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave (downtown), Sunday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., (360) 671-5897.
Lopez Island, Lopez Centre, 204 Village Rd, 2nd & 4th Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Contact: Susan O'Neill, (360) 468-2203.
Old Time Session, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Host: Matt Hummel.
Olympia, The Fishbowl Brew Pub, 515 Jefferson St, S.E., Columbia Street Irish Seisun, Wednesday,  8-10 p.m., (360) 943-3650. burtdabard@aol.com
Sponsored by The Olympia Folklore Society.
Olympia, O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way E., Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
360-459-8084.  Intermediate to advanced (better know tunes by ear as no one calls them and the pace can be frantic).  Rick:  mraric06@gmail.com
Olympia, The Plenty Restaurant, 200 4th Ave. W. , Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
(360) 705.3716.
Olympia, Tugboat Annie's, 2100 Westbay Dr. (West Bay Marina), Wednesday, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., (360) 943-1850. Intermediate to fast. Rick:  mraric06@gmail.com
Olympia, Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way, Thursday, 8-10 p.m. intermediate to advanced players  eth@inbox.net
Redmond, Celtic Bayou, 7281 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Thursday, 9 p.m. (425) 885-1760. Jeff_stone@celticbayou.com
Seattle, Murphy's Pub  1928 North 45th Street, 98103, Monday, 7:30 p.m.
(206) 634-2110
Seattle, Wit's End Book Store and Tea Shop, 4262 Fremont N., every first Friday, 7-9 p.m., (206) 547-2330. All players welcome, All ages, Kieran O'Mahony, host, Directions.
Spokane, O'Doherty's Irish Grille, 525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (across from the Carousel), Tuesday, 8-10 p.m., (509) 747-0322.
Tacoma, Gig Harbor, The Mandolin Cafe3923 South 12th Street, 1st and 3rd Wednesday,
 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.,  Intermediate to Advanced players, Host, Martin Nyberg, (253) 678-1975.  
Vashon Island, Bishop's Pub & Restaurant, Sunday, 7-9 p.m., 17618 Vashon Hwy. S.W., (253) 463-5959. Contact: Wally Bell, (206) 567-5745.

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Nanny O'Brien's, Connecticut Ave.,  NW (just north of the National Zoo), Metro Red line, Cleveland Park, Monday, 9 p.m., (202) 686-9189.


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Wisconsin

Baraboo, The Village Booksmith, 526 Oak St., 1st Friday of the month, 7-10 p.m., right on the town square,  (608) 355-1001.
Beloit,  The BOP, 530 East Grand Ave., 1st and 3rd Wednesdays,  9 - 11 p.m. (608) 363-1921. Contact: Greg Long (608-295-7785),
gregorylong@gmail.com
Madison, the Brocach, 7 W. Main St (on the Capitol Square), Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., (608) 255-2015. Level is advanced and mixed.
Madison, Froth House, 11 N. Allen Street (near West High School, around the corner from the Regent St. Market), (608)-231-0100, intermediate session is held on the second Sunday of each month, new summer 2009 time 12-2 p.m.  Contact: Craig Heilman (608) 424-6877, cma@celticmadison.org
Madison, Willy Street Co-op, 1221 Williamson St., 1st Sunday every month, 1 - 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. Laid-back and encouraging atmosphere. Contact: Craig Heilman,  (608) 424-6877, cma@celticmadison.org

An intermediate session, fourth Sunday of each month, 4-6 p.m. at the Willy Street Co-op. Contact: Craig Heilman (608) 424-6877, cma@celticmadison.org

Milwaukee, Flannery's Bar and Restaurant, 425 East Wells St., Sunday 3-6 p.m.,
(414) 278-8586.   flannerys425@aol.com

Milwaukee, Paddy's Pub, 2339 N. Murray ( one block North of North Ave., near Farwell), (414) 223-3496.
Oconomowoc, The Pub, 114 N. Main St., Thursday, 7:30 p.m., (262) 567-8850.
thepub@execpc.com
Plymouth, 52 Stafford, 52 Stafford St., (Wisconsin 20 miles east of Sheboygan, 50 miles north of Milwaukee) Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., (920) 893-0552. Friendly session; all players welcome. Contact:
Mike Keyes mikeyes@charter.net
Soldier's Grove, Old Oak Inn, 500 Church St., Thursday, (608) 624-5217.
 


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