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The Big Bull's Head, 75 Digbeth High St, Birmingham, B5 6DY. Every Thursday, 9pm-the end (whenever!) web

The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 ONH. Every second Monday.

Horse and Jockey, Tamworth Road, Lichfield. Alternate Mondays to the Spotted Dog. 01543 262924 Both start around 8pm


Ye Olde Man and Scythe, 6-8 Churchgate, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 1HL.  Each third Sunday of the month starting at 1pm. 

The Cross Keys Public House, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, Every 2nd Wed, 20.00, More - Facebook Page

Cambridge Pub, Mulbery Street, Liverpool, Started 24th Jan 2013, not sure if it will be regular, 9pm, Check in advance

The Edinburgh, in Sandown Lane , Liverpool, L15 8HY (Monday evenings)

The Caledonia (Tuesday afternoons), Caledonia St., L7 7DX. Liverpool


The Greyhound, George Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1JT. 2nd & 4th Monday, 01782 622947.

Tyneside Irish Centre, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Thursday nights at 9pm



Barnsley Trades Club Lounge, on Racecommon Road, Barnsley,  S70 6AA Folk and acoustic night, slow, Alternate Mondays from 8pm

Fernandes Brewery Tap & Bier Keller,  5 Avison Yard, Wakefield, WF1 1UA , England, 1st Sunday of month

Bull and Fairhouse Public House, 60 George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DL, 3rd Sunday of each month, 2pm

The Barnsley Celtic Session. The Old Nó7,  7,Market Hill, Barnsley, 2nd Sun from 1:00 pm (tunes only)

Chemic Tavern, Woodhouse, Leeds, Wednesdays, 9pm til close, Facebook


Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, Islington N1 1DF - 1st two Fri, 21.00, 4/5 core musicians, Irish/Scots/American music, +442076073303

The Lamb Tavern, 54 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL, Tuesday, M O’Connor, B Hackett and M Bailey, tel. 020 7609 0253

The Kilkenny Tavern, 131 Merton High Street, Tues, London SW19 1DE ,Clare and Alan O’Leary and B McAuley (pipes) tel. 020 8543 7308

The Ship, 41 Jews Road, London SW18 1TB, Tues, Ben Gunnery and Mark Conyard web

The Nightingale, 51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, Wed, London E11 2EY,M O’Connor, C Anglim, G Anglim, M Bailey, tel. 020 8530 4540

Dundee Arms, 339 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LH – 1st/3rd Thur, Cathy and Mary Gillard, S. Crehan, tel. 020 7739 0276

The World’s End, 174 Camden High Street, Thurs, London NW1 0NE ,B Kelly, O McAuliffe, tel. 020 7482 1932 web

Connolly’s, 450 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5TT, Friday,  – S Proctor, C Connolly, T Sargent, tel. 020 8994 3980 web

The Crown, 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3ED, Friday & Sunday,  – M O’Connor, B Hackett, M Bailey , tel. 020 8452 4175 web

Toolan’s, 866 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 9RH, Saturday,– hosted by K Ryan, G Connolly and P Quinn, tel. 020 8343 8988 Facebook

Waxy O’Connor’s/Waxy's Little sister, 14-16 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DD O McAuliffe, B Lemon and Kylie Ann Moynagh, tel 020 7287 0255 web

The Kilkenny, Merton High Street, London SW19 1DE - J Bowe, D O’Neill and P Coughlan, tel. 020 8543 7308

The Auld Triangle Pub, 52 St. Thomas's Road (near Finsbury Park), Fridays, London, N4 2QH

Blythe Hill Tavern, Stanstead Road Forest Hill, London SE23, Thursday, 9pm till late

The Shawl, 25 High Street, Harlsden, NW10 4NE, Monday Nights

The Cat's Back, 86-88 Point Pleasant, London, SW18, Tel: 020 8874 7277 Tues, 8-10.30pm. Tad Sargent, Sam Proctor and Colman Connolly

The Cobden Arms, 28 Camden High Street, London NW1,Tel: 020 7209 2472 Sun, 8-11.30 pm. G. Staines, S.Proctor, C. Connolly & P. Barnes.

The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road,  Nunhead, London SE15 3BE. Tues 9pmpage: Facebook  pub website:  Website

Flanagans, Battersea SW8 4AG,  From 7pm every Sunday with Tad Sargent & guests

The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, 1st & 3rd Sundays 8pm-11.30pm, 418 St John Street, Islington, London, UK 442078377816.Website

Howl at the Moon, 178 Hoxton St, London N1 5LH Every Sat 4pm, Sun 5pm and Thur 7pm with Eimear McGeown & Nigel Stevens

The White Hart, 184 New Cross Rd, London SE14 5AA Every Sunday 2pm with Eimear McGeown, Rita Farrell & Nigel Stevens



Herschel Arms, Slough, Monday Night, Thursday 7-9pm, Web  Added by Tom King

The Royal Oak, Whatlington, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0NJ, tel: 01424 870492. Last Fri of mth.Check before travelling. Website



Peacock Public House, 412 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Pete Julian on 01246 235 440S40 3BQ, Singers mostly, Thurs 9pm, Added by Michael Orme

The Red Lion, 8 Church St, Sapcote, Leicestershire, LE9 4FG, Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 01455 272341,



Kings Head, Mendlesham, Suffolk, every second Tuesay of month

Crown and Castle, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,  Last Wed of Mth, 8.30, 

The Fleece Hotel, 8-10 Broad Street, Boxford, Suffolk, First Wednesday and Third Friday of the month.



Griffin Pub, Milk Street, Frome. 8:30pm 'ish. Last Tuesday of each month

The Star, St Just, Cornwall. Mondays nights approx 8 pm until we give in for the night. Mainly Irish music

The Stoke Arms, Exeter, Devon, EX4 7BZ, 3rd Sunday of every month, afternoons from 2pm.,  Contact Richard on 07867 808766

The Blue Raddle, 9 Church St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1JN, 01305 267762. 3rd wednesday of month, Run by Matt&Clare Tarling.

The Old Stillage Redfield Road Bristol BS5 9 LA, Last Thursday of Month - 01225 858945

The Swan Hotel , 1 Church St Bradford on Avon Wiltshire BA15 1 LN. 2nd Wed of Month - 01225 858945



Iron Horse, West Nile Street ,Glasgow, Scotland , Wednesday nights, 0141 332 2215, Web

Whishi Bar, Edinburgh, Tue 9pm, Royal Mile

Cannons Gait, Wed 9pm, Royal Mile

Antiquary, Thur 9pm, Stockbridge

Sandy Bells, Most nights. (very fast)



Kings Head, Old Road,  Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales. 1st Sunday of Month, Web Added bySteve Lee Antrobus

Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold, Flintshire Every Third Tuesday 20:00 More Info here:-  Facebook Page


Mitre Hotel, Parliament Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man. Every Friday night from 8:30pm 

The Albert, Athol Street, Port St Mary, Isle of Man. Last Friday of the month from 9pm.

The Whitehouse, Peel, Isle of Man, every Saturday from 10pm.

Brendan O'Donnells, Douglas, Isle of Man, every Wednesday from 8:30pm.



Basque Country

Residence Café, Barrainkua Street, Bilbao, Wednesday,9:00 pm, eunning 10 years,  Web Added by Inaki Carro


Rio Irish Music Session, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Sunday (occasionally).Email:

Czech Republic

Zach's Pub, Palackého náměstí 2, Pilsen. Tuesdays from 8.30pm till late  FaceBook Page


Waxies, Frederiksgade 16, Aarhus, Denmark. Sunday afternoon 15.00 Web Added by Hans Jorgen Jensen

Kennedys Pub, Friday 5 pm start, Gl. Kongevej 23, 1610 Copenhagen V, Denmark  ,Web

Irish Rover, Sundays 5 pm start, Vimmelskaftet 46, Copenhagen, 1161 København K


Molly Malone's, Helsinki. Irish traditional from Finland every sunday, 17:00. Web

O'Malley's, Helsinki. Irish traditional from Finland every wednesday or so, 19:00. Web



O' Gills, 6 rue du jardin des plantes 69001, Lyon, Every Sunday from around 8:30pm till midnight

La Frégate, 47 quai de la Fosse, 44000 Nantes, Wednesday, 21h00. Website :

Blackbird Pub, Saint-Lô (Normandy, FR) Every third Sunday of the month, afternoons from 5:00 pm at the Blackbird Pub, 45 rue Torteron 50000 Saint-Lô. Web

Café Musique "La Tête des Trains", 6 rue de la Mairie, 77123 Tousson, 2nd Sun : multiinstrumental workshop 15h00, informal session 17h30 Facebook

Le Glasgow - 5 rue du Coq Gris - 77300 Fontainebleau - France 1rst Tuesday of the month at 21h30 - Web

Bar Maeva - 55 quai de Seine - 77670 Saint Mammès - France., 2nd Wednesday of the month Facebook

Bar Maeva - 55 quai de Seine - 77670 Saint Mammès - France., 2nd Friday of the month - Phone +33 1 64 23 37 02Facebook

The Shamrock, Fri 10pm, 14 Rue de Constantine, 37000 Tours

Antidote Pub, 108 Rue St Georges, 69005 Lyon, every Thursday from 9.30 pm. info:, Web

The Connemara Irish Pub, GER McSTAY MEMORIAL C.C.E. Branch in Bordeaux (Comhaltás Ceoltóirí Éireann), Fri, 8.30pm 

Saint Patrick Pub, 1 rue de Bourgogne, Orléans. Friday night, monthly. 02 38 53 42 22.

Victoria Pub, 28 rue Etienne Dolet, Orléans. Saturday night, monthly



No listing at present


Doobie's Pub;  Haifa, 12 Massada Street, Sundays at 6pm. Facebook page: ;



Old Fox pub: Piazza Sant Agostino (near green underground stop), Milano. Once a month (call:+39/347-6068667 or follow Facebook for dates)


Mulligans, Amstel 100,  1017 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands. +31(0)20 622 1330.  Music Thur - Sunday,

Café de Zaaier, Wageningen, every first sunday of the month from 16:00

Café Boeien, in Katwijk aan Zee, E.A. Borgerstraat 50, 2225 AS Katwijk aan Zee, Starts at 16:00hr, Facebook


Den Gode Nabo,Øvre Bakklandet 66, 7014 Trondheim, Norway, first Wednesday, Tlf: +47 40 61 88 09, Facebook

Antikvariatet, Nedre Bakklandet 4, Trondheim, Norway, irregular, phone +47 942 20 557, Facebook



Pub Setkaul, Święty Marcin 8, Pozna. Sundays 7pm Website

Tanners Irish Pub, ul. Klasztorna 17/18, Wednesdays, 7pm Workshop, 8pm Session Website



T-Pub, Ilije Garašanina BB - near the Tašmajdan Park.  Facebook and here's the location Map


O Lagharto OintadoRosalía de Castro 8, Vigo. Galicia. Spain. Every Thursday (22,00h/01,00h),  Facebook


Haket Pub, Gothenburg , Every Second Tuesday, Check in advance at Website and Session Listing Site

Port Arthur, Gothenburg, Every Second Wed, Check in advance at Website and Session Listing Site

The Dubliner, Gothenburg, Every Second Sat, Check in advance at Website and Session Listing Site 

Wirströms Pub, Stora Nygatan 13, Stockholm, Monday nights 7pm - 10pm,

Bishops Arms Pub, Bellmansgatan 12, Stockholm, one Sunday per month, 4pm - 10pm, check Facebook Page for dates

O'Connell's Pub, Stora Nygatan 21, Stockholm, Wednesday from 8pm. Check Facebook or Web for dates.


Nelsons Bar, Gerbergässlein 2, Basel Switzerland, 2nd & 4th Wednesday,




Anglican Church Hall, Main Road, Tasmania, Meander, 7.15 - Late, 2nd Fri mth, slow and intermediate,

The New Sydney Hotel, 87 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania. . EVERY SATURDAY. Start 3pm through to 6pm..sometimes later

The New Sydney Hotel, 87 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Last Mon of Month, 7.30 - 10pm. Learners

The New Sydney Hotel, Every 3rd Wednesday is a sort of Folk Club "The Craic is back!" and for the most part this features Traditional Irish Music.

Victoria Park Bowls Club, Victoria Park, Pert/Western Australia, Sun 4-6

The Mighty Quinn, Yokine, WA, Sun 7-9pm

Irish Club (Comhaltas), Subiaco, WA, Thurs, 7-10pm

Woodbridge Hotel, Guildford, WA, Tues 8.30-11.30

JP O' Reilly's, West Leederville, Wed, 8 til close

The Irish Club, Rose Room, Subiaco, Thursday, 7-10pm

The Irish Club, 8-10pm, Fri, Comhaltas,

Liberte-Stirling Tce, Albany, WA, Thursday 6.30-9.30

Woodvale Tavern, Woodvale, 6.30-10pm, Mon

Belvedere Bar, Belmont, 8 - close, Sat

The Corkman, 60 Leicester Street Carlton VIC 3053, Australia,Wed, 7:00PM, hosted by Paddy Fitzgerald. ; Tel 03 9347 1772.

New Zealand

Rose & Shamrock, Napier Road, Havelock North. Wedcevening, 8:30 pm. Tunes and songs. Also see


The Canny Man, Wharney Guang Dong Hotel, 57-73 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai. Usually 2nd Sunday, 2.30pm. HK Folk Club.



Molly Blooms Pub; Tel-Aviv, No. 2 Mendele St. (near the American Embassy). Fridays at 4pm. Web Added by Ofer Hopstone Groman


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Comment by Steve Fitzgerald on June 11, 2018 at 22:56

An open and very friendly session is held every Sunday afternoon from 4pm - late. All welcome!
McGinty's Irish Bar, 41 Shields St Cairns.
Ph: 0439 454 537

Comment by Deirdre McCarthy on June 11, 2018 at 14:39

Hello, I"m new to the site.  Our session plays at McCarthy's pub in Cazenovia, NY.  4-7 We are the Syracuse Irish Session.  We play on the 1st Sunday of the month , 64 Albany St, Cazenovia, NY 13035.  We also play 3rd Saturday of the month at Funk N' Waffle 2-5 @  313 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202 315- 925-4691.  Thanks for sharing our info.  

Comment by Nigel Stevens on May 25, 2018 at 10:19

Toolans and the Old Red Lion in London are no more.

There are two additional Weekly sessions:

Howl at the Moon, 178 Hoxton St, London N1 5LH

Saturday 4-6pm with Eimear McGeown & Nigel Stevens

Sunday 5-7pm with Eimear McGeown & Nigel Stevens

Phone: 07968 585590

Comment by Henrik Norbeck on February 12, 2018 at 12:31

Interesting that New Zealand has moved right around the globe and become part of Europe in the list above ;-)

Comment by Henrik Norbeck on February 11, 2018 at 9:59

Sweden: Session in Stockholm Bishops Arms is no longer. Instead there is this:

S:ta Clara Restaurant, Lilla Nygatan 15, Stockholm. Last Sunday of month 5pm-10pm. Check for details

For the O'Connell's Pub session in Stockholm the Facebook page should also be changed to the same link,

Comment by Alan Jones on February 6, 2018 at 13:53

Bull and Fairhouse Public House, 60 George Street, Wakefield, WF1 1DL, 3rd Sunday of each month, 2pm has now moved to the Grey Horse ans Kirkgate, Wakefield, Same times.  The Slow session at Barnsley Trades Club Lounge, on Racecommon Road, Barnsley,  S70 6AA Folk and acoustic night, slow, as now ended and is just a sing around on Wednesdaysm 8pm

Comment by Eilis on January 2, 2018 at 13:40

Session - Every First Thursday of the month at Sherlock's,  7 Baker Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LH. Everyone welcome!!, Look at our Facebook account for First Thursday. Or contact Éilis on The session usyually gets going from 8:30 onwards.

Comment by Alan on October 3, 2017 at 5:48
Can you add Bucharest,Romania. Midweek sessions monthly as announced. See, or contact Alan 0040736139147.

Comment by Dom Ren on September 29, 2017 at 16:28

Hi, most sessions in French speaking countries are listed on this site:


Comment by Ewelina Grygier on August 9, 2017 at 7:50

Hi Folks! I am looking for session in Belgium (will be there in November and would like to have some tunes with local peoples), does someone knows about aby session there?

Comment by JAMES BYRNE on August 8, 2017 at 15:06

Monthly Irish Folk sessions at Alte Schmitte, Steffisburg near Thun in Switzerland. Details here:

Comment by Neil Macdonald on July 18, 2017 at 12:24


Oscar Wilde

Friedrichstrasse Berlin

Sunday evening.


Comment by Yves-Antoine Emmanuelli on July 6, 2017 at 20:04

Please delete the two following entries:

Bar Maeva - 55 quai de Seine - 77670 Saint Mammès - France., 2nd Wednesday of the month

Le Glasgow - 5 rue du Coq Gris - 77300 Fontainebleau - France 1rst Tuesday of the month at 21h30

Thank you :-).

Comment by Diarmaid Hurley on June 15, 2017 at 23:12

Valencia, Spain:

Weekly, Thursday evenings 18.30-21.30, Max Max Pub Celta, C. Vinalopo 11 (university area)

contact: Grupo Samain on Facebook. ;

Third weekend of the month: Mulligan's Irish Tavern, C. Yecla 24 (Friday/Saturday depending on the month) contact +34 600 23 15 28

For other concerts, workshops and special events, please follow VICA - Valencia Irish Cultural Association on Facebook ;

Comment by Shlomo Caine on May 18, 2017 at 11:59

Israel Haifa session at Doobies has changed venue.

NEW VENUE: Libira Pub,  26 Hanamal Steet Haifa, Tel: 04- 3740251   (

Every alternate Sunday starting at 7pm. Mixed level of players - drop-ins welcome! 

Comment by Markus Karcher on May 18, 2017 at 11:36

Hi folks,

I'm living in the South- West of Germany and there is a good session very 3rd Sunday in O'Kelly's Pub in Milchstraße 1, 79098 Freiburg. Ph: 0049-(0)761-2855774. Standard of playing is very high and lots of musicians come and go even from France and Switzerland.

So little for today.


Markus Karcher

Comment by Edward Baker on May 9, 2017 at 20:46
UK- North West
Every Sunday at 7.30pm run by Grace Kelly and friends
The chorlton irish club
17 high lane
M21 9Dj
0161 881 2898
Comment by Iam Palatnik on February 28, 2017 at 15:35

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro

Sarreufa Club - First Sunday of the month, from 5pm

Bambina Street, 141 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22251-050

Lapa Irish Pub - Second Tuesday of the month, from 8pm (often there is a slow session from 8 to 9 pm)

R. Evaristo da Veiga, 147 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-040

These have been happening every month for the last five years or so.

Comment by Anna McNally on January 8, 2017 at 1:13

UK - South East


Every Thursday, from 9pm

43 Panton Street

Comment by Andy Inns on October 7, 2016 at 7:31

UK - East Midlands


New session at this historic Victorian music hall to be held on the first Sunday of the month, starting at 4pm.

16 St James's St


Friendly trad session held at The Old Volunteer on the second Sunday of the month, starting at 3pm, come along all welcome!

35 Burton Road


Held in this lovely new micropub on the third Sunday of the month.

Market Place
DE56 1FZ


Session to be held on the fourth Sunday of the month at this lively pub.

69-73 Derby Rd,


Long running session, held weekly on Thursday nights starting around 9-00pm at The King William IV pub

6 Sneinton Rd,

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