Traditional Music Sessions

Last updated  Feb 06, 2020

If you have knowledge about the starting or stopping of a regular session of Irish traditional music--
please sent me a note (email me here).

Sunday  |  Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday

(all are weekly unless otherwise indicated)

  Washington (metro) Area :
  Baltimore (and non-DC) Area :  



Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle (Next-Gen)  
(2nd & 4th Sun of  the month) 
4844 Cordell Ave

Bethesda, MD
time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Kid-friendly Seisiun with Mitch Fanning

B Chord Brewing Co.         
 (2nd & 4th Thu 
34266 Williams Gap Rd/
Round Hill, VA
time: 6-9 PM,
leaders: Joe DeZarn

Petworth Citizen          
829 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC  20011
phone:  (202) 722-2939
time: 8-10 PM,
leaders: Michael Winch
Facebook link
This is an open session  

Kirwan's on the Wharf         
749 Wharf St. SW
Washington, DC  
time: 3 PM,
This is an open session 

McNamara's Pub                  
567 23rd St South
Arlington, VA 22202
phone:  703-302-3760
time: 12-3 PM,
leaders: Marc Glickman & Doc Botzer
This is an open session  




Racers Cafe        
7732 Harford Rd/
Baltimore, MD
time: 5 - 8 PM,




Ireland's Four Provinces
of Falls Church, VA

105 West Broad St.   
Falls Church, VA
phone: 703-534-8999
time: starts around 8:00 pm
session: Relaxed atmosphere -
Beginners, intermediate, advanced -
come together, learn together,
have a chat and a bit of craic.  
This is an open session - All Are Welcome

Accokeek Irish Music Session

National Colonial Farm Park
3400 Bryan Point Rd
Accockeek, MD

phone:   (for details, see Facebook page)
time  6:30 pm

session: Sheet music allowed. Reference Karen

Daniel O’Connell’s Pub    
112 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

hours: 8-9 pm
leaders: Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill


Catch 22                 
6000 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
phone: 410-633-7465
time: starts around 8:15-10:15 pm
leader: Donna Long

session: beginner/intermediate
contribution of $5 in requested


McGinty's Public House  
911 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD
phone: 301-587-1270
hours: 8-11pm

leaders: Dennis Botzer & C.B. Heinemann
email link
website link  



Cafe Hon               
1002 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 
phone: (410) 243-1230 
hours: 730 -1030pm

leaders: Jim Eagan

1700 Thames St
Baltimore, MD 
hours: 730 -1030pm

website link  




Limerick Pub     
11301 Elkin Street
Wheaton, MD 20902
phone: 301.946.3232

hours:  8-10 p
leader:  Philippe Varlet or  ___


O’Lordan’s Irish Pub    
(2nd & 4th week of month) 
14 Liberty Street
Westminster, MD  21157
session open, all levels   8pm
Contact Bob or Toni @ 410-635-3551
email link 

website link  

Galway Bay

Belvedere Square
63 Maryland Ave
Annapolis, MD
phone: 410-263-8333
8-10 pm


Thurs Thurs

McGoo's Irish Pub           
1-A West Second St
(1st, 3rd, 5th weeks)   
Frederick, MD
phone: (301-378-2237)
hours:  8-10 pm  

email link  

Irish open intermediate session
(call first to confirm, no website)

Barns of Rose Hill                
95 Chalmers Court
Berryville, VA 22611

phone (main office): 540-955-2004
jam session -  open, 6-8pm  
website link

Old-Time, Celtic, and Bluegrass jams.
Acoustic instruments only.

In Like Flynn Tavern
1371 Andre St
Baltimore, MD

phone: 667-303-3681

time  7-9 pm 
email link
website link  

(call first to confirm session)





CCE Seisiun @ Auld Shebeen
 1st Sat of month
3971 Chain Bridge Road        
Fairfax, VA
The pub is on the corner of Rt. 123 (Chain Bridge Road) and North Street
phone: (703) 293-9600.
12noon - 2pm

email link   
website link   

In general, the Auld Shebeen session is for intermediate players, but on the 3rd Saturday of the month we make a special effort to accommodate beginners.
Playing from sheet music is not allowed at the Auld Shebeen sessions.



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