Traditional Music Sessions

Last updated  Apr 24, 2019

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 :  


(2nd & 4th
Sun of  the mont

(2nd & 4th
Sun of  the month)

 (3rd Sun of  the month)

Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle (Next-Gen)  
4844 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD
time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Kid-friendly Seisiun with Mitch Fanning

B Chord Brewing Co.         
34266 Williams Gap Rd/
Round Hill, VA
time: 1-4 PM,
leaders: Gina Faber

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 



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: Alan on 202-294-8956 or
time: starts around 9:00 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: 8:00 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

In Like Flynn Tavern
1371 Andre St
Baltimore, MD

phone: 667-303-3681

time  7:00-10:00 pm 
email link
website link  

(call first to confirm session)


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


Cafe Hon               
1002 W. 36th St.

Baltimore, MD 
phone: (410) 243-1230 
hours: 730 -1030pm

leaders: Jim Eagan




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

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

Daniel O’Connell’s Pub  
112 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
hours: 8:00 pm
leaders: Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill


(2nd & 4th week
of month)

O’Lordan’s Irish Pub    
14 Liberty Street
Westminster, MD  21157
session open, all levels   8pm
Contact Bob or Toni @ 410-635-3551
email link 

websitr link  

Galway Bay

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


Thurs Thurs

(1st, 3rd, 5th 

McGoo's Irish Pub           
1-A West Second St
Frederick, MD
phone: (301-378-2237)
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.




CCE Seisiun      
Auld Shebeen
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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