Traditional Irish Sessions

Where to hear the best traditional Irish music in NYC

Irish trad seisiuns (sessions) are informal gatherings of musicians playing traditional Irish music, often held in Irish pubs.
This page is curated by Niall O’Leary & MurphGuide.com. To contact Niall, send an email to: ireland@nialloleary.com
Here is where you can catch a trad sessions in NYC.  All sessions are no cover charge unless indicated:

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Sundays:

Sean McNallySunday Session at Fraunces Tavern
with Sean McNally band
No cover
3:30pm-6:30pm
at:
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St. (Broad St.)
New York, NY
(212) 968-1776.
FrauncesTavern.com
Gig, not a session, listening only, no joining in unless invited
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Sunday Session at 11th Street
Tony DeMarco & friends

tonydemarco_seisiun9:30 pm – 12:30 am
at:
The 11th Street Bar
510 E. 11th St.
(between Avenues A & B)
New York, NY
(212) 982-3929
11thStBar.com

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Sunday Session at The Dead Rabbit
led by uilleann piper and low whistle player Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa
& special guests
6pm-10pm
at:
The Dead Rabbit
30 Water St. (between Broad St. & Coenties Slip)
New York, NY
(646) 422-7906
DeadRabbitNYC.com

*Gig, not a session, listening only, no joining in unless invited
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Irish Trad Session
with John Redmond & friends.
Every Sunday
4-7pm
at:
An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 W. 238th St.
(bet. Waldo & Greystone Ave.)
Riverdale, Bronx, NY
(718) 884-7127
anbealbochtcafe.com

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The Rambling House: 4292 Katonah Ave. Woodlawn, Bronx, NY
Every Sunday, 4-6pm
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Sunday Session at The Heritage
with Seagda Coyle & special guests
No cover

7pm-10pm
at:
The Heritage
960 McLean Ave.
Yonkers, NY.
(914) 236-1956
HeritageBarandRestaurant.com
Gig, not a session, listening only, no joining in unless invited


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Mondays:

Siamsa – Celtic Nights
Siamsa Celtic Nights
The evening will be a participatory experience for the audience, including dance lessons and an all welcome seisuin.
8pm – Ceile (Irish Dance) Lessons with Megan Downes. $10
9pm – Seisiun (Irish Music Session) with Deirdre Corrigan, Bernadette Fee & friends.
at:
William Barnacle Tavern at Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place (near 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 388-0388
Theatre80.net

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blarneystarproductions
Session at The Landmark Tavern
Mondays 8pm with Don Meade and friends. No cover.
at:
Landmark Tavern
626 Eleventh Ave. (46th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 247-2562
TheLandmarkTavern.com
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Hartley’s Traditional Irish Sessionhartleys-exterior
with Matt Stapleton & guests
8:30-11:30pm
at:
Hartley’s
14 Putman Ave.
(bet. Grand Ave. & Downing St.)
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY.
(347) 799-2877
HartleysNYC.com

Cozy Irish shebeen with the famous Irish hospitality


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Tuesdays:

slainte-exteriorThe Slainte Session:
hosted by John Nevin
no cover
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8pm
at:

Slainte
304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030
SlainteNYC.com
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The Swift Seisiun
No cover charge.
Every Tuesday
9pm – 1am.
Swift: 34 E. 4th St. (between Bowery & Lafayette) New York, NY (212) 260-3600.


Traditional Irish Music Seisiun At The Green Room
with Cathy Hornberger 
every second Tuesday
7-10pm
at:
The Green Room
156 E. 23rd St.
(between Third & Lexington Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 477-6161
GreenRoomNY.com

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Rocky’s Trad Seisiun.
Come early for lessons.
Chris Byrne teaches beginner tin whistle class.
10pm
at:
Rocky Sullivan’s
34 Van Dyke St. (Dwight St.)
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 246-8050
RockySullivansRedHook.com

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Wednesdays:

Grace’s Session
w/ Matt Stapleton
7:30-10:30pm
at:
Grace’s
252 W. 14th St.
(between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
(646) 870-0333
GracesNYC.com
photo credit: Leah Rankin

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Thursdays:

Niall O’Leary presents…
Irish Culture Night
Live Irish music session and Irish dance jam hosted by Niall O’Leary (hardshoes, piano accordion, keyboards and spoons)
Every Thursday night join Niall for a night of Irish music and dance jammin’. All musicians, singers and dancers welcome
no cover charge
10:30pm – 1am
at:
Paddy Reilly’s
519 Second Ave. (29th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 686-1210
PaddyReillysMusicbar.us

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Fridays:

The Long Hall Trad Music
w/ Seagda Coyle
7-10pm
at:
The Long Hall
58 E. 34th St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY.
(646) 455-0777
TheLongHallNYC.com
*Gig, not a session, listening only, no joining in unless invited

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Blarney Star Productions presents:
Concerts at Glucksman Ireland House.
Monthly Irish music concerts held on a Friday evening
There is a cover charge
at:
Glucksman Ireland House at NYU
1 Washington Mews (5th Ave.)
just north of Washington Square
New York, NY
(212) 998-3950
as.nyu.edu/irelandhouse.html

See schedule: BlarneyStar.com


Saturdays:

The Saturday Evening Seisiun
with Brian McCarthy & friends
Open Irish music seisiun
all musicians always welcome
6-9pm
at:
Downey’s Bar & Grill
5790 Mosholu Ave.  (Post Road)
Riverdale, Bronx, NY.
(718) 548-4939
facebook.com/downeysbarandgrill/

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