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Traditional Irish Music 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:

[Sundays] [Mondays] [Tuesdays] [Wednesdays][Thursdays] [Fridays][Saturdays]



Sean McNally

Sean McNally

Sunday Session at Fraunces Tavern
with Sean McNally band
No cover
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St. (Broad St.)
New York, NY
(212) 968-1776.
Sunday Session at 11th Street
Tony DeMarco & friends


Tony DeMarco

9:30 pm – 12:30 am
The 11th Street Bar
510 E. 11th St.
(between Avenues A & B)
New York, NY
(212) 982-3929

Sunday Session at The Wren
featuring guest musicians each week

7 – 9:3pm
The Wren
344 Bowery (Great Jones St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 388-0148

An Beal Bocht Cafe: 445 W. 238th St. (bet. Waldo & Greystone Ave.) Riverdale, Bronx, NY (718) 884-7127
Every Sunday, 4-7pm with John Redmond & friends.
Cuckoo’s Nest: 6104 Woodside Ave. Flushing, NY. (718) 426-5684.
Session Sundays: 6pm-9pm. No Cover.

The Rambling House: 4292 Katonah Ave. Woodlawn, Bronx, NY
Every Sunday

The Gaslight Bar: 43-17 Queens Blvd. (between 43rd & 44th St.) (718) 729-9900
Cannon’s Blackthorne: 49 North Village Ave. Rockville Centre, NY. (516) 594-1222
Every Sunday, 1-4pm, lead by Bernadette Fee

[Sundays] [Mondays] [Tuesdays] [Wednesdays][Thursdays] [Fridays][Saturdays]


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, Dan Gurney & friends.

in William Barnacle Tavern adjacent to Theatre 80
Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place (near 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 388-0388


Session at The Landmark Tavern
Mondays 8pm with Don Meade and friends. No cover.
Landmark Tavern
626 Eleventh Ave. (46th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 247-2562




slainte-exteriorDempsey’s Trad. Session:
In Residence at Slainte

no cover
join the group on facebook

304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030

[note: the long-running session at Dempsey’s re-located to Slainte in April 2016]
Swift: 34 E. 4th St. (between Bowery & Lafayette) New York, NY (212) 260-3600.
Every Tuesday, 9pm – 1am.  No cover charge.

Rocky Sullivan’s: 34 Van Dyke St. (Dwight St.), Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY (718) 246-8050
Brooklyn’s Finest Trad Seisiun. 10pm.  Come early for lessons. Chris Byrne teaches beginner tin whistle class.
[on hiatus as Rocky Sullivan’s is re-locating down the street.]

[Sundays] [Mondays] [Tuesdays] [Wednesdays][Thursdays] [Fridays][Saturdays]


bleedin-shamrocks-long-hall-wednesdaysEvery Wednesdays, Irish band The Bleedin’ Shamrocks hold a traditional Irish music session at The Long Hall. The Bleedin’ Shamrocks are three Irish immigrants: Richie Doherty, Patrick Moloney and Gareth Doyle brought together through their love of Irish music.
The Long Hall
58 E. 34th St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY.
(646) 455-0777


The Gramercy Seisiungramercy-seisiun
For info on line-up, see the Gramecy Seisiun group on facebook.
The Gramercy House
272 Third Ave. (between 21st & 22nd St.)
New York, NY
[Sundays] [Mondays] [Tuesdays] [Wednesdays][Thursdays] [Fridays][Saturdays]


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
Paddy Reilly’s
519 Second Ave. (29th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 686-1210

[Sundays] [Mondays] [Tuesdays] [Wednesdays][Thursdays] [Fridays][Saturdays]


Glucksman Ireland House at NYU: 1 Washington Mews (5th Ave.)
just north of Washington Square.
Fridays, once-a-month, Blarney Star Productions presents: Concerts at Glucksman Ireland House.
Monthly Irish music concerts.  There is a cover charge.
See schedule: BlarneyStar.com




Live Celtic Music at St. Andrew’s:
live Celtic music
every Saturday
9pm – 1am
St. Andrew’s
140 W. 46th St.
(bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413




Lillie’s: 13 E. 17th St. (bet. Broadway & Fifth Ave.) New York, NY (212) 337-1970.
Every Saturday 3-6pm. no cover charge
Kelly Ryan’s: 5790 Mosholu Ave. Bronx, NY. (718) 548-4939
Saturday Seisiun at 6pm


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