Traditional Irish Sessions

Slainte Session

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
No cover
4pm-6pm
at:
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St. (Broad St.)
New York, NY
(212) 968-1776.
FrauncesTavern.com
Niall says: Gig, not a session. Listening only, no joining in unless invited.
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Sunday Session at 11th Street
Tony DeMarco & friends
Tony DeMarco, affectionately known at “the Trad-Father”, runs one of the longest running seisuns in NYC every Sunday night.
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
The musicians vary weekly, with instruments including fiddles, guitars, uilleann pipes, banjos, and bodhrans
live in The Taproom Extension
6:30pm-10:30pm
at:
The Dead Rabbit
30 Water St. (between Broad St. & Coenties Slip)
New York, NY
(646) 422-7906
TheDeadRabbit.com
Niall says:  Gig, not a session, listening only, no joining in unless invited.
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Sunday Session
every Sunday
5-8pm
at:
Brass Monkey
55 Little W. 12th St. (between Washington St. & Tenth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 675-6686
BrassMonkeyNYC.com
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Sunday Session
every Sunday
5-8pmat:
The Long Room
120 W. 44th St. (between Sixth Ave. & Broadway)
New York, NY
(212) 997-3933
TheLongRoomNYC.com
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Sunday Session
4-7pm
at:
The Westbury
20 W. 38th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY.
(646) 370-5115
TheWestburyNYC.com
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An Beal BochtIrish Trad Session
with Lindsey Céitinn & friends.
The Bronx’s longest running Irish trad session (over 25 years)
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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Sunday Seisiun at The Rambling House

6-9pm
The Rambling House
at:
4292 Katonah Ave.
Woodlawn, Bronx, NY
Every Sunday, 6pm
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Moriarty’s Sunday Seisiun
Moriarty's Sunday Seisiun
Every Sunday
free admission
all musicians welcome
4-7pm
at:
Moriarty’s
986 McLean Ave.
Yonkers, NY
(914) 237-9840
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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
facebook.com/theheritagebr/
Niall says: Gig, not a session, listening only. no joining in unless invited.
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Mondays:

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
every Monday
8pm
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:

The Slainte Session

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

Slainte
304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030
SlainteBarNYC.com
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The Swift Seisiun
No cover charge.
Every Tuesday
8pm – 11pm
Swift
34 E. 4th St. (between Bowery & Lafayette)
New York, NY
(212) 260-3600.
SwiftNYCBar.com
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Wednesdays:

Niall O'Leary at Paddy Reilly'sNiall O’Leary presents…
Irish Culture Night
Live Irish music session and Irish dance jam hosted by Niall O’Leary (hard shoes, piano accordion, keyboards and spoons)
Every Wednesday night join Niall for a night of Irish music and dance jammin’.
All musicians, singers, dancers, listeners, lookers welcome
Dancers are especially welcome… bring your hard-shoes
no cover charge
9:30pm
at:
Paddy Reilly’s
519 Second Ave. (29th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 686-1210
facebook.com/PaddyReillys

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Grace's trad sessionGrace’s Session
w/ Matt Stapleton and guests
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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Queer Irish Session at Mary’s Bar
select Wednesdays
with Liz Hanley, Colin Forhan, and Matthew Christian
8-11pm
at:
Mary’s Bar:
134 Kingsland Ave. (Bedell St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
MarysBarBk.com
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Thursdays:

Niall O'Leary's Music And Dance (MAD) Irish EveningMAD Irish Evening at Jack Diamonds
Music And Dance (MAD) Irish Evening is a weekly trad seisiun with Niall O’Leary & guests.
Niall is joined by different featured musicians every week
every Thursday
9:30pm
at:
Jack Diamond’s
140 E. 27th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.)
New York, NY.
(347) 286-6842
JackDiamondsNYC.com
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Fridays:

Blarney Star Productions presents:
Concerts at NY Irish Center.
Monthly Irish music concerts held on a Friday evening
There is a cover charge
at:
NY Irish Center
New York Irish Center

10-40 Jackson Ave. (between 50th & 51st Ave.)
Long Island City, NY
(718) 482-0909
NewYorkIrishCenter.org

See schedule: BlarneyStar.com
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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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Traditional Irish Music
with Daniel Neely and Cillian Vallely
Every Saturday
5:30-8:30pm
at:
Sanger Hall
48-20 Skillman Ave. (49th St.)
Sunnyside, Queens, NY
(718) 457-8130
SangerHall.com
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