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Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?

Mick Lowe 02 Jan 99 - 08:14 PM
Liam's Brother 04 Jan 99 - 03:48 AM
AndyG 04 Jan 99 - 08:10 AM
Jo Taylor 04 Jan 99 - 06:03 PM
billy johnston 05 Jan 99 - 02:48 PM
alison 06 Jan 99 - 08:45 AM
Susan A-R 06 Jan 99 - 09:27 PM
Barry Finn 07 Jan 99 - 12:41 AM
Mick Lowe 07 Jan 99 - 06:51 PM
Barry Finn 07 Jan 99 - 09:19 PM
MikeIreland 08 Jan 99 - 03:27 AM
alison 08 Jan 99 - 07:02 AM
BILLY JOHNSTON 08 Jan 99 - 12:12 PM
Big Mick 08 Jan 99 - 01:00 PM
alison 08 Jan 99 - 08:24 PM
Susan A-R 08 Jan 99 - 10:50 PM
clansfolk 09 Jan 99 - 05:30 AM
billy j 09 Jan 99 - 09:30 AM
billy j 09 Jan 99 - 09:32 AM
Mick Lowe 09 Jan 99 - 11:28 AM
Big Mick 09 Jan 99 - 11:41 AM
Barry Finn 09 Jan 99 - 11:45 AM
Singsirish Songs 09 Jan 99 - 03:08 PM
Mick Lowe 09 Jan 99 - 08:01 PM
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Ana 10 Jan 99 - 09:51 PM
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Subject: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 02 Jan 99 - 08:14 PM

Do you play at or know of any open Irish Sessions.. be it ceili or singing.. if so then I'd like to know
You can see what sort of information I'm after by checking out here Venue Index
Any assistance is greatly appreciated
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 03:48 AM

Hi Mick!

There's at least 1 a night in and around New York City. For reasons of matrimonial harmony and good health, I have not visited all of them. I'll send you more as my horizons broaden...

EVERY WEDNESDAY
7:00 pm. Dunne's Pub, 15 Shapham Place, White Plains, NY. 914-421-1451
Session usually led by Brian Conway and Dan Milner

EVERY SATURDAY
9:00 pm. O'Neill's Pub, 729 Third Avenue, New York, NY. 212-661-3530
Session usually led by Brian Conway and Dan Milner

EVERY TUESDAY
9:00 pm. Swift's Hibernian Lounge, 34 E. 4th Street, New York, NY. 212-260-3600
Session usually led by Marie Reilly and Eamonn O'Leary

ALTERNATE TUESDAYS
9:00 pm. Sparky's Ale House, 481 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY. 718-624-5516
Session usually led by Patrick Mangan

EVERY THURSDAY
8:30 pm. Kate Kearney's, 251 East 50th Street, New York, NY. 212-935-2045
Session usually led by Don Meade and Marie & Martin Reilly

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: AndyG
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 08:10 AM

Hi Mick,
You might look here, for the "midlands" (UK) session listing. I can't vouch for it's accuracy though as the Cambridge info looks to be out of date.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 06:03 PM

FRANCE: Normandy, monthly sessions probably on the second Saturday of each month, preceded by a workshop in the afternoon. Usually at La Lune Rousse, between Villedieu les Poeles and Granville. Ring first - Christian Perier on (France) 02 33 05 45 57 or Jo Taylor on 02 31 77 36 91. Irish (mostly), French and we sneak in a little English too!


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: billy johnston
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 02:48 PM

where do you hope to play

billy johnston co antrim n.ireland


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: alison
Date: 06 Jan 99 - 08:45 AM

Hi Billy,

Welcome...... always great to see someone from home. Where abouts in Co Antrim? I'm Belfast originally but lived outside Coleraine for a while.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 06 Jan 99 - 09:27 PM

There's a nice one, first saturday of the month, two to five, Fiddleheads restaurant, State St. Montpelier, VT. We're actually small enough that you can find it with that info, and besides, I don't know the street number. Mostly playing. I'd love some singing reinforcements.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 12:41 AM

In the Greater Boston area:
The Burren in Somerville, 7 night a week
Mon: Green Briar in Brighton
Tues: Druid in Somerville
Brendan Behan's & Finnigan's Wake (?)
Wed: McGann's in Downtown (?)
Mr. Dooley's in Downtown
Thur: Matt Murphy's in Brookline
Fri: Druid in Somerville
Pheonix Landing in Cambridge
Sat: Matt Murphy's in Brookline
Brendan Behan's in Jamaica Plain
Druid in Somerville
Green Dragon in Downtown
Sun: Druid in Somerville
Tir Na Nog in Somerville
Mr. Dooley's in Downtown
O'Leary's in Brookline
Green Dragon in Downtown

The ones with (?) I haven't heard of or been to recently, but I don't get around much anymore. The rest are ongoing on a weekly basis. These do not include the many sessions outside the Boston & immediate area. These are all usually well attended. Any where from 4-5 to I heard the Green Briar a week ago had upwards of 35, it wouldn't have been surprising to find there, I know Paddy Cronin & Larry Reynolds (& sons 1,2 or 3) & likely Seamus Connelly, Johnny Cunningham (beginning to sound like a fiddle session?), Joe Duranne(sp?), Bill Black, & I'm sure there where some that sat out & said the hell with it. Barry, from music city.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 06:51 PM

A thousand thanks gang,
I knew you wouldn't let me down especially Liam's Brother (if I should call you that Dan), though if I could just ask a couple of more questions:-
Susan (showing my ignorance of US geography), is VT Vermonth or however it's spelt?
and secondly many thanks Barry and I'm sorry to be a pain, but is the info you gave me enough for anyone to find these places.. bearing in mind I'm over in the UK and don't know Boston at all..

Again many thanks guys(no sexism intended)
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 09:19 PM

Hi Mick, it probably would be enough info to find those places. The weekly paper, the Irish Emigrant along with the Thus Calender section of the Boston Globe would list these places & in the local telephone book. Somerville, Cambridge & Brookline all border Boston & are not far from downtown. Brighton & Jamaica Plain are sections of Boston. VT is Vermont, my neighbor to the West, I'm actually in New Hampshire, 40 miles north of Boston. If you of anyone else need more info on places in Boston I'd be glad to help. Barry


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: MikeIreland
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 03:27 AM

I play in the MillBay Inn in Millbay, Island Magee, Co. Antrim - along with one of the people listed above Billy Johnston. Its on A Wed evening around 9.00pm. Its usually a good mixture of Irish Trad and Folk.

Hi Alison Happy New Year - we connected before. I sorted Billy's internet connection a few weeks ago and introduced him to mudcat cafe - I can never phone him now as he's always surfing for music or shellfish information. Mike


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: alison
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 07:02 AM

Happy New Year Mike,

Must look it up next time I'm home.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: BILLY JOHNSTON
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 12:12 PM

HI ALLISON SORRY MY COMPUTER SKILLS NOT SO GOOD YET HARD TO TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS. THANKS FOR YOUR MESSAGE I PLAY ALONG WITH MIKE AND ABOUT 12 OTHER MUSICIANS EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN MILLBAY INN ISLANDMAGEE ON THE PENINSULA OPPOSITE THE TOWN OF LARNE IN CO ANTRIM LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING IF YOU ARE HOME WILL PASS E MAIL ADRESS IF YOU REQUIRE IT

BILLY


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 01:00 PM

HEY BILLY,QUIT HOLLERIN' WILLYA????? *****GRIN****. One of the bits of being online that you should be aware of is that when one types in all caps, it conveys that he/she is yelling.

Glad to have you around lad, pop in often and contribute all you can.
All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: alison
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 08:24 PM

Unfortunately no plans just at the minute Billy, maybe next year..... there are rumours of very cheap flights... so we can avoid the Olympics.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 10:50 PM

Montpelier is in Vermont. 2 hours from Montreal, 3 hours from Boston, In fact, Montpelier is the state capital and a wee nice town it is, at 7,000. (VT is also the only state in the US with a Socialist in the US Congress. Nifty place.)


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: clansfolk
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 05:30 AM

What about a list of all the Session Locations World Wide?

There are several local location finders but not a definitive list World Wide.

Information on our local session can be found at our website.

http://www.fyldefolk.freeserve.co.uk

Maybe I'll have to take on the task of a world session locator if no one else has - if one exists - please let me know.

Keep music Live...

Pete (Clansfolk) clansfolk@ovation.net


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: billy j
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 09:30 AM

sorry big mick learner ? thanks for the tip speak to you again sometime.

billy j


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: billy j
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 09:32 AM

sorry big mick learner ? thanks for the tip speak to you again sometime.

billy j


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 11:28 AM

Hi all,
Especially Pete (Clansfolk).. a world wide listing is what this is all about.. hence my original message.
You can check out what I've got so far here.
VENUES
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 11:41 AM

Mick,
I will take care of compiling a list for you around Michigan. It will take a little time, but I will get on it. I assume that this is a long term project, so I will do my bit.
Good idea, my friend,
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 11:45 AM

Every month or two there is a world wide session list posted to rec.music.celt. It's a pretty comprehensive list, though it's takes about 3-4 months to post something on to it & some information is out of date or incorrect. Barry


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Singsirish Songs
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 03:08 PM

Mick...(aka ML--you know what I mean)

Looks like you are getting lots of info! I am still trying to get my info together for you...as the saying goes "Good things come to those who wait..." LOL

--SingsIrish (aka MK)


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 09 Jan 99 - 08:01 PM

Barry
many thanks for all the info re the Boston area.. I found a website here celticweb purporting to list all the Irish pubs in Boston.. They have a Druid in Cambridge which I am assuming is not the one you refered to in Somerville (Excuse my ignorance of American geography). There were one or two other gaps in the info they have compared to what you posted.. i.e. Green Briar, O'Leary's and Tir Na Nog (Didn't that used to be the name of a group in the 70's?).
Big Mick- Any help is greatly appreciated, no matter how long it takes to compile.. What I'm really after are venues that can be "recommended" as opposed to just listings out of local papers etc where it could be "hit & miss" as to whether you are going to get a good session or not.
SingsIrish (aka you know what it spells).. fancy meeting you here. I need not tell you about waiting for things and my patience, you know already.
Again thanks to everyone who has sent in suggestions here and by email.
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 10 Jan 99 - 12:04 AM

Hi Mick Lowe, There's only one Druid, it's in Cambridge not in Somerville as I posted (your ignorance of American geography is more than just fine). The Green Briar is in Brighton. It's one of the largest Boston sessions which doesn't make it one of the best but you'll find other visiting headliners droping in on a few of their local peers there, it's probably the friendlest & the most tolerant towards those who are of less ability. This is an carrying on with alot of the same people that attended the Brookline Village Coach House sessions that ended when the place was sold maybe10 yrs ago. I remember at these sessions groups like Silly Wizard, Touchstone, Ossian, DeDannan & a host of others coming in to sit & play & sing. The Druid is somewhat of a younger crowd, very high quality & high energy. Both here & the Briar you'll find some singing too. O'Leary's (haven't been there in a very long time) is also of high quality but maybe not as high energy as the Druid & not much in the way of singing either. Tir Na Nog, I believe was the name of a group awhile back. I've never been here but have heard it to be a pretty good sesion, don't know about any singing here. Maybe half or better of the session pubs in Boston are owned by those that are musicians themselves, I'd like to find out if that's common in other areas? There's also a singing session (mostly Irish) at the Grand Canal in downtown on Canal St. Althought there aren't many sessions in the Boston area that really push singing since the Village Coach House you'll find that the music level is on the whole to be top shelf no matter where you go (which makes it a little hard on those not yet quite grounded). Good luck with the list Mick Lowe. Barry


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Ana
Date: 10 Jan 99 - 09:51 PM

There was a similar thread a short time back, which named good pubs in Ireland where "proper" music (as opposed to tourist) could be had....and now I cant find it! I've a friend travelling there shortly so want to point her in fun directions- Can someone please help? Thank


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mike Ireland
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 04:12 AM

Hi Anna

Is your friend travelling To Belfast at all? If so I can get information on places in Belfast for you.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: BBJfla
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 02:17 PM

"Four Green Fields" in Tampa Florida USA every second Sunday. Dancing and singing encouraged, friendly to beginners.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: RiGGy Rackin
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 07:38 PM

I go EVERY Sunday Nite to the Starry Plough in Berkeley CA, to participate in Shay Black's Irish SINGING and tunes session. Most wonderful !

We also enjoy having this website for the Bay Area: http://www.sirenmedia.com/music/home.htm

I can only ASSUME other regions have similar resources RiGGy


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 08:32 PM

RiGGy Rackin,

I am glad you posted that site! I had come across that site not too long ago then never saved the link! I used to sing weekly at open mic at Ireland's 32 in SF...haven't had the opportunity to get to the Berkeley venues across the bridge. I have heard the Starry Plough on Sunday nights is great!

--SingsIrish Songs ---------------------------

Mick,

The link that RiGGy Rackin posted is the one I was telling you about in chat/email but couldn't find again...

Talk to you later!

Me


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 11 Jan 99 - 08:54 PM

Riggy, long time no hear even longer see. Couldn't make SF this year like we were thinking, maybe getting out that way this summer??? Nice to see you back here after so long. Barry


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Annraoi
Date: 14 Jan 99 - 09:04 PM

New session opening in the Conradh na Gaeilge HQ in College Square North, Belfast. Everyone welcome. Friday nights. Will post further details as they become available. Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Alice
Date: 14 Jan 99 - 09:48 PM

Only weekly Irish session in Montana, tunes and some singing:
Sunday evenings starting at 8pm, lobby of the Baxter Hotel, Main Street, Bozeman, Montana.
You can read about the town on this shameless marketing webpage.
The session has been held each week at the Baxter for a number of years.

alice


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Alice
Date: 14 Jan 99 - 09:50 PM

oooops, gave you a link to my music page instead... here is the Downtown Bozeman link.

Only weekly Irish session in Montana, tunes and some singing:
Sunday evenings starting at 8pm, lobby of the Baxter Hotel, Main Street, Bozeman, Montana.
You can read about the town on this shameless marketing webpage.
The session has been held each week at the Baxter for a number of years.

alice


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Gearoid
Date: 15 Jan 99 - 04:00 AM

Ana, I think the thread you were looking for was called Dublin ????

It names a couple of good pubs in Dublin that usually have ballad sessions.

Enjoy

Gearoid


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Gearoid
Date: 15 Jan 99 - 04:06 AM

Sorry should be Dublin Pubs ???????

Gearoid


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 16 Jan 99 - 10:38 PM

Again,
Many thanks to all who have contributed.
I hope my site proves of some use to someone in the near future.
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Laurel
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 03:56 PM

Hi all! Paddy's Irish Session is by far the best session I've ever been to. It occurs once a year and you can find more information at: http://www.northernnet.com/hsma/concert.html

You can also call: (218) 751-5606 ask for info on Paddy's Irish session.

More info will be posted on the web site as it gets closer to the time.

Laurel


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Jack Hickman
Date: 22 Jan 99 - 08:05 PM

Kingston Ontario, where Lake Ontario meets the mighty St. Lawrence River.

The Kingston Irish Folk Music Club holds two sessions monthly.

The First Friday of each month, currently held in the Parish Hall of St. Francis of Assise Church, Frontenac. A variety of workshops (tin whistles, bodhran, Irish dancing, etc.) start at 7:00p.m. with the main session starting at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00, no booze, no smoking, but tea and cookies are available.

Third Sunday of each month, in the Dragons Lair at the Kingston Brewing, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission $2.00. No smoking. The best of beer available at the bar downstairs.

Every Tuesday evening at the Tir na n'Og Pub, Ontario St and Market Square. Hosted by local Celtic musician Andy MacDonald. All welcome. Mainly instrumental.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Annraoi
Date: 25 Jan 99 - 03:00 PM

Christian Brothers' Past Pupils' Union, 287 Antrim road, Belfast, BT14. Saturday, 30th. Jan '99. Mícheál Ó Domhnaill & Paddy Glackin. If you're no there, you're nowhere !!! Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: schmuze (inactive)
Date: 25 Jan 99 - 04:03 PM

I play at a pub in Richmond, Surrey,The Duke's Head, and another one near Hampton Court, let me know if you want more details.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 26 Jan 99 - 06:58 PM

Hi schmuze
Re more details.. yes please.. the more the better.
Ideally full address and telephone number though I can always get them from the yellow pages (on line version).
Nights you play, start times, idea of the format etc...
If you check out my site VENUES, you'll get an idea of what I'm after... Thanks in advance..
So Annraoi.. Sat 30th is going to be a special night is it? The "accent" being on special.
Again I express my thanks to eveyone who contributed to this thread.
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Ana
Date: 27 Jan 99 - 12:40 AM

Thanks for your help Georoid: been away,so just got your reply today. ( Hope my message end doesnt get cut off yet again!)


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Subject: Anyone know of any in Toronto?
From: Steve L
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 04:03 PM

Does anyone know of any Irish sessions near in or near Toronto, Ontario? I saw the Kingston post, but that's too far away.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Annraoi
Date: 30 Jan 99 - 10:09 PM

3.02a.m. local time in Ireland. Just back from the Glackin / Ó Domhnaill "do" in the CBPPU, Antrim Road, Belfast. What a night !!!! Tickets for "X" people sold - 2xX turned up !! Local musicians set the scene and the two boys did the rest. And what a "rest" it was. The CB is now becoming *the place* to be for ITM in North Belfast. In conversation with an bheirt during the interval, I found out that they are past pupils of the Brothers. They both applied for membership on the spot. Happy Days. The next ti,e MudCatters are in the Athens of the North, they should pay us a visit. Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mike Ireland
Date: 31 Jan 99 - 03:46 AM

There seems to be Irish sessions everywhere but in Ireland. Is there anyone out there - in Ireland - who uses Mudcat and could put up the details of a few sessions in Ireland?

Mike


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mike Ireland
Date: 02 Feb 99 - 06:30 PM

Hi Annraoi

Sorry about my note above - how did I miss your message. I was hoping to go to the Glackin / + Domhnaill "do" in the CBPPU but when I went to get tickets from Eamon Maguire they were all sold out. He tells me the CB hopes to run more events like this. Do you know any future details for the CB club?

Mike


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 06:26 PM

Just thought I'd give this thread a bit of a boost
There must be tons more places you guys play...
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Owen McBride
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 07:27 PM

I'll be playing inthe Free Times Cafe, in Toronto on March 17 Funnily enough. A great palce for great acoustic music in Toronto. Owen


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 08:35 AM

Hi Mick!

I was at a great session in New Jersey on Sunday.

The first time I was invited to the place, there were accordian, bodhran and fiddle players falling off the walls. I went out there with Brian Conway, his sister, Rose Flanagan, his wife, Bernadette Fee Conway, and Eilleen Goodman expecting the same. Only one person came out of the "audience" to play with us. It was Eileen Ivers of Riverdance and Chieftains fame. All of the above grew up together in the same New York "hedgerow schools" of Irish music taught by the late Martin Mulvihill and the late Maureen Glynn. It was quite a night!

I have the name of the place and a rough idea of where it is. When I get the telephone number and other details, I'll send them along to you.

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 09:02 AM

One more thing, Mick. I should tell you that the Thursday session at Kate Kearney's in NYC has died the death after a number of years. Taking it's place is...

SUNDAY 6 to 10PM
The Black Sheep, 583 Third Avenue (between 38th & 39th Streets), New York City. Tel. 212-599-3476. Usually led by Don Meade.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Big Mick
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 09:47 AM

Dan, my friend, I am envious beyond description. I can only imaging sitting there and wishing I had the nerve to jump in with that bunch. The craic must have been fierce.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 18 Feb 99 - 05:34 AM

Hi Dan
Thanks for that info... I'll make the necessary amendments
sorry this is brief, I'm late for an appointment (as usual)
cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 10:22 PM

Just thought I'd bring this up again as it's been rather quiet on the venues front as of late
I know some of the places mentioned above have "gone out of business" as far as holding sessions are concerned
Anyone got any new places to add to the list?
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:12 AM

Hi folks: My band, Sorcha Dorcha - plays at Bagatelle, 12 Saint Marks Place NYC 8th street between second and third ave. Wends. night between 8 and 10, and anyone who wants to play a tune or two is welcome to drop in. If you are really good, play more than two. Larry Otway


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 02:32 PM

Here in Brussels, there virtually b****r all at the moment, despite quite a sizeable Irish expat community. Sin E on the second Tuesday of the monthis all I'm aware of. If anyone else knows of anything else nearby ....please let me know (quick!).

All the best

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 07:11 PM

Okay Larry.. I'm intrigued.. what does &InOBU" stand for?.. seriously do you have any further info regarding Bagatelle, i.e. tel. no. etc.. If you check out my venues page you'll get an idea of what info I'm after.. let's hope this works.. it's a while since I did this on the cat.. Prof's Site

I'm not even going to guess at "mcmoo".. If you find/hear about any sessions in Belgium please let me know.. there's an empty slot on my venues page for that particular country.. perhaps you ought to organise a bash in the Golden Square.
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Lawrie Collingwood
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 07:38 PM

Where's the Lincolnshire representation? There are plenty of sessions in Lincs, a couple of those I go to in the north of the county are;

The Sloop Inn, Waterside Road, Barton on Humber, North Lincs. Every Tuesday. Totally anarchic, no bosses, cliques or stars, plenty of Irish sets, music from trad to Christy Moore & Bob Dylan, plenty of singing as well. There's something very unusual about this one, it's well worth trying out. Oh yes, and ALL levels are welcome.

The Nag's Head, Wootton, North Lincs. First Sunday each month. A local fiddle club uses this as a post-meeting workout - not much singing (except me!) but some truly excellent fiddling, box playing and guitar work.

Both are very friendly and welcoming, drop by if you're in the area. The Sloop serves sandwiches as well!


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 07:44 PM

Thanks Lawrie,
Any chance of phone numbers?.. I know I'm pushy
Cheers
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Lawrie Collingwood
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 07:48 PM

To Mick Lowe; The Sloop tel. no. is 01652 632581 The Nag's Head is 01469 588253


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: margaret
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 08:12 PM

Mick, there's a monthly session in the little hamlet of Garrison, New York (Putnam County) held the first Thursday after the full moon (really). Starts up around 8:30 PM. It's at Guinon's, a tiny (incredibly tiny, about the size of my computer screen) newstand/deli/pub-in-the-back-room place. Very friendly, all welcome if they can squeeze in! It's at the end of Lower Station Road, right by the train station. Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: InOBU
Date: 28 Nov 99 - 11:37 PM

Hi Mick Lowe InOBU - in One Big Union. Im an old wobblie (well by IWW standards I am a young wob). Bagatelle, is for the most part a gig, however, we are very welcoming to anyone whod like to play. Our core band is Gordon Abrams on flute, a student of Charlie Cohans brother, who I am embarassed to say, I am blanking on his name, Mary Shannon, an American cousin of the Shannons who own Connors in Dolin, Co. Clair and myself on the Uilleann pipes. Hope to see you there. If there is anything you need to know, I can be reached at InOBU@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 05:55 PM

I play 1st & 3rd Sundays @ Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle in Pittsburgh, PA. Open session roughly 4:30 to 7:30 There are also ceilis every Tuesday evening 8:00 to 11:00ish. There is a bit of a pecking order to play at the ceilis, so I only play once or twice a month, and dance the other nights. Slan Agat, Rich


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 09:10 PM

I half heard about a couple of sessions in the Burlington area (Vermont's largest City, all 45,000 souls) I'll listen in on the folk calendar again this Sunday and get more details.

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: sowens2@home.com
Date: 29 Nov 99 - 09:31 PM

Mick, There is a great little pub on the Jersey shore kown as the Claddagh Lounge, located in the dirty ol town of Highlands. Every Sunday night sessions start at 6 PM. It can be interesting some nights, but needs more diverse players. Spread the the good word! Regards, S.J. Owens


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 06:26 PM

Many thanks for all your help
If you get chance check out the venues page HERE, not only will it give an idea as to the information already posted about a particular venue, but you never know, you might find one near you, you didn't know about
You will also see how very few venues mentioned in Ireland.. is that significant or not?????
Again.. a thousand thanks
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: GuitarPicker
Date: 30 Nov 99 - 08:11 PM

There's a place in Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago)where Sundays at 2:30 you find some great Irish musicians. You'll find bodhrans, pipes, fiddles, etc. It's frequented by professional musicians and music majors from Northwestern U. It's very traditional so know your chops and traditional melodies. Oh, the pints are poured right and the chowder is fantastic. It's all at Tommy Nevins Pub in downtown Evanston (sorry, I don't have the phone# but it's an 847 area code. -peace.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Melbert
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 07:27 PM

Chester UK - "Ship Victory" Tuesday nights, anything (acoustic) goes.....
Chester UK "Gardners Arms" Thursday nights... mainly tunes, some songs.
Carrigaline, Co Cork, Ireland, "Rosies Bar" Monday nights.. fantastic session, mainly tunes.
Glanmire, Co Cork, Ireland. Tuesday nights, "the Heron's Perch" mainly unaccompanied singing, (bit like an old parlour party.....)
Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland, "The Maid of Erin", sometimes a good session on Thursday nights.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 04 Dec 99 - 07:38 PM

Again I express my thanks to all who have taken the time to submit venues here.. but I need to reinforce the image I have here on the mudcat of being either perdantic/picky/a perfectionist.. or what you will.
The aim of creating a venues page on my site was that I could offer as much information as possible to would be visitors to a particular locale. and although I thank the likes of Melbert, I would like to be able to give anyone looking for venues in whatever town/city/or whatever, slightly more info.. i.e a more definitive address, what's going on down at that particular venue.. how to get there or at least how to contact them and double check what nights/days the session is running
To which end I've created a simple "form" to fill in which you can download in a zip format from HERE
Again I thank all who have contributed to this.
Mick


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 05:40 PM

Time for a refresh & an update, for/from new Mudcatters, I think- good thread!

Mick- You will also see how very few venues mentioned in Ireland.. is that significant or not????? -could be due to lack of computer facilities or no knowledge of Mudcat, rather than lack of sessions!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: GUEST,Rich(stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowbetter
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 07:52 PM

I played one of the best sessions of my life a couple weeks ago at The Irish Oak in Chicago! I don't remember the address, but it's near Wrigley field. Top notch players without top-notch egos! Exceptional etiquette. Mighty tunes. I felt extremely welcome from open to close.
Thought I'd give it a mention.

Rich


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: GUEST,Dave Murphy &Virginia Blankenhorn
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 03:27 PM

We'd like to extend an invitation to singers interested in Irish songs who, while passing through Detroit, might be at a loose end. Come to the White Heather Club on Woodward Avenue, just north of Nine Mile Road, on a Thursday night.

We've begun to talk about songs in the Sean Nos...and, if we're brave enough, sing a few as well. We both have a lot of such songs collected down through the years and we sing them unaccompanied. Yes, it's a bit rarified and not to everyone's taste, but we also felt that to invite other singers would be important if this idea was to grow. After all, you wouldn't want to be listening to just the pair of us.

There are more details in the URL below. If you'd like to come, listen or take part, we're meeting at about 8pm in the kitchen, right next to a refrigerator.

http://www2.speedlink.net/~cara/cce/classes/amhrain.html

Hope you can make it.

Virginia & Dave


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Peg
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 02:00 PM

Virginia and Dave;

Best of luck to you with your traditional singers' sessiun! I discovered the Traditional and Folk Singers' Club in Boston two years ago and it is wonderful. It is not all sean nos by any means but nearly all of what is sung is traditional Irish, Scottish or English. We collect weekly dues (a dollar) and use the funds for guests performers...we have so far had Frank Harte, Sean Tyrrell, Maggie Kristol, even Liam's brother!

It is rare to find a sessiun friendly to singers (I find there have to be at least one or two musicians I am friendly with leading the sessiun and even then I wait to be asked; until then I play the boudhran--which I am far less facile with then I am with my voice so I play it quietly but in rhythm at least-- and keep my mouth shut).


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: Herge
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 02:41 PM

Mattie Moores, Caircastle, Co.Antrim every Sat afternoon 4pm -8pm Billy Andy's Pub, Ralloo, Co.Antrim - Most Wed nights 9pm - 11pm (ish) Herge


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: GUEST,Greg Renault
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 02:47 PM

In Toronto, Ontario, CA, sessions of traditional music occur at the Dora Keogh pub (141 Danforth Avenue, 416-778-1804)on Thursdays, 9-12 p.m., and Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Heavy on the tunes, at a challenging pace. Song occasionally, treated with respect. Dancing by chance and as space allows. For example: yesterday, among the usual assortment of flutes, fiddles and whistles we had five pipers. At different times during the session three complete sets were danced. Drop by if you're in town.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: GUEST,Dave Auty
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 04:25 PM

Mick,

The Venue Index doesn't seem to work..not for me anyway!

For some regular Irish sessions in East Kent, UK Sessions

Dave.


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Subject: RE: Irish Sessions.. Where do you play?
From: GUEST,whistledon
Date: 02 Oct 00 - 05:04 PM

3rd Sunday each month at Four Green Fields, Tampa. Fl. All levels welcomed. tunes and singing. trad only, nice folks.

4th Sunday each month at Annie Moore, St. Pete. Beach, Fl. tunes and singing, all levels. trad only, friendly bunch


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