To add a session, club, or festival listing, email SOTI with the name, location, dates, and times.


Belfast Singing Circle, Belfast, Northern Ireland – First Wednesdays at 8:00pm

Bloomington Singers’ Circle, Bloomington, Indiana – Second Sundays, 8:00-10:00pm at the Runcible Spoon Café and Restaurant.

Galway Traditional Singers’ Circle, The Crane Bar (upstairs) on Sea Road, Galway. Third Saturday of the month except July and August, 6:30-8:30pm.

An Góilín Singers’ Club, Dublin, Ireland – Fridays at 9:30pm except summers.

Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle,  either in McFeeley’s Bar, Clonmany or in the North Pole Bar, Drumfries, Co. Donegal – Second Fridays at 9pm, September – June.

Lietrim Singers Circle, Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim – First Sundays at 5pm, led by Jim Bainbridge and Jackie Boyce

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched, The Cobblestone, Dublin, Ireland. Every first Sunday of the month at 9pm *Check out the our profile of Larry*

Sligo Traditional Singer’s Circle, Ballinacarrow, Co. Sligo, Ireland –  Second Wednesdays at 9:30pm

The Tom Finucane branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann hosts a list of singing sessions. These are being updated as of February 2013.


Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann – The goal of the Fleadh Cheoil has been to establish standards in Irish traditional music through competition. The Fleadh has developed as a mainly competitive event, but it also includes showcases of concerts, céilithe, parades, pageants, and street sessions.

Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Ireland

The Frank Harte Festival, Dublin, Ireland

Sean-Nós Cois Life – “an annual festival of Irish-language ‘old-style’ singing that has been held in Dublin since 1992, with an admixture of instrumental music and dance. The main aim of the festival is to give an opportunity to people to learn and sing Irish-language songs in traditional style.”

The Irish Traditional Singers Page also has a nice list of festivals.

2 thoughts on “Sessions/Clubs/Festivals

  1. You might like to include:

    Song Central, Dublin is a Singers’ Circle in Dublin City Centre.
    2nd Sunday of every month; 6pm to 10+
    Any song, any style, any voice.
    Acoustic self-accompaniment welcome. No mic.
    All singers, song-hunters and listeners very welcome.
    Chaplins Bar, Hawkins St., Dublin 2 (near Trinity, DART, Luas, city bus stops).

  2. Your heading includes Scotland, but all the clubs (except one in IN) and festivals listed are in Ireland. Is there nothing similar in Scotland?

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