Wednesday 30 October 2019

List of Songs & Tunes sessions.

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Australian Guitar Making School  ...For those who aren't aware of it there are guitar & instrument making classes available in Newcastle & Lake Macquarie.

Details are as follows:

Newcastle classes instructor: Matt Semmens. Ph 0425 387 270
6 different class times at the Mayfield school:
Tues, Wed, Thurs 6-10pm or...Tues, Wed, Fri 9.30am-1.30pm

Lake Mac. classes instructor: Strato Anagnostis Ph 0425 202 154.
4 different classes at the Toronto school:
 Mon, Tues, Thurs 6-10pm or    Fri 9.30am-1.30pm
Sundays, 6.30 to 9.30pm

Slow Session Traditional Irish music for beginners/intermediate players (melody instruments only).
Bush Music Club, Tritton Hall, Hut 44, Addison Road Centre,
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Cost $10 (concession $5), includes tea and bikkies.
Enquiries:  Colum <>

Sundays, 6pm till late, Free entry.
Irish Trad tunes and songs session @ The Doss House
  77 George St, The Rocks Great venue. 170 yo convict built sandstone building in oldest part of Australia. Best session venue ever. And it’s a whisky bar with 150 varieties to choose from, hosted by Celtic Tones

1st Sundays, 2pm

All welcome to our informal friendly music afternoon - sing, recite, play, whatever.
Tea & coffee available, bring nibblies

Margaret & Alan 12 Naranga Ave, Engadine, 15 min walk from Engadine Station (40 mins from Sydney)
enquiries - email Margaret  or phone 0403 936 785 beforehand in case we have to change plans.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Celtic & Contemporary Music Session.
A welcoming & fun bunch of people, about enjoying songs & music with a largely Celtic folk theme (with a few contemporary songs). Vocal cords & other acoustic instruments welcome. Listeners also welcome. No charge. Share song folders available.
Roches Family Hotel, GRAFTON:  
enquiries - Mazza 6647 3274
Sundays, 6-10pm
Hero of Waterloo Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney
enquiries - Brendan, 9818 4864
1st Sundays, 4-7pm
Tennis Club Session
Tennis Club Morisset

1st & 3rd Sundays, 2-5pm
Sydney Scottish Fiddlers,
all ages welcome
New Church, Shirley Rd, Roseville
enquiries - Trish - (02) 9416 2402
 2nd Sundays, 2-6pm
Traditional Irish/Folk session
O’Murrays Irish Bar Bakehouse Lane, Morisset.
For further information contact: Gabriele on 0418146555 or Sharyn 0418146554
3rd Sundays, 3-6pm.
Irish Music Session
For a feast of fantastic tunes and songs.
Town Hall Hotel, corner Turton Road and Station Street Waratah
Enquiries: Shayne or Roz  phone 4967 3167, text 0407 643 844.

Troubalukers - Meeting most Mondays from 10am to midday at the Everglades Country Club – Dunban Rd, Woy Woy, we share songs, play together and pass on a few bits and pieces to help improve our playing.
Contact - Sue Gates 4344 2904 or 0409 157 145
Mondays, Feb to Dec, 5.30 to 7.00, $7
Slow tunes session (bush music)

Bush Music Club, Tritton Hall, Hut 44, Addison Road Centre,
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
plenty of parking in the Centre
Enquiries - Kerry
0409 600 949
Mondays Feb to Dec, 7.30-10pm, $7
Songs & Tunes session (bush music)
Bush Music club, Tritton Hall, Hut 44, Addison Road Centre,
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
plenty of parking in the Centre
Enquiries - Eric  0404 680 048

Mondays, 9-11pm
Redfern Shanty Club @ The Dock,
Every Monday night, from 21:00, a few beers, a whiskey and some good old songs from the sea (and we throw in a few Irish favourites).


 3rd Mondays 7.30pm
The Figgy Sessions at the Figtree Pub (Illawarra)
Blackboard, all poets, yarnspinners, singers, musos welcome
1300 887 034,
2nd Tuesdays, from 9pm
Marrickville Shanty Club  @ Gasoline Pony,
Acoustic music at the restaurant of Mittagong Hotel.
Contact for further info.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7.30 to 10.30
Irish Music Tunes Session
Shamrock Inn, Asquith Magpies Rugby League Club,
Alexandra Rd, Waitara
enquiries - Pam 9489 5786


Wednesdays, 7 to 10pm
Gypsy (and other acoustic) music night

The venue is the Rio Bar in Summer Hill, a small groovy bar right near the rail station and five minutes’ walk from Lewisham West Light Rail Station, featuring Cameron Jones (guitar), Marcus Holden (violin) and Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet). Every week we’ll feature a special guest. Come along and join us. Tell your friends, colleagues and anyone from outa town. We want to make this the place to hang out for good music midweek.
Marcus Holden  0407 404 443

1st Wednesday of each month, 7 - 10pm
Newcastle Acoustic Folk Lounge
Circle session. Any kind of acoustic music and any level of proficiency welcome. downstairs at the Grand Hotel, 32 Church Street, Newcastle.
Enquiries - Tracy 0402 761520 or Cath 4967 3146.
3rd Wednesdays, 
7.30 - 9.30pm.

Southern Sydney Folk Club Dungeon Sessions. Come along & meet other music enthusiasts in the folk tradition. You will have a chance to play your own original or traditional songs in front of enthusiastic & supportive people, & to join in, & play & sing along with new & well known folk songs. Chord sheets on website.

The Shopfront Arts Co-op, 88 Carlton Pde, Carlton. Gold coin donation. Mark 0409 701 249

4th Wednesdays, 8pm
Monthly Traditional Music Session.

Wongawilli Community Hall.
1300 887 034,
7.30 - late
Jam night

Jolly Frog Hotel, cr. Bridge & Macquarie Sts, Windsor
enquiries - Mark 0419 466 004
Wednesdays, 7-10
Irish Music Session,
Clarendon Hotel, Katoomba
enquiries - Tinker 4782 2623

Thursdays, Jamberoo Pub. 7pm
Claire’s Jam session and open mic
If you want to have a go contact Claire ph 0414 860 080
Thursdays, 7.30pm
Irish tune session, jigs, reels, hornpipes etc. The aim is to learn new tunes in a supportive, non-critical environment. Musicians of any standard are welcome. We’ll be starting off slow. Sheet music supplied initially, but will be emailed in future.
In the coach house at the rear of the Presbyterian Manse, Nowra. There’s a kitchen so we’ll break for a cuppa. Cost $2 to cover hire of room.
Just turn up or phone Stuart 0412 288 923
Thursdays, 8pm
Traditional Irish session
The Gaelic Club  0413 941 459
1st Thursdays
Blackheath Folk Club
Ivanhoe Hotel, cr. Great Western Hwy & Govetts Leap Rd
enquiries - Peter (02) 4787 7246
3rd Thursdays
Session, mainly Tunes with occasional song
Various salubrious locations, Hunter region
Ph: Annie A, 4961 0115, for more information and venue,
or send your email address and get put on THE LIST.
4th Thursdays
Sutherland Folk Club session night
Tradies Club, Gymea
enquiries - Jenny 9576 2301
4th Thursdays , 7pm
Kent's Open Mike session
Shenanigan's at the Imperial, Maitland
Fridays, 6-9pm
Gaelic Club Session Sydney’s finest session is back at the Gaelic! Join us Fridays for some tunes and a few pints at Sydney’s home of Irish culture.
Bar open from 3pm, free entry, all welcome.

Find us through the green doors and up the stairs at 1/64 Devonshire Street Surry Hills.
First Fridays, 7-11pm
Bush Music Club's Addison Road Singing session
Bush Music Club, Tritton Hall, Hut 44, Addison Road Centre,
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Cost - gold coin or note! BYO, plus a contribution to supper if wanted.
Enquiries: Glenys
0419 862 005
First Friday (Feb-Dec), 7.30pm
GOULBURN: Bush Traditions Sessions. Music & words available; & refreshments. Songs & poems, tunes, esp. Australian collected tunes from the local area.A booklet of local dance tunes has been compiled to use at the sessions. You can get one at the session or from David's Online Shop.
Goulburn Club, 19 Market St, Goulburn - $5 per session, or annual Club membership of $40. Dinner available - best to pre-order by ringing the Club after 2pm on the day, 4821 2043. Licensed bar.
Enq, Dave Johnson 4884 4214

4th Fridays (Feb-Nov)

Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Acoustic Club
Macquarie Rd, enquiries - Theresa 4751 8157
4th Fridays, 7.30 - 11pm

Bluegrass and Old Time music s
All stringed instruments & singers welcome. No floorspots - just bring some songs we can all join in on.
Kai'mea Room, predominately but not exclusively,

Gymea Tradies Club,
cr. Kingsway & 
Excellent parking, bar and bistro facilities, 10 minutes walk from Gymea station.  
enquiries - Ian 0438 830 374.


2nd Fridays
Irish Session Clovelly
Two Ones Bar, 211 Clovelly Rd Clovelly
The Celtic Tones. Best Irish songs and music

Saturdays, 4-6pm
Seisiuin Bhana.
An "in between" Irish Music session - not to fast, not too slow! Come join us for some tunes and laughs. Pace is as moderate as possible to help encourage any players who are "in-between" beginner and advanced.
Gaelic club, 1st Floor, 4 Devonshire St, Surry Hills  9212 1587


2nd Saturdays, 4-6pm Sydney Scottish Session. Monthly Scottish tunes session.They will generally be on the second Saturday of the month.
Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills.


 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month between 2pm-4.30 pm.  
The Troubadour Sessions -
First Sunday:  CWA Hall The Boulevard Woy Woy (Opposite Fisherman’s Wharf);

Third Sunday (from August 2018) :  Eco-Garden, Kariong Community Centre, Kariong.

enq. Hugh 0402 529 474

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