Where to hear traditional Irish music in London


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Please see some recommended London sessions below


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Regular Sessions – London (updated 3 Sept 2021)




The Lamb Tavern (8.30pm), 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL – Tel: 02076090253


The Nightingale (8.30pm), 51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London E11 2EY Tel. 02085304540


Herschel Arms Slough (8pm) 22 Park Street, Slough SL1 1PS - Tel. 0190410756

Whelan’s Kingston (8.30pm) 20 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EB – Tel. 02085499845

Radicals and Victuallers (8pm) (last Thursday of the month) 59 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NY – Tel. 02077047691

Blythe Hill Tavern (8.30pm) 319 Stanstead Rd, London SE23 1JB - Tel. 02086905176

Prince Albert (8.30pm)  54 Hounslow Road, Twickenham TW2 7EX – Tel. 02088943963

First Thursday of the Month: Garden Gate Pub in Hampstead, 14 S End Rd, London NW3 2QE. Tel. 02074354938


Connolly’s Chiswick (10pm) 450 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5TT – Tel. 02089943980

South London Irish Centre (9pm) (last Friday of the month) 138-140 Hartfield Rd, London SW19 3TG – Tel. 02085430608

Irish Cultural Centre (5.30pm)  5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith W6 9DT – Tel. 02085638232

McCafferty’s Bar North Harrow (9pm) 25 Broadwalk, Pinner Rd, Harrow HA2 6ED – Tel. 02089878028

Brendan the Navigator (8pm) 90 Highgate Hill N19 5NQ - brendanthenavigator@outlook.com (sessions suspended during January 2022)


Howl at the Moon (3-5pm) 178 Hoxton St, London N1 5LH – Tel. 02076881970

Colin Campbell (8pm) 264-266 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2BY – Tel. 02076935443


Howl at the Moon (3-5pm) 178 Hoxton St, London N1 5LH – Tel. 02076881970

Brendan the Navigator (3pm) 90 Highgate Hill N19 5NQ – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (sessions suspended during January 2022)

The Harrison (6pm) (last Sunday of the month) 28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF – Tel. 02072783966

McCafferty’s (6.30pm) 699 High Road, Seven Kings IG3 8RH – Tel. 03301334362

Gertie Brownes (6.30pm) 95 High Road, East Finchley N2 8AG – Tel. 02088831506

P J O’Connor’s (6.30pm) 239 High Road, Wood Green N22 8HF – Tel. 02088886413

Colin Campbell (8pm) 264-266 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2BY – Tel. 02076935443

The Lamb (8pm) 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL – Tel, 02076090253

The Old Wheatsheaf (7.30pm),  3 Windmill Hill, Enfield EN2 6SE Tel. 02083674167


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