Sessions are one of the best ways to build community and share in the joy of traditional music. Sessions are offered year-round at a variety of levels, and are organized by members of our local community. Here are a few regular sessions we know about — if you would like to add one, please email us!
Also, check out our Common Tunes page before you go! It’s a work in progress, but it will get you started!
Mostly Irish Sessions @ Geaghan's Pub
570 Main Street, Bangor, ME
These sessions, held twice-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s, are great for players at intermediate or advanced levels, but beginning students are encouraged to listen and participate as appropriate. There is no fee to participate. If you plan to bring audience members with you, plan to make a reservation in advance as the restaurant fills up quickly.
Southwest Harbor Sessions @ Harbor House
329 Maine Street, Southwest Harbor, ME
Traditional music session every Wednesday night, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Harbor House, Southwest Harbor. Someone teaches a new tune during the first half hour. During the rest of the evening, we play traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, French Canada, Appalachia, and other cultures. We play this music with acoustic instruments such as fiddle, accordion, pipes, penny whistle, flute, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, harp, banjo, bodran, Jew’s harp, and others. Sharing tunes, and learning them by ear is strongly encouraged. Anyone who wants to play, learn, or listen to this music is welcome. For more information, please contact Ray Lambert at 207-244-8090 or at email@example.com.
Sessions at the Acadia Trad Festival
If you like sessions, make sure to attend the annual Acadia Trad Festival! Here are a few offered during our afternoon workshop periods (a small fee applies). Click to learn more!