Mobberley, Cheshire. Bulls Head. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Mainly English. Brian and Linda Corrigan, 01565 654014
Burton upon Trent. Coopers Tavern. Every Tuesday, 9.00 pm. English and Irish. Howard Mitchell, 01283 532551 (pub).www.derbyfolk.co.uk
Lancaster. Gregson Centre. Every Tuesday, 9.00 pm. Advanced Irish. Gordon Johnston, 01524 593845.
Lancaster. Gregson Centre. Every Thursday. All types. Rebecca Livesley, 01524-36416.
Jackfield nr Ironbridge, Shrops. Boat Inn. Every Thursday, 8.00 pm. Irish. Fliss Burke, 01952 586986.
Jackfield nr Ironbridge, Shrops. Black Swan Inn. 3rd Sundays. English. Dave Hunt, 01952-505073.
York. The Maltings. Every Tuesday. English, Irish, Scottish. Mike Tavener, 01904 798738.
Sheffield, Chapeltown. Commercial Hotel. Every Monday. Singaround. George Hill.
Sheffield, Dungworth. Royal Hotel. 2nd Sundays, 8.00pm. English. Diane Richardson, 0114 2631315, or Mark Davies, 0114 2851479.
Sheffield, Stannington, Rivelin Hotel. 4th Thursdays, 8.00pm. English. Diane Richardson, 0114 2631315.
Sheffield, Kelham Island Tavern. 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Mainly English. Val Huzzard. 0114 2552228.
Sheffield, Kelham Island Tavern. 4th Sundays. Unaccompanied song. Richard Arrowsmith, 0114 231 6779.
Sheffield, Kelham Island, The Fat Cat. 1st Fridays. All sorts of stuff. Andy Bowdin, 0114 266 5197. www.play-on.org
Sheffield , Hillsborough Hotel. 4th Thursdays, European (French and Scandinavian). Val Huzzard. 0114 2552228.
Buxton, Derbys. Four sessions: The George. Every Monday. Music and Song, anything goes. Ramsay's Bar. Every Thursday. Tunes only. Paul Sullivan, 01298 22530. Prince of Wales, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. The Eagle, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Chris Rockliffe, 01298 72934,
Stamford, Lincs, Barnack, Millstone Inn. Every 1st Tuesday, 8.00pm. Many musical types. James Chadwick. See www.acousticsessions.co.uk for contact details.
Longridge, Lancs. Civic Hall. Every 4th Thursday, 7.30pm. Shaun Mills, 01772 780562 (venue).
Middlestone nr Spennymoor, Co Durham, Ship Inn. 1st Sundays, 8.00. Music and Song. Dot and Barry Siddle. 01388 817485.
Middlewich, Cheshire, Boar’s Head. 2nd Saturdays, 8pm. Acoustic and song. Dave Thompson, 01606 836896.
Leeds. Irish Sessions: Headingley, The Skyrack, every Tuesday, 9.30pm; Otley Rd, New Inn, every Sunday, 8.30pm; York Rd, Irish Centre, first Saturdays, 9pm.Chris O’Malley, email@example.com
London SE1, Horseshoe Inn. 1st Sundays, lunchtime. English. Martin Nail, 020 7485 2459.
London, Hanwell. Duke of York. Every Monday, 9.00pm. Intermediate Irish. Mick Bailey, 020 8567 2319 (pub).
London, Greenwich. Lord Hood pub. Every Tuesday, 9.00pm. English music and song. 020 8858 1836 (pub), firstname.lastname@example.org
London, Forest Hill. Blythe Hill Tavern. Every Thursday, 9.00pm. Intermediate Irish. Danny Mackay, 020 7848 0553/0119. Free beer for players.
London, Highgate. Red Lion and Sun. Last Thursday of month. Intermediate, mainly Irish. Pete Eiseman-Renyard, 07958-282898.
London, Kentish Town, The Fiddlers. Every Sunday, 6.00-9.00pm. Intermediate Irish music and song. Mick Bailey, 020 7267 7737.
Bradford on Avon, Wilts. George Inn. 2nd and 4th Mondays. Mainly English. Chris Timson, 01225-863762
Dorchester. Wessex Royale Hotel. 2nd Tuesdays (?). Music, song and stories/poems. Howard Wright, 01305-263544.
Langton Herring, Dorset. Elm Tree pub. 1st Tuesdays. Music and song. Howard Wright, 01305-263544.
St Albans, Herts. Rose and Crown. Every Thursday, 9.00pm. Music and song. 2nd Sundays, 8.00pm,. Music and song with guests. Alison Macfarlane, 01727 852111.
Blanefield, Lanarks. Carbeth Inn. Fortnightly Thursdays. Scottish Music and Song. Colin Dunk, 0141 956 7037 (or Inn 01360 770002).
Dunoon, Renfrews. Lorne Bar. Every Sunday, 1.00pm. Scottish Music and Song. Loudon Temple, 01369 705064 (pub).
Kelso. The Cobbles Inn. Every Friday, 9.30pm. Music and Song. David Kilpatrick, 01573 226032. Mainly acoustic though low power also permitted.
Edinburgh. White Hart Inn. Every Monday, 9.00pm. Scottish Music and Song. Marieke Smegen, 0131 2262806 (pub).
Edinburgh. Bennet’s Bar. Every Wednesday, 9.00pm. Scottish, Beginners. Nigel Gatherer, 01764 656347. ‘Slow’ session.
Edinburgh. The Ensign Ewart. Every Sunday, 9.00pm. Intermediate, Music and Song. Sandy Brechin, 0131 2257440 (pub).
Edinburgh, Sandy Bell’s Bar. Every Sunday afternoon, 3.00pm.Mainly Scottish, Music and song. Jack Campin, 07800 739 557. Especially good for ‘soft instruments’ (harmonica and smallpipes).
Edinburgh. West End Hotel. Every Thursday, 9.00pm. Irish and Scottish music for Gaelic speakers. Mark Neilly, 0131-441-6628 (pub).
Musselburgh. Volunteer Arms/Stagg’s Bar. 1st Mondays. Music and song. John Jessiman.
Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Fisherman’s Tavern. Every Thursday, 9.00pm. Intermediate, Scottish and Irish. Music and song. Peter Gilmore, 01382 775941 (pub). Pub has featured in CAMRA guide for more than 30 years.
Brechin, Angus. Caledonia Hotel. Every 4th Friday, 8.00pm. Irish and Scottish, Music and song. Manuel Balaguer-Cortes 01356 624345 (pub).
Killin, Perthshire, Ben Lawers Hotel. Every Sunday. Music and Song. William Chisholm, 01838 300 235.
Cairndow, Argyll. Stagecoach Inn. Every 1st Friday, 8.00 pm.. Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop, Music and Song. Mark Morpurgo. 01301 703559.
Aberdeen, The Globe. Every Tuesday, 9.00 pm. Intermediate Music and Song. Scottish Culture and Traditions Assoc, 01224 591900. (Start time may be later if football on TV!)
Stranraer, Swan Inn. Every Wednesday, 9.00pm. Acoustic music and song. Cathy Frank, 01776 810473.
In addition to the above info on individual sessions supplied directly to Living Tradition, there are a number of websites which list much that’s going on. Some of the information contained on these websites may be out of date, so please ensure you check with the session organisers before jumping in the car!
www.tmsa.org.uk/ Run by the Traditional Music and Song Association. Lists sessions in Scotland .
http://www.thesession.org/ Primarily devoted to Irish Traditional music, but Scots, Cape Breton, and US music also to be found on this site, plus an international session listing to be highly recommended.