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If you're planning a trip to Montreal and would like to check on any of the sessions, feel free to send an email

Monday
L'Escalier (see details) Weekely session, mostly Quebecois, singing later on
Siamsa (see details) Irish school weekly session
Tuesday
None listed
Wednesday
McLeans (see details) Weekly open session for Irish, Quebecois and other
Thursday
None listed
Friday
None listed
Saturday
Hurleys (see details) Weekely session, mixed Irish tunes and songs
Slow Session (see details) Weekly Irish session for those who want to take their time
Sunday
McKibbins (Bishop) (see details) Weelky session, mixed Irish tunes and songs
McKibbins (St Laurent) (see details) Weelky session, mixed Irish tunes and songs

McLeans

The session is held every Wednesday night at the McLeans Pub, 1210 Rue Peel, just south of Ste Catherine in Montreal. Typically starts at 8-00pm and goes on until 11-00pm or later.

This session is primarily for those who enjoy a more informal atmosphere, we welcome everyone, no matter what their level of expertise. The session grew big enough to divide a while ago, with slower players now playing on Saturday at the slow session. Songs are also welcome.

Everyone takes part in the session, from claiming the bar space and arranging the chairs at the start, to introducing new comers and leading tune sets.

Saturday Slow Session

In 2009, the original Wednesday night session grew big enough that the slower players moved to playing on Saturdays. The session is held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturdays at the Old Orchard pub, 20 rue Prince Arthur.

While some of us have been playing for years, there are often people who have only been playing a few months. Don't worry about starting off a tune slowly or one that you might not be able to play all the way through. There is always someone who will join in to help you out.

L'Escalier

The session is held every Monday at Café l'Escalier, 552 Rue Ste Catherine, next to the Archambault music store, opposite the Berri Metro Station. Tiny door, easy to miss, with stairs that go directly up, hence the name of the place. Session runs from 9-00 pm until 1-00 am.

A young, enthusiastic crowd. Can be fast. Very friendly place, free beer for musicians as long as the tickets last.

Hurley's

The session is held every Saturday at Hurley's Pub, 1225 Rue Crescent. Session runs from 3-00pm until 6-00pm.

A long standing Montreal session in a pub with a reputation for Irish music and story telling. Hosted by Banjo Bob and Belfast Andi three weeks out of every four. Hosted by Paul Legrand every third Saturday of the month.

McKibbin's (rue Bishop)

The session is held every Sunday afternoon in McKibbin's Pub, 1426 Rue Bishop, just north of Ste Catherine's in Montreal. Session runs from 2-00pm until 5-00pm

The session is hosted by Banjo Bob and Belfast Andi and welcomes a wide range of musical tastes starting from traditional Irish music, interspersed with Andy's amazing singing talent.

A very friendly session well worth making a detour for.

McKibbin's (rue St Laurent)

The session is held every Sunday evening in McKibbin's Pub, boul St Laurent, just north of Sherbrooke in Montreal. Session runs from 6:00pm until 9:00pm

The session is hosted by Banjo Bob, Patrick Hutchinson and Belfast Andi and welcomes a wide range of musical tastes starting from traditional Irish music, interspersed with Andy's amazing singing talent.

A very friendly session well worth making a detour for.

Siamsa Session

The Siamsa Seisiun happens every Monday night from 8 to 11:30pm in the upstairs performance room at Hurley's Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent Street. It welcomes players of all levels of traditional Irish music. It was started in June of 2011 by Fred Graham, board member of Siamsa, and is quickly growing in popularity.

The bar staff arrange the tables and chairs ahead of time for the seisiun players. So, all you need to do is grab a place, join in the craic, and don't be shy to lead us off with a set of tunes when the urge strikes you. The Siamsa seisiun also appreciates listeners of all levels of expertise; the more the merrier! We love to play our favourites and also enjoy enlarging our repertoire, so visiting musicians are always warmly welcomed!!