Live Traditional Irish Music

New York is home to some of the best traditional Irish sessions in North America. Nothing beats listening to great trad music while ensconced in a friendly Irish pub. Local hero’s Don Meade, Eamonn O’Leary, Tony DeMarco and others host vibrant sessions each week throughout Manhattan.



Landmark Tavern

626 11th Ave.

(Corner 46th St.)

(212) 247 2562

8 PM

Don Meade and friends play in the back room at this classic old school Hell’s Kitchen institution.


Theatre 80/ William Barnacle Tavern

80 St. Mark’s Place

(Near 1st Ave.)

9 PM

Deirdre Corrigan and Dan Gurney and friends provide the music at this unique East Village venue!



Swift Hibernan Lounge

34 E 4th St

(Bowery & Lafayette St.)

(212) 260 3600

7.30 PM

Join Eamon O’Leary and his friends at one of the best trad sessions in The East Village!


Paddy Reilly’s

519 2nd Ave.

(Corner 29th St.)
(212) 686 1210

Weekly Irish music session with various musicians.



Paddy Reilly’s

519 2nd Ave.

(Corner 29th St.)
(212) 686 1210

10pm till 1AM

Dancer/musician/architect Niall O’Leary presents his weekly Irish music and dance session with plenty of guests throughout the night.



The Harp

729 3rd Ave

(45th & 46th St.)

(212) 818 0123

9 PM -1 AM

This new edition is winning lots of Irish music fans since it opened last year.


St. Andrew’s

140 W 46th St.

(6th & 7th Ave.)
(212) 840 8413

9 PM till 1 AM

Enjoy traditional Irish/Celtic music in the heart of Times Sq.



11th Street Bar

510 E 11th St.

(Ave. A & Ave. B)

(212) 982 3929

10 PM till late

Fiddler extraordinaire Tony DeMarco and friends gather at this cosy East Village pub till the wee hours!