BLUEGRASS SESSIONS (as at November 2019)

This list works upwards geographically from the Southwest. Sessions missed, changes or errors –

Best check with organisers before making a journey. Sessions are also listed on the BBMA website  Alternatively, sessions may be listed on Facebook, Bluegrass/American Events

See Facebook “Bluegrass & Old Timey Devon” for details. Eg. The Oak Inn, South Brent –   Second Sunday in the Month. Teign House Inn, Christow – fourth Sunday afternoons 3-6pm. Bread & Roses pub Plymouth, – 4thTuesday

Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month,7.30pm, The Charles Dickens, 56-58 Heene Road, Worthing BN11 3RG. Gari Owen,

Cross Keys Inn, Lydford on Fosse, TA11 7HA. Second Monday most months. Also Free picking weekend first weekend in May. John Boston

The Bridge Inn, Bridge Road, Shortwood, Bristol BS16 9NG, 3rdTuesday of month 8pm on.
Bluegrass Jam Session @ The Greenbank, Easton, Bristol BS5.All welcome from beginners to seasoned pickers. From 8pm on the first Wednesday of each month, starting 7th August 2019. For more info or to join the mailing list email Helen:

Barley Mow, Bathwick St opposite Sydney Gardens BA2 6NZ, 2ndWednesday in month, 20.30. Mike Pryor. Pub has Facebook page.

Blackwater and Hawley Leisure Centre, Camberley, Surrey GU1117 9BW. Second Tuesday of the month, 8.30pm. Gary & Sherryl Payne: check 01276 609954 or if coming any distance.

Fortnightly at The Lougher Boat Club, Glan Yr Afon, SA4 6TW. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Organiser Roland Emmanuel, 01792 893147

The Victory, 88 St Owens St HR1 2QD. First Wednesday each month. Martin Blake martyblake@btinternet.com01432 342018 or 07846 669890.

London and South East.
See Rick Townend’s comprehensive list of venues and events.
Builders Arms, Croydon, Chris Lord, 3rdWednesday of month.
The Lamb pub, 54 Holloway Rd, London, near Highbury & Islington tube. 1st Weds of each month Helen Keen & Pat Longley. Sessions start at 8 and all are welcome. Pat Longley patricia.longley@hotmail.coHelen Keen
Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe St, Walthamstow E17 4SA, 8.30pm, last Wednesday each month.(Not 26thDec 19). Pippa on or htpps://

Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Second Tuesday of the month, 8.30 – 11.00pm. Venue: The Coachmaker’s. Arms, St. Mary’s Street, Wallingford. Bluegrass and OldTime session, Contact: Lucy Quinn on 01491 835122 or by email

Taube Marks 01865 552111 or The Red Lion Public House, Oxford Road, Old Marston Village, Oxford.  Last Monday of each month, except August.  Start time 8.30 pm

Colchester.The Bricklayers Arms, Rectory Road, Little Bentley, CO7 8SL. 3rdTuesday each month, 8-11pm Contact

IpswichThe Wheatsheaf, Church Rd, Tattingstone, IP9 2LY. 2nd Tuesday each month, 8-11pm. Contact
The White Horse, White Horse Hill, Tattingstone, IP9 2NU. Last Wednesday of each month. Contact as above.

Royal Oak, 22 Church Street, Naseby Northants, NN6 6DA. 7.30pm to 11.00pm first Tuesday each month. Bluegrass Jam session…free chips for pickers!! Brian Dowdall.

Cambridge Bluegrass and Old Time Session.2nd Wednesday of the month at The Six Bells 11 Covent Garden, Cambridge, CB1 2HS. 8.30 pm until about 11.30 pm. Players of all levels are welcome. Contact Jim Dougans on 07803 158084 or send message to the session FB page 

Bluegrass Bash. Park Gate Inn Dodford B61 9AJ. 8pm 2nd& 4thWednesday. See Facebook page.

The Old Moseley Arms, 53 Tindal St, Balsall Heath, B12 9QU on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 8pm 11pm, Pete Ainsworth, 01788 537198.

The White Horse, The Street, South Lopham, Diss, IP22 2LH. A1066 Thetford to Diss Road. It’s held the last Monday of The Month 7.45pm  Contact Ian Tofte 07885517356 Email

Helsby Bluegrass Club – Helsby Community Sports Club, Chester Road, Helsby WA8 0DL every Thursday @ 8.30pm. Kevin Shannon Mob 07955 221783, Sports Club No 01928 7222267.

Junction Pub, News Lane. Rainford WA11 7JU. Every Wednesday. Predominately Bluegrass with some other styles. It welcomes all Bluegrass players to come and join in. Contact Tony Cooney 07725268954. or Owen Duffy  07542048852.

Tass Bar, 1 High Street,EH1 1SR. First Thursday of each month. Betty Cooper

Green Tree Pub 45 E Main Street EH52 5AB. Usually, every second Tuesday each month. Ian Strain. or phone Ian on 07761272019.

Bar Gumbo, Byers Road, last Monday each month. Wilf James
Star Bar, 537-539 Eglinton Street G5 9RN. Every three weeks from Sat 19thJan. Harvey Allan.

Dundee, Angus and North Fife
Nothing regular at present, but anyone wanting a get together, or perhaps to set something up is welcome to get in touch with Ruth Alexander ( 01382 229960 or 0787048390) who has offered to help facilitate.

Scottish Highlands and Aberdeenshire
Similar to above – pickers, singers or just Bluegrass fans should contact Anna on 079061 73993 or