Irish Session for Young Musicians

The Upstate Irish Arts Center is excited to host the area's only Irish Session for Young Musicians (school age through college)! You can find the location of our next monthly session on our Facebook page. We are currently on break until the fall - but if we can, we'll put togethert some summer pop-ups!

There are a number of traditional Irish Sessions and other folk sessions around the upstate area in and around Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties.  Check out some of the ones we know of here.  You can find more session listings at and on various social media pages.

To be listed here, please email us.

Other Area Sessions


Third Sunday of the month (September to June) at 12:00 pm.

430 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY

feat. Comhaltas Sean O’Riada Branch

Shamrock House

Every Sunday at 1:00 pm.

2388 NY-145, East Durham, NY

feat. Peggy Green and friends

Fiddlers' Tour

Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

430 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY

feat. Fiddlers' Tour

The Ale House

Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

680 River St, Troy, NY

feat. Curragh, traditional Irish music and invited musicians

The Parting Glass

Every Wednesday, except August, at 7:00 pm.

40 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY

feat. Pan-Celtic music and tunes

Old Songs Slow Session

Third Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 pm.

37 S Main St, Voorheesville, NY


Tinker Street Tavern

Every Monday at 7:30 pm.

297 Tinker Street , Woodstock, NY

feat. Woodstock Celtic Session

Other sessions and events can be found on the following sites.

The Session 

Ceol Agus Rince (Eastern US)