Last edited · 425 revisions  

 


Some Live Online Concerts; Play and/or Sing alongs; Workshops; and Radio from around the World:

This page's URL: https://groups.io/g/RJDF/wiki/Online_Sessions_etc   OR   https://bit.ly/Shut_In 

 

Online Dance listings moved to:

 (many feature great live music you can play along with)

https://groups.io/g/RJDF/wiki/20963  OR  https://bit.ly/Online_Dances

 

Most are free (or at least in part) - Donations appreciated

Individual events listed first by date, reoccurring events listed further down, by start time and then day of week (MO-SU)

Some are also archived

 

Some events do not post their exact live link until show time, or it is not always immediately obvious where it is.

(past versions of this list with prior events can be found by clicking on "revisions" in upper right corner of this page)

Suggested additions, revisions, corrections, etc welcome: <RJDF+owner@groups.io>

 

Times shown are Eastern Time, US, which as of Nov. 1, 2020 is UTC-5

If events are located in another Time Zone, their local time and/or location is in parentheses.

Check times by date and location: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter-classic.html

Updated: 2021-01-14 10:50am

 

 

LIVE ONLINE EVENTS: 

Concerts, Play, Dance, and/or Sing alongs:

Consider making a donation to the artists

Some may be archived

(See REOCCURRING EVENTS listed after first time (on this list) / single date events)

 

TH-SU 1/14-17

22nd Annual Portland Old-Time Music Gathering

Concerts, Workshops, Jams, Dances, and more

http://bubbaguitar.com/gathering/  OR  https://bit.ly/33lBC3w

potmginfo@gmail.com

 

FR-SU 2021-01-15/17

WOW workshop

with Alistair Fraser and Natalie Haas

https://www.nwscottishfiddlers.org/online-workshop/

 

SU 1/17 1-4:15pm

33rd Annual Ralph Page Virtual Event

Concerts, Dances, Jam, Retrospectives, etc

Free, Registration required, Donations appreciated

https://www.neffa.org/ralph-page/33rd-annual-ralph-page-a-virtual-event/

 

SU 1/24 7-9:30pm

New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) presents:

Indian classical dancer Soumya Rajaram

Fiddler EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks

Percussion wizard Dave Curry and his band the Drum Nomads

Free, Registration required, Donations appreciated

https://www.neffa.org/neffa-online/

 

SA-SU 1/30-31

Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival

https://bmcvt.org/northern-roots-festival/

 

FR-SU 2/12-14

34th Dance Flurry / The Flurry

Dancing AND Music Making

https://www.flurryfestival.org

 

SU 2/28 7-9:30pm

New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) presents:

Peregrine Road, Homegrown Stringband, plus more

Free, Registration required, Donations appreciated

https://www.neffa.org/neffa-online/

 

SU 3/21  7-9:30pm

New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) presents:

Alex Cumming, The King’s Busketeers

Free, Registration required, Donations appreciated

https://www.neffa.org/neffa-online/

 

TH-SU 4/15-18

Fiddle Hell (Spring 2021) Online

Details and Registration should be available February 2021

https://fiddlehell.org

 

FR-SU 4/23-25

NEFFA 2021 Virtual Festival

https://www.neffa.org/neffa-online/

 


REOCCURRING, sorted by start time, then day of week (MO-SU):

 

Sundays 10am

Sunday Morning Live Coffee Music Sessions

Gene Bourque (guitar)

hosted (and archived) by Cape Cod Acoustics

https://www.capecodacoustics.com

https://www.facebook.com/capecodacoustics/

 

Daily Noon

Daily Antidotes of Song

hosted by Washington [DC] Revels & Carpe Diem Arts

http://revelsdc.org/2020/daily-song/

https://www.facebook.com/revelsdc/live

 

Tuesdays Noon (10am Mountain Time, US)

Tunes and Coffee Hour

with Louise Steinway and Isaac Callender

https://www.facebook.com/tunesandcoffee/

hosted by Montana State Old Time Fiddlers Association

https://www.facebook.com/montanafiddlers

 

Tuesdays 12-12:30pm (11-11:30am Central Time US)

Fiddle for Duffers Lesson 

hosted by Charlie Walden and Possum's Big Fiddle Show

https://www.facebook.com/bigfiddleshow/

 

Wednesdays 12-12:30pm (11-11:30am Central Time US)

Mando for Duffers Lesson

hosted by Charlie Walden and Possum's Big Fiddle Show

https://www.facebook.com/bigfiddleshow/

 

Thursdays Noon (10am Mountain Time, US)

Tunes and Coffee Hour

with Louise Steinway and Isaac Callender

https://www.facebook.com/tunesandcoffee/

hosted by Montana State Old Time Fiddlers Association

https://www.facebook.com/montanafiddlers

 

Saturdays 12-1:30pm (11am-12:30pm Central Time US)

Camp Possum Workshops (learn tunes)

with Possum (Charlie Walden) and Patt

hosted by Possum's Big Fiddle Show

https://www.facebook.com/bigfiddleshow/

https://blog.charliewalden.com/

YouTube and archived

 

Fridays 12:30–1:30pm (9:30–10:30am Pacific Time US)

Play-along jam with Carina and Jack

hosted by Old Time Open Jams in the "messenger room"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390588871395459/

 

Sundays 12:30-2pm

Raleigh NC Irish Sessioners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/242200056178862/

 

Saturdays 2-3pm (on Holiday break until 1/9/21)

Virtual Guided (Slow) Session (Irish)

Shannon and Matt Heaton

https://www.facebook.com/MattandShannonHeaton/

(YouTube link posted at session's start)

playing favorites from their Guided Celtic Session playlist

https://shannonheatonmusic.com/monthly-guided-session-at-the-armory/

archived: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShannonHeatonMusic/videos/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/234922177733461/

 

Saturdays 2-4pm (moved to Thursdays 7-9pm for 2021?)

French-Canadian Jam

with Paul Fackler

French-Canadian Music Association of North Carolina

https://www.facebook.com/groups/500757526764702/

 

Sundays 2-4pm (Noon-2pm Mountain Time, Canada) (through 2021-01-03)

Paul Gitlitz's Zoom Old Time Jam

Find link: http://bit.ly/OTJamsCalendar

 

1st and 3rd Saturdays 2-4:30pm (11am -1:30pm Pacific Time US)

Couth Buzzard Irish session

Email for details: mkchenarnp@gmail.com

 

Tuesdays 2:30-6pm (7:30pm UK)

UK Old Time Jam

with Su Mo and Jules

(fiddle, banjo) and (guitar)

Jam starts at 3pm

https://oldtime.sumo55.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sumo55sumo/live (live and archived)

 

Sundays 2:30-5pm or so (7:30pm UK)

UK Old Time Slow Jam

with Su Mo and Jules

(fiddle, banjo) and (guitar)

Jam starts at 3pm

https://oldtime.sumo55.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sumo55sumo/live (live and archived)

 

Mondays 3-4:30pm (8-9:30pm UK)

Phoenix Folk Online Irish Steady (slower) Sessions

led by fiddle and guitar  (PDF tune book online)

https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/participation/online-sessions

 

Thusdays 3-4:30pm (8-9:30pm UK)

Phoenix Folk Online Irish Sessions

led by fiddle and guitar  (PDF tune book online)

https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/participation/online-sessions

 

Sundays 3-4pm

The Folk Project Television Show

Various Folk performers hosted by 

New Jersey's premier acoustic music and dance organization

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events/the-folk-project-television-show/

https://www.youtube.com/c/FolkProjectVideo

 

3rd Saturdays 4:30-7:30pm

Maestro Bistro Plus

4:30 3 simultaneous workshops - registration required

6pm concert

Donations requested

hosted by Maine Fiddle Camp

https://www.mainefiddlecamp.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/MaineFiddleCamp/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/149361975560/

 

Saturdays 5-7pm

Virtual Behan Irish Session

(usually at the Brendan Behan Pub, Jamaica Plain MA)

led by Cara Frankowicz and friends

Find URL each week (in Event Discussion):

https://www.facebook.com/carafiddle/

 

4th Saturdays 5-7pm (2-4pm Pacific Time US)

Slower Than Dirt Old Time Jams

https://slowerthandirt.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SlowerThanDirtOldTimeJam/events/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2001672339970270/

https://slowerthandirt.org/virtual-jams/

 

Mondays 6pm (5pm Central Time US)

Mondays with Mr Morley

Play Along Irish & Old Time Session

Tom Morley (fiddle)

https://www.facebook.com/tmorley

 

Mondays 7-9pm

Songs that Sing to Me 

Online song circle with Jay Wilensky

hosted by The Folk Project's Acoustic Stayaway

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events/songs-that-sing-to-me/

 

Tuesdays 7-7:30pm (4pm Pacific Time US)

Amelia Hogan sings A capella

https://youtube.com/user/ameliaisaverb

 

Tuesdays 7-8pm

Various performers

hosted by The Folk Project's Acoustic Stayaway

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/HSNOI/videos

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events

 

Tuesdays 7-9pm

Sean and Caroline Brennan perform and host guests

https://www.facebook.com/solidaritysessions/

https://www.facebook.com/seanpatrickbrennan

https://www.carolinebrennanmusic.com

 

alternate Tuesdays 7-9pm (next: 12/29)

Baltimore Old Time Slow Jam

hosted by Ken Kolodner, Alex Lacquement, and Brad Kolodner

(fiddle), (guitar), and (banjo)

https://www.kenandbrad.com/old-time-jam.html

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445722452176784

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Baltimore+Old+Time+Jam

 

Wednesdays* 7-8pm

Dunne's Virtual Sessions

Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and slides

with Brian Conway and Jerry Ó Sullivan

http://www.brianconway.com

https://www.facebook.com/brian.conway.1232/

https://www.facebook.com/BrianConwayMusic/

Facebook Live

*Sessions often not announced more than 24 hours in advance.

 

Wednesdays 7-8pm

Teach Your Guitar to Sing (TYGS)

Workshop with Bob McNally

hosted by The Folk Project's Acoustic Stayaway

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events/teach-your-guitar-to-sing/

 

2nd Wednesdays 7-10pm

Monthly Quebecois Session

hosted by Quebecois Session of Boston

Details: https://www.facebook.com/QueSesBo/

Find Master Tune List (Google Doc): 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/QueSesBo/about/

 

Thursdays 7-9pm (formerly Saturdays 2-4pm)

French-Canadian Jam

with Paul Fackler

French-Canadian Music Association of North Carolina

https://www.facebook.com/groups/500757526764702/

 

Thursdays 7-9pm

Stayaway Songwriters Circle 

Workshop with Dave Kleiner

hosted by The Folk Project's Acoustic Stayaway

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events/stayaway-songwriters-circle/

 

Fridays 7-8pm

Various performers

hosted by The Folk Project's Acoustic Stayaway

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/HSNOI/videos

https://stayaway.folkproject.org/events

 

Tuesdays 7:30pm

Tuesday Nights at the Chatham Fiddle Company

mostly Celtic tunes and songs with Rose Clancy and Friends

hosted by the Chatham Fiddle Company

http://www.chathamfiddlecompany.com/

https://www.facebook.com/rose.clancy/

 

Thursdays 7:30pm

Thursday Night Old-Time Jam

with Rachel Eddy and Emily Hammond

https://www.facebook.com/groups/246092236822958

https://www.youtube.com/user/racheleddy

 

Fridays 8pm

Drink Up and Stay Home Bluegrass Jam

led by Matt Flinner (mandolin)

(tune list and sheet music provided)

https://www.mattflinner.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mattflinnermandolin/

 

Fridays 8pm

The Friday Night Jamboree: Home Edition!

Old Time and Bluegrass outdoor concert Livestreamed on Facebook

https://www.floydcountrystore.com/

https://www.facebook.com/floydcountrystore/

https://www.floydcountrystore.com/events/category/friday-night-jamboree/

 

Daily 8:30pm (5:30pm Pacific Time US)

Quarantine Happy Hour 

40 minutes to an hour of live Old Time music 

100% of the tips go to the performer of the day

hosted by The Horsenecks

http://www.horsenecks.net/

https://www.facebook.com/TheHorsenecks/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/quarantinehappyhourmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106385289724371/

 

Mondays 9-10:30pm (7-8:30pm Mountain Time US)

Virtual Tractor Jam Alternative (Albuquerque NM)

with the Virginia Creepers Old Time String Band

http://www.virginiacreepers.com/

https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaCreepers/

 

Tuesdays 9pm-11pm (6-8pm Pacific Time US)

The Ould Sod Virtual Session (San Diego CA)

http://appcordions.com/zoom/

 

Wednesdays 9pm (8pm Central Time US)

Camp Possum Wednesday Night Sessions

Contra Dance tunes from Upper Midwestern US, Canada, New England, Scotland, Ireland, Shetland, etc.

with Possum (Charlie Walden) and Patt

hosted by Possum's Big Fiddle Show

https://www.facebook.com/bigfiddleshow/

https://blog.charliewalden.com/

YouTube and archived

 

Thursdays 9-10pm (6-7pm Pacific Time US) (began 11/12/20)

Sightreading the Portland Collection (v1-3)

(pages will be screen shared for those who don't have the book yet)

http://www.theportlandcollection.com

Find the link at:

http://bit.ly/OTJamsCalendar

 

Tuesdays⋅10-11:30pm (7-8:30pm Pacific Time US)

Andronico's Old Time Jam

hosted by Dinah & Noah Stroe

Dinah Stroe dinahbeatrice@gmail.com

Find the link at:

http://bit.ly/OTJamsCalendar

 

Thursdays 10-11pm (7pm Pacific Time US) (until 7/15/21)

Tony Furtado & Stephanie Schneiderman 

https://www.facebook.com/events/149701759602775

https://www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic

 

Fridays 11-11:30pm (8pm Pacific Time US)

Amelia Hogan sings A capella

https://youtube.com/user/ameliaisaverb

 

 

OTHER LISTINGS and TIPS:

 

Fiddle Hell Online (not just for Fiddles)

160 workshops, 35 Concerts, 34 Jams (archived until 2/8/21)

(Live event is over, get access for a reduced price)

https://fiddlehell.org

 

Old Time Open Jams 

Join (free) to support it, Jam Map, additional information, and more

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390588871395459/

Calendar: http://bit.ly/OTJamsCalendar

 

Fiddle Tune Video Library

tunes and live performance by various musicians

https://www.facebook.com/groups/179483679364853/

 

Irish Pub Music

Traditional Irish Music Session

(60+ sets of tunes to play along with)

hosted by Online Academy of Irish Music

https://www.oaim.ie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JouNUWkux80

 

Quarantunes

tunes shared by various musicians

https://www.facebook.com/groups/165807867745284/

 

QuaranTunes

tunes and live performance by various musicians

https://www.facebook.com/groups/535090926999604/

 

Hillary Klug

Fiddle videos

https://youtu.be/ngGdEC4bsx4

https://youtu.be/cSSs4KUCEDE

 

Dance & Song Online Events (some require a fee)

listed by Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS)

https://www.cdss.org

https://www.cdss.org/community/covid19/online-events

 

How to Change YouTube Playback Speed (not during Live events)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7jFS7NXS14

 

 

TUNE LINKS:

1000s of traditional tunes

https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldtimemusicinnewengland/permalink/2835804583141117/

 

Fiddle Tunes and Coffee 

with Louise Steinway and Isaac Callender

400+ plus tunes

https://youtu.be/rynk6rjxALw

 

 

RADIO, on air and online (sorted by start time, then day of week):

Radio Stations around the world:

http://radio.garden

 

24/7

Old Time Mountain Music Radio - Live 365

http://www.old-time-mountain-music-radio.com

https://live365.com/station/Old-Time-Mountain-Music-a83994

 

24/7

BluegrassCountry

Bluegrass with Classic Country, Old Time, Newgrass, Americana, Folk, Blues, Gospel, Field Recordings, etc

https://bluegrasscountry.org

also some dedicated shows, e.g. "Old Time Jam", "The Thistle and Shamrock", "Grateful Dead Hour"

https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/

 

24/7

Country Dance Music Radio

featuring contra, English, and related community dance music

https://contracorner.com/radio

 

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Hillbilly @ Harvard  

plays Bluegrass and traditional Country music and has since 1948

(sometimes ends a little earlier) 

http://whrb.org or 95.3 FM in the Greater Boston area

https://www.whrb.org/departments/hillbilly-at-harvard

https://hillbillyatharvard.wordpress.com

 

Sundays Noon-2pm (5pm UK) (archived)

Saturdays 2-4pm (7pm UK) (archived)

"Take the Floor"

Traditional Scottish music and song

hosted by Gary Innes on BBC Radio Scotland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y72yv

 

Saturdays 4-5pm (9-10pm UK)

Pipeline

The definitive pipe music programme, featuring news and recordings from the piping world.

hosted by Gary West, The Pipers' Gathering 

https://www.pipersgathering.org/

on BBC Radio 5 Live (also archived)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/search?q=Pipeline/

 

Mondays 5-8pm

The Fiddle & The Harp

Celtic/World Music

with Dinah Mellin, Denya LeVine, April Baxter, or Mark O'Leary

WOMR/WFMR 92.1/91.3 FM or https://womr.org (live or often archived) or

Radio Free America https://womr.org/listen/radio-free-america/

https://womr.org/podcast_category/the-fiddle-and-the-harp/

https://www.facebook.com/FiddleandHarp

 

Wednesdays 5-8pm

Bradford Street Bluegrass

usually with John Nelson or Jim Rohrer 

WOMR/WFMR 92.1/91.3 FM or https://womr.org or often archived on

Radio Free America https://womr.org/listen/radio-free-america/

 

Sundays 6-9pm

PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show (Raleigh NC)

https://pinecone.org/content/about-radio-show

in eastern NC: https://www.947qdr.com or on air 94.7 FM

outside eastern NC only on the WQDR app: 

https://www.947qdr.com/mobile-apps/

 

Tuesdays 7-10pm

"Bluegrass Junction" hosted by Tom Banyai

WICN 90.5 FM public radio, Worcester MA

https://www.wicn.org/shows/bluegrass-junction/

https://www.wicn.org  

 

Saturdays 9pm-Midnight

Dixie Bee Line 

http://wumb.org or 91.9 FM, 91.7 FM, 91.5 FM (depending on where you are in Eastern MA), & 88.7 FM Milford NH

Jon Gersh plays vintage Hillbilly, Rockabilly, Country, Honky-Tonk, Bluegrass, Old Time, Cajun, and such

http://www.wumb.org/programs/announcers.php?AnnouncerID=11

 

 

PODCASTS:

Irish Music Stories Podcast

with Shannon Heaton

https://shannonheatonmusic.com

https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/irishmusicstories

 

Trip to the Cottage

Traditional Irish Music, usually with host Danny O’Mahony on Radio Kerry

https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast/trip-to-the-cottage/

 

Music for the Mountain

Jon 'Chip' Concord's Bluegrass and Old Time online radio station

http://www.musicforthemountain.com/