Session at Greensleeves Pub, May 23,2021. Photo credit: Jason Noseworthy

NLTrad is a small, curated collection of traditional music organized in an online, searchable database. My focus is on Newfoundland and Irish tunes that are played at local sessions here in St. John's, NL, Canada.

Thanks to Jason Noseworthy for the image above, taken at a session in Greensleeves on May 23rd, 2021!

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Tunes in this collection will always be freely available.

--- Allan

Traditional Music Sessions

Support your local session - drop in to listen or play. If you decide to play, please practice good session etiquette!


Friday 7-10pm - Erins Pub, 186 Water St, St. John's, NL. Hosted by Billy Sutton

Saturday, 2-5pm - ColdWater Foods & Cafe, Carbonear, NL. Hosted by Gerry Strong. Open to all players.

Saturday, 8-11pm - Peter Easton Pub, 29 Cookstown Road. Hosted by Kelly Russell.

Sunday, 2-5pm - Quidi Vidi Brewing Taproom, 35 Barrows Rd., St. John's, NL. Hosted by Billy Sutton & Aaron Collis.

Monthly / Occasional

One Wednesday each month, 9:00-11:30pm - The Ship Pub and Kitchen. This monthly session is organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society. A different host each month. Suitable for players of all skill levels. Check website for details.