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.

I am open to receiving tunes from contributors, but they must be tunes that are regularly played at local sessions. This requirement helps keep the workload manageable and focused.

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!


Saturday, 3-6pm - The Stone Jug, 232 Water St., Carbonear, NL. Hosted by Gerry Strong. Open to all players.

Saturday, 8-10pm - Peter Easton Pub, 29 Cookstown Road. Hosted by Kelly Russell.

Sunday, 3-6pm - O'Reilly's Pub, 13 George St., St. John's, NL. Hosted by Fergus Brown-O'Byrne & Tony O'Brien.

Monthly / Occasional

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