Last Updated 12/09/10
Grizzly Pear - Wednesdays 10 pm-1 am - old-time and bluegrass sessions inherited and improved upon in our post-Baggott Inn world
Brass Monkey - Sundays 5-8 pm - start off a long night of sessions with Irish music
11th Street Bar - Sundays 9:30 pm-1 am - fantastic Irish session led by Tony DeMarco
Red Horse Cafe - Sunday 4-8 pm - Every first and third Sunday of the month for an old-time fiddle jam
Sunny's - Saturdays - bluegrass/acoustic jam
Irish Music Session Listings - Niall O'Leary's recommendations for Irish sessions
Jalopy - check their schedule - great music every night, but closed Tuesday
DANCE INSTRUCTORS & CLASSES
Maura Mulligan - Irish ceili dance classes
NYCBluegrass.com - event listings for the bluegrass and old-time community in NYC
MUSIC AND DANCE EVENT LISTING SITES
Bob Radcliffe's International Dance Events - event listings for international dance
The Dance Gypsy - contradance listings
Ted Crane's Dance Database - contradance, dance band, and dance caller listings and info
Tom Bailey - one of our very own, very talented NYC musicians whom we always welcome to NYCBD - and who gave me my first gig in NYC!
Benoit Bourque - Quebecois Step dancer, dance caller and musician - a favorite of the barn dance!
Wendy MacIsaac - wonderful Cape Breton fiddler
Two Fiddles - Dean of New England Contradancing - Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman - Dave Harvey's mentor
Julianne Carney - versatile and gifted violinist and teacher - plays a variety of styles: classical, old-time, improvisational
Pat Cannon's Foot and Fiddle - acclaimed company performing traditional music and dance styles
The Boston Kiltics - step dancing, set dancing, music, song from the Scottish tradition in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Tony DeMarco - fantastic fiddler in the Irish (Sligo) style
The Wahoo String Band - new and old tunes in the Southern tradition
Niall O'Leary - World Champion Irish step dancer - performs, teaches and leads a dance company
The Bosco Stompers - cajun music for NYC - reforms and disbands as Henry returns and departs
Henry Hample - fiddler in the French-Canadian and Cajun styles, currently living in the other part of the U.S.
DANCE & MUSIC EVENTS
Folk Music Society of New York (a.k.a. New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club) - traditional music society in Jackson Heights, Queens
Balkan Dancing at the Hungarian House - dance to music from the Balkan region of Europe every Friday night
Zlatne Uste Golden Festival - there's nothing like this annual January weekend of dancing to Balkan music - 40+ bands!
Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA)- contrdances for L.I., great dance in beautiful Smithtown barn
Country Dance New York (CD*NY) - New York City weekly contradances - local and touring bands and callers
Gender-Role Free Contradance in NYC - great dancing without gender-specific dances and calls
World Music Institute - concerts of world-renowned artists in many styles: Indian, celtic and gypsy, to name a few.
The CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree - open-mic J. Cash & Hank W. in four chords or fewer! House band back-up.
The Dance Flurry - amazing annual weekend festival of contradancing every Februar
MUSIC AND DANCE RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS
Centre Mnemo - Quebec organization serving as vast resource of traditional music, dance, song and stories.Folk Music Society of New York (a.k.a. New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club) - traditional music society in Jackson Heights, Queens
Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) - huge number of resources for dancers, dance callers, and music listeners
Thirty Below Zero - primary resource for French-Canadian dance music, videos, books