As of March 18, 2020, all music sessions are canceled due to COVID-19.


These are regular music gatherings in the Monadnock Region. In most cases, it is recommended to call ahead to confirm, as there may be times when the session is not being held.

Write to us with information about other sessions in the greater Monadnock Region.

Nelson Monday Night
Contact: Lisa Sieverts 603-762-0235

Nelson Town Hall 7:00 – 8:00, before the Nelson Monday night dance. Usually a dozen or so folks, playing reels, jigs, and waltzes, at half to three-quarter speed. Round robin – each attendee gets to pick a tune. There is a designated piano player to provide a solid foundation, but all other instruments welcome. A collection of sheet music is provided ($5 donation requested if you want to keep it), and many tunes are also played out of the Portland Collection and the New England Fiddler’s Repertoire.

DelRossi’s Celtic Music Session – Wednesday Evenings

Del Rossi’s is located on Rt. 137 in Dublin, New Hampshire, just north of Carr’s Store (Rt. 101). The music opens with a beginner jam at 6:30, and an open jam from 7:30 – 9:30. Great food and beverage supplement the music. More info.

Peterborough – Town House – 1st Saturdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Fellow music-makers:
Join us for a slow jam before the Peterborough contra dances, held on the 1st Saturdays of the month at the Town House. We’ll meet at 6:30-7:30 to play before the dance starts at 7:30 with a beginner workshop. Bring New England Fiddler’s Repertoire and/or the Portland Collection if you have them, or come play by ear. All instruments welcome — we’ll play at a moderate tempo. The Town House is located at 1 Grove Street in downtown Peterborough, NH. Contact Lisa Sieverts at for more info.

Cooper’s Hill Public House – 1st and 3rd Sundays 

Live Irish Music 2-4 pm
More info.

Cooper’s Hill Public House – 4th Sundays 

Irish Trad Music 2-4 pm
with Randy Miller and Anthony Santoro
More info.

Further away

-Salt hill Pub, Newport, NH, every Wednesday from 6:00-9:00. Hosted by Randy Miller and Roger Kahle. More info.

-McNeill’s Brewery, Brattleboro, VT, second Wednesday of every month from 7:00-10:00. Hosted by David Cantieni, Randy Miller, and Roger Kahle.

-Salt hill Pub, Hanover, NH, every Thursday from 6:00-8:30. Hosted by Randy Miller and Roger Kahle. More info.