Dance Music Jams and Open Bands
(Last updates made 8/2/21 - a few listings were removed)
There are many opportunities to play dance music in our area, both in jam sessions and pick-up bands.
Please note: Sessions can be cancelled or moved without notice. We recommend you confirm time and location by checking websites, emailing or calling the contact person

Type of Music
Blues Jam 4th Wednesdays
8 p.m.
Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
or 610-867-2390
Cajun Jam 2nd Wednesdays
7:30 p.m.
Trenton Social led by Alan Willinger

Contra Pick-up Band - Princeton Country Dancers Monthly Princeton, NJ
Contra Pick-up Band - Spuds monthly jam, and about 7 times a year for dances Glenside, PA
Contra Dance Tune Jam 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m.
(sessions in summer are sporadic! check first!)
Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall,
Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042
Mary Roth
[email protected] 
English Country Dance   Narberth, PA musicians' page on
Germantown Country Dancers website
Irish Session
9pm First Monday of each month Paddy Rooney's,
449 West Chester Pike ,
Havertown, PA
Irish Session Monthly
check schedule
Mermaid Inn,
7673 Germantown Ave,
Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia
Chris Brennan-Hagy 215-233-2077
Irish Session 2nd Wednesdays
8 pm
McShea's Restaurant & Bar,
242 Haverford Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 .
(610) 667-0510
contact Den at
[email protected]
Irish Session Thursday 8:30 pm Blarney at 328 South St
Philadelphia, PA
Irish Session First Friday 8 - 11 pm.
Slow session 8-9
Regular session 9-11
check schedule
The Irish Center
at The Commodore Barry Club,  
6815 Emlen Street,
Mt. Airy, Phila, PA 19119
(215) 843-8051 or
contact Tom and Pam O'Malley at
[email protected]
or (215) 242-8047.
Irish Session Saturday
Fergies Pub
1214 Sansom
(215) 928-8118
Darin Kelly and Brendan Callahan
Irish Session C The Plough & The Stars,
2nd & Chestnut, Phila.
(215) 733-0300
Irish Session Sunday
The Bards, 22nd & Walnut, Phila. (215) 569-9585
Darin Kelly and Brendan Callahan
Klezmer Jam

First Sundays 1 - 3pm
Monthly Klezmer Jam, Dance and Cabaret:
Play, sing, dance or lisen

Main Line Reform Temple,
410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood PA


Next Generation
Irish Learning Session
Second Sunday Sept - May
1-3 pm
The Irish Center
Carpenter & Emlen Streets
Dennis and Kathy & Chris Brennan-Hagy
Old Time Music Jam 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:45 PM Mannion's Pub
Somerville, NJ
Old Time Music Jam 4th Wednesdays
8PM - 11PM
Mitchell's Café
11 Church St
Lambertville, NJ
Old Time Music Jam 2nd Friday
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Upstairs at The Gryphon Café
105 West Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
Old Time Music Jam 3rd Friday
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Pat's Pizza
47 West Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Scandinavian Music Jam 4th Wednesdays Lambertville, NJ
Scottish Dance Music     musicians' page on the
Delaware Valley RSCDS website
Singing/Open Mike 7 p.m. most Sunday evenings Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
or 610-867-2390
Sing Out! Singing/Open Mike
2nd Tuesdays
8 p.m.
Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
or 610-867-2390
Swing Jam 3rd Tuesdays
8 p.m.
Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
or 610-867-2390

This list maintained by and Peggy Leiby.