A session is an informal evening of music, where anyone can come and join in. Every one is slightly different, so it's best to check before you go if you're after something in particular.

Many sessions will be mixed, i.e. welcoming to tunes or songs from any background. Some will have specific requirements, e.g. French Music / tunes only, but these will be included in the listing so if it doesn't specify it's fair to assume the norm. In terms of etiquette, some sessions will have a particular format (i.e. taking turns in a circle) and some are more of a free for all! If you're unsure it's best to contact the organisers to check in advance.

A list of regular sessions is included on this page (click on link for more details of each session).

To see which sessions are coming up this week please check the events calendar. The calendar is updated when we are informed of changes but as none of us are perfect it's best to check the session link and confirm whether it's still on or has had to move venue, particularly if you're travelling a long way!

If you run a session and want it added to the calendar, please email the details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There are plenty of pubs in Oxfordshire amenable to hosting sessions, and you might just discover one that's not been listed in the calendar yet! (If you do please give the session organiser a nudge in this direction..!)

For sessions a bit further afield try http://uksessions.net/ 

Sunday
3:30pm - 6:00pm     Oxford Slow Session - St Aldgates Tavern, Oxford - 1st Sunday
3:30pm                     Grove Slow Session - The Bell Inn Grove - 2nd Sunday
4:30pm                     Oxford Sunday Social Folk Session - The White House Oxford - 3rd Sunday
4:30pm - 7:30pm     Oxford EuroPlus Session - The White House Oxford - 4th Sunday
7:30pm - 10:00pm   Transatlantic Session - The Up In Arms Marston - 1st & 3rd Sunday
7:30pm - 11:00pm   Bampton Folk Club - The Morris Clown Bampton - Every Sunday
8:00pm                     Session in Eynsham - The Queens Head Eynsham - 2nd & 4th Sunday
8:00pm                     Irish Session - The Half Moon - Every Sunday

Monday
8:00pm                     Come All Ye Session - The Black Lion, Greenmore Hill, Woodcote - 1st Monday
8:00pm                     1st Monday Music Session - The Boat Inn, Thrupp - 1st Monday
8:30pm                     Bell Folk Circle Session - The Bell Inn, Adderbury - 1st & 3rd Monday
8:00pm                     Aunty Shanty - Jolly Farmers - 2nd Monday
8:00pm                     Sing Around - The Half Moon - 3rd Monday
8:00pm                     Old Time and Bluegrass - The Star, Rectory Rd Oxford - 3rd Monday
8:00pm                     English Session The Half Moon - 4th Monday
8:00pm                     Finstock Unplugged (Finfolk) - Last Monday
8:30pm                     The Bell Inn Traditional Folk Session - The Bell Inn, Adderbury - 5th Monday

Tuesday
8:00pm                     Irish Session - The Mulberry, 237 Broadway, Didcot - 1st Tuesday

Wednesday
7:00pm                     Wantage Folk Session - The Kings Arms Wantage - 1st Wednesday
2:00pm - 4:00 pm    Chinnor 2nd Wednesday Session / Workshop - 2nd Wednesday
8:00pm - 10:00pm    Chinnor 3rd Wednesday Session - Chinnor Village Hall - 3rd Wednesday
8:00pm                     English/Irish - The Fleur de Lys, 30 Main Rd, East Hagbourne - 3rd Wednesday
8:30pm                     Oxford Scandi/French Session - The Plough, Wolvercote - 3rd Wednesday
2:00pm - 4:00pm     "Very slow" session/workshop - Chinnor Village Hall - 4th Wednesday

Thursday
8:00pm                     The Swan Session reborn! - The Swan & The Faringdon Brewery - 1st Thursday
8:00pm                     Irish Session - The Coach and Horses, Kinecroft, Wallingford - 2nd Thursday
8:00pm                     Come All Ye Session - The Coach and Horses, Kinecroft, Wallingford - 4th Thursday

Friday
8:00pm                     4th Friday Session - The Royal Blenheim Oxford - 4th Friday
8:00pm                     The Oxford Scottish Session - The White Hart, Wolvercote - 4th Friday

Saturday
12:00pm                    Queer Open Friendly Folk Session - Jolly Farmers - 2nd Saturda