This content is derived from the Sessions listing in Issue 51 of Shreds and Patches. A typical session will involve singers or musicians, or both, arranging with a landlord to have the use of part of their premises for performing music in an informal way. At first glance, sessions often seem to be unstructured, but the beginner should be aware there is often an understood, if unwritten, etiquette in operation. If in doubt about joining in, it's easy to quietly ask. Simple courtesy is usually enough. Sightseers are generally expected to leave the performers with a centre circle, so that each performer can hear the other well: this improves the quality of the music. It is rare for amplification to be used.
We have a separate section for slightly less open meetings: clubs for dancers (including the Morris), storytelling, workshops and concert clubs are in the Contacts section.

WhenWhere, Contact
Mon: Every.Golden Lion, Llandysilio (on A483). Rob Cook-Williams 01691 830295
Mon: Every.Shroppie Fly, The Wharf, Audlem. Landlord 01270 811772.
Mon: First.Prince of Wales, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury. Stuart Altman 01743 242055
Mon: Last.Admiral Rodney, Criggion (off B4393) Lionel Parker 01691 831162
Tue: First.White Lion, Knighton, nr. Woore. Celtic. Pete Hall 01630 661429
Tue: First.White Lion, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth. Bob Hayes 01746 763962
Tue: First.Blue Bell, Tushingham, nr. Whitchurch. Philip Stafford 01948 662074
Tue: First.All Nations, Madeley. Jim 01952 585747 Go to top of page
Tue: Second.The King and Thai, Broseley. Richard Freemantle 01952 883287
Mon/Tue:Second.Red Lion, Cheswardine. Celtic. Peter Hall 01630 661429 (check day/date)
Tue: Fortnightly.Railway, Penybontfawr. Welsh. Gary Northeast 01938 810626
Tues: Third.The Royal Oak (The Tiddly), Ellerdine Heath. English. 01939 250300
Tues: Third.The Boat, Jackfield. General music & song. Fliss Burke 01952 586986
Tue: Third.The Bhurtpore, Aston, nr. Wrenbury. Celtic. Pete Hall 01630 661429
Tue: Fourth.Blue Bell, Tushingham, nr. Whitchurch. Celtic. Pete Hall 01630 661429
Wed: Every.The Elephant, Llanidloes. Landlord 01686 412505
Wed: Every.Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates. Telford Acoustic Club. 01952 608450
Wed: Every.Crown Inn, Oakengates. Telford Acoustic Club. John Ellis 01952 610888
Wed: Every.Globe, Coleham, Shrewsbury. Terry Eggleston 01743 350038
Wed: Every.Golden Lion, Llandysilio (on A483). Rob Cook-Williams 01691 830295
Wed: First.Miners Arms, Priestweston. Bill Johnson 01938 555863
Wed: Second.Old Town Vaults, St Mary’s Street, Whitchurch. Neil Moore 01948 665128
Wed: Third.Kings Arms, Shropshire Street, Market Drayton. Alan Wisener 07863 174517
Wed: Fourth.Three Horse Shoes, Sambrook. Celtic. John McGuinness 07800 663953
Thur: Every.Boat, Jackfield. Irish. Fliss Burke 01952 586986 Go to top of page
Thur: Every.The Mount, Llanidloes. Andrew Warren 01686 413316
Thur: Every.Cross Keys, Selattyn. Mainly Irish. 01691 355457/650247
Thur: First.Rifleman, James Hall Street, Nantwich. Bernard Potter 01270 258097
Thur: First.The Bird in Hand, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury. Jack Merson 01743 872970
Thur: First & Third.Crown & Sceptre, Minsterley. Landlord 01743 791260
Thur: Second.The Wrekin Inn, Wellington. Mainly English. Flos Headford 01952 240989
Thur: Fouth.Sun, High Street, Clun. Dave Wright 01588 640552
Thur: Last.Grapes, Welshpool. Rees Wesson 01938 552309
Fri: First.The Bell, Yarpole. Ann Gray 01584 879348
Fri: Second.The Royal Hill, Melverley. Lionel Parker 01691 831162
Fri: Third.Navigation, Maesbury. Hilary Harrison 0796 6658455
Fri: Third.Workhouse, Y Dolydd. Llanfyllin. 01691 649062
Fri: Third.The King's Arms, Cleobury Mortimer. Ann Gray 01584 879348
Sat: Second.Boars Head Hotel, Middlewich. Dave Thompson 01606 836896
Sun: First.Market Hotel, Scotland Street, Ellesmere. Hilary Harrison 0796 6658455
Sun: First.Black Swan, Jackfield. Song. Bill Caddick 01952 882471
Sun: Second.Powis Arms, Pool Quay, nr. Welshpool. Lionel Parker 01691 831162
Sun: Last.Bowling Green, Stoke Prior, nr. Bromsgrove. Landlord 01527 861291
Sun: Alternate from May 22nd.Loggerheads, Shrewsbury. Nick Howard 01743 242556 Go to top of page