KC Metro Area ITM Sessions
For real-time updates go to the Facebook group KC Irish Sessions.
Fourth Friday: There is an open session at the monthly Browne’s Irish Marketplace (3300 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111). Come to a great traditional music session at the oldest continuously run Irish business in North America! They opened their doors in 1887 and have been a the heart of the Irish community ever since. The session is from around 7pm to around 10pm. Songs are a welcome part of this session. The phone # is (816) 561-0030.
First and Third Saturdays of the Month: ITM open session at Conroy’s Public House (5285 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66207). The regular session usually starts around 3pm and lasts until at least 6pm, but goes later if there are enough players. The session is sometimes cancelled when there are conflicting events, but this is fairly rare. Just in case you want to check, the phone at Conroy’s is (913) 648-2244.
Second Saturday: There is an open session at the monthly Prospero’s Books private party (upstairs). Prospero’s (1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111) is a great bookstore, and they have a beautiful upstairs room for music. The session is from around 7pm to 10pm. Songs are a welcome part of this session. The phone # is (816) 531-9673.
Third Sunday: This session is on hold, until some renovation of the KC Irish Center is complete. The KC Irish Center is now located in Drexel Hall (15 W. Linwood Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64111). The offices are open Wed.-Sat.: 10am to 4pm, and Sun.: Noon to 4pm. The phone # is (816) 474-3848.
Second, Third, and Fourth Saturday mornings: “Whiskey Just After Breakfast” contra dance tune and fiddle jam at Parkside Coffee House (8839 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS). The session at starts at 10am and lasts until noon. They play a fair number of ITM tunes in addition to other tunes, such as Old-Time, commonly played at Carp Camp during The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. So, during Winfield the WJAB session is on hiatus.
Every Sunday of the Month: ITM session in Lawrence at Henry’s (11 E 8th St, Lawrence, KS 66044), up the stairs. The session was started by our friend Sean McGrath, who is now in Galway. It usually starts around 5:30pm and lasts until at least 8:30pm or so. Just in case you want to check, the phone at Henry’s is (785) 331-3511.