This site is for information about pub sings and chantey sings within hailing distance of Boston.  Such sessions typically emphasize traditional songs with choruses everyone can join in on, and they're generally free.

Useful resources

Regular Sessions

  • The Armory Pub Sing -- Twice-monthly in Somerville, MA.  2nd Thursdays, 7-10:30pm, and 4th Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm.
  • The Boston Area Chantey&Maritime Sing -- 3rd Sundays, 2-5pm, at the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, MA.
  • Federal Hill Pub Sing -- 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7-10pm, at Federal Hill Pizza in Providence, RI.
  • Cranston Pub Sing -- 3rd Fridays, 8-11pm, except summers, at the Irish Ceilidhe Club in Cranston RI.
  • Central House Pub Sing -- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30-10:30pm, at the Central House Tavern in Westborough, MA.
  • Gloucester Chantey Sing -- Mondays, 6-9pm, at the Rhumb Line in Gloucester, MA.
  • Press Room Chantey Sing -- 3rd Saturdays, 2-6pm at the Press Room, 77 Daniels St, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Press Room Trad Session -- Sundays, 2-5pm at the Press Room, 77 Daniels St, Portsmouth, NH. Songs & insruments.
  • Continental Trad Session -- Fridays, 4:30-9pm at the Continental Restaurant&Bar in Somersworth, NH. Anglo-Celtic, song&instrument.
  • The Port Sessions -- 4th Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm at the Port Tavern in Newburyport, MA.
  • Revels Pub Sings -- A quarterly sing run by the Revels folks.  A much more structured format, and not free.
  • FSSGB Trad Swaps -- An occasional song swap held at various homes, often on a Sunday afternoon.