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 -- Monthly at the USS Constitution Museum.  3rd Sundays, 2-5pm.
  • Federal Hill Pub Sing -- Twice-monthly in Providence, RI. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7-10pm.
  • Cranston Pub Sing -- Monthly at the Irish Ceilidhe Club in Cranston RI.  3rd Fridays, 8-11pm, except summers.
  • Union Coffee Pub&Shanty Sing -- Monthly in Milford, NH.  4th Thursdays, 7-10pm.
  • Homefield Pub&Chantey Sing -- Monthly(?) at the Homefield Kitchen&Brewery in Sturbridge, MA. Varying Sundays, 2-5pm, starting March 2018.
  • Central House Pub Sing -- Twice-monthly at the Central House Tavern in Westborough, MA.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30-10:30pm.
  • Gloucester Chantey Sing -- Weekly in Gloucester, MA, currently at the Rhumb Line.  Mondays, 6-9pm.
  • Press Room Chantey Sing -- Monthly in Portsmouth, MA.  Currently on hiatus.
  • 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.