Music Sessions

CeilidhSoc runs a folk music session every Wednesday evening during term time, 8pm till around 10:30pm, at The Dog and Partridge, 56 Trippet Ln, Sheffield, S1 4EL.

All abilities, confidence and experience levels are welcome, and especially new students. If you’ve never done folk music before, that’s totally fine – we’re a friendly bunch and the pace will depend totally on who’s around, so you won’t be left behind!

Tune Learning Workshop

Unsure where to start with folk music? Come along to High Tor at The Edge, where we hold our ceilidhs, between 6pm and 7pm to join our free workshop!

Get the tunes: Thirty CeilidhSoc Favourites 1 & 2

We’ve created our CeilidhSoc Favourites tune books to help newcomers join in quickly.  We’ve included a range of tunes we love to play.  If you learn any of these, you’ll be off to a great start.  The books includes a rough guide to our sessions and what to expect.

Last updated 11 September 2021

Links to other tune sources online

  • ABC Notation. A huge, searchable database of folk music, plus tutorials on how to learn ABC (a super useful, folk-orientated, text-based notation system).
  • The Session. A long-standing community website dedicated to Irish traditional music.
  • Folk Tune Finder. Another database of folk music, with some amazing search filters.  Find a tune by playing a phrase into a keyboard!