J. Gilligan’s

400 East Abram, Arlington, Texas, USA

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J. Gilligan’s

Every Tuesday from 7-10. Very friendly atmosphere and loads of fun!

J. GIlligans Session

Tuesday nights, 7:00 to 10:00

This is an open, free-style, high-energy session where tunes are played spontaneously.

Still going …

This session is still going strong.

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Good to see a session still in existence. Beginner friendly?

To answer my own question (just in case anyone else finds this and was wondering the same)… yes it is still active. Very beginner friendly as well. I showed up, played, had fun, and even got a chance to call the whole 10 tunes that I knew.

There is a wealth of knowledge available at this session with some incredible players that are very patient with the newer player like myself.

Still going …

In it’s 6th, year this session is still going - the only weekly open session in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area. Yes, it is beginner friendly, but it is NOT a beginner session. Bob said it best 6 years ago: “This is an open, free-style, high-energy session where tunes are played spontaneously.”

@Chris: Glad to know you felt welcome. You’ve come a long way in two years! A great addition to the session!

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Still Going

Session Still Going

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…and still going strong! Love seeing people coming to try it out and then sticking around for years and becoming friends. Go go, Gilligans! Missing YOU, though, Chris Hasty! Where’ve you got to?

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Due to concerns over Covid and its variants, the J.Gilligan’s session has been suspended for the foreseeable future due to lack of attendance. The core group of musicians that attended will not play in public places that do not follow CDC guidelines. Very few pubs can stay in business following CDC guidelines.

There are still some very good sessions happening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and surrounding cities. There is the every Wednesday night session at the Celt in McKinney, Tx, the second and fourth Saturday afternoon sessions at the Denton County Brewery in Denton, Tx, and the third Saturday night session at the D’Vine Winery in Granbury. The musicians that play at these sessions have had their shots and are willing to play in public places.

Bob Moore, Ex-Host, J.Gilligan’s Irish Session
9/6/2021

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J. Gilligan’s session is up and limping along. Some Tuesdays might not be well-attended, but the session is ongoing. 🙂