Rosie Connolly’s Pub

1548 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Celtic session at Rosie Connolly’s in Richmond, VA

Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:00 until you get tired of playing (Rosie’ closes at 2:00am).

Still Going On?

Does anyone know if this is still going on?


This session is active- I attended last Wed. ( March 2008) while I was in Richmond. Great group, good tunes, very inclusive. One unique custom- they actually started at 8:00!

If you are going- get directions. Even tho I had a basic knowledge of Richmond, the pub is not quite where you think it would be.


still going on?

Anyone know if this is still active or if there’s been any changes since this was posted?

Rosie Connolly’s Pub Session

TomO says: Celtic session every 2nd and 4th Wed of the month, from 8 to 11. I say Celtic, because although most of our tunes are Irish, we also play Scottish, Cape Breton, Breton, and a few Appalachian tunes. So no snobbery here, except we expect at least decent musicianship and courtesy to those playing. The cast of musicians is constantly in flux, but that makes it interesting. We have some craic, although I tend to round up the loose ends if it gets too far off track. I encourage singers, too, but the room is kind of noisy for sensitive ballads. But every once in a while, the bar hushes and the soul of the music reigns. Sometimes I introduce "themes" to the session. The last one was Feb 13, so it was a combination of Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I sang The Lakes of Ponchatrain to cover all bases.

Rosie’s Session 2/27/2013 and other events

Took a break from the Oscars to write this- looks like Brave won the animated feature Oscar. I thought the story was a little weak, but the animation and art of the Scottish heelands was magnificent. The music was mostly ersatz hollywood celtic, but my current favorite gaelic singer, Julie Newlis, does at least one song and Emma Thompson sings a lullaby.
Och Aye! just googled Julie and it appears she’s going to be all over Virginia in April - I recommend highly!

Wygal Recital Hall, Longwood University,Farmville, Virginia, USA.
5th Apr
Concert Hall - Forbes Center - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
6th Apr
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.
7th Apr
The Prizery, South Boston, Virginia, USA.
8th Apr
Anyway, back to the subject, there will be a Celtic music session at Rosie Connolly’s on Wed, Feb 27, starting at 8:00. Hope to see you there.

I meant Julie Fowlis! So sorry.

I wonder if her husband, who is a wonderful bazouki player from Danu, will be playing with her on tour? -TomO

Oh where, oh where has Rosie Connolly’s gone? Oh where, oh where can she be?

Anyone would have trouble finding Rosie at the address shown (1548 East Main Street, Richmond). The precise address is 1548A. Rosie is housed in the rear section of a much larger building that faces Main Street … but you can’t see the Rosie Connolly “annex” as you stand in front of 1548 Main Street! Rosie’s entrance faces the 17th Street Farmers’ Market.

From the northwest corner of Main and 17th Streets, stroll a short way on 17th to find Rosie. If you use MapQuest or Google to find Rosie, enter the address as 14 North 17th Street. Sláinte!

Still active?

Is this session still going strong. I was one of the founding members way back in ‘93

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Rosie Connolly’s Irish Session Facebook Page

The Session is still going strong and all of the above is still true, although some of us tend to show up a little earlier than 8:00 and Tommy - the Pub owner - "officially" lists the session as beginning at 7:30 these days. In truth, we probably don’t really get rolling until about 8:30 or so. Check out the new Rosie Connolly’s Irish Session Facebook Page:

Still active in 2019?

I’m guessing that it still is going strong, seeing as nobody has taken this session off the website. But the Facebook group no longer exists and I can’t find any info on Rosie Connolly’s website. Are days and times still accurate?

Re: Rosie Connolly’s Pub

It is indeed still going strong. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30. I believe, with the fondest of sentiments, that Rosie’s will outlive us all.