Fifteen comments

Lloyds Session

This is a new weekly session, started Monday 16 April 2007. It starts about 9pm and finishes at closing time 11pm. All Welcome.

The weekly session in Chorlton-cum-Hardy has been in the Marble, The Beech and until last week, The Feathers. We all arrived at the Feathers last Monday and the doors were locked. We knew that Lloyds had blues on Thursdays so we all went there and asked the landlord if we could play there. He said yes because it was his birthday. He said there’s a folk band on 21st May as part of Chorlton Festival so there won’t be a session that night, otherwise, it should be ok.

It’s a friendly session, probably the friendliest in Manchester. It wouldn’t be suitable for beginners but improvers yes. It is of variable quality but good craic. We are appreciating the nice beer (JW Lees) now after The Feathers.

This is a fantastic session, good tunes are regularly played and there are some really fine musicians there.

Posted .

This session has lots of players, so it’s big, noisy, draggy and messy.

Cajun Session

There is a Cajun session in this pub on the last Tuesday of every month. 9pm until about 11.30pm. All welcome.

The weekly Monday night session is still limping along.

Not really on

The Monday night session appears to have finished in that players turned up last Monday and there was a PA setup in progress. The landlord had put an act on instead without telling anyone. The session’s in limbo at the moment.

This session has now moved to the Bowling green public house down the road, brookburn road about ten mins walk

Possible move back next Monday

we are thinking of moving back to the beech next monday due to poor attendance at the Bowling green

Mon eve

there is an open mic session now at the Lloyds, some really good singers and players attend (mostly jaz type or bluzey)

Horse and Jockey now

the chorlton Mon eve session is now at the Horse and Jockey pub

There is a beginners session there also on Tue eve

Monday Night Sessions at Lloyds; checked 2015-01-26

As of 2015-01-26, according to the Lloyds’ Web site (, there’s a session that starts at 8:30 on Mondays.

—-Michael B.

this Bank holiday Mon

The session this week has been called off, it will be back on the following week

Is this still going on?

Hi there! Is this session still happening? I’m going to spend a couple of days in town

Re: Lloyds Hotel

Yes, there is still a session at the Lloyds every Monday and it would be nice to see a few more musicians there too!
Its mostly Irish and Scottish tunes with the odd song thrown into the mix. It’s a friendly session so get yourselves to The Lloyds and have some fun!!

Re: Lloyds Hotel

Unfortunately the Lloyds session has finished.
Good sessions do not die, they just fade away.