The Limerick Pub

11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, Maryland, USA

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This is a fairly new session at a fairly new pub. It’s the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 8pm until about 11pm. It’s led by Mitch Fanning (fiddle) and Zan McLeod (guitar). It’s a welcoming group, though tunes tend to run intermediate-to-advanced in terms of skill. High times, mighty tunes, and good spirits all around!

I visited last Wednesday, Philippe Varlet was leading in Match and Zan’s absence, it was a great session, I was blown away by the standard, they welcomed a song or two and encouraged newcomers’ involvement 🙂

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Usually, Mitch Fanning and Zan McLeod lead it on the first and third Wednesday of the month (and fifth Wednesday, as well), and Phillippe Varlet on the second and fourth Wednesdays.

A great session, in general. Near the Wheaton Metro Station (Red Line), and not too far off the I495 beltway.

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Just to provide an up to date note, NorthEagle’s comment above is still true. I’ve dropped in more than once when Philippe is leading, he was my teacher and I like getting to play with him again. Small session but friendly and relaxed.

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I got confused with who leads the session and when… will there be session this next Wednesday April 12th?

I’ll be around the area

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Is this session still active?

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Pub confirmed every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

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The Limerick Pub Session is indeed still ongoing! Since its beginning in 2011, the session has had a succession of great session leaders and players. Today, most of the regulars have been playin for many years, but everyone is welcome to join in. We meet at 7:30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. There is good parking available across the street from the pub, but be forewarned, parking is no longer free – they want 4 quarters an hour for the privilege.