The Magic Tree

7463 South Ave, Youngstown, Ohio, USA

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The Magic Tree monthly Irish Trad session

This is a monthly session, 3rd Sunday of every month. Some of us get together for dinner (and an excellent selection of beer!) at 5 PM or so. Tunes happen from 6 PM till 8 PM.

Ours is a beginner-friendly session. Those still needing sheet music are welcome to download some of our favorite tunes from
and for most of the evening, tunes are announced. But of course, you’re encouraged to learn the tunes and play by ear! As always, melody instruments are particularly welcome.

The Magic Tree is a beautiful, modern pub and eatery run by fine folks who contribute a lot to the community. We feel lucky to be hosted here!

Feel free to contact me with questions, at

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Our normal session time for April, 2019 would have conflicted with Easter. And The Magic Tree will be closed that day.

So our session will be delayed a week, until April 28, 2019. See you then!

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March 15, 2020 our session will happen at Noon instead of 6 PM. Next month, we’ll be back to our normal schedule.

Moved from The Magic Tree

COVID has caused The Magic Tree to severely trim its hours. Until further notice, our sessions will be at the pavilion in Fireman’s Field, Poland Ohio (about 2 miles east, just north or Rt. 224). Here’s the location:

From I-680, take Rt. 224 east exactly a mile, going past the big intersection and its clock tower. Immediately past the cemetery, turn left at the traffic light. The pavilion is just 1/10 mile from 224 on the right.

The pavilion’s very nice! It’s clean and resonant, a great place for a session. Lately we’ve been starting at 5 PM instead of 6, and we can play late if we like. Sorry, no beer! Bring a favorite chair if you dislike hard picnic benches.

Returning to The Magic Tree

After our COVID hiatus, we’re finally back at The Magic Tree! But we’ve had to delay a week this November. Come play tunes November 28, 2021 from 6 till 8 PM. You’re also welcome to join some of us for dinner at around 5:00.

Feel free to download PDFs of some of our favorite tunes. See the links above.

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This Sunday, December 19, 2021, we’ll instead be at Quench Bar & Grill, 8414 Market St, Youngstown, OH 44512. Tunes from 6 - 8 PM.

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This Sunday, February 20, 2022, we’ll once again be at Quench Bar & Grill, 8414 Market St, Youngstown, OH 44512. Tunes from 6 - 8 PM. We had a _great_ session there in December!

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Easter has our April session delayed until the fourth Sunday, April 27.