The Shebeen

Clifton Down Station, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, England

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The Shebeen

Irish music session organised by the Hibernia Centre, Bristol. This session is held on the SECOND and FOURTH Sundays of every month, from 8:00 pm.

It is an open session and visiting musicians are welcome.

Mostly tunes, but sometimes a few songs.

The “Shebeen“ is one of two bars located in the former station buildings (the other bar being ”The Steam“. No real ale available in the “Shebeen”, but it is possible to buy it in “The Steam” and carry it through, as both bars are under the same management.

Access is via the former station approach road (opposite the junction of Whiteladies and Imperial Road).,174143&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=558&ax=357612&ay=174143&lm=0

If coming by car, drive though the Bristol University car park to reach the pub car park which is immediately beyond it.

(The Shebeen can also be reached via St Johns Road - pedestrian access only).

If coming by bus, there is bus stop is in nearby Whiteladies Road - First Bus Route No. 8 or route No. 9.

If coming by train, the Shebeen is just one minute’s walk from the Clifton Down Station platform! (Although the station buildings have been re-purposed, the railway line is still in use (Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach Branch).

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I went last week (24/2/19) and it was very good. Drinks were a bit pricey. Will try to buy them next door in future.
They’ve changed the 8 and 9 buses now. The 8 no longer goes to Clifton Down (it goes to Clifton village and the zoo only) and the 9 doesn’t run on Sundays at all.
From Temple Meads you can get a number 1 or 2 (every 15 minutes on Sundays) or a 1,2,3 or 4 from the centre.
For the train, the present winter timetable only runs till about 6 o’clock, but from 31 March there will be a train at 1951 from TM arriving at Clifton 2006 and another train at 2053 arriving 2108.
The bad news is that the last one back to TM is 2123 from Clifton.
Oh, well. Worth making the effort to get there though.

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Session at the Shebeen up and running again , 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month , 8.00 pm onwards. First one yesterday ( 12/6/2022) well attended by upwards of 20 musicians and a few wannabes like myself !

Here’s a few of the tunes commonly played should you wish to join in :

Jigs - Morrisons, Tenpenny bit, Lilting Banshee, Tripping upstairs, Saddle the pony, blackthorn stick, rakes of kildare, caliope house, walls of liscarrol, jimmy wards, kerfunken, out on the ocean, kesh, rose in the heather, tobins favourite.

Reels - Earl’s chair, sheehans, roscommon, otter’s holt, musical priest, merry blacksmith, rakish paddy, over the moor to maggie, cup of tea, congress, mountain road, cooleys, teetotallers, silver spear, tarbolten, maid behind the bar.

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The Shebeen session now starts at 7:30pm, and ends around 10. The next session is on the 24th July.

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Hello is this session still running and on this Sunday 28th August 2022? Many thanks.