Celtic Jam – online and in person at Box Hill (Melbourne)

A celtic jam session is an informal get-together to socialise and share music with others, crossing all social and demographic boundaries. No sheet music or music stands needed, musicians simply come together and learn tunes from each other. It’s a popular custom that has stood the test of time.


Celtic Jam continues this tradition. We’re a  diverse group of instrumentalists who meet each Wednesday night  to play and share tunes we love, all by ear.  And true to our Australian melting-pot culture, these tunes come from Ireland, Scotland, Australia, eastern Canada, Sweden… the Celtic world is incredibly diverse.

Celtic Jam Online

After 15 months of online sessions, we are taking a break while restrictions have eased.  Things could change at any moment, and the online sessions will be back! Get in touch if you’d like to be added to the email list.

You are invited to join us from any corner of Australia or beyond to learn a tune and share tunes.  Our sessions include international and Australian guest artists, themed tune nights and a light-hearted Trivia Night to end each term.  We start the 2021 sessions with guest artist, Josefina Paulson from Sweden.  Josefina is a young, leading nyckelharpa player and dancer, who is already a leading figure in the traditional Swedish music scene.

You are welcome to pop in from time to time, or join in more regularly.  Donation of $10 / $5 suggested for guest artist fees;  we want to support our great trad musicians.
Email judy.quasitrad@icloud.com to be added to the session list.

January 13, 27; February 10, 24; March 10, 24

Celtic Jam Slow Session, Box Hill Arts Centre (Melbourne)

Wednesday nights,  7:30pm – 9pm

We are a very friendly group of players who love celtic tunes played not fast!  We usually learn a tune each session from one of our members, and play through our common repertoire.  Ear learning is encouraged, but we also provide  sheet music.  We’d love to see you there!

We are also hoping to resume our regular gigs around town.

Cost $10 per session.  Pay by the session or per term. Email  judy.quasitrad@icloud.com for more information.

Term 2: April 21 – June 23, 2021
Term 3: July 14 – September 15, 2021
Term 4: October 6 – December 8, 2021

Liz Carroll