Category Archives: Session Dates

Spring session guests at Iona Scottish Session

Join us on Mondays – open session, all welcome to play, sing and listen.

Winter/Spring Season 2023

Join us for Mondays 9 to midnight every week for an open session led by our special guest musician. All welcome to play, sing, listen. Iona is in Brooklyn NY, 180 Grand St at Bedford.

Iona Burns Night -Thursday Jan 25th 2018


A fabulous Brooklyn Burns Night celebrating the life and work of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns. Drams, songs, live Scottish traditional music, toasts and delicious haggis with Battlefield Band and Daimh fiddler, Alasdair White, piper Andrew Forbes, Matthew Christian, Karen Brown, Pamela Agaloos, Tiffany Knight, Max Carmichael, Calum Pasqua, Matt Diaz.  Master of Ceremonies Robert Buchan.  Drink Specials and no cover! Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn.  Festivities 8-11pm.

Back weekly from September 18th 2017


We’re delighted to return to Monday night tunes at Iona, weekly from Monday September 18th.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn on the L and M subway lines.  As  well as  tunes from 9-12 on Mondays, there’s an excellent craft beer selection and full kitchen serving delicious food from the grill every night of the week.  Join us this Monday and every Monday for tunes at the session, all welcome.

Amy Beshara is a performer, teacher and lover of Cape Breton style fiddle playing. She’s recently returned from a trip to Nepal where she shared tunes with traditional musicians. We’re excited to have her back at Iona on Monday 18th September from 9pm  to lead the session.

Above freezing at last – session Monday 10th March – from 8.30pm


Regular Monday night session tonight Monday 10th March, from 8.30pm .. first week for ages that it’s not Polar Vortex freezetastic- choice! Next week, Monday 17th, the Iona St Pat’s with Amy Beshara, Max Carmichael and Andrew Forbes hosting is 5-10pm to avoid the madness, one for the early birds and mellow fellows. Éirinn go Brách! Alba gu bràth!

Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY at Bedford – L, M and G trains

Tonight Monday 24th February – Iona session


Hey people – Monday night is  Iona session night.  Come down  from 8.30pm to play with some of the best Scottish musicians in NYC – pipes, fiddles and full on mayhem.


180 Grand Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

L, M and G trains

Snow stops play —Session cancelled tonight Monday 3rd February


Lots of our number are snowed in, so we’re calling the session for tonight and will be back next week with fiddler, Calum Pasqua on Monday February 10th


180 Grand Street


Next session Monday April 15th at 8.30pm


Spring has pounced , it’s time to dig out the short shorts and get down this Monday and every other Monday (1st and 3rd Mondays of the month) to Iona, a great friendly bar with a great outdoor garden,  food, a wide selection of malt whisky and specialty beers on Grand St, in  South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Small, border and uillean pipes, fiddles, guitar and the tunes of Scotland, Cape Breton and  Ireland . Email for more information.  All traditional musicians welcome.

8.30pm til late

Next Session Monday April 8th at 8.30pm


Next Iona Scottish Session MONDAY 8TH APRIL at 8.30pm, not the 1st, cos of the holiday. Exciting special guests from far away lands to be announced soon. Come down and tie your Donald McLeod on. We promise not to throw seagulls at you